What inspires you the most?
Seeing the world, being immersed in a culture different from my own, seeing something awe-inspiring and ancient, learning a new language, meeting new people, catching a magical sunrise.
What is your hometown? Where do you currently live?
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and an OSU alum - Jessie has lived around the world before finding herself back home recently to complete her yoga teacher training. After university Jessie spent 2 years living in Vienna, Austria as a Fulbright scholar, followed by another few years in Newport Beach, California, and a great deal of time working in London, England and Baltimore, Maryland mixed with a whole lot of travel in between.
What are your trainings/ certifications/ specialties?
Having recently completed her RYT200 vinyasa teacher training at The Wonder Within, Jessie has been avidly practicing yoga for 10 years everywhere she goes. She became a regular student of Bikram yoga (a 90 minute routine sequence based class with high heat and humidity) about 5 years ago while living in Austria & it has profoundly influenced her personal practice and teaching style - that’s why she thinks: the hotter, the better!
What is your favorite thing to do?
Get lost, explore, plan a trip, breathe fresh mountain air, eat a croissant. Jessie works seasonally as a Tour Director - spending her summers on a tour bus across Europe, influencing and guiding this ultimate travel experience for others is a huge passion of hers!
What is your favorite yoga pose?
A juicy extended side angle with the heat cranked!
What has yoga done for you?
Yoga has given me a community everywhere I’ve ever been. Whether I’m visiting a city for a few short days or I’ve just moved somewhere without knowing a soul, there has always been a yoga studio that has opened its doors and made me feel at home & for this I am so grateful.
What is your favorite quote?
“You are either NO where or NOW here”
How would you best describe yourself in 3 words:
Driven, Ambitious & Free