A certified registered Hatha Yoga teacher with over 200 hours of training (RYT-200) with Rasika Yoga School (City Yoga of Columbia), Jeff began practicing yoga 15 years ago to help keep his body and mind in good physical condition while in recovery. After receiving the therapeutic benefits of yoga and becoming more grounded in all areas of his life, he was convinced that transformation through yoga is not only possible but also empowering and enjoyable.
Jeff believes that yoga is most beneficial when applied to practical, everyday life experiences. This philosophy means he presents his classes in a way that best serves his students and simplifies a seemingly complicated practice. He offers a challenging yet accessible yoga class that is infused with philosophy, breathing, anatomy and alignment. He is continually growing both as a teacher and a student. His training is ongoing and constantly evolving. His dedication and passion for yoga allows him to continually grow while sharing all of his knowledge and enthusiasm with his students.
Heal Your Body. Heal Your Soul.™
Yoga Teacher (RYT-500, E-RYT-200, YACEP®)
Holy Fire® Reiki III Karuna Reiki® Master
Heart Decoder, Life Path Coach (Certified Life Coach)
Josee currently lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and is the owner of Palmetto Yoga & Reiki Center in Columbia. She was born in Canada. She speaks French and English. Before changing her life in 2011, she was a stressed-out workaholic in the corporate and fast-paced music industry in Nashville, TN.
In 2008, a health scare caused her to begin her healing journey. She practiced yoga for many years for the physical benefit of it, but it wasn’t until her health scare that her love for yoga grew even more. Not only did she feel better physically, but her spirituality deepened. She found herself making smarter choices with her nutrition and in her life in general. She was calmer, happier, and so much more comfortable in her skin. That’s when she learned that in yoga, body, AND mind go together.
Yoga, mind, body, and energy, beautifully intertwined together, inspired her to dive into the world of energy through Reiki, tuning forks, and working with clients as a Life Path Coach (certified life coach). Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that aligns energy by means of touch. This activates the natural healing process, restoring physical and emotional well-being. Josee is currently certified as a Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki III Karuna Reiki® Master. Tuning Fork Therapy is a very gentle, yet powerful modality to treat the body and mind and restore inner balance and health. It works with the nervous system, the tissues, and the more subtle energies of the body. It is deeply relaxing and restoring and can offer long-term benefits.
Diving even deeper into energy work, her path took her to study Tai Chi & Qigong with Sifu Essud Fungcap Jr, from Heart Center Therapy in Atlanta, GA. She is currently a certified Tai Chi & Qigong Sifu. When she isn’t performing Reiki treatments, aligning a client’s biofield with tuning forks, or teaching yoga or Tai Chi and Qigong, Josee is a public speaker, an entrepreneur, a military wife, a fur mommy, and an avid reader.