Jessica is proud to have been sharing yoga as a healing modality ever since completing her 200 hour teacher certification program through Samadhi Yoga Studio in 2007. She now participates as part of the teaching staff for the Samadhi 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Program and she has been teaching yoga to the local community for over ten years. Offering an eclectic approach to yoga, Jessica is known for infusing physical practice with the use of heartfelt music, intention, and poetry. She encourages her students to approach yoga from a place of compassion, creativity, and intuition and to utilize the mindful elements of the practice in order to facilitate a kinder relationship to self and greater connectedness to the world around us. Jessica holds a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology and is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and has a private psychotherapy practice which combines modern psychology with mindfulness and other evolutionary disciplines
The lessons I learn on the mat serve me well off the mat as a mom of three boys, an endurance athlete and an English as a Second Language teacher at Windham Public Schools.
Through yoga, Shadia found something to ground her in a world of chaos. She believes yoga is the vehicle that transports one from the outside realm of a busy world, to the quiet space within. Shadia aspires to help others connect their mind, body, and soul through yoga and meditation, all while in a safe space, without judgment.
Shadia completed her 200-HR certification through the Yandara Yoga Institute, in Bali, Indonesia, and teaches Hatha, Vinyasa and Yoga Nidra. She completed her 300-HR certification through the SchoolYoga Institute in Cusco, Peru, where she also trained in shamanic healing techniques and sacred ceremonies.
She brings her creative background to the mat with each session, incorporating various styles and teachings for a fluid yet cohesive experience. Her students have described her class as being the perfect balance of invigorating and meditative, and always an intentional time to focus and be present.