Jessica began dancing when she was 3 years old, and hasn’t stopped moving since. A professional modern dancer, she has been touring and performing domestically and internationally since her move to New York City in 2002. As is too often the story, the repeated overuse of her body coupled with old injuries improperly cared for drove her to visit many chiropractic, osteopathic, acupuncture and physical therapy offices. Searching for a more affordable and sustainable maintenance practice, she popped into a class at Prana Power Yoga. She immediately fell in love. Her biweekly practice quickly turned daily and she began to see that yoga could offer her more than just a good workout and a way to prevent and heal injury, but also a greater understanding of the self, of true self care, of doing less, of the power of a present mind.
Jessica completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Ossi Raveh and Be Shakti of Brooklyn Yoga Project in 2014. She holds a BA from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in Dance and Dance Writing and a Comprehensive Pilates Mat training from the Kane School of Core Integration. She is still performing, albeit much more mindfully, and invites you to dance with her. Her classes incorporate her innate love of dance with a focus on the transitions between asanas, intention, proper alignment and clarity of movement and mind. Be prepared to work hard, play harder, reward yourself, sweat and get out of your head.