Jessica began studying yoga over 15 years ago and has enjoyed learning and growing with Harrisburg's sweet yoga community as a teacher and student since 2012. With a background in classical ballet and modern dance, Jessica received her 200 hour teaching certification from Just Plain Yoga Studio in Camp Hill and studied Yin Yoga with Richard Gartner (Schoolhouse Yoga in Pittsburgh) and Corina Benner (Wake Up Yoga in Philadelphia). Jessica has a deep commitment to her community and non-violence. She enjoys learning about herbalism and gardening, social and environmental justice, knitting and reading. Jessica lives in Harrisburg with her son.
Jessica Cavey instructs the following:
Yin yoga is a practice of longer-held “stretchy” postures to get into the body’s connective tissue (ligaments, tendons, and fascia). Sustaining postures for 3-5 minutes allows one’s body weight and gravity to deepen into the pose. Through Yin, one develops “core flexibility” (as opposed to “core strength”) while simultaneously opening energetic pathways. Great for beginners to advanced students.
For students who want a deeply relaxing and less physically challenging class. This compassionate approach emphasizes slower meditative simple movements. Plan to release tension, increase flexibility and breathe deeply. Accommodations will be made for people with limitations.