Awaken In Your Essence
"I feel the tools of Kundalini yoga are keys to opening to the reality of thriving. My deepest joy comes from witnessing the human heart come to know itself and fall in love with the essence of his or her truth."
Jessica teaches Kundalini and women's yoga classes primarily in Olympia, Washington. She also travels for leading retreats and teaching at teacher trainings the Evergreen State College. She has studied Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan with Gurmukh in Rishikesh, India and is a Yoga Alliance 500 hr level experienced registered yoga teacher. She is also certified in Hatha yoga and Yoga Trance Dance as taught by Shiva Rea. Dance has always been part of her practice, even before she discovered yoga. She thanks Melissa Michaels, her first mentor, for holding a space and being a mid-wife for her to emerge into life through Somatic movement and creative expression. She is eternally grateful for the heart-opening yogic and feminine embodiment teachings of Sofia Diaz, the Women's Temple teachings of Janis Deluca, and the Essence work of Kim Lincoln. These mentors have inspired her to believe in herself as a vessel of love and light. She continues her studies locally with Kim and highly recommends her as a supportive adjunct to practicing Kundalini Yoga or any other deep personal work. Jessica's husband, family and most amazing community have also been sources of inspiration, deep teachings and big love.
Jessica creates a space for your true essence to emerge. She gently yet firmly supports you to awaken to your potential and the fullness of life. She believes that we all have a beautiful destiny and many unique gifts to share. If we are not already participating in this unfolding, we are probably suffering needlessly.
Jessica loves how music can be a direct link to the soul. In her yoga classes you might hear some groovy and uplifting beats to surely get you singing and moving your body. Music, movement and chanting are as much a part of her classes as yoga postures and meditation are.
She is also an experienced bodyworker of 17 years and she has studied and practiced many different healing modalities, including cranio-sacral therapy and zen shiatsu. She is a graduate of the Scherer Institute in New Mexico and completed a year at Boulder College of Massage Therapy as well. She has distilled her practice down to an intuitive and sacred art form that is both subtle and deeply focused. Jessica helps you activate the healing power within you in a deeply supportive space. She holds compassion and presence for one's opening and healing, and is most humble to the power and flow of spirit. The gong, warm river stones, and the highest quality essential oils are incorporated into sessions to inspire, relax and deepen your back journey home to yourself.
Please contact Jessica with any questions and/or to make an appointment.