JESS RAY YOGA

MUSIC. MOVEMENT. MEANING

MOVEMENT. Music. MEANING.

 

"INSPIRE KINDNESS. MOVE WITH MEANING. ACT WITH INTENTION."

Upon completing her 200 hour training at YogaWorks Back Bay (formally Back Bay Yoga Studio) Jess has spent the last 7 years teaching in Boston, New York City and LA. Jess'  motivation to teach yoga comes from her personal journey on the mat. A place that is physically challenging, mentally clearing, filled with soul and humor. She is passionate about helping people find connection and self confidence by challenging them on the mat. Inspired by her background in high intensity movement as a gymnast, she guides students through a dynamic sequence designed to build strength and flexibility. Jess’ background provides her with a unique understanding of the body that allows for intuitive, concise cueing. Her classes vary weekly but the style is always a creative, fluid, soulful flow blending the strength of vinyasa, the philosophy of bhakti and vibrant energy of kundalini with opportunities to try inversions and arm balance. 

"Music amplifies the experience of the yoga practice and as a teacher I strive to create an experience for students through what I say, the movement I teach and the music that is played. For me YOGA is an experience and a way of life."

Jess blends music and movement to create a unique experience in her yoga classes. Innovative sequencing matched with vibrant music allow your practice to flow seamlessly. The experience simultaneously enhances your practice by invigorating, yet relaxing your body and mind.

Jess is a 500 Hour ERYT Certified Yoga Instructor though Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, Yogaworks and RA MA Institute. She is grateful to be inspired by her teachers Raghunath Cappo, Dana Trixie Flynn, Harijiwan, Guru Jagat and Lynne Begier. Jess is a co-founder of The Essence of Yoga School, an Aaptiv Trainer and currently living and teaching in Santa Monica, California.