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.
Laughing Lotus NYC 300
Yogaworks NYC 300
Heartwood Institute CA 200
Blissology Bali, Indonesia 100
900hrs of RYT certifications
Qualified teacher trainer at the E-RYT 500 Level
Experience in teaching Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, Partner, Kids & Prenatal Yoga classes in a variety of locations including California, Dominica, Mongolia, Bali, Nicaragua, New York City, Pennsylvania and now Montana. Having led retreats worldwide.
I have been dedicated to teaching yoga for over a decade and the practice has been in my body for much longer.
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.
Gliding over clear water with a board under my toes, painting a canvas larger than myself with colors more vibrant than in real life, getting lost, feeling the touch of clay in between my fingers, fresh salty air and grass between my toes, and the infinite freedom gained through traveling to the far ends of this world!
Jess has had opportunities for continuing her studies from advanced teachers such as Sri Dharma Mittra, Dana Trixie Flynn, Suzanne Sterling, Carrie Owerko, Elena Brower, Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman, Sharon Gannon & David Life, Cyndi Lee, Jillian Pransky, Shiva Rea, Jodie Rufty, Jenny Aurthur, Chrissy Carter, Raghunath Cappo, Jasmine Tarkeshi, Desiree Rumbaugh, Ana Forrest, Sadie Nardini, & Gayna Uransky.
Give yourself permission to live WILD & FREE.. past the edges of your own skin, into infinite manifestations of possibility!