Jessica has completed 200 and 300 hour trainings as well as many smaller teacher intensives from a multitude of teachers and styles. She believes that each kind of Yoga offers
something positive and has combined these things to form her own teaching style. She has practiced yoga since she was 16 years old and because of her daily practice she advanced quickly.
She began teaching at the age of 18 in 2001 and hasn't dreamed of doing anything else since. It is her belief that while yoga, as with anything in life, is serious and requires focus and discipline,
you must learn to be lighthearted and have fun with it.
In 2002, as her interest grew in alternative therapies she attended massage school. Focusing on the therapeutic aspects of massage she continued her studies in deep tissue, trigger point and aromatherapy. Jessica is also a level 2 Reiki practitioner.
In 2010, she received her training to practice Health Coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Jonathan Began his Tai Chi training in 1997. After taking his first class his passion and love grew for the beautiful, soft, and flowing movements of the traditional Wu style Tai Chi form. As he was learning the sublte movements of the Tai Chi form, he felt as if he was becoming more aware of how to move, let go, and listen to how his mind and body connected. At that moment he felt peaceful and alive flowing with his movements almost as if time stood still. This was a powerful experience that inspired him to practice more and develop his skills.
In 2001 he started teaching the Wu style Tai Chi and other forms of Qi Gong for health and martial arts defense. What interests him the most about teaching Tai Chi are the health benefits his students receive from regular practice. Seeing students recover from their health conditions and be able to live a happier more peaceful life is what his classes are focused on - bringing the body back to a balanced homeostasis, where you can enjoy the benefits of health and longevity through any stage of life.
In 1998, to further his understanding of alternative health he bacame a Registered Massage Therapist. After becoming a massage therapist he continued to study other forms of massage, such as Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Polarity Therapy. In 2000 he started his training in Cranio Sacral Therapy (CST) under the Upledger Institute, and since then has completed Advanced Craniosacral Therapy and Somato Emotional Release One and Two. In 2003 he attended the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado. In 2004 he graduated from the Rolf Institute and is now in private practice as a Certified Rolfer of Structural Integration. He has also taken various Rolfing movement trainings and is working on becoming a Certified Rolfing Movement Practitioner. To read more about Jonathan, please click here.,