Jackie came to yoga several years ago looking for a new way to manage stress and find more flexibility in the body. As she continued practicing, she noticed that yoga has the power to transform one’s mind, body, and spirit. She wanted to deepen her practice by completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training. With a continued interest in the mind-body connection, she completed her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Iowa.
Jackie’s passion lies at the interface of mind-body practices and psychological-science. Research has now confirmed what’s been taught in the ancient practice of yoga- that the mind and body are not separate entities, but rather, they are interconnected, affect one another, and together, affect our health. Yoga can help us optimize our health through strengthening our mind-body connection. The practice allows for deepening our awareness of sensation and tuning into messages from the body, rather than taking our thoughts as truth. As a yoga instructor and psychologist, she is committed to offering a practice that helps people find freedom in their body, so that they can find freedom in their mind.
Heartland Yoga has been Jackie’s “yoga home base” for several years and she’s thrilled to have the opportunity to pass on the bliss and freedom that she found in her own practice here. Jackie offers psychologically-informed yoga workshops and classes that integrate practical tools from both disciplines (yoga philosophy and psychological-science) resulting in a transformative experience you can carry with you into your daily life.
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