Yoga as Mind-Body Medicine
E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist
Jessica grew up in a log cabin in the woods of rural Ohio. Her family grew most of their own food, and lived in harmony with the cycles of nature's seasons. Jessica spent her childhood exploring the forests, streams and fields around the Lohrey homestead creating bonds with the natural world that would last a lifetime. She later earned a B.S. degree in Zoology from Miami University. After graduating, Jessica worked in the field of Outdoor/Nature Education and led Wilderness Survival classes with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
As a teenager, Jessica worked with her mother's bulk herb and flower business selling essential oils. The family relied heavily on medicinal plants and folk remedies passed down from Cherokee roots.
Jessica has been studying and using herbs, aromatherapy and other holistic healing modalities for more than 30 years.
Jessica began practicing yoga in the late 90's as a way to stay in shape and reduce stress. After a life-changing motorcycle accident, her physical and spiritual healing led her deeper into the practice. Over the last 19 years Jessica has studied teachings from the Krishnamacharya, Sivananda, and Kripalu lineages of yoga. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is certified at the highest level as an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance.
In 2007, Jessica created Tree of India, a yoga lifestyle and aromatherapy company. Spirituality and nature appreciation have been woven into Tree of India's culture and continue to be Jessica's source of inspiration. Jessica has a never-ending desire to learn, grow and share her experience in service to others. Jessica specializes in yoga teacher training, mentorship, and using yoga as a therapeutic tool for maintaining physical and emotional balance in our busy modern society. www.treeofindia.com
The yoga therapy components of Jessica's teaching are based on her credentials as a Certified Therapeutic Yoga Teacher by the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts, The Center for Integrative Yoga Studies and the International Association of Yoga Therapists, not derived from her status as an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance Registry.
Training & Education
Advanced Yoga Therapy Certification | C-IAYT, RYT 500
Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts | Sante Fe, NM
Primary Teachers: Yoganand Michael Carroll & Marlysa Sullivan
Yoga Teacher Training | RYT 200
Yoga of India | Atlanta, GA
Teacher: Mike (Gurmukh) Noury
Aromatherapy Certification (CA)
International Certified Aromatherapy Institute | Ontario, Canada
Bachelor of Science - Zoology
Miami University | Oxford, OH
Yoga Therapist/Aromatherapist/Business Owner
Tree of India, LLC | Oxford, OH
3/2007 – Present
Offer Private Yoga Therapy and Yoga Classes in the greater Cincinnati area, Miami University and Oxford, OH
Create, manufacture, and market a line of essential oils and aromatherapy products for wholesale and retail.
Created and taught a Yoga Mentorship Program for serious students of yoga and yoga teachers.
Operated a retail boutique and yoga center in Fort Lauderdale, FL until the 2020 pandemic.
Yoga Teacher Trainer
Broward County, FL
3/2010 - 2016
Faculty member of the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training programs at Aananda, Inc., Yoga Connection, Weston Yoga, The Prana Lab and Kate Yoga
Subjects taught: Anatomy, various topics in Yoga Therapy, Intro to the Yoga Sutras, Pranayama I & II, Meditation I & II, Dharma & the “Career” of Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga (as taught by Paul Grilley), Aromatherapy for Yoga, Meditation & Daily Living
Yoga Connection, Your Big Picture Café, Kate Yoga, Green Monkey Yoga, Red Pearl Yoga, 24 Hour Fitness, Temple Arts, Weston Yoga, Motorola Corporate Offices, The Prana Lab, Fort Lauderdale Yoga on the Beach, Asheville Community Yoga, Violet Owl Wellness, Everybody Yoga, Zen Mind Space, Bombay Room Yoga, and in private clients’ homes.
2007 – Present
Teach group yoga classes, private sessions, workshops, and retreats.
From Afar Textiles and Apparel | Asheville, NC
2016 – 2019
Managed all aspects of the daily operation of this fair-trade import shop
Conducted and maintained store inventory, staffing needs, and displays
Whole Foods Market | Fort Lauderdale, FL & Atlanta, GA
2005 – 2011
Manager and Buyer | Nutrition/Wellness Department
Healthy Eating Specialist
Cincinnati Nature Center, JOY Outdoor Education Center, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Hueston Woods State Park Cincinnati, OH
1993 - 1999
Created and facilitated educational programming related to sustainable living, wilderness survival, natural history, and cultural history.
Wild animal care and rehabilitation
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