Arise Yoga + Wellness’ mission is to inspire health in people to help them find peace and calm in life. We believe yoga is for ALL bodies, regardless of age, mobility, gender, or anything else. We bring yoga to people through public and private classes, personalized teaching, workshops, and more.
Jessie is an experienced 200 hour certified yoga teacher, certified prenatal yoga teacher, certified doula, an Ayurvedic doula, and an Ayurvedic lifestyle coach and practitioner.Jessie King, E-CYT 200, CPYT, CD, AyurDoula
My yoga journey started in Austin when I was a child. Yoga was part of the curriculum at my school and I loved it! While growing up, I always had yoga books, and a lot of weekend mornings, Mom would find me doing yoga before breakfast if I wasn’t sleeping the sleep of exhausted teenage years. It wasn’t till about 2007 when I found a studio I loved that I really established anything close to a regular practice. Between moving a lot and having a hard time finding a studio I loved again, I mostly practiced at home, attending workshops and classes whenever I could.
In 2017, after years of wanting to complete yoga teacher training, I made that goal a reality! I completed my 200-hour certification from Alpha Omega Yoga, a Registered Yoga Alliance school, taught by Sheri Cherokee, E-RYT 500. In 2019, I completed my prenatal yoga teacher training with Cheryl Johnson, E-RYT 200, PRYT, YACEP at OmBalance, a Registered Yoga Alliance school. She is not only a fellow doula but an Ayurvedic practitioner who really encouraged me to dive into the things that fascinate me and help me to serve others more deeply. In 2018, I completed doula training with BEST Doulas, and in 2019 started a mentorship with Cheryl Johnson for Ayurvedic care during pregnancy and postpartum.
I love all types of yoga but really enjoy teaching gentle yoga, yin, and Yoga Nidra classes. I find a lot of fulfillment working with seniors and people who have limited mobility. I incorporate a lot of things like resistance bands and weights into classes. Classes look less like a flow class and more like an exploration of how we move, and what we can do to make moving easier.
I have taught classes in gyms, homes, rec centers, at retreats, and outside with goats! Yoga can happen pretty much anywhere, for anyone!
Feel free to reach out with questions, I would love to talk with you about adding yoga into your life or event!