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Jessica Leigh Smith

I approach teaching yoga as holding space. Using the physical asana postures to find focus and grounding, I build creative sequence steeped in anatomical knowledge and thoughtful transitions to allow deeper access into postures, using the thread of breath and intention to tie everything together and cultivate deeper awareness. I believe in teaching in a collaborative way to meet each student where they are, no matter the level of physical activity or prior yoga experience. 

I love that yoga allows us to deeply connect with our bodies and embrace our bodies' continual change - a change that is constant for everyone, but is especially noticeable during pregnancy and in growing kids! I'm thankful that yoga helps me tap into this awareness and find deep rest.

I completed my 200-hour teacher training at Jaya Yoga Center in Brooklyn, and my pregnancy and postpartum yoga training at Seattle Holistic Center with Colette Crawford. When off the mat, you'll find me exploring Seattle, testing out new recipes, feeding my creative impulses, and on long walks with my partner, Ben, and my pup, Moose.