Nominated as one of Canada's top fitness instructors, Yoga teacher, innovator, advocate for loving kindness, functional health enthusiast, Lightyear Leadership + Gems of Excellence facilitator. I am your biggest cheerleader and am so passionate about Igniting + Uniting you to yourself, your passion + other human beings.

I founded Embodied Adventure and choose everyday to be a Catalyst for Connection because creating experiences for people to live their most purposeful and authentic lives is my jam. What we need more of on this planet are healers, lovers of all kinds, mediators, peacemakers, storytellers and restorers. My mission is to support you in connecting deeper to yourself and to learn how to transform + lead with YOUR heart.

When you are deeply connected, embodied and listening to yourself + Nature, you are able to attune to others and accelerate success in any facet of your life.

I may be wee and compact but I contain big life-force. A juicy conversation and well heated latte bring light to my world even on the darkest day. My nickname is "Gypsy Jess" and I play a mean hand of Angel Cards (mean, like, dead on). I have been known to survive off tuna + eggs, while living in a van with only one big blue suitcase of belongings. The big spark inside of me that ignites others and their unique gifts to the world is a secret weapon even when they did not even think it was possible in their crusty hearts. I am a world teacher, wanderlusting lover of hugs + snuggles, leadership consultant, wickedly witty + your newest soul sister.

I embody both the Spiritual and Science based practices of Yoga and aim to integrate asana, meditation, mind-body medicine, visualization, philosophy, functional movement and somatic awareness as modalities for deeper connection and positive energy flow. I teach a movement practice that is fluid and dynamic, encompassing healing both the anatomy / physiology of the body as well as one's relationship to Self.

You can expect to flow and move sensually through your practice and feel encouraged to truly express, explore and enjoy your own unique experience. My classes ebb and flow to create a safe space that is inclusive and accommodating to all levels. I encourage kindness, play and lots of love and my ultimate desire is to support you in learning how to lead and transform from your heart.

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

8 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
My review

From my experience, Jess is such an amazing instructor. She shows so much compassion and love towards her students and provides a safe and welcoming environment to her classes. She has an amazing, positive and radiant energy and it leaves an impact on me every single class. I practice with Jess as my instructor once a week and I literally count down the days until I get to practice with her again.

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She always provides a powerful message in her class which has me thinking and reflecting each week. I love being able to not only practice with Jess as my instructor, but also feel the love and compassion coming from her as well as a powerful message each week. I feel very lucky to have Jess as one of my instructors and love practicing with her on a weekly basis. Thank your Jess for being so patient with me and providing me with a safe class and environment to practice in!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I knew from my first class Jess was the best. I deliberately make sure I attend her classes when I am in town. She is a wise woman with a playful spirit. Her dialogue always leaves you with something to think about. She embraces everyone at all levels of practice. I highly recommend her.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Everything I need in a Yogi instructor

I was new to Calgary and seeking out Studios to practice in. Jess's class was the very first one that I attended, and I did so weekly for one month. I then moved on to test out different spaces and instructors and could not stop thinking about returning to practice with her. She is very knowledgeable, incredibly approacheable and has a light hearted way of instructing. I very much enjoy listening to her thoughts of the day, She puts a deep intention into the practice that is very grounding.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A must have experience with an amazing teacher!

Jess is a magnetic person! Her class is the perfect mix of stretch, relaxation and laughter. She makes everyone who walks through the door feel welcomed and comfortable no matter their experience. Jess Incorporates space in her class for reflection and provides tools to attune the body and mind. You will leave this class feel motivated, refreshed and ready to come back for more!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Jess is an amazing yoga teacher! She has this special gift of always knowing what kind of class to teach, it's always perfect! She also brings such a loving energy into each class - you can feel her support and her genuine love for teaching. No two classes are ever the same and her music is always amazing. Jess will forever be one of my favorite yoga teachers and people. I would recommend Jess and her class to everyone!

Jessica LeBlancNovember 16, 2017

Thank you so much Becca for your sweet words. I am glad to hear you appreciate the love, diversity + sweet beats in each class. That's the goal :) xxx

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Best playlists, personality, and purpose!

Jess is simply the best yoga instructor I've ever encountered. I follow this site so that I know where/when she is instructing because she brings out the best in my practice and in my character. Simply stated, she does this through her beautiful personality, caring heart, genuine joy, and passion for creating an atmosphere for people to connect with themselves and others. I've been a part of Jess' classes in various studio settings and outdoor sessions.

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In each setting she has demonstrated that she can quickly make real connections with every participant, and creates an environment that, while lighthearted, also challenges growth of mind, body, and spirit. She has a keen understanding the needs in her classes, and adapting a session for everyone who is there - whether beginner or expert. Jess, also has the best playlists! It is obvious that puts a lot of thought and effort into preparing for her classes so that they are purposeful and relevant. I recommend anyone and everyone to check out her classes!

Jessica LeBlancJanuary 4, 2017

Thank you so much Amanda. Your words are and recommendation are truly appreciated. xo

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga Teacher Supreme! !

Jessica is a beautiful person inside and out. She has an outstanding memory in learning her clientele and not only takes an interest in her class members but she learns how to help each one with their individual needs. She is super knowledgeable and can teach any person with any requirements. Highly recommend her teaching, and her personality, she is a beacon of light and a benefit to all ☺

Jessica LeBlancFebruary 5, 2016

Thank you so much Sandy. You and I make a great team and I love having you in my life. xo Looking forward to our future adventures

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
One of the best

A conscientious instructor Jess focuses on alignment allowing you to receive the full benefits of each pose and her slower pace allows for the opportunity to build great strength. Classes are fun & lighthearted and you're sure to laugh learn and love.
Jess is an experienced teacher on the mat and as an Igolu facilitator brings purpose to your yoga practice.

Jessica LeBlancJune 11, 2015

Thank you Susan!! You are amazing and a joy to be around on and off the mat.