Jackie is a yoga instructor, tree climber, lover of poetry/music/art/movement, and being barefoot in the dirt makes her soul sing!!!!
Who did you study with?
I have been blessed with so many wonderful teachers and guides over the years. Currently, I am profoundly grateful to be studying with Johanna Bell, Lisa Benner, and Lauren Hanna.
How long have you been teaching?
While newer to teaching yoga in an official capacity, I have been teaching in the fields of expressive and healing arts for many years.
What other jobs have you had?
I have played flute professionally in orchestra/chamber groups, been a brand ambassador, writer, artist, analyst, office admin, pet sitter, and personal assistant, to name a few!
Favorite place that you have traveled to?
The west coast of Ireland.
List 3 words your students would use to describe your classes:
Inspired, Soulful, Creative.
How does your own practice influence your daily life?
My practice is my life. I hold each moment, each breath as a chance to dance in the wholeness of life, a grand invitation to engage in all of life’s offerings. Each step is a chance to dive deeper, to surrender and open more fully, to inspire and be inspired in the art of becoming.
I am fully in love with the transitions between asanas. I hold this space between as a time to tango with breath, unfold mystery, lean into change, and express my voice through my body and breath. The movement between the poses is my playground of magic, discovery, and being.
Who is a teacher who inspires you?
I am continually inspired by the teacher within each of us.
A great yoga class makes you feel…
Just that, it makes you feel!