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.
- Open Studio ($12)
- Open Vinyasa ($12)
- Aerial Yoga for Hips and Spine
Sweat Factor: 7
Chill Factor: 5
Aerial Yoga will allow you to experience an entirely new way of extending your practice-- utilizing the power of gravity and a soft hammock to increase flexibility, balance, coordination, and strength. In this series, you will focus specifically on the core and hips, increasing strength in the belly and spine while releasing tight hip flexors and increasing range of motion. Expect a series that builds into an inverted baddha-konasana, bringing enhanced mobility in every step (or flight) along the way. Find comfort upside down, discover new ways to release the connective tissue throughout the body, and experience weightlessness.
All levels of practitioners are welcomed in this class. Since the series will be deepening in nature over four weeks, no drop-ins will be allowed. Aerial Workshop: Level 1 is required prior to participation.
Due to limited spaces, NONREFUNDABLE PAYMENT is required in order to reserve space for the series. Aerial Yoga is not recommended for pregnant women, those who have recently had eye surgery, or those suffering from vertigo. If you are prone to motion sickness or are not used to having your head lower than your heart (like a forward bend), you could experience light headedness or dizziness. If over-the-counter medications like Dramamine are effective for your motion sickness, we recommend taking them before class. Consult your doctor before giving this class a try.