out of the chair. away from the desk.
to body and breath we go.
My name is Jessie, and I will be teaching these classes, beginning with SMX West. Some of you may have attended, or spoken on a panel with me at various industry conferences I presented at in the past. I have had seven years of yoga practice of varying intensity, a little over 1000 practice hours by my estimates. I have done various trainings in Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa traditions with Lisa Walford, Seane Corn, Max Strom, and Rosemary Garrison. My practice is deep, and committed.
Room 212, San Jose Convention Center.
The class style will be slow, breath-focused Vinyasa Flow - tailored to the experience of the group. It will also be mixed levels, as I welcome complete beginners who haven't taken a yoga class before (you should try it), as well as serious students with some practice time on their mats.
No need to bring a mat, as I will provide them. But do feel free to bring your own. I personally love the Un Mat for travel.
No... drop-ins are welcome. You can pay in person with cash, or credit card via Square - just come a few minutes early.
I spent many years as a conference speaker traveling tens of thousands of miles for these events annually. Airport food, airplane food, hotel food, late night networking events, jet-lag, sleep cycle disruption, and a non-stop pace were nearly unavoidable elements of the conference experience. Isolation from the communities, environments and activities that supported my health and well-being, combined with these stressors, made finding a healthy life balance while traveling for the shows very difficult, and not every conference city supports active lifestyles like Santa Barbara does!
I started to think: if only there had been a structured way for me to find more balance at these events, to step out of the think & drink tank, without having to skip half a day of sessions to travel to and from a local yoga studio...
And then it hit me:
The conferences need yoga.
It is a bold undertaking (thank you Third Door Media).
It is not about acronyms, apps, or analytics.
It is unprecedented at these events.
And, it is necessary.
By offering conference yoga, I hope for the following:
I look forward to seeing you off the web... and on the mat.
March 11, 12 & 13
San Jose Convention Center ~ Room 212
If you are a conference speaker or moderator and you want to start your day with yoga, well, you rock.
Simply drop in, or send me a message via the form below (let me know if your yoga level is 1, 2, or 3 and the days you'd like to attend) and bring your badge to class.
I look forward to sharing the practice with you.