Jess embraces letting the beauty you love be what you do! She first began teaching yoga in remote villages in Mongolia and was amazed at yoga's universal ability to inspire and heal. She enjoys guiding her students toward a celebration of the heart, an awareness of the intuitive body, and a deep sense of belonging. She embodies the belief that until we give adequately to ourselves, shining light into our own souls, only then can we find the wealth of energy to give with true intention. With that concept in mind, Jess's classes are full of playfulness, optimism, forgiveness, empowerment, and humor; reminding her students that anytime we link the mind, body, and soul and give selflessly with intention, on and off the mat, we are practicing yoga.
Join me as you challenge yourself to find your edges & explore with creativity and grace, the limitlessness of your body! Invite playfulness & exploration and develop your own personal yoga practice. There are as many yoga's as there are birds in the sky; my inspiration comes from all forms. I believe that yoga, like art, is a creative expression that can lead into new realms of being, seeing, and experiencing. I find bliss in spreading my passion and feel gifted to be able to share such an empowering, joyous gift with the world. My hope is that my students will use what they've learned on the mat and take that sense of being out into the world, spreading light & intention into the lives of others.
E-RYT 500/ RYT 900 cert
Laughing Lotus NYC 300
Yogaworks NYC 300
Heartwood Institute CA 200
Blissology Bali, Indonesia 100
A nomad at heart, Jess now resides on the coast of northern California.
Her yoga classes are soaked in yoga's rich philosophy and paletted history, mindful alignment and thoughtful sequencing, and lit up by her own never ending search for play and creativity.
She uses yoga as a gateway to better understand ourselves, accept and even celebrate our humanness, and seek out joy in the cracks where the light tries to find us. She reminds us that until we shed light into our own lives can we embody the energy to exist alongside and inspire others. She leads adventure yoga retreats, teacher trainings, and classes worldwide and has been teaching yoga for 15 years after her first class to a group of women in Mongolia while living in the Peace Corps. Jess carries 900 hours of Yoga Alliance accredited advanced certifications from Yogaworks, Laughing Lotus, Blissology and Heartwood Institute. When she's not teaching, you can find her out surfing northern CA's wild waves, feeding chickens with her 5 year old son Kai, planting succulents, or immersed in her home pottery studio.
"This relationship to yoga allows me to arrive back home to my mat, no matter where I am in the world. It assists me in re-rooting in the reality of who I am and the transitions that I'm meandering through at the moment. Whether seated in the traditions of Bali, surfing the remote waves of Dominica, reflecting on the silence of the Mongolian steppe, or gaining the rich spiritual culture of India.. my practice reminds me how to always return back to the nest inside of me, forever unchanging, eternally present."
Experience in teaching Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, Aerial Hammock, Partner, Kids, Chair & Prenatal Yoga classes in a variety of locations including California, Dominica, Mongolia, Bali, Nicaragua, New York City, Pennsylvania and Montana. Having led retreats in Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Dominica, Bali, and Mexico.
Jess has had the honor to study from such advanced teachers as Sri Dharma Mittra, Dana Trixie Flynn, Carrie Owerko, Jillian Pransky, Desiree Rumbaugh, Suzanne Sterling, Chrissy Carter, Elena Brower, Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman, Sharon Gannon & David Life, Cyndi Lee, Shiva Rea, Jodie Rufty, Jenny Aurthur, Raghunath Cappo, Ana Forrest and Sadie Nardini.
Give yourself permission to live WILD & FREE.. past the edges of your own skin, into infinite manifestations of possibility!