An avid rock climber for years, Jessica was first introduced to yoga in 2007 and practiced sporadically until her local climbing gym began offering weekly yoga classes. However, it wasn't until she developed a daily meditation practice that her love for yoga truly blossomed. Yoga then became her new mindful movement practice and she began to come to her mat regularly.
Jessica helps her students move deeper into their yoga practice by connecting with all aspects of their being through challenging the physical body. She has a knack for reading the energy of a room, and brings that awareness to her teaching. Jessica loves playful classes that challenge the mind and body, inviting the student to step outside of their traditional expectations of a yoga class.
In April 2016, Jessica was sponsored to travel to China to bring American-style yoga to more than 250 yoga students across 3 cities in China. See pictures from the trip under the Photos tab.
Jessica is co-founder of Pop Up Yoga Baltimore, a donation-based LLC that brings affordable yoga to the greater Baltimore area. She is also Managing Director for the BodyWise Foundation, a Baltimore-based nonprofit offering free yoga to those who have experienced trauma.
Jessica is a certified Usui & Tibetan Reiki Master, with training in Shamanic healing, and a certified Thai Bodywork Practitioner. She leads meditation groups in home and corporate settings.