Introducing our yoga teacher, Jess!!

Yoga has been part of my life for over 10 years now and with every year its importance to me grows. Yoga keeps my body, mind, heart and soul light, loving, fearless and full of energy. My practice inspires me to be better every day in every facet of my life and to share good vibes only! 

 

I started my spiritual training in various ashrams in India whilst traveling there in 2009 and 2012. I completed my 200 hour teacher training in the mountains of Colorado at Shoshoni Yoga Ashram in 2014. I travel to India regularly to visit ashrams and continue my own search through yoga. I will always be a student of the practice and am grateful for the loving wisdom of all my teachers, mentors and gurus along my path. 

 

I teach dynamic Vinyasa flow in the mornings and restorative Yin yoga in the evenings. 

In Vinyasa flow we focus on the breath, moving with the breath through flowing sun salutations, varied standing sequences, seated postures, challenge poses and back-bending. We build heat in the body, confidence in our movement and an awareness of ourselves that in my opinion get us perfectly ready for the water. Classes will be tailored within this structure to fit the needs of the students in that particular class, so don't be scared if you are a beginner. Yoga is for everyone and my classes are funny and will get your mind and body ready for a fun day in the surf.

Yin is our chance to chill after a long day in the surf. Starting our practice with the setting sun we truly giving our bodies and minds a well earned rest. We move through a short series of restorative postures that focus on stretching out our weary arms, shoulder, neck and back. It honestly feels like getting a massage when you have been pushing yourself in the surf all day and your muscles are aching. The slow nature of the class allows for deep concentration on the breath and helps lull us into a slow but deep moving mediation giving our minds a break too. Keeps our bodies light and our minds fresh......you'll be jumping out of bed ready for more waves the next morning! 

I hope students step away from my classes feeling growth both physically and spiritually, energised for a sweet sweet day in the ocean. Can't wait to meet you here at Sion and share my passion and energy for yoga, surfing and the great journey of life with all and stay stoked through meeting other searchers daily!!!