CERTIFIED BAPTISTE INSTRUCTOR
CERTIFIED YOGA THERAPIST
With 20+ years of yoga practice and training, being raised by a yoga-teaching mom, and earning her BCOMM at the University of Toronto, Jacqueline's yoga journey has come full-circle with the opening of the Naples Yoga Center.
Jacqueline has been teaching for 9+ years and has taught more than 5,000 hours through classes, workshops, and retreats. Her personal instructors include Baron Baptiste, Doug Keller, Stephanie Keach, and many more, including the amazing Bryan Kest. Jacqueline had the opportunity to spend an entire month in Mexico training under the guidance of Bryan Kest to earn her 336 hour certification in Power Yoga. Additional 200 hour certifications include Vinyasa Yoga and Yin Yoga. In 2011, Jacqueline became a certified Baptiste Yoga instructor and is grateful to have been able to train directly with Baron Baptiste in all levels - I, II, III Teacher Trainings, in addition to directly assisting Baron Baptiste throughout his programs. In 2015 Jacqueline was accepted into a very small group of Baptiste Certified Teachers who will train with Baron to complete the Lead Teacher Faculty in Training Program; a 2 year adventure into Yoga, Self Inquiry and Authentic Leadership.
Jacqueline is a certified Yoga Therapist, Yoga Life Coach, Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga instructor and Yoga Body Bootcamp instructor. She is the creator of H2omFIT, specializing in outdoor fitness and SUP Yoga.
Off her mat Jacqueline spends time as a 'wish granter' for the Make A Wish Foundation ~ changing the lives of children who are diagnosed with life threatening illnesses.
Jacqueline's yoga classes embody a playful combination of challenging yet obtainable poses. She encourages and inspires her students to create their own journey on and off the mat. Her compassion, laughter and empowering guidance make Jacqueline's classes accessible and popular.
FUN FACTS with Jacqueline:
What’s the best part of being in the NYC community?
The fact that we have created such a unique, loving and supportive community in such a short space of time is unbelievable to me. I am continually 'awestruck' at the level of human-ness and authenticity that is displayed within the NYC Community. I am so GRATEFUL!
Share with us a life turning point and the favorite lesson learnt?
After Level I with Baron Baptiste. I was finally able to let go of anger and blame - towards myself and other people in my life. I didn't like the person who I had become and I finally felt 'free' to start being me, and to begin my journey of healing. So life changing for me ... it set me on my path, to spread the YOGA LOVE!
What would be your today’s soundtrack for life?
Haddaway ~ "LIFE will never be the same, life is changing"
When you are not extending, bending and sweating what do you like to do?
Anything on/in the ocean: paddle boarding and boating, swimming and floating ... hey, that rhymes!