Jessie Hill found her way to her mat after years of athletics. While competing at the University of Maryland as a hammer thrower, Jessie never really took time to listen to and take care of her body. Once she was finally done competing, Jessie felt a void from no longer being part of a team, so she stumbled into a studio and the rest is history. What started out as a sport replacement, quickly became so much more. It wasn't long before old teammates and coworkers were asking for yoga lessons, so Jessie completed her 200-hour YTT with Thrive Yoga in 2014. Initially, Jessie was drawn to the fiery, challenging side of the asana, which led her to explore acroyoga- a partner yoga practice with acrobatic inspirations. In 2016, Jessie traveled to Bali, Indonesia for her 100-hour ACROVINYASA training. This practice cultivates trust and communication in a powerful way, and Jessie just couldn't get enough. After a year of teaching ACROVINYASA, Jessie returned to Bali for another 100-hours of AV to complete her level 2 training.
More recently, Jessie has begun to take her exploration of flight to the hammock. After completing level 1 and 2 of Transcend Aerial Yoga Training, Jessie has become hooked to using the sling as a prop. What's most fascinating is how intertwined these practices are- you can practice acro to improve your solo mat practice... you can use aerial to improve your acro and inversion practice... and you can have a whole lot of fun while doing it!
Jessie is so excited to share these practices with students and teachers who are ready to take flight, face fear, build trust... and have fun!