My yoga journey started in my college years. Classes were something fun that I could do with my friends when we had the time. When I hit my late 20’s, I started practicing more regularly as a way to stay fit and also as a way to calm my mind from a busy life. I joined the Alley Cat studio in late 2014 and immediately fell in love with the awesome community of “Alley Caters” and the great instructors. This year I was blessed with both great timing, training, and opportunity to become a yoga instructor. In May of 2018, I will receive my 200 Hour RYT certification.
I love that there is a type of yoga out there for everyone. I enjoy the balance of the hard and soft that we can create within our practice. There are many styles of yoga that I enjoy…..anything that allows me to create dynamic flows, to assist us in discovering strength and flexibility in our own bodies. Let’s have some fun and laugh too!
I didn’t understand the importance of health and fitness until my freshman year of high school. Once I set a goal for myself and kept accomplishing my fitness goals, I began to change my attitude towards my body and the way I ate. To me, hitting the gym and fitness classes are not about getting down to a certain number on the scale and looking a certain way. It’s about setting goals and challenging yourself, gaining confidence, and creating a better healthier you and I want to share this with everyone I come across!
Jess takes the approach that healthy and happy should be the goal of everyone she teaches. She always strives to include options for everyone so they can improve along those lines. Her goal is to offer personal challenges so everyone progresses as they should. A trainer for many years, Jess holds many different certifications.