Jessica began a journey into the depths of yoga in 1997, at a challenging and chaotic time in her life. Yoga was a steady force that allowed her to get through this time with inner strength, peace and acceptance. To this day, her yoga practice continues to offer new twists and turns, while remaining that steady force that helps her to accept the heartaches and fully embrace the joys of life. Jessica has also had great physical transformation from yoga - a body not only free from pain, but thriving, in spite of a fusion in the cervical spine and all the intricate asymmetries that have resulted from it. She will offer you the possibility of your own transformation and healing, and the inner steadiness that can help you navigate this rocky world! She teaches playful, balanced classes with a focus on alignment, breath and connection to one's own heart. In addition to teaching public classes, she teaches yoga to school aged kids privately, and to incarcerated teen girls and recovering addicts with The Art of Yoga Project. Jessica is an E-RYT 500 certified Yoga Instructor with over 1500 hours of training and is also a certified Level 2 Reiki practitioner. She maintains a deep foundation in the original (circa 2000) principles of Anusara™ yoga, has specific training to teach at risk youth, and studies yoga philosophy, meditation, the eight limbed path, anatomy, pranayama, and how these practices can help us to engage in and live a more empowered life. She offers deep gratitude to all of her teachers - past, present and future.