Jessica discovered yoga as a means to connect with new surroundings shortly after her move from New York to Jacksonville. An endurance junkie with a 10 year background in ballet, Jessica found the grace of dance and the strength of sport in the practice. Deeply inspired by Ashtanga yoga in particular, she went on to receive her 200-hour certification in power vinyasa, and continues to study her focus at the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India under the guidance of her beloved teacher Saraswathi Jois. Other instructors Jessica has studied under include David Swenson, Doug Swenson, Tim Miller. Dr. Jayashree and Professor M. A. Narasimhan have instructed her in sanskrit, chanting, yoga philosophy and TM. Always a student first, Jessica believes the practice may begin on the mat but ultimately follows you out into the world.