Jackie's journey into yoga began years ago at the YMCA. At that time yoga was gently calling but she was not ready to submit. Little by little she felt the "power" of yoga in the most amazing way in her life in 2010 after taking several classes at a hot yoga studio. It was not just about the way she felt physically, but how she felt mentally. Everything just seemed better and her thirst to learn more grew.
Then the opportunity opened for her to take training for the 200RYT. This experience changed her life. She is still on a path of learning in order to deepen her practice, teaching, and the ability to share yoga with as many people as possible. She completed her 500 hour certification in the fall of 2014, with Yax Yoga Concepts here in Virginia Beach, Mindful Yoga Therapy 100 hr certification, as well as iRest Yoga Nidra in May 2015.
Jackie believes that yoga is something that can transform us if we allow it to.
Jackie has two children and has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 20 years! She has two brown labs and they ALL do yoga! :) In addition to yoga, she loves to run and participate in organized racing, loves the sun, ocean, and being with her family.