yoga teacher, student, nature lover, world traveler.
Jess found yoga when she was studying at drama school after her mum suggested she attend a class to help with flexibility for dancing. As a classic just-moved-out-of-home young adult, she instantly resisted the idea, eventually giving in and trying her very first vinyasa class.
She was hooked!
(But no one tell her mum!)
A diagnosis of a chronic illness soon followed during her final year of her Bachelor's degree (that makes it sound really fancy ... it's in musical theatre) and yoga was her lifeline. Initially finding her practise through a desire to be more flexible (sound familiar!?) she had discovered many more benefits of mindfulness and yoga off the mat.
She completed her 200HR yoga teacher training in New Zealand and has taught at various locations around New Zealand.
Throughout her teacher training she realised her dharma ("the eternal law of the cosmos") is to share - a quality she brings to every yoga class.
An eternal student of yoga and a yin baby at heart, she loves coming to her mat for a yin practise or a slow vinyasa flow class.
Jess teaches in English with a touch of Sanskrit and hands on assists. While she is the guide she truly believes we are our own best teachers, so she holds a safe space for yogis to explore and play...
Because life is too short not to play!