Jessica grew up in a log cabin built by her father in the woods of rural Ohio. Her family grew most of their own food, and lived in harmony with the cycles of nature’s seasons. Jessica spent her childhood exploring the forests, streams and fields around the Lohrey homestead creating bonds with the natural world that would last a lifetime. Jessica, a Certified Aromatherapist, has been studying and using herbs, aromatherapy and other holistic healing modalities for more than 30 years.
Jessica began practicing yoga in the late 90’s as a way to stay in shape and reduce stress. After a life-changing motorcycle accident, her physical and spiritual healing led her deeper into the practice. Over the last 18 years Jessica has studied teachings from the Krishnamacharya, Sivananda, and Kripalu lineages of yoga. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is certified as an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance.
In 2007, while living in Florida, Jessica created Tree of India, a yoga instruction and aromatherapy company. Spirituality and nature appreciation have been woven into Tree of India’s culture and continue to be Jessica’s source of inspiration. Jessica is a long-time teacher and mentor in the South Florida Yoga Community. Considered a “teacher’s teacher,” Jessica has shared her honest and heart-felt approach on numerous teacher training faculties. In 2016, Jessica moved to Asheville, North Carolina to be closer to nature and to continue her work as a holistic health practitioner. Jessica has a never-ending desire to learn and grow…and to share her experience in service to others.
Gentle Yoga (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Wednesdays from 8:00 to 9:00 pm
Through the gentle holding and flowing of postures, we open and stabilize our body/mind container. Then we learn to fill it with energy from our practice and carry that energy everywhere we go as a heightened state of aliveness. Students will be guided to BREATHE, RELAX, FEEL, WATCH, and ALLOW. Suitable for all levels, beginners welcome.