Jessica Weiss

Jessica Weiss


Class Type:

Vinyasa Flow, Yin/Yang, Kids Classes

Teaching Style:

Intentional, Mindful, Creative, Sweaty & Silly

Bio:

Originally from Cheshire, Connecticut, Jessica began dancing at the age of three and hasn't stopped since. A professional modern dancer, she has been touring and performing domestically and internationally since her move to New York City in 2002. As is too often the story, the repeated overuse of her body coupled with old injuries improperly cared for drove her to visit many chiropractic, osteopathic, acupuncture and physical therapy offices. Searching for a more affordable and sustainable maintenance practice, she popped into a Vinyasa Flow class and immediately felt at home. Her biweekly practice quickly turned daily and she began to see that yoga could offer her more than just a good workout and a way to prevent and heal injury, but also a greater understanding of the Self, of true self care, of doing less, of the power of a present mind. 

In 2014, Jessica had the honor of completing Brooklyn Yoga Project's first 200 hour yoga teacher training. Her classes incorporate her innate love of dance with a focus on the transitions between asanas, intention, proper alignment and clarity of movement and mind. Be prepared to work hard, play harder, reward yourself, sweat and get out of your head. 

Jessica graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Dance and Dance Writing from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU in 2005, achieved a Comprehensive Pilates Mat training from the Kane School of Core Integration in 2006, recently completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Little Flower Yoga Teacher Training (teaching kids mindfulness and movement), and is an E-RYT 200 yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance.

She is the studio manager of Brooklyn Yoga Project and is incredibly grateful to have found a home in such a warm, generous, welcoming, supportive and intelligent community.