Jessica is a yoga teacher (ERYT 500), Ayurveda Yoga Therapist, breathwork guide, and the Founder of the Atman Yoga School® and the Atman Yoga Festival. She also teaches and lectures at yoga festivals across the US and Europe (including the Bhakti Fest, Copenhagen Yoga Festival, Sedona Yoga Festival, Oslo Yoga Festival, and the Arctic Yoga Conference), and leads workshops and teacher trainings in Europe. Jessica is known for her creative and unique vinyasa flow sequences, and her ability to make yoga philosophy accessible and relevant to the modern yogi. She strives to live her yoga off the mat by embodying her yoga through acting with integrity, kindness, and compassion. Her most intrinsic practices include cultivating stillness + clearing space for radical self-inquiry, and she is fascinated by the process of meditation that uncovers the layers of our spiritual being while bringing us closer in connection with Source. She is a legacy ambassador with Lululemon, a former ambassador for Manduka and Ahnu Footwear, and a former fit model for ALO Yoga.
Jessica believes that we all have the power to choose our own path, to choose our own happiness, and to create the life we want to live- the life we were meant to live. It is a daily choice. For her, this means a life of adventure, love, intention, and dedication. She is a free spirit who supports the ideology of power to the peaceful, truly feels that radical change is possible, and believes that compassion is the most important life lesson to be learned. Beyond yoga training, her love of movement, breath, and the study of the human body is also reflected in her 500 hour classical pilates training, and years spent teaching pilates on the reformer, chair, tower, and cadillac.
She is also a survivor (2016) of a rare type of cancer called synovial sarcoma, and advocates the use of yoga, ayurveda and meditation as a complement to allopathic cancer treatment protocols. Jessica has lectured at the Scandinavian Sarcoma Conference on this topic.
When not practicing or teaching yoga, Jessica can be found skiing deep powder on big mountains, hanging out with her husband, baby son Oliver, and playing with her husky dogs Ada + Mimi. Daily musts include: reading a book, drinking tea, chanting, and getting lots of sleep.
I want to thank you for being a wonderful mentor to me. I learned so much from you and admire you and your passion for the yoga practice. I hope one day I can be as much of an inspirational yoga leader as you are. Thank you for your patience and the time you have spent enhancing my teaching ability. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! — Megan S.