WELCOME TO YOGA WITH JESS
I'm Jess, owner of She Blooms, an online Yoga Studio that supports you in finding a holistic Yoga practice. I've created this little studio for women within my community to come together and practice yoga, meditation, and mindfulness from home. My goal is for this space to be free from expectations, pressure and judgment with the core value of being inclusive and safe. You get all the benefits of an in person studio experience without any of the commute or rigid timetables. We practice live together on Zoom a few days a week and there is a HUGE library of on demand classes you can do anytime, you can even download for on the go inside the app.
You'll also find me teaching a community sunrise yoga class every second week here in Christchurch, these are such special events that have taken on a life of their own. We move between New Brighton and Sumner beach (depending on tides), do a 30 minute flow and then a dip in the water. Sometimes we even have fabulous people come along and make food and coffee so we can chat and connect on the beach.
I'm a certified yoga teacher with a specialist interest in women's health and hormones, I've trained with yoga medicine in this area and hope to be able to help bring some balance back to many women within the community. Ive taken multiple advanced studies with renowned global teachers and I bring all of my learning into my classes and the online studio. Currently you'll find me doing a two year training (remotely) at Berkeley University with Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield, in mindfulness and vipassana meditation.
Outside of Yoga, I'm a mum to 3 young children with a hectic family life so I understand how important it is to find space and time to come back to yourself, to move your body and just breathe. I love to horse ride in my spare time and find so much peace when I'm on my fabulous boy, Buzz. I've had my share of ups and downs with mental health and hormonal imbalance, having endometriosis since my teenage years and post natal depression after my second child, its needless to say that yoga, mindfulness and horse riding has been an unwavering friend and tool through it all.
I look forward to sharing my journey and knowledge with you and guide you through some classes in She Blooms or in person.
Always here to answer any questions and chat. You'll find all of my current classes and events over on the offerings page.
Aroha nui (much love)
“Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists”