At the center of what I've learned from Jess over the years is the warrior I want to be / the life I want to live. I trust her completely. What she has created in her regular classes, seasonal retreats and the exceptional RootEd teacher training is special beyond words and can only be experienced. Each year I bring along more of my family to unite with hers, so we can all bask in her light. Jess is a beautiful teacher and friend that I will forever cherish as one who continues to make me feel like one of the luckiest yogis ever, just to have found her.
Kristina Marciano, RootEd Graduate 2012
I have been studying yoga for 12 years but it was not until I met Jessica in 2006 that my yoga practice went from simply asana to an all encompassing way of life. Her dharma talks at the beginning of class slowly began to integrate me into a world of deep compassion, internal healing and a welcome improvement in my self respect. During a difficult time in my life, Jessica's words and classes were solely responsible for the stabilization of my relationship with my partner. This relationship has grown to be my most proud accomplishment as both my partner and I have learned that yogic ways are the key to happiness in ourselves and others. I appreciate how well Jessica explains intense concepts and her easy ability to relate these concepts to our everyday life. I have also worked with Jessica on the professional side, helping cook for her at retreats. Being on the "inside" I have first hand knowledge of hard she works to prepare for her students and how she embraces her vulnerability to assure that her students feel safe enough to delve a little deeper. She brings her worldly experiences with many, many teachers back to Colorado and shares all she can with the community. Jessica will always be the person who was inspirational enough to get my family to really commit to living life as yoga as possible!
Heather Mitchell, Chez Heather, LLC
Jessica is a phenomenal teacher, both for yoga and for the work she does in nutrition. She has an ability to cut right through the everyday chatter and the more superficial problems--the ones people originally think they need to focus on--and shift the focus to the underlying root issues. This is true both in her yoga classes and in her nutritional work, and is an amazing talent. Her classes and sessions never fail to shift my perspective and make me feel more hopeful and focused.
Jessica is such an inspirational guru, and I'm so thankful that I've had opportunities to be in her Jivamukti classes and several of her workshops! I always feel like she says exactly what I need to hear that day. She is so knowledgable, and has a gift of making whatever she is teaching accessible and relevant. I enjoy the balance of her classes - asana, meditation, chanting, and discussion about a particular limb of yoga. I always look forward to Jessica's classes, and take so much away from themKristen Fuller
Jessica is a wonderfully inspirational teacher whose world perspective and approach make her yoga endeavors incredibly enriching. The depth of her spiritual knowledge and understanding are thorough and presented in ways that are tangible. Physical and spiritual paths are brought together in ways that are functional in daily life. I highly recommend her and her rich work.
Melinda, Director/ Lead teacher at Mountain Phoenix Community School
My work with Jessica was truly transformational. Through her gentle and loving guidance I embarked on the road to enlightenment and knowledge about how every part of my life affects the rest. I have made some profound changes and my life is more peaceful and more fulfilling emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Laurie Crawford Stone, author, attorney, activist