Jessica Anderson, ERYT, found her personal practice of Ashtanga yoga in 1996 and has been a teacher since 2000. Certifications received from Sarah Powers as well as a 300 hour general and advanced teacher training from The Yoga Tree in her native city Seattle, Washington, have accumulated to over 500 hours of training. In addition, teacher intensives with David Life and Sharon Gannon (Jivamukti Yoga), David Swenson and Rodney Yee and have influenced Jessica with a wide range of teaching styles. In 2005, Jessica Co-Directed the first 200 hour yoga alliance registered teacher training held in the Conejo Valley. In addition, she has lead workshops for Back Care, anatomy for yoga, yogic philosophy, meditation and yin yoga.
As a student, Jessica’s practice explores the traditional Buddhist teachings of mindfulness and meditation, Patanjali’s Ashtanga yoga, the teachings of Osho, and Tantra. Her lifelong investigation of direct experience through svadhaya (self study) has proved to be the main support for her path while she continues to draws inspiration and from her sangha (yoga community) and teachers Max Strom and Saul David Raye. In 2005, Jessica became a second level Reiki energy practitioner to enhance her understanding of the subtle body.