What to expect in a class with Jessica:
Jessica’s classes will empower you to find new places of stretch and strength while balancing that awareness with your body’s need for rest and ease from moment to moment. With a passion for philosophy and alignment, vigorous flows will bring your mind away from the chaos of the day into the movement of your body and will cultivate an awareness of something deeper for you to explore on your own - a journey to be continued every day off of your mat.
Jessica was initially drawn to yoga as a form of therapy in recovering from back surgeries; her practice quickly grew into an appreciation of the yogic philosophy and a fascination with how philosophical study and physical practice intertwine. She has been teaching since 2014 when she received her first 200-hour certification in Hatha Yoga and is thrilled to have added a 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga certification to her teaching repertoire. Her interest in philosophy and alignment have brought her to study with teachers such as Charles MacInerny and Rebecca Lerner, and she has continued to seek out any workshops that inform her practice and teaching. She is ever thankful for the guidance of her most recent teachers Gina Newlin and Zainab Zakari for building upon her passion for creative flow rooted in a deep love for the essence of the yogic philosophy and tradition.
We asked Jessica:
Why do you practice yoga?
I practice yoga to continually rediscover my center - to remember who I am and what my place is in this community.
What fuels you?
My husband’s smile, the hug of a friend, learning new things, and taking on new challenges! I need a balance of stillness and quiet mixed with the fire and stimulation of physical movement and exercise. Gotta have both!
Jessica’s favorite piece of wisdom:
“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. It’s like boats. You keep your motor on so you can steer with the current. And when you hear the sound of the waterfall coming nearer and nearer, tidy up the boat, put on your best tie and a hat, and smoke a cigar right up till the moment you go over. That’s a triumph. Don’t argue with the cataract.”
-Farewell Summer, by Ray Bradbury