jessophia yoga

Asbury Park, NJ

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How does your business stand out?

I began teaching in 2011. My teaching style ranges from classical Hatha to Vinyasa, and even some ballet if you are craving that sort of thing. I'm pretty versatile with the style of class I can teach. It really depends on what you are looking for. There are always modifications that can be applied to any style of yoga you wish to practice, making it safe for your body. Vinyassa classes are comprised of sequences of postures that can move or flow from a slow to moderate/vigorous tempo. Pranayama, or breathing techniques designed to increase and sustain energy in the body are combined with fluid movement in order to build heat and cultivate strength. Hatha yoga classes focus more on sustaining one pose at a time. Using the 12 poses of yoga as a foundation, this type of class is the perfect combination of strength, flexibility, and relaxation. Pranayama or breathing techniques are incorporated as a way to prepare the body by oxygenating the blood and raising energy, for the practice of yoga poses. These yoga poses or asanas are done in a specific sequence, which mirror the body's endocrine system in order to achieve the best results.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I absolutely love helping others through the process of yoga. It's very rewarding to assist people in achieving, or even exceeding their goals. Yoga is for everyone. No prior experience is necessary. Only the desire to practice :)
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Asbury Park, NJ 07712

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2 Reviews
  • Thumbtack Customer Aug 16, 2017
    knowledge of yoga Professional and caring Excellent
  • Laura M. Feb 1, 2017
    Private Yoga Instruction (for me or my group)
    Verified Review
    Excellent Yoga Instructor, 5 Stars, highly recommended!
    Jessica is professional and very pleasant and an excellent , patient instructor, good for all levels, from beginner to advanced. She is a gem, I am thrilled she has blessed me with her gift.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I hold a B.A. in dance with a minor in psychology from Rutgers University. During my dance training I studied pilates, anatomy, and kinesiology. I received two yoga certifications. One is from the Joschi Yoga Institute in NYC and the other is from the Sivananda Vedanta Centre through their ashram in the Bahamas. Both schools are Yoga Alliance certified. Topics covered in my yoga training included anatomy, meditation, breathing techniques, Aruyvedic diet, and basic Sanskrit.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started out as a dancer who fell in love with yoga. Movement has always been an integral part of my life for various reasons. When I was younger, perhaps it was my desire to emulate the beauty I witnessed of a fully staged ballet. The etherial movement seemed to take me away to another time and space. Years later when I began college at Temple University, part of my modern dance training included yoga. This inspired me to pursue my first yoga teaching certification at the Joschi Yoga Institute in New York City.