Maho Bay Campgrounds
Private instruction available.
Jessa is first and last a student on a life long yoga journey. Jessa’s yoga practice began in the womb. Born on St John, to a dedicated yoga mom, much of her early practice involved climbing trees, playing at the beach and floating in the Caribbean Sea. Jessa rediscovered her passion for yoga in college, enjoying the challenge of Ashtanga Yoga. Her quest for a teacher took her to the Shoshoni Ashram in Colorado where she completed her 200 hr teacher training in the Shambava School of Hatha Yoga in 2007 and a Yoga Healing for Healing training in 2011. While teaching in Vail, Colorado, Jessa was blessed to discover the heart centered practice of Anusara yoga and Universal Principals of Alignment with her teacher Jamie Allison. Her pregnancy in 2009 turned her focus away from the physical challenges of yoga towards an inward breath centered practice. Her experience of empowerment during pregnancy and the birth of her daughter inspired Jessa to study and teach prenatal/postnatal yoga in order to help women stay balanced and connected to their inner-strength. She moved home to St John in 2010 to raise her family and continues to share her passion for yoga on St John.
Jessa’s approach to teaching incorporates principles of safe, effective alignment based on Shambava and Anusara styles of yoga and is creative, uplifting, nurturing and light-hearted. Her classes are accessible to all levels and are always tailored to the individual.