Studio owner, Jess Bichler has a rich yogic history, steeped in a variety of trainings and lineages, bringing a wealth of knowledge to her classes, workshops and teacher trainings. Through more than 20 years of teaching Jess has honed her ability to connect with students in a supportive and motivational way to help them uncover the joy and benefits of yoga and establish a commitment to their practice.
Jess came to yoga in her teens, recognizing it as a path towards staying active and healthy throughout every stage of life and began teaching in 2001. She has had the opportunity to study myriad yoga styles, particularly the prominent lines of Iyengar, Ashtanga and Anusara – each complimenting her attention to alignment and core engagement gained as a gymnast – as well as therapeutic and kids yoga. Her formal education and certifications were earned at the Morningside School of Yoga in upstate New York, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, and most recently 200 and 500 hour certifications from the Wilmington Yoga Center. Jess holds a MA in Visual and Cultural Anthropology and views yoga through this lens as an opportunity to understand one another with more depth and compassion. Her influential teachers include Michael Smith, Larry Hobbs, Rodney Yee, Stacey Millner-Collins, Cheryl Crawford, Kristin Cooper and Donna Gardner. Jessica has led local and international yoga retreats, 200 and 500 hour yoga teacher trainings, and specialized workshops on a variety of topics. She loves pulling from her diverse background to offer practices in response to the specific needs and abilities of her students including everything from gentle and chair yoga, to kids yoga, to advanced practices focusing on arm balances and inversions. She particularly enjoys introducing new students to the practice and supporting yoga teachers to refine and deepen their ability to make yoga fun, accessible, and profound. Her goal is to lovingly support students down the path of living a yogic lifestyle in all aspects.
of living a yogic lifestyle in all aspects.