Jackie's love of yoga began 15 years ago, when she began practicing in Indianapolis, IN where she lived. Soon yoga became not only a daily practice, but a way of life. She was not only inspired by the beauty of the practice, but by the connection that it provided to the community. Her passion grew as she began to travel, and incorporate yoga everywhere she went. Jackie's teachers include Sri Dharma Mittra, as well as teacher workshops with Bryan Kest, Raghunath, and Krishna Das.
An E-RYT 200 certified teacher, Jackie completed her teacher training at The Yoga Center of Indiana in 2007. As a mother of 5 children, she has found the relevance of yoga in every aspect of her life. Teaching is not only a joy, but a devotion and a way to give back. "A flame can light a thousand candles and never lose any of its strength." These words by Buddha have inspired her to share her love of yoga. The passion and compassion that yoga embodies, is the place she teaches from. Jackie incorporates the relatable qualities of yoga philosophy in a challenging vinyasa flow, comprised of creative sequencing, unique playlists and high energy. She has co-led teacher training workshops at New York Yoga and The Yoga Studio of Indiana on The Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. In addition, Jackie has co-led teacher training modules on In Search of Rasa; Embodied Yoga Philosophy.