One of my favorite places is a piece of land that borders my family’s home in northern Utah. We call it “The Cedars”. To many, it might look like a tangled mass of dead wood, scrubby bushes, and animal bones. To me, it’s a haven of fragrant cedar trees and sagebrush; a sanctuary of desert […]
Jess was born in Utah and still has a love for wild open space. She feels most comfortable when her bare feet are touching the earth but she also adores her current home of New York City. She loves to dance, read poetry, and drink coffee in foreign places. She is a 500 Hour YogaWorks Certified Teacher and Teacher Trainer. She is also certified in Restorative and Prenatal Yoga.
I recently returned from Japan where I taught a four week yoga teacher training to Japanese students. In case you’re wondering, I don’t speak Japanese; so needless to say, communication was a challenge! But still, at the end of the training we understood each other more deeply than when we began. During our final closing […]
One recent evening I saw a little girl leaving her apartment building with her mom. She stepped outside, looked at the sky and shouted, “The moon! The moon! Mama, I can see the moon! I love it!” I was moved by her excitement at such a simple moment. It reminded me that gratitude is not […]
I love to travel – leaving the familiar routines, habits, and objects behind and taking only what’s necessary. When we leave the “stuff” behind and take only what is essential, a kind of alchemy occurs. There is a lightness and simplicity to our choices. We spend less time wading through clothing and adornments and we […]