Jessica began practicing yoga in 2001 while living in New Mexico. At first she would sporadically take classes but soon realized that she loved the way she felt after each class and would start to look forward to the next. When she moved to New Jersey in 2002, she walked into a local yoga studio and had the most wonderful feeling of being home. She started to practice more frequently and intently, spending as much time as she could at the studio, even working the front desk while attending graduate school. With the encouragement of one of her teachers, Jessica took a teacher training with David Swenson and began teaching Ashtanga yoga in 2004.
In 2006, she completed a 200 hour training at the Yoga and Healing Center (in Scotch Plains, NJ) and has been teaching ever since.
Jessica's teaching style is rooted in the Ashtanga tradition and incorporates vinyasa flows that build to a particular pose or focus. She tries to teach from what she knows of her own practice and experiences and strives to create a class that challenges each student yet allows for success no matter what the experience level.
Jessica's yoga practice carries her through every aspect of life helping to keep her strong, healthy, centered and grounded and she finds that it has been a great source of joy to be able to share these incredible benefits with others.
In addition to teaching yoga, and her role as mother of two, Jessica holds an M.S.Ed in Museum Education and spent over a decade working for The New Jersey Historical Society and Ellis Island.