Hi! I’m Jessinia (she/her or they/them pronouns) and am a yoga teacher in Seattle (occupied Duwamish land). I’ve been practicing yoga since I could walk, learning from my yoga teacher mom and expert arm-balancer dad. While managing my chronic illness and anxiety, 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 (poses) as I once could. This led me to my passion to make yoga more accessible for any body at any time in their life.

Curious of the history and practice of yoga, I completed my 200 hour yoga training at Sangha Yoga Studio in Seattle in 2019-2020 with Heather Faulkin, along with other amazing teachers. I am also completing the Yoga for All training with Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes. I am continually learning how to engage all eight limbs of yoga to become a better person. Currently, I am working through a somatic study of My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem and am committed to unlearning the racism in my body.

Featured photos by Cassandra Nickerson and Kate Miller.

Tattoos pictured by Lola Ocian and Mary Campbell.

Healing together.