“Jess has a compassionate spirit and a gift as a teacher and she has given me the tools to transform my life with yoga. She has designed a personal yoga practice for me that feels comfortable, fits my body, and she varies the yoga practice as we work together week to week. Jess has been a bright light for me. She has shown me empathy, compassion, wisdom, and humanity. Working with her has not only been illuminating but also fun and fascinating. The results that I have personally experienced working with her have been transformative and I am grateful to have her in my life.” -JK. (2021)
Group Therapy, Individual Sessions, experience with Eating Disorders and Trauma
- 2023 | Yoga Nidra Training- 50 hours with Indu Aurora
- 2022 Yoga Well Institute - 1,000 Hour IAYT Yoga Therapist Training
- 2015 | The Yoga Center of Minneapolis- 230 hour Teacher Training
Jess is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with 10 years of teaching experience. She is a devoted student of the Viniyoga lineage which emphasizes function over form, breath and adaptation & the art of sequencing. Jess has felt the transformative effects of yoga in her own life as it has helped her heal from an eating disorder, build confidence, improve her sleep and manage her anxiety. She feels passionately about helping other people move towards happier, healthier lives through yoga.
I believe in a non-prescriptive approach. The approriate application of yoga means adapting to the individual. Our bodies, minds, life experiences, etc. can be wildly and beautifully different. Who you are matters.
I believe that experiences can change you and this is why yoga is helpful: yoga is a particular organization of experiences.
I believe that a daily practice is most effective when applied in conjunction with Ayurveda.
I believe that yoga is inherently empowering. You are essential to the healing process. While a practice has benefits for everyone, yoga therapy is for someone who is ready for the work of repeated self-study, effort & trust.
When you come upon a path that brings benefit and happiness to all, follow this course as the moon journeys through the stars.
-The Buddha (c. 563-c.483 BC)