I discovered the joy of yoga in 2010. Yoga has made me a healthier, happier person. I love all of the wonderful benefits achieved through practicing yoga – physical, mental, and emotional – and I enjoy sharing those benefits with others. I received my 200-hour yoga teacher certification at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in 2015. Subsequently, I completed a Yoga for Kids and Families teacher training and a 100-hour Amrit Method Yoga Nidra training. In addition to my yoga certifications, I have a bachelor's degree in biology, and a minor in psychology.
When I teach adult classes, my intention is to honor the space for each individual that is present. I am honored to facilitate guided meditations (Yoga Nidra), designed to help people find a deep state of relaxation throughout the body and mind, let go of stress, and connect with the state of inner peace. When I teach children's yoga, I incorporate a lot of play and offer a friendly, easy-going atmosphere. I encourage the kids to practice with kindness, respect, and awareness towards themselves and others. These classes incorporate a variety of methods to keep kids engaged as we practice poses, breathing, and meditation activities. My family classes are very similar to my kids classes. My hope is to remind adults that it's okay to have fun and invite that inner child out to play. In addition to teaching in studios, I have taught yoga in schools (pre-k, elementary, and high school), churches, libraries, and parks. I love painting, visiting National Parks, being outdoors, traveling, spending time with my husband and daughters, and yoga. I look forward to meeting you and your family on the mats!
Jess Wilton instructs the following: