E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist
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 21 years Jessica has studied teachings from the Krishnamacharya, Sivananda, Saiva Tantra, 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 and Continuing Education Provider with Yoga Alliance.
Jessica has a never-ending desire to learn, grow and share her experience in service to others. Jessica specializes in private yoga, yoga teacher training, mentorship, and using yoga as a therapeutic tool for maintaining physical and emotional balance in our busy modern society.
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.
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Training & Education
Advanced Yoga Therapy Certification | C-IAYT, RYT 500
Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts & The Center for Integrative Yoga Studies
Primary Teachers: Yoganand Michael Carroll & Marlysa Sullivan
34 hrs Advanced Training in Swami Kripalu’s Approach to Asana
34 hrs Advanced Hatha Yoga Pradipika Intensive
34 hrs Advanced Meditation: Theory & Teaching
100 hrs Advanced Pranayama: Theory & Teaching
34 hrs Advanced Bhagavad Gita Intensive
20 hrs Advanced Training on the Chakras, Granthis, and Nadis
34 hrs Functional Anatomy for Therapeutic Yoga
34 hrs Musculoskeletal Assessment
34 hrs Yoga Psychology: Theories of Mind
20 hrs Understanding Chronic Pain
20 hrs Yin Yoga Training with Joe Barnett
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.
Offer a Yoga Mentorship Work Trade 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.
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
Want to know how yoga can be useful in YOUR life? Shoot me an email and we'll arrange a time to discuss your needs!
Tel: (828) 774-7548