Jess started practicing yoga and meditation as a child, and practiced off and on into adulthood. She started practicing in a more dedicated way and was inspired to begin teaching after the birth of her own children over a decade ago. For Jess, the practice always has been a way to heal and ground and to find new connections to an ever-changing body. These aspects of practice helped her to find balance through infertility treatments, parenting, cancer, chronic illness, and the ups and downs of perimenopause to name just a few. She is trained in many forms and styles of yoga including restorative, yin, and yoga nidra, and she is a reiki master. She brings these forms along with her lovingkindness meditation practice into all of her classes which will require students to engage with both effort and self-compassion.