befriending your body
online yoga studio
awaken your body, mind, and spirit
Starting in September live classes will be held
Tuesday mornings @ 7:00 AM Eastern Time & Thursday evenings @ 7:30 PM Eastern Time
This program is for women who are sick of feeling like their body is an enemy– who want to understand, and LOVE the body they are in.
Yoga practice is a laboratory for real life. It gives us a space to investigate our patterns, shine light on things we may have long been ignoring, and find compassion for ALL of it.
Let’s be honest. Women’s bodies go through a lot.
We are thrown into the cultural body-image rigamarole before we are even aware of it and then go through change after change after change. Cycles, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, athletics, diets, aging, weight loss, weight gain, health challenges, not to mention the daily demands of sitting, standing, walking, lifting, and squatting that life inevitably brings.
Amid all of these shifts and demands it’s pretty normal to feel like your body is an enemy to fight rather than a trusted friend.
You want to take care of your body, and there are lots of voices out there that will tell you how.
But, do you really KNOW your body?
If self-help books, nutritional information, or workout programs alone could make our bodies perfect, we’d all be there. All the information in the world is right at your fingertips 24/7. You don’t need more information.
You need to get acquainted with your body, as it is today. You need to learn to get intimate with the architecture of your bones and muscles and how miraculously they support you. You need to sit with the energy of your breath and be amazed at the power of your mind. You need the skill to be the observer that can find the connection in it all.
That’s where I come in.
I deeply believe in the beauty of your body, the power of your mind, and the divinity of your breath. You can EXPERIENCE that beauty in the laboratory of your yoga practice. This is the place to get the guidance you need.
Let me be your guide.
I’d love to teach and work with you!
I’m a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 and a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Nutrition Coach.
More importantly I’m a mother of 6 who has spent way too many years feeling too fat, too short, too slow, and too addicted to sugar to ever love my body.
I also know that consistent yoga practice over nearly two decades has helped me navigate my way through all of it.
I truly love, enjoy, and reverence my body.
My scope of practice— I’m a yoga teacher and coach, not a medical professional. I don’t have medical training and cannot diagnose any condition, prescribe treatments or design therapeutic protocols.
This program is for you
if you want to exercise to experience, enjoy, and reverence your body.
if you want to explore and develop a meaningful, personal meditation practice.
if you know that change takes time, and practice, and you’re willing to commit to that practice.
if you intuitively feel that moving your body is a spiritual necessity.
if you want personal support from a caring, knowledgable yoga teacher.
I’ve enjoyed yoga classes over the years. I’ve really enjoyed Jessica’s yoga classes because her classes aren’t just about the exercise but also about listening to your body and mind. I am learning to recognize strengths and weaknesses. I’ve never taken a class before when I have been instructed in anatomy and mindfulness at the same time. I am enjoying becoming more in touch with my body for better understanding and personal health. Thanks a million, Jessica!
I have been practicing yoga for a few years now. One of my main focuses has been learning about my body to support it in my struggle with prolapse. With Jessica’s movement labs and flow classes, I have been able to gain understanding faster and bring the ideas and movement into my normal life in such a helpful way, a way that really wasn’t available to me before! It has increased my confidence and joy in moving through the day. I also really appreciate Jessica’s approach to yoga as being a practice to learn about our bodies and how we face life in general; her cues and subtle ideas have helped me learn a lot about myself physically and emotionally. I would recommend her class to anyone who wants to understand their body in a deeper way.
How does the online studio work?
Members Only Section of the Website
with a monthly subscription
2 Live Classes per Week
Join live classes over Zoom.
Access to ALL Class Recordings
so you can practice at your own convenience
Variety of Class Formats
- continuous movement with the breath
- move and process energy
- increase flexibility
- gain strength and stamina
- learn to deeply relax
- recalibrate your nervous system
- designed to deepen awareness
- lessons focused on one movement or part of the body
- build a deep awareness of your own body structure
- apply these principles on and off your mat
Movement and Meditation
- get warm with movement
- community guided meditation
- breathing practices
- time to discuss, share “aha” moments, ask questions
A typical drop in yoga class at a studio costs $15-$20. With up to 10 new classes a month and access to all past class recordings, this program is easily worth $200 a month!
Bonus content includes
access to my full Unselfish Self-Care course that has 9 video lessons as well as worksheets.
You’ll work through the 3 essentials of Unselfish Self-Care-
- gain Self-Awareness
- understand your fundamental Needs
- build intentional Habits
- $197 value
Is the practice of yoga compatible with being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
I am a devout, card carrying member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and love practicing yoga in the light of the restored gospel. We have a unique view of the sacred, eternal nature of our physical bodies and I find yoga practice a beautiful way to worship my Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ with my heart, might, mind, and strength.
On meditation President David O. McKay once said, “We pay too little attention to the value of meditation, a principle of devotion. In our worship there are two elements: One is spiritual communion arising from our own meditation; the other, instruction from others, particularly from those who have authority to guide and instruct us. Of the two, the more profitable introspectively is the meditation. Meditation is the language of the soul… Meditation is one of the most secret, most sacred doors through which we pass into the presence of the Lord.”
I welcome students of all faiths, but my restored gospel perspective finds its way into everything I teach.
What is the live class schedule?
Live classes are typically taught Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Mornings at 8am Eastern Time. One or two Restoratvie Flow classes will be taught on Thursday evenings at 8 pm Eastern.
As the membership grows I will definitely take into account the time needs of members. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me about your scheduling needs using the email form at the bottom of this page.
How long should I plan on staying in the program?
I hope you never leave!!
I would suggest staying at least 3 months to really solidify healthy patterns in your mind and muscle memory.
That said, it is a month to month program and you can cancel your monthly subscription at any time.
I'm not flexible, can I do yoga?
Of course. Lack of flexibility is definitely a compelling reason to practice yoga! As you get more familiar with your body and nervous system you will find new flexibility as well as supportive strength.
I have an injury. Can I do yoga?
I am not a doctor or physical therapist and can’t diagnose or treat any injury or condition, so definitely get cleared by your health care provider if you have concerns.
I can guide you in supportive movement and offer suggestions and modifications, but YOU are the authority on your body. I will always tell you to listen to your body.
Do I need special yoga props to do your classes?
Nope. A chunk of carpeted floor is all that is necessary. Props are nice to have, though.
Here’s a list in order of priority:
I would suggest getting a yoga mat that is thin and firm enough to find balance on when you are standing. (Squishy, cushy mats make balance unstable.)
I’ll always suggest you have a folded blanket or beach towel to sit on to help get your pelvis in a good position for seated poses.
A belt, tie, scarf, hand towel, or yoga strap can come in handy when you need your arms to be a little longer.
If you want to get all propped up, a pair of firm foam or cork yoga blocks are super versatile in supporting and deepening your practice in various ways.
The ultimate luxury is a yoga bolster for restorative practices. A buckwheat filled meditation cushion is also a beautiful, bum comforting addition.
Do you do private sessions?
Yes. I do private sessions in person and over Zoom.
I always start new private clients out with a Yoga Movement Screen.
In a Yoga Movement Screen I guide you through 9 simple poses and watch your movement patterns. From there I work with you to design a 15 minute practice that you can do on your own at any time. I recommend you do several follow-up sessions as well.
Yoga Movement Screens are $75. $45 for members.
Follow up sessions are $65, $35 for studio members.
How does payment work?
When you register for the program you will pay through PayPal with a credit or debit card or your PayPal account.
Monthly payments will be taken from your form of payment automatically.
What is the cancelation policy?
I do not give refunds. You can cancel your monthly subscription at any time.