Jess Crutchfield’s natural leadership, confident yet soft voice, and expertise of music and the body make her an exceptional teacher of yoga. With a background in instrumental music education, she now is known for her skillful presence in classrooms of studios, workplaces, and public schools. She has completed a 200hr Hatha Raja yoga training of the Sri Dharma Mittra lineage under Gabrielle Sulc, has studied extensively with her guru and mentor Martha McAlpine, and is registered with Yoga Alliance. Jess currently teaches Hatha Raja yoga, trauma-sensitive yoga, and Kundalini Yoga in a few regular studios, children’s yoga classes and parties, and Thai Bodywork workshops and weekend-trainings in and around Baltimore.
Her dedicated focus is to educate others by raising awareness of the self from the inside-out, through creating classes and workshops for students, teachers, and practitioners of all kinds seeking this deeper connection. This commitment to bringing heightened awareness to the world is supported by Jess’s encouragement of her students to align with their body and mind through conscious breath both on, and off the mat.
“The body has an incredible, innate capacity to restore itself, if only given the chance.”