Upon receiving her 300-hour yoga teacher certification (from Breathe Yoga Studio) in 2012, Jessica traveled to the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts to participate in the Breath~Body~Mind® Teacher Training Level 1 for working with stressed and traumatized populations. During this week-long course, Dr. Richard Brown, Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, and Heather Mason (of The Minded Institute) provided training in teaching trauma-sensitive techniques to balance stress-response systems in people experiencing anxiety, stress, trauma, and PTSD.
In 2013, Jessica received her 40-hour restorative yoga teacher training certification (with Andrea Peloso, Relax & Renew Trainer) and began advanced restorative teacher training (also with Andrea Peloso) in January 2014.
Jessica has both participated in and assisted Dana Moore’s yoga for trauma workshops. In April 2014, she completed 40 hours of training in Trauma- Sensitive Yoga (TSY) with Dave Emerson, Jenn Turner, and Bessel van der Kolk from the Trauma Centre at Justice Resource Institute in Boston.