Jessica’s fascination with the human body led her to pursue her degrees in Exercise Science and Clinical Nutrition at University at Buffalo. While working on her Masters degree, Jessica was drawn to yoga for its stress relief and physical benefits. She quickly fell in love with the asana practice and knew it would be an integral part of her life forever. Jessica has since dedicated herself to the practice of yoga as a lifestyle and has been blessed physically, emotionally, and mentally by its gifts. Yoga has made her more flexible, patient, loving, and fearless both on and off the mat. Her practice has brought her much joy, fulfillment and appreciation of the present moment.
Jessica completed her 200-hour training at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico in 2015. Her teaching style reflects her personal practice. She provides a playful environment where she promotes growth in ones practice by offering different variations, while providing a compassionate setting for all levels of practice. Jessica believes that a supportive community is a fundamental aspect of yoga and is extremely excited to join us at OWM Yoga Downtown!
Carolyn began her yoga journey at a local gym. She first walked into a yoga class because a personal trainer who suggested that she take a group class. Over the next few years her interest in yoga began to grow and her attention began to shift to proper alignment in poses. Her personal yoga practice had grown and made her feel better both inside and out. After about a year of teaching at the gym she enrolled in the Himalayan Institute’s 200 hour teacher certification course here in Buffalo. She is enjoying her ongoing journey through life and yoga. Carolyn’s hope for any individual who decides to give yoga a try, is that they begin to enjoy their own journey too.
Beverly completed her 250 hour yoga training with Evolation in 2016 and regularly partakes in continuing education. She also studied Biology at SUNY Potsdam College which amplifies her knowledge of human anatomy.
As a teacher, Beverly encourages her students to translate their yoga practice on the mat into their daily lives to inspire self awareness and create balance in the body and mind. She continuously reminds herself and her students that yoga is about the practice, not perfection. Beverly believes that anyone can benefit from yoga no matter where the are in life and she aims to create a safe and welcoming space for her students to practice at their own level.