Growing up in Nashville, Jessica was immersed in music, theatre and dance through her childhood. She attended Millikin University in Decatur, IL where she received her Bachelors Degree in Theatre. The cold of the midwest led Jessica to a Bikram yoga practice. Returning to Nashville in 2011, she began practicing a restorative type of yoga called ‘Awareness with Corinne Champigny.’ This practice helped Jessica to reconnect with her body and make new discoveries. She studied regularly with Corinne and soon discovered a love for sharing the practice with others through teaching. At first she subbed for Corinne, and then was blessed to be able to hold the space for others at Liberation Yoga in Nashville where she took her Yoga Alliance teacher training. It was during the teacher training that Jessica’s friend Lloyd introduced her to SMARTCore. After completing the Structural Integration series with Kaylee Cahoon and taking many classes, Jessica has grown her appreciation for the interconnectivity of the body and the two way dialogue we have with it on a daily basis. When Jessica is not at SMARTCore, you can find her taking ballet classes, sharing the practice of yoga, hanging out with friends or studying more about history, the body, or yoga!