Open Studio ($12)
Describe yourself in three words: Dynamic, compassionate, ballsy.
Why do you teach Yoga? Nothing beats the feeling of an amazing yoga practice opening the body, mind, and spirit, to their full state of connection with all-being. To act as a guide for people to find that practice within themselves is the most amazing gift!
What inspires you? I am constantly and consistently inspired by the passionate, beautiful human beings around me in my community. I love to empower people around me to take the reins on bringing their passions into the world. Passion is one of the most powerful forces for change, and I will always be inspired by its depths.
Where did you get your training/certifications? I started my training in yoga at Charm City in Baltimore, MD. I deepened my understanding of the energetic arts with Berkley Springs, WV-based Somatic Energy Therapies, and took my 500-hour yoga therapy training with Inner Domain of Bethesda, MD. My aerial yoga certification is from Kaya Wellness and Yoga in Rehoboth Beach, DE, and I have taken advanced teaching immersions with Flow Yoga in Washington, DC. I continue to learn from clients and co-workers on a daily basis.
Jessica has completed over 500 hours of study in yoga therapy, with a background in Ayurveda. She is certified in VaihAyasa Aerial Yoga, and uses the support of aerial silks in private and group sessions to bring deeper alignment, and support on both emotional and physical levels. Jessica has been studying Polarity Therapy since 2010, and is finishing a three-year program that culminates in an international board certification. She has been studying herbalism, and wildcrafting medicines since early 2014.
Describe yourself in three words: fiery, happy, passionate
Why do you teach Yoga? It only seems right. How could I keep this amazing gift all to myself?
Something surprising about you: I was a Hammer Thrower at the University of Maryland
What inspires you? Progress. It's not always a straight line: sometimes we even take a few steps backwards first. That's ok because there is never an end to yoga- it's a journey. There's always a next step, always a deeper variation- whether that's physical or just a change in perspective.
Where did you get your training/certifications? Thrive Yoga 200YTT
Jessie found her way to her mat after years of athletics. While she was initially drawn to the challenging asana practice, what she found was so much more than a sport replacement! Jessie loves a sweaty asana practice but equally enjoys a sweet meditation practice. Jessie looks forward to sharing her zest with others, while encouraging them to listen to their bodies and stay present.