When it all comes down to it, Jessica just really likes to learn things.
Jessica began her yoga practice in high school and college with PBS and VHS tapes, but her first in-person yoga experience was in 2009, when she attended a Thai massage training in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where they practiced yoga together daily. Her practice ebbed and flowed over the years, but eventually, she realized that yoga helped everything else in her life make a little more sense. In May 2019, Jessica completed her RTY-200 program at Practice Indie Yoga.
Jessica believes unquestioningly that yoga is for everybody and every body, and her classes are an intentional intersection of accessibility, challenge, and joy. She has felt what it is like to think that yoga isn’t for “people like me.” She feels called to make sure that everyone feels seen and supported, and believes that there is great power in people personalizing their yoga practice.
Jessica is certified in Thai Massage (Level 1), and has participated in workshops on anatomy, the chakras, the energy body, inclusive yoga practices, and japa meditation. As a licensed educator (Elementary, Special Education k-12, and Administration) she works to apply principles of Universal Design to her classes (ask her about it – she loves talking about this stuff). Her Bachelor’s degree is in Theatre and her Master’s is in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with an emphasis on Special Education. Also, she loves a nice gong meditation, makes pottery, grows heirloom tomatoes, and knits awesome hats.