Jessica Pate first tried yoga in 2008, looking for a new, physical practice after finishing a decade-long swimming career. After stepping out of her first class, Jessica knew that her practice would be an influential component to guide her moving forward.
Inspired by the impact yoga had on her own life, Jessica completed her 200 hour teacher training under the guidance of Ame Wren and Brenna Matthews, with supporting faculty including Kevin Courtney, Nicole Clark, and Josh Summers. Jessica is continuing her study of all realms of yoga by pursuing her 500 hour training through the Boston Yoga School and is also certified to teach children's yoga. In addition to her yoga education, Jessica has been trained as a physiologist since 2005 and holds two Masters of Science degrees in Exercise Physiology and Human Physiology. She maintains a scientific site, PhysiologyofYoga.com, which focuses on different elements of physiology and how they relate to the yoga practice.
During her classes, Jessica draws from the knowledge her teachers have gifted her, as well as her scientific physiology background, to incorporate elements that best serve the energy and needs of the class. Jessica instructs a fluid, alignment-based sequence to teach the physical asana practice, bringing attention to the different ways the body provides us with feedback. Jessica strives to educate her students on the different languages of the body and how to tap into this intuitive knowledge to respect your internal and external states in each moment. For more information on Jessica, visit JessicaPate.com