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Jessica Barnes-Smith

Jessica Barnes Smith, E-RYT 500, NASM-CPT Jessica has always been inspired by the human form and its movement. She began practicing yoga in the fall of 2000 while recovering from injuries related to a car accident. She regained strength and mobility through a steady practice but was surprised that yoga revealed a powerful subtle awareness. This feeling of embodiment allowed for a deeper connection to herself and others. She finally felt at home in her own body and hopes to share that experience with others. Jessica shares yoga with people of all ages and abilities. She adjusts her classes to fit the students. She offers both gentle and advanced classes as well as specialty classes for children, chair yoga classes, yoga for service members, and adaptive yoga for people living in a difficult body. Jessica earned her 500hr teaching certificate through Asheville Yoga Center. She studied children’s yoga with Childlight Yoga, mindful resilience with Veterans Yoga Project, and trauma-informed yoga. Jessica continues to study adaptive yoga with Mind Body Solutions and she is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Jessica graduated from Winthrop University with a BFA. She is an artist, spouse, mother of two girls, and a lover of nature.

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