Los Angeles, CaliforniaJessica’s dedication and passion for movement began as a young child and has continued to flourish throughout her entire life. After earning a B.S. in Kinesiology, Exercise and Movement Science, at San Francisco State University, Jessica has completed the pre-medical academic curricula and coursework in neuromuscular science.
Starting with classical ballet, Jessica continues to practice and perform all forms of dance. After having received certifications in Gyrotonic and yoga, she teaches these disciplines in her private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Along with her private practice, Jessica volunteered in two Intensive Care Units at the University of California San Francisco Medical Hospital under the tutelage of Heidi Engle, DPT, a pioneer in the early mobilization program.
To prevent and treat disorders in diverse populations, Jessica is creating specific equipment that combines the gymnastic aspects of Gyrotonic/Yoga/ Pilates/Capoeira with traditional physical therapy techniques. Jessica’s dream is to be earn a Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in the United States to endow her with the expertise and experience to transform her passion into her life’s work.
Jessica is continuing her studies in the field of physical therapy at Samuel Merritt University, DPT class of 2016. She is indebted to the physical therapy profession for changing her life on three different occasions: first, as a blossoming dancer, then to her trials with lower extremity paresis and lastly, to her volunteer experiences. Jessica's ambition is to evince physical therapy is preventive medicine and benefits all members of society.
Los Angeles, CaliforniaYoga TeacherKnown as a “teachers’ teacher,” Annie’s yoga classes have evolved into an intelligent, organic SmartFLOW, marrying juicy movement with rigorous discipline. Annie believes that practicing yoga provides “points of dharana” -- gateways to inner stillness and compassion. Annie leads public classes, in-depth workshops and SmartFLOW teacher trainings at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, CA. She is the author of “RelaxDEEPLY”, a CD of restorative yoga, and “ Yoga for Total Back Care” a DVD produced by Yoga Journal. Annie is also a columnist for Yoga Journal and Origins Magazine. Practicing with Annie, expect intensity, honesty, laughter and love.
Los Angeles, CarliforniaKundalini YogaMaya has combined her talents as a successful classical pianist and performer with her upbeat personality, culminating in a unique and revolutionary style of yoga and meditation for modern living. Maya's style of yoga is based on the Kundalini Yoga tradition. Her visible philosophy of good health and living with inner peace and confidence, have made her one of the most in-demand yoga instructors in Europe. Her classes are fun, uplifting and above all inspirational. Maya has grown far beyond the yoga studio, taking her teachings across various mediums, including TV, DVD, CD, and merchandise. Maya is featured daily on Body in Balance in the UK, and her first book, “Yoga for Real Life,” has been translated into several languages and has already sold 20,000 copies worldwide.