Jessie is an actor, writer, filmmaker and yoga teacher from NYC now based in LA. She is also the star and co-creator of OM CITY the critically acclaimed online series about bringing the humans of New York OM. Jessie has been teaching yoga since 2008. Once on the track to become a professional dancer with the Washington School of Ballet she discovered the practice of yoga while attending an International Theatre Workshop in Amsterdam.
After graduating from NYU Tisch Jessie received her original Registered Yoga Teacher’s (RYT) certification from Yoga To The People in 2008 and has since studied extensively with her mentor Elena Brower including assisting her advanced training at Virayoga.
Jessie continues her passion for studentship, studying with her teachers Elena Brower, Nikki Costello (Kula), Amy Matthews (The Breathing Project) & Abbie Galvin (Katonah Yoga). Jessie has mentored new teachers in Yoga Vida NYC's ongoing Teacher Training Program and she's trained extensively in therapeutics, kinesiology and energy work, receiving her Reiki Certification in level I & II from renowned coach and healer Brenda Villa.
Jessie's creative classes combine the fluid sequencing of a vigorous Vinyasa practice with clear, artful alignment. She is co founder of Awaken.Yoga an online yoga platform bringing accessible and affordable yoga and meditation classes to people around the world. Jessie also teaches in LA including Love. A Yoga Space (Echo Park + Venice) & Yogala (Echo Park) as well as private sessions, corporate classes, workshops and retreats.
She encourages a playful approach to exploring the body and mind, and balancing energy and effort with a sense of lightness and curiosity. Her classes are designed to spark your imagination and enhance your joy!