Jackie's yoga practice, which began in 2005, took her to south India in 2008 to study classical Hatha yoga for five months. In 2009, she earned her 200-hour certification with Yoga Teachers Training Institute and in 2011, Jackie completed her 500-hour teacher training with Yoga Teachers Training Institute studying classial Hatha yoga. Jackie's exposure to the Iyengar tradition has been in learning from Chicago-based teacher, Gabriel Halpern. In 2012, Jackie began the Ashtanga practice, studying over 150 hours with Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann in Miami. In 2015, Jackie trained to teach prenatal yoga under the guidance of Heather Simonson.
Jackie specializes in working with chronic pain, spinal conditions, and injuries, utilizing the yoga practice as therapy to rehabilitate areas of imbalance. In her open level classes that cater to people of all ages and experience, Jackie weaves in the philosophical teachings from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, resulting in a well-rounded practice for mind and body. With thousands of hours of teaching experience, Jackie has worked with brand new beginner students to those aspiring and training to become yoga teachers, teenagers at Ward Melville High School to students first beginning a yoga practice in their seventies, and has done public, private, and semi-private sessions for families in their homes and in various local studios and facilities.
If you are working with specific conditions, limitations, or injuries, please email jackieyogaLI@gmail.com prior to your first session or to ask any questions.