Jessie Carpenter

Hi! My name is Jessie and like many people, maybe most, I got into yoga for the physical exercise in hopes of losing weight. I did lose weight, and gained much more spiritually and emotionally. I started with the 26&2 practice, a.k.a. hot yoga, before I developed a love for vinyasa, too (I love them both, don’t make me pick!). About a year into an almost daily practice, I got my RYT 200 hour and began teaching every opportunity I could. I taught 100 hours in less than five months (many of those right here at Phoenix) and I hope to take a 500 hour RYT before too long, as well as become a yoga teacher-trainer.

Yoga is certainly my passion in addition to being my full time job, but when I’m not teaching or taking a class I’m likely in school or studying as an engineering major. I’m currently on track for mechanical engineering and I hope to work with cars somehow once I have my degree. I also enjoy college sports and the NFL, go UVa! Go Cowboys!