As a former social worker with a corporate background, Jackie is passionate about writing, sharing yoga/healing modalities to support your healing process. She currently works as a writer, yoga therapist and group facilitator with the Other Parents Like Me network supporting those with kids who are struggling with mental health issues. https://oplm.com/
Jackie has 22 years as registered yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance certified ERYT-500, YACEP® expert teacher trainer) and eight years as a yoga therapist with the International Association Yoga Therapists member http://www.iayt.org/member/jackiejackson.
She shares her books, meditation, therapeutics, stress reduction, and lifestyle management skills to thousands in a variety of schools, studios, clubs, corporations, retreats, and teacher trainings. Current classes: Livestrong Cancer Survivor program facilitator and ongoing yoga and meditation classes at the YMCA, privates, and online nationally through OPLM.com.
Her debut as an author is Urge Overkill: A Story of Breaking Free, a self-help book on overcoming domestic violence from her days working at a domestic violence and rape shelter. Her second is Integrative Healing: A Holistic Approach to Trauma Recovery that integrates info on how Psychology/ Allopathic Medicine comes together with complementary modalities for the layperson. It is a lifeline/toolbox of practices based on expert research in both fields to connect you with your internal strength and healing abilities. Each chapter offers resources and DIY practices to explore.
Offering Yoga & Writing Services
Yoga therapy & meditation for you and your group in a variety of settings including corporate spaces, nature retreats, studios, schools, local shelters, both live and online nationally.
Writer: Jackie offers over a decade of experience as a freelance writer for newsletters, newspapers, magazines, psychology papers, white papers, copy writing/editing, features, and articles. During this span, Jackie covered a wide range of topics including but not limited to local news/events, trauma, domestic violence, healing, self-help, travel, and yoga therapy.
What to expect in my yoga classes, workshops, and retreats: Jackie teaches yoga in a mindful, breath-centered, flow (aka vinyasa) style with a focus on therapeutics, accommodating injuries, and adapting the poses to meet you where you are.
Come explore a variety of tools to meet your needs drawing from the Eight Limbs of Yoga Philosophy. In addition to postures and breath work, practice might include mantra, mudra, meditation and other curated experiences to help you delve further into holistic healing modalities tailored to these special interest topics as presented in her books.
Her specialties include: prenatal yoga, structural yoga therapy, trauma-informed yoga, and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and other meditations. She is a Reiki Master in the tradition of Dr. Mikao Usui.
Teaching, Writing & Corporate Services
Yoga Privates, Group Sessions or Retreats
Freelance writing, editing, copy writing and white papers
Hire Me: 3 Packages
Family Yoga/ Corporate Package: Relax and bond with loved ones/ your group with yoga. The family/group that does yoga together...
Trauma Informed/ Therapeutic Yoga: Invitational, accessible yoga with lots of options and adapted to meet your individual needs, the opposite of one size fits all...
Yoga for Anxiety: An accessible practice that engages with the physiological effects of stress in the nervous system, works through it and ends with down regulation for calm.
Package cost: $125 for an hour and a 15 minutes.
Jackie is the best yoga instructor I have ever worked with, she is an expert in her field. She focuses on a deep yoga experience that emphasizes both the inner and outer journey. She incorporates different types of yoga into her classes (vinyasa/yin/therapeutic) so I'm always learning something new about the practice, my body and myself. Jackie is knowledgeable and practiced in many healing modalities.
A private yoga session may include chakra healing, breathing techniques, therapeutic yoga, meditations, mantras, or sound bowls. I always leave feeling a sense of self-acceptance, self-knowledge, and new possibility. Recommending Jackie to a friend makes me feel like I am giving that friend a special gift — the gift of working with a healer whose teachings and presence are transformational.
Marcelle Soveiro- Student
“Jackie was my first yoga teacher. When I attended my first class with her close to thirteen years ago, it was in a difficult place in my life. Having recently lost my Mother to cancer and trying to cope with every day life, I was trying to find some sort of peace and stability. Jackie helped me find that. I enjoyed her classes so much that I've continued to practice yoga over the last 12+ years. Her classes were relaxing and challenging at the same time and she always incorporated different aspects of yoga into each class. I was saddened when Jackie and her family moved to CT but I also knew that she would be successful wherever she was and would inspire more people like she inspired me to live and love yoga!”
Laura Barlow - Student
"Jackie brings care and love to her teaching. Her classes have wonderful variety and are always fun. She provides just the right amount of physical challenge, and always has creative options for deepening or modifying poses to be appropriate for a wide range of students. But it is her authentic presence, open heart, and desire to share what she has learned, that make Jackie such a special teacher.”
Ann Jones - Ten year student
"I practiced yoga with Jackie for more than ten years. Her style is so fluid and harmonious that you "feel" the poses she presents without even having to "think" about them. Her gentle touch and voice enable you to completely lose all track of the outside world while you are practicing. I thoroughly enjoyed every single one of her classes!”
Pat Harman- Student