~ If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete ~
My name is Jess and I am a yoga instructor. I have been teaching vinyasa yoga for about 6 years now.
Yoga has many benefits, including increased body awareness, flexibility and strength. Yoga has gained popularity in the United States as a way to de-stress and connect your body and mind.
I view yoga as a form of therapy as well as exercise. The many healing benefits of yoga make it a perfect compliment to any other forms of fitness you may be engaged in.
In the West, the term "yoga" is today typically associated with Hatha Yoga and its asanas (postures) or as a form of exercise.
~ The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in ~
My name is Jessica and I am a yoga and dance instructor. I have been dancing for 20 years and doing yoga for 6.
Dancing was my first love. The expressions of the body are infinite and the artistry created while dancing is something that never ceases to amaze me.
Yoga I came into later in my life, but I embraced it much as I did my dancing. Yoga's quiet movements, controlled breathing and flexibility make it my second love after dance.
I have been teaching for about five years now, ever since I graduated from high school. Teaching gives me a joy like nothing else. It makes me so happy to pass the love of my craft on to others.
In all of my classes I help my students become more aware of their bodies and their capabilities. I like to have fun and I like to make sure my students are having fun too!
~ Before you've practiced, the theory is useless. After you've practiced, the theory is obvious ~
Yoga for FlexAbility is a class that unites the mind and body in a flowing, vinyasa yoga practice. This yoga class is for any age or level and modifications are provided for both beginner and more advanced students.
Yoga for FlexAbility will lengthen your muscles, and at the same time strengthen them, to help promote a dancer-like physique.
This is a vinyasa based yoga class, which includes sun salutations, warrior sequences and basic balance poses, all geared towards stretching and lengthening the body.
Vinyasa is a type of yoga. Vinyasa focuses on the flow of movements and the breath. Vinyasa also tends to be a more fast-paced type of yoga.
I teach vinyasa because I connect with it and the flowing, dance-like movements.
Private yoga classes are available for those interested.
If you are looking for a private session, please contact me to set up a day and time.
Meditation is an essential practice for any yogi. Scientists are just beginning to understand and validate the effects meditation has on your mind and your body....and they are many. If you acquire one habit this year, make it a meditation practice!
Kino MacGregor has inspired my yoga practice ever since I saw a video of her on YouTube doing amazing things with her body. But more than her strength and flexibility, I admired her focus, drive and energy. She has a lovely glow about her and she speaks with reverence for her teachers and fellow yogis. She is truly an inspiration!
Walk in to any yoga class.
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|6:30pm - 7:10pm||Thursday||Inspirations||Yoga for FlexAbility|
You don't have to be Gumby to practice yoga. Yoga will lengthen your muscles throughout class and you'll feel more flexible than you ever thought you were! Repeated practice will also contribute to your flexibility over time. Modifications will also be provided for anyone who needs them.
You will need to wear clothes that you can move and stretch in, but you don't need anything fancy.
Inspirations is generous enough to provide mats if you do not have one, but you are welcome to bring your own. If you are borrowing a mat, please wipe it down after class.
A light snack such as a granola bar would be acceptable, but a big meal would not be recommended before class. Bring water with you for during class.
~ When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills ~
Currently, weekly classes are held at Inspirations Dance & Fitness Center, 21 S. Hope Chapel Road in Jackson, NJ.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a private lesson, please contact me using one of the methods below, or the form on the left.