About

 

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Hi friends!

My name is Jess and I've been teaching yoga since 2011. After years of teaching ESL and preschool, in 2017 I took the plunge into teaching yoga full-time while attending Maryland University’s Master of Yoga Therapy program.

I am happy to say that I am a Pelvic Floor Yoga Therapist - one of very few in the DMV area! I specialize in pre/post-natal, women's pelvic health, and children’s yoga.

My passion is guiding people through deeper and more intimate communication with their bodies. Each session with me is a combination of creative and purposeful movement based on your anatomy and biomechanics.

What makes yoga therapy unique is that we go beyond the physical structures of the body and begin to look deeply into our nervous systems, i.e. our emotional and mental states.

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My approach to yoga therapy stands balanced on two pillars:

WONDER: I approach clients and their experiences through the lens of inquiry, exploration, and discovery. I am here to learn about your unique experiences and use what I know - my research and past experiences - to uncover what is at the root of your experience.

SENSATION: The body knows and experiences first, our bodies are asking us to continuously inquire and feel. I work with clients to continually bring awareness into the body as a means of more deeply understanding what our whole being needs.

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My yoga classes incorporate these tenets through slow, intentional movements that allow for continuous curiosity and deep listening to the body

 

Trainings + Certifications

 

Adults:

Yoga Therapy Masters of Science from Maryland University of Integrative Health (2019)

RYT 200hr Yoga Teacher Certification from Sid Yoga (2012)

The Pelvic Core Training from Tranquil Space Yoga (2016)

Prenatal Yoga Training from Tranquil Space Yoga (2016)

Yoga Anatomy and Therapeutics from Tranquil Space Yoga (2017)

The Science of Pranayama from Pranayama Sadhana (2017)

Prenatal Teaching Tune-up from Thrive Yoga (2017)

Pelvic Floor Teacher Training from Leslie Howard (2017)

Trauma-Informed Yoga Training from Yogamour (2018)

Children:

Children’s Yoga Philosophy from YoKid (2012)

MSDE Early Childhood Training (2014)

Licensed Teacher in Washington, DC (2015)

National Children’s Yoga Conference from YoKid (2015)

Mindfulness Fundamentals from Mindful Schools (2017)

Mindful Educator Essentials from Mindful Schools (2018)