Jessica Croker, RYT-200, sees the yoga mat as a laboratory for experimentation. It’s a place to move and feel, to try new things and to settle into safety. She approaches asana practice as an investigation, guiding students to move with awareness and experience how bone and muscle and fascia fit into each other. It’s this awareness that helps us expand our capacity to choose— to move on purpose— to act with agency in our bodies. The beautiful thing is that the lessons learned in physical ways spill over into our energetic, mental, and emotional layers. Her classes move at a thoughtful pace, sometimes subtle, but always powerful. You might even get to hear her pluck her guitar and chant mantra during savasana.
She started practicing yoga in 2001 while expecting her 2nd baby and now has two decades of consistent practice under her belt. In 20013, after she weened her 6th baby, she did her 200 hr. teacher training in Shambavanada Yoga at Shoshoni Yoga Retreat in the beautiful mountains of Nederland, CO. Since that time she has done more advanced trainings through the Shambavanda school focusing on functional movement and modern fascia research. She has also trained with Cecily Milne of Yoga Detour and is a Yoga Detour Informed teacher. Jessica loves riding her bike and stand-up paddle boarding, making art and music, and hanging out with her husband (of 23 years) and 6 children. You can find out more about her at jessicacroker.com
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