Jessica Erlendson has extensive training and experience in both Yoga and Music. She has trained in Kriya Yoga, Korean Dahn Yoga, Ashtanga and Restorative Yoga. Jessica has over 500 hours of training in Yoga, including her recent certification as a Yoga Therapist. Jessica has a Jazz diploma (flute & piano), classical music degree (with a minor in Anthropology). She has a lifetime of experience in music, from performing in various bands, producing recordings and teaching music to others. Jessica has studied music with Bob Erlendson, Eric Friedenberg, Sheldon Sandboer, and Scott Arnold (to name a few). She has taught music at Music Center Canada, private schools, Long & McQuade and privately since 2001. Jessica has studied Yoga with Ginger Cunes (Paramahansa Yogananda lineage), Tracy Man (Ashtanga), and Robin Campbell (MRU). She has lead Yoga groups at Passage Studios (formerly Yoga Passage), private group relaxation retreats, Sheep Creek Yoga and has been offering private Yoga Therapy sessions since graduating Yoga teacher training in 2016). Her ability to combine listening and improvisation shows through in designing educational programs which combine structure with flexibility. She has also studied; belly dancing, painting, and many instruments. Her first job was as a dog walker and she has adopted a couple of pair bonded kittens who she has leashed trained. She is married with two grown children and a granddaughter with another grandchild on the way. Jessica endeavors to share from the heart and let her light shine as a guide to others who want to live their best life.
This is not just a general yoga class!
This class combines the ancient practice of Yoga and origins music to create a unique and personal experience for each participant.
We will use Gentle Yoga postures to move the body in therapeutic fashion and add sound therapy as the class progresses. Safe for all levels of fitness and designed to increase over all well being of body, mind and spirit. We will use the wall(s), blankets and pillows to find comfortable positions that aid in relaxing the body. Vocal sound, percussion instruments and some flutes will be added to explore the healing power of sound.