welcome

Welcome to heart as home yoga and art.

I am so glad you stopped by.

This is a little bit about me…

Yoga is one of my deep loves. I teach yoga, make art, take meandering forest walks, spend tons of time with my friends, read a lot, care deeply about my family,  love chocolate and blueberries and enjoy a good classic movie. I work in harm reduction, recovery & mental health, value compassion, authenticity, vulnerability, and am devoted to the slow life. I am learning alongside my many teachers/students who share time, space, and energy with me on this path of yogic grace and love.

Throughout my practice of around nine years, yoga has taught me to nourish the longest relationship that I will ever have  – my relationship with myself. My practice reminds me to stay connected to my senses, trust my body, and relate with compassion to myself, others, and the earth.

This is the heart of the matter: yoga wakes us up, body, mind, soul, and spirit.

Since 2013, I have been primarily teaching Slow Flow, Yin & Restorative Yoga. I find these practices are particularly well-suited to help us turn our attention inward, soften, and cultivate a devoted compassion to our inner world in these full days of our lives. My practice and teaching is grounded in a heartfelt respect for the wisdom of the body, the intelligence of the heart, and the spaciousness of the mind. My intention is to approach our time together with a deep respect and appreciation for your autonomy and inner wisdom.

I am a YTT-200hour registered and insured yoga teacher with additional training in Restorative, Yin, Trauma-Informed Yoga, Yoga for Mental Health & Addictions, and Yoga Nidra. I have recently completed a post-grad Diploma in Interprofessional Mental Health & Addictions. Right now, I am really interested in learning more about how to support us to engage in empowering self and community care around mental health, emotional balance, and recovery.

I believe yoga offers us a way to attune to ourselves in a gentle, slow way. And at the same time, I try to never lose sight of how awkward and uncomfortable this practice can sometimes feel. Yoga is for every body. Let’s meet each other where we are at… and recognize every class and every practice as a curious and kind investigation of self-awareness and self-care.

 One of my most favourite things is holding a space where we can find deep rest and relaxation together. And sharing a space where we wake up together, again and again, in the light of our true nature. May we gather together so that we may recover and replenish ourselves and move into the world more deeply connected to what is truly important, with truth, confidence, and belonging.

Everything is workable.

And with gratitude, I continually commit to this practice that teaches me to shines light into every area of life.

Big thanks to the earth, my friends and family who sustain me with love and energy, and my teachers and fellow yoga students who teach me about this incredible practice with dedication and commitment.

Visit my schedule to find a practice that serves you.

May our practice be of benefit – to ourselves, each other, and the earth.
See you soon,
jessica