My first introduction to Ashtanga was nearly a decade ago when I participated in a class Jessica was teaching in our area. Her professional yet warm and encouraging presence made me want to learn more from her about this particular kind of yoga practice. Although I have had the opportunity to learn from other Ashtanga instructors I seek out classes where Jessica is teaching. She has a consistency in her leadership yet a sense in knowing and setting the tone of each specific class. The personal guidance she gives, and adjustments she makes in our poses, seem to happen at just the right moment when one needs them. Jessica is an outstanding instructor who lives her practice.