Jessica De Lasaux
I studied yoga philosophy before learning the postures. In 1999 I took a course in Asian Philosophy my freshman year of college where I was introduced to the Bhagavad Gita for the first time. Looking back, this text established the foundation and planted the seeds for how I approach my life. After moving to the Napa Valley in 2001 I frequented the San Francisco Zen Center to establish my meditation practice. In 2003 I took a yoga class for a PE credit where I discovered the benefits of modern postural yoga. I was fortunate to learn from a knowledgeable teacher who taught within the anusara lineage. I developed a home practice based on this small sliver of information, at that time there were no local studios in Napa. Once studios began to open it was also challenging to find an instructor I resonated with, I was seeking something more than gym yoga. In 2015 my friends and colleagues encouraged me to make the transition from student to teacher. My initial two hundred hours of training were with Janet Stone, I refer to my life as "before Janet" and "after Janet." I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel with Janet to India as part of my foundational teachings. Through her, I was introduced to Yoga Therapy and my first Yoga Therapeutics instructor, Harvey Deutch. I completed a 100 hundred hour training with Harvey in San Francisco, and then launched right into an 800 hour training in 2017 to undergo certification as a Yoga Therapist. I attended my Yoga Therapy training in Marin County through an accredited program with the Stress Management Center and received my certification in 2020.
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Yoga Therapists are at the helm of scientific medical research and are in demand by institutions such as hospitals, schools and corporate wellness programs. It's obvious that people are craving the benefits that yoga offers that the modern healthcare system doesn't quite understand. By wielding Therapeutic Yoga tools I am able to develop a holistic practice for each individual without aggravating their condition, allowing them to build confidence and increased health. If you are tired of conventional and pharmaceutical methods for resolving your suffering, you have come to the right place.
2017 - 2020
In October of 2017 I entered an accredited 800 hour training through the Stress Management Center of Marin to become certified as a Therapeutic Yoga teacher, acknowledged by the International Alliance of Yoga Therapists (IAYT.) I received my certification in December of 2020.
Baccalaureate degree in Liberal Arts from Sonoma State University.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Green Associate certification
Completed a 100 hour, 10 month, Therapeutic Yoga Training with Harvey Deutch in San Francisco.
Received my initial 200 hour Yoga Teacher certification from Janet Stone. I attended an immersion with Janet in Southern India, the Motherland.
Began as a student of yoga. My first teacher was Marcy Nielsen-Berruezo, an instructor at the Napa Valley Junior College, who taught in the anusara approach.