Hi, I'm Jessica!
Over 25 years ago, my journey on this path began unfolding.
In the first years of my practice, I injured my back snowboarding. With patience, I discovered the therapeutic power of Yoga when I healed my lumbar spine. This blessing in disguise has kept me on my mat ever since, helping me to maintain a healthy body, mind, and spiritual existence.
My most influential teachers who have inspired my life's work include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Dr. Scott Blossom, Mary Kay West and Greg Miner. Now as an E-RYT 500-hour registered Yoga Alliance teacher and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, with 3,000 hours of guiding classes, workshops, private therapy sessions, retreats, and teacher trainings; I am more passionate than ever to continue helping others.
Education & Certifications
Appalachian State University | 2002
Masters in Professional School Counseling
Appalachian State University | 2000
Political Communication & Business Administration
Yoga Alliance Instructor | 2016
E-RYT 500, Arlington, Virginia
PRYT Institute | 2014
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, Bristol, Vermont
Philosophically, I call myself a Yoga Universalist. This means that any form or perspective that awakens clarity, strengthens and heals the body, and energizes the spirit, I support wholeheartedly.
Personally, I connect most with Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Hot Elemental, Yin Yoga, and I am a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. I also hold a Master's degree in Counseling and use my mental and emotional health expertise in my teachings.
I am thankful to be a part of the Chattanooga Yoga community, and I hope to inspire deeper inner wisdom so that others may have positive transformations in their lives as well.