Alesia Jacobsen

Alesia Jacobsen

Alesia took her first yoga class in 1998. She stepped into this class to support her path to try to quit smoking to be able to breathe better in the Colorado altitude. She remembers her legs shaking, a lot, while being seated in a simple forward bend. This seemed to be one of the easiest “exercises” she ever tried but it shook up and woke up the student deep inside!

Alesia’s search led her to the hot world of heated yoga classes. Initially the heat felt good, but long term she knew this would not sustain her practice. This is when she met Matthew Lessard, teacher of  the ashtanga yoga method as taught by Sri K. Pattabi Jois. Matthew encouraged her to give the practice of igniting the fire within a try. Sure enough, strict vinyasa (intentionally linking intention with breath and action) allowed for the strength in breath and body to really ignite the fire of her own Self study as well as her home practice.

Alesia then became a mother. The art and practice of creation was an honorable teacher in itself. During her pregnancies she had the great honor to practice under the tutelage of Marie Louise-See. Marie’s gentle spirit and nurturing love guided Alesia through both of her pregnancies.

After her second pregnancy, Alesia met Jessica Patterson while she was teaching yoga in the park in Manitou Springs. Immediately she knew that Jessica was an amazing teacher who taught with integrity and with her whole heart. Alesia continued to take Jessica’s classes and eventually decided to root into the depths of what Yoga has to offer and studied with Jessica for a six-month intensive 230-hour RYT training from November 2012-May 2013.

Alesia attended workshops under the teachings of Mark Whitwell, Matthew Sanford, Jeannie Manchester, Jenny Finn, Manorama, Michele Lawrence and Sharon Gannon during her teacher training.  In Yoga, it is said that the student names the teacher. It is with gratitude that Alesia honors her teachers and continues her work as a student.


In 2021 Alesia had another life event shift her perspective and she decided to begin the pathway to certification as a Yoga Therapist with Inner Peace Yoga Therapy.  She will complete her certification in the summer of 2024 and intends to offer classes, workshops and one on one care for clients at Root.  Through relationship Alesia has been supported by her teachers, mentors and friends and it is her hope that through relationship she may support others in their healing path.


Currently, the most reverent teachers in her life are her adventurous and very handy husband, her creative and beautiful daughters,  her difficult-to-like-easy-to-love labrador and her sweet cats.

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