Jessica grew up in Georgia and as an only child was quite shy and introverted. She was a non-athlete and her path took her to UGA where she received her Doctorate of Pharmacy. She found yoga and it reawakened her creative side and zest for life. In 2014, she broke out of her shell, followed her heart and transitioned to teaching full-time. This practice has the ability not only to build more physical strength but in her eyes, more importantly, emotional and mental as well. The yoga practice was and is a safe place to cry, to sweat, to delve inside, and to essentially let it all out. The practice is not always easy, but it does have an amazing power to transform. There are so many lessons we can take from our yoga practice and apply to benefit us off the mat and those little nuggets are what she hopes to share with her students. Since her initial 200 Hr Ashtanga/Vinyasa training in Atlanta, she has accrued over 1000 hours of training and in teaching in modalities including: Budokon, Yin Yoga, Sky Yoga, Thai Yoga, and Yoga Nidra under teachers Cameron Shayne, Bernie Clark, Acacia Jade, Dylan Werner, David Regelin to name a few. She aims to create a safe space in all of her practices where her students feel free to explore, create and most importantly, be authentic to themselves.
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
― Martha Graham