Jessyca Canizales was a dancer for many years and thus naturally flirted with yoga along her journey. It wasn't until 2011 that she began to ‘practice yoga’ as a means to cope with the stress of expat life as a mother, a language learner, and international teacher. She was immediately attracted to Bikram Yoga and instantly in love! Being a teacher at heart, she knew her calling was to attend yoga teacher training-but for herself, not to necessarily teach. The following 3 years for Jessyca involved many health complications and considerations as well as another international move and the birth of her second and long awaited daughter, Evie (aka as JOY). All along this challenging path, many of the limbs of yoga were guiding and grounding forces yet her relationship with asana dramatically changed because of complications and high risks. The limits of her physical abilities, strength and stamina forced Jessyca; a natural mover and perfectionist, to focus on pranayama, mediation, non-attachment and the magical healing power of
In 2014, Jessyca earned her 200RYT with Anna Laurita of the Krishnamachayra lineage. Immediately started leading yoga practice in Quito, Ecuador, leading over 100 yogis in their practice and relationship with yoga. She teaches regularly each week to both children and adults as well as offers private instruction, monthly workshops and retreats in the Andes.
In addition to being a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master and Ayurvedic consultant, Jessyca is also a daughter, wife, mother and special education teacher. She is currently in Sri Lanka looking forward to connecting and sharing with the yoga community here.