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Jessica Duncan

Prenatal & Postnatal | Vinyasa Flow | Restorative | Accessible Yoga

RYT-200 & RPYT


JESSICA'S TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Jessica has been a student of yoga for over 15 years. As a college sophomore, she took a semester-long course on yoga asana and philosophy. The sense of calm and centeredness she felt after each class was intoxicating, and she strives to provide this same experience to students in her classes.

Her passion lies in creating opportunities for students to experience empowerment, particularly in prenatal classes. Using a mix of asana, pranayama, anatomy lessons, and birth education, her goal is to create a sense of community in which pregnant people are able to connect with their bodies and their babies, and enter into their birth experiences armed with knowledge and confidence.

Jessica intends that her teaching is inclusive of all bodies, abilities, and identities. She is committed to allyship and to the lifelong learning that surrounds it.


TRAININGS

Maternal Support Practitioner
Fertility, Birth and Postpartum Doula training
bebo mia, Toronto
Estimated completion: late Fall 2021

Fertility Yoga Specialist
bebo mia, Toronto
Estimated completion: late summer 2021

20-hour Pelvic Floor Yoga
Leslie Howard at triyoga, London
Apr 2021

Global Quality Maternal and Newborn Care (12 hour course)
Yale University
Jan-Mar 2021

85-hour Prenatal
Prenatal Yoga Center, New York
Jan-Feb 2020

200-hour Vinyasa Flow
Tranquil Space, Washington DC
Jan-Apr 2019


CERTIFICATIONS

RPYT
Yoga Alliance
July 2020

RYT-200
Yoga Alliance
July 2019


CURRENT CLASSES

Apple Birth & Wellness
Jun 2020 - present

Prenatal Yoga (50 min)
ONLINE Thursday at 8PM ET
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PAST EXPERIENCE

Willow Street Yoga
Aug 2020 - Dec 2020

Prenatal Yoga (75 min)
Long-term sub prenatal vinyasa class

L'Arche (Karma yoga project)
May 2019 - Jan 2020

Chair Yoga (30 min)
Accessible yoga for adults with
physical and intellectual disabilities

Restorative Yoga (60 min)
Restorative yoga for caretakers of
L'Arche community members

YogaWorks Dupont
Mar - May 2019

Prenatal Yoga (75 min)
Provided hands-on assists in prenatal
vinyasa classes led by Maria Sakaria

Preparing for Birth with Yoga workshop (3 hours)
Assisted workshop led by Maria Sakaria

YogaWorks Arlington
Feb - Apr 2019

Vinyasa Level 2 (75 min)
Provided hands-on assists in vinyasa
classes led by Todd Dubenezic


OFF THE MAT

Jessica earned a Master of Science in Data Science from Northwestern University in 2018.

In addition to teaching yoga, she works as a data scientist and as a graduate teaching assistant.

She volunteers with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, CASA DC, and the Junior League of Washington. She is a Certified Virginia Master Naturalist.

She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, two resident dachshunds, and a consistent parade of foster kittens.


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