About Jackie

Seven years ago, what originated as a way to workout became a healing tool in my life. I realized the transformational and healing aspects of yoga and meditation, and I knew that I had to spread this love for the practice with others.

I received my 200hr  Kunga Yoga Teacher certification, through a program, designed to bring yoga to underserved communities, under the guidance of  influential leaders: Kristin Cooper, Jess Bichler, and Sylvia Jabaley. I have experience teaching in studio settings as well as teaching yoga to families who I work with as a social worker.

I feel grounded and energized returning back to my beloved hometown, the Bull. My classes are rooted in meditative movement, to journey within ourselves, to move and sweat to yummy soulful tunes, relaxing into deep savasana with essential oils and gentle thai yoga assists, all while trying to smile at some point. :) Hope to see you on the mat!


The people and experiences that have caused you the most struggle and the most pain, are your greatest teachers and lessons in life. They’ve shaped you into the beautiful, messy, complicated being you are now. Thank them for that. 
— Jackie, Yoga Off East Instructor

Q + A

I am happiest…

All candles lit, smelling something delicious from the oven, and giggling with loved ones on the couch. Camping by a bonfire with my favorites. Jumping into the ocean whenever I get the chance.

My favorite view…

Star gazing in the mountains. 

Morning ritual…

I wake up early to have a slow, fun-filled morning, with plenty of time for too many cups of coffee, a dope breakfast, planning my day, and doing something active.

One activity you do everyday without fail…

Can’t go a day without a few good Sun Sal A’s! Even on days when I can’t fit a full practice in, I always try to get a few rounds of sun salutations. 

A good day is…

Feeling the sun on my skin. Laughing until my sides hurt. Doing something spontaneous, adventurous, and active with my people.

Last thing you do at night…

Big spoon my boo thing and tell him I lurve him. 

what three things are vital to your day?

A cup (or three) of strong coffee, podcasts because I drive across the universe as a social worker, some kind of movement like yoga, running, gyming it. 

Your most overused phrase…

If it ain’t working, do something different. 

Go-to websites…

Avid instagram stalker, minimalist baker, smitten kitchen.

Most used emoji…

the crying/laughing one, or the heart reverberating out 

How do you unwind…

A scalding hot bath with Frank Ocean, a cup of Yogi tea, a good blanket, The Office, and leeching onto my snuggle bud. 

What was your dream job as a child…

I wanted to be a puppy or a tornado chaser.

Who is your greatest mentor…

My momma and my five sisters. 

What one meeting changed your life…

Eh too many. My lady friends who showed me what unconditional love is. My yoga teacher from training who taught me to speak up. My first supervisor who taught me we don’t need to have all the answers. My partner for showing me what teamwork and support means. 

Biggest risk that has paid off…

Moving from NC to Australia to Brooklyn and back home. I’ve learned to follow your gut and trust your instincts.

Failure is…

Inevitable. A time to unearth your strength. A chance to practice self-compassion, find light in the darkness, and #behumble. 

Best piece of advice…

The people and experiences that have caused you the most struggle and the most pain, are your greatest teachers and lessons in life. They’ve shaped you into the beautiful, messy, complicated being you are now. Thank them for that.