JESS SMITH YOGA
Breath. Awareness. Integrity. Grace.
Yoga is a living and ever expanding practice. I wholeheartedly believe that yoga is not just a practice we do on our mats, it's a practice we do each day and with each breath. LIVING YOGA is what resonates with me; taking the skills, challenges, successes, and experiences we have on our mats, and applying them to our everyday lives. Come explore with me on the mat, and I truly believe yoga will change your life.
ONE HOUR CUSTOMISED LESSON
Private lesson with written notes and sequence.
Looking to start a new practice or deepen your existing one? Whether you are intending to relieve stress, have an injury, want to build strength or prepare for childbirth, I will work with you to create a sustainable practice that meets your needs. We will open your practice on deeper levels by understanding new postures one on one, learn simple pranayama (breathing) and meditation techniques to practice at home. This can be tailored for Couples, Groups, and Pregnancy.
2019 Term 2 - April 29th - July 5th
Monday 1230pm -130pm
9 weeks @ Mt Pleasant Centre.
no class on Queens Birthday
10 weeks @ Mt Pleasant Centre.
10 weeks @ Sumner Yoga Studio, 42 Nayland Street
Over the course of the term, we will flow through the 5 elements of yoga. We will begin slowly and steadily, before building sequences with more heat and flow. Our aim is to sustain this grounded yet fluid energy that resides in all of us. You will leave each practice feeling grounded, nourished and energized, allowing you to incorporate this same focus and strength of mind to every aspect of your life.
10 weeks $180 (for 1 class a week) at one venue of choice or $20 (casual). Suits all levels. Spaces limited, book now! If you can't make your booked class, please text in advance: 021 051 9305.
FOR QUALIFIED TEACHERS
A unique programme for qualified yoga teachers that provides positive support & further training to refine your yoga career.
Mentoring can help you increase confidence, find direction & develop your path as yoga teacher. I will attend one of your yoga classes, providing you with detailed feedback & a coaching session.
What we do together: 1. Refine your personal practice to support the work you are doing. 2. Learn how to observe student bodies in a class setting. 3. Build sequences and offer modifications or variations for students. 4. Find your authentic voice and unique offering as a yoga teacher, share book resources, journal exercises and theme designing for classes.
EVENTS + WORKSHOPS
OUR NEXT WORKSHOP OR RETREAT IS:
Soul Food Yoga
Spring Women's Retreat
with Jess Smith and Dawn Alman
October 19th–22nd 2017
at Sherwood Lodge, Queenstown
My Upcoming Events
About Jess Smith
I have always held a strong belief in mind-body connection since a little girl. I was lucky enough to find yoga in my early teens and after high school I followed my heart to study yoga in Los Angeles. I began my career as a full time yoga teacher in 2004, and later on finished my BSC in Nutritional Studies. From there I have traveled the world widely and in 2007 found myself in Christchurch. I have been teaching in the community of Christchurch since 2007 and in that time I co-created Flow Hot Yoga Studio in Christchurch.
Yoga teaching and my family are my true passions. I have been blessed with an amazing husband and two wonderful children, who let me be who I really am.
I am primarily a Vinyasa Flow teacher, although I adore teaching ALL styles of yoga, because variety is the spice of life! I have certifications in the following disciplines: Bikram, Baron Baptiste Power Yoga, Janet Stone Vinyasa School, Yin Yoga, Pre/postnatal, Children's Yoga, and Yoga for Pain Therapy.
In order to help keep my yoga fire burning bright and share that light with others, I love to be the student, continuing my own education and studies on various aspects of yoga. My hours of teacher training now exceed over one thousand hours, and I have no intention of stopping! Some of my most inspirational experiences have been with Janet Stone, Aimee Joy Nitzberg, Sarah Powers, Tiffany Cruikshank and Rod Stryker.