Jessica Sharry found her way to the path of yoga formally in the year of 2000, but from the time she was a child she was drawn to both the outer form (as reflected in asana) as well as the ideas inherent in this system that is both art and science.
Jessica attended her first yoga teacher training with David Swenson in 2002, and in 2004 completed a teacher training with Anthony “Prem” Carlisi and Rupali Embry. Her own practice, and teaching is inspired by many of her earliest teachers including Sandra Carden, Rupali, Tania Jo Ingrahm, and Cathy Louise Broda as well as more recently M.S. Vishwanath. In 2008 Jessica took her first trip to Mysore, India to study at KPJAYI and in 2014 received the blessing (Level One Authorization) from her teacher R. Sharath Jois, to teach the Primary Series of ashtanga yoga.
It was through the teachings, philosophy, and experience gleaned through her yoga practice that Jessica’s interest in spirituality and psychology deepened. Jessica pursued her interests in psychology, consciousness studies, yoga philosophy, ayurveda and holistic health on her own and then formally at the graduate level at Western Michigan University, where she received a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Jessica continues to deepen her understanding and experience of life through her yoga studies, meditation, and though her relationship with her husband Tero. Jessica received training in Past Life Regression and meditation at Mumuksha Centre for Transformation with B. Naga Kumar, and in Vajrayana Buddhist Tantric studies and meditation with Kulavadhuta Satpurananda, both of India.
Jessica is based in Helsinki, Finland, but also travels to her home town of Empire, Michigan, USA, and to Mysore, India for continued studies.