Jessica is a Tier 2/ 500 hour Baptiste Certified Instructor, and is currently participating in a year long Fit to Lead training with the Baptiste Institute. She has completed Levels 1, 2, and 3 with Baron Baptiste and Paige Elenson in addition to The Art of Assisting, Advanced Art of Assisiting, and Being of Power Workshops. Jess is also a facilitator for the 40 Days to Personal Revolution program, and has joined the Baptiste Apprentice Team. For her foundational training, she completed the first 200 hour Hot Warrior Yoga certification at The Hot Yoga Spot with it's creator, Jennilee.
Jessica was introduced to yoga when she was pregnant with her first child and rediscovered it in the summer of 2012 when she began her lifelong journey of health and fitness. What started out as an activity to do on a rest day soon became a passion to learn more and practice often. She believes that there is a yoga practice for everyone, no matter your age, size, or physical limitations. Yoga can be a strong physical practice, but is meant to calm the mind and body so that we may be open to positive change and outlook. In Jessica’s classes, you can expect a very powerful practice with postures to challenge both the mind and body, woven together with clear alignment cues and a call to reflect on oneself.
Outside of the yoga studio, Jess competes against herself in Crossfit to build mental and physical fortitude, and to become stronger everyday. She has found a new appreciation for yoga as a means of active recovery and enjoys the benefit of breath control, flexibility, and stamina that are required for such intense workouts.