Jess's yoga journey began in 2010 with hot yoga. To this day, she recalls the intensity of that first class being so exhilarating… the mental clarity, the physical release was like nothing she had experienced & was hooked from the get go!
@yogawithjess.nz journey since then has been influenced by her life’s ebbs and flows. Now being a mum to 3 young daughters she values the slower and more grounding practices that sit perfectly alongside her more strength based practice.
Jess teaches in person classes in Christchurch New Zealand and teaches online to women around the world. She is heart led, kind and endeavours to hold a space that for all those in her classes and courses.
Jess loves to explore themes of self compassion, mindful movement and breath regulation within her teachings, themes that she hopes can be with you on and off the mat.
Jess has completed her specialist training with Tiffany Cruikshank around Women’s Health Yoga, has taken advanced training with Jason Crandell and Janet Stone. She has also undertaken advanced training in pre and postnatal yoga and is on her way to becoming an internationally registered and certified Women's Health coach. With a specialist interest in hormones and women's health, she teaches from a wide and varied knowledge base with lots of tools to offer her students.
A forever student Jess is finishing her degree in Sociology and Environmental Studies along with her continuing yoga studies. You'll always find her in some sort of training with a deep passion for learning and education and providing accessible yoga for women.