Jess’s practice was born out of work related stress and back pain! She was working in a stressful job and noticed that after sitting at her desk for 3 to 4 hours without moving, her back would start to hurt. So she found a yoga class near to her work and started going…(religiously) ….every Monday. She was hooked!
She then started to REALLY get stressed in work which was taking over in her downtime as well and noticed that during yoga practice her concentration and breathing were so focused and calm she would forget about work and her mind felt peaceful and spacious. The anxious feeling disappeared.
Jess decided she wanted to learn more about the practice, have it as part of her everyday life and to introduce other people to yoga. She trained to become a teacher and completed her YTT 200hrs in 2016 under the tutelage of Sibylle Dallmann and Naomi Sturdy at Yoga Dublin. Jess has since travelled to Sri Lanka and Bali to further her own trainings, practicing with international teachers such as Paul Toedo and Evy Ferraro. Jess has recently finished a 30hr Katonah Yoga training with Abbie Galvin and Alex Sharry, and a 30hr Yin Training with Grace Tempany.
She soon realised that while a lot of people knew about yoga and wanted to try it, there was a feeling of fear and intimidation to go to the first classes. Her goal is to take those fears away. You can expect to be pushed and to have a sense of achievement in Jess's class, feel calm and relaxed but still have fun and a laugh. At the end of the day, we all need to stretch, strengthen, laugh and bring a bit of zen into our hectic lives.