Jacki found yoga as a safe place to hide from the chaos of everyday life. She immediately became inspired by the healing powers of yoga and began calling it ‘magic.’ A teacher of hers told her that may be false advertisement, but for Jacki, yoga has been just that – magical.
Jacki teaches Vinyasa flow – a vigorous, athletic, breathing practice that builds heat within the body, strengthens and conditions the body and also increases flexibility. She also teaches gentle restorative – a very slow moving, meditative, breathing practice that uses props and the weight of the body to relax and settle down. She believes we spend most of our days gripping, holding, clenching, and hardening. We take very little time to let go, release, and to be soft. This is the reason she loves the opposite yet complimentary energies in Vinyasa style and Restorative style yoga.
Jacki steps on her mat everyday – as a student and a teacher. Her work integrates movement with mindfulness. She offers clear instruction, with an emphasis on how the pose should feel rather than how it looks. Her intention is to build trust – a connection with her students, and to create a space where the students can begin to trust themselves. Because that’s where all the magic begins.
Jacki received her Yoga training at Metrowest Yoga and Training Center in Worcester, MA.