JESSICA SHEPARD, , RYT, RCYT, 40 hours Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training
Jessica is a ShivaShakti School of Yoga & Healing Arts graduate, a practitioner of Mindful Life Yoga for Kids, and a Yoga Alliance Children's Yoga Certification with Grounded: Yoga, Laughter, Elevation to become a RCYT (Registered Children's Yoga Teacher). She has also completed 40 hours of training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga with the Justice Resource Institutes Trauma Sensitive Yoga Program and has her Bachelors Degree in Psychology.
Her love for teaching children came when she filled in for an after school yoga program at a local high school once a week and immediately saw the benefits that yoga had on teens. This is where her journey into teaching yoga to kids began years ago. After seeing how quickly and profoundly yoga made a difference in these kids' lives she expanded her offerings to children from 3 months up through teens in personalized classes, at yoga studios, libraries, workshops and community centers. She also works with parents and children together.
Feeling blessed that her journey has brought her to teaching yoga to children, she now shares this joy with adults. Leading workshops and trainings to teach them the skills they need to navigate through the developmental stages (physically, emotionally, and spiritually) of children so they can help young people become healthy, happy, and grounded yogi(ni)s.