Jessica completed a 200 hour Yoga certification program through Frog Pond Yoga Centre in Princeton, MA. Frog Pond encourages their students to evolve their own practice and teaching style, “to open to the teacher within and teach from the heart.” Jessica’s study of Rājā Yoga, the eight limb path outlined in Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras, teaches her to live the Yogic lifestyle, both on and off the mat.
Jessica’s goal in teaching Yoga to others is to share her own Yoga journey by teaching students how to quiet the activities of the mind, create a state in which one is always present, and keep the body healthy, strong and flexible. Since asana is only one of the eight limbs of Yoga, Jessica believes in teaching students about Yoga philosophy and incorporating other practices, such as pranayama (breath exercises) and meditation, into her classes. Her teaching style is primarily Hatha Yoga, with a foundation in Iyengar Yoga, as well as vinyasa and restorative practices. Jessica has a special interest in the Chakra system, the foundation of one’s spiritual anatomy.
Jessica holds a bachelor of science in Psychology, with a minor in Human Resources, from the University of Scranton in PA. She is also a certified Reiki Practitioner and Instructional Designer.