Hi! I’m Jessinia (she/her and they/them pronouns) and am a yoga student and teacher in Seattle. I’ve been practicing asana (postures) since I could walk, learning from my yoga teacher mom and expert arm-balancer dad. While managing my chronic illness and anxiety a few years ago, I started to deepen my home practice to get back into my body. I had to get creative on my mat when I didn’t have the capacity to do asana as I once could. This led me to my passion to learn more about yoga and to teach yoga in a more accessible way for any body at any time in their life. I am continually learning how to engage all eight limbs of yoga.
I acknowledge that I am on the unceded ancestral land of Coast Salish Tribes, specifically the Duwamish (Dkhw Duw’Absh) people, a people that are still here.
I acknowledge that I am a white yoga teacher in the colonizing West. I work to honor the lineages of yoga, which originated in India, Egypt, and many indigenous practices around the world.
200 hour yoga training at Sangha Yoga Studio in Seattle led by Heather Faulkin, along with other amazing teachers
Yoga for All online 25 hour training led by Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes
Year-long somatic abolitionist study of My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem
150 hour yoga mentorship at Within You
Featured photos by Cassandra Nickerson and Kate Miller.
Tattoos pictured by Lola Ocian and Mary Campbell.