Jess Amendola is a Yoga Alliance registered E-RYT200 and H2YO certified Standup Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga Instructor. Jessica was trained in St Augustine, FL at Kripalu affiliated studio, Discovery Yoga, with Deva Parnell, and in Orlando, Florida at H2YO with Julie Roach. Her classes are a blend of challenging movements, interwoven with spirituality and a heavy emphasis on alignment of the body and movement with breath.
Jess currently resides in St. Augustine, FL where she teaches several classes in the beautiful outdoor parks and beaches, as well as SUP Yoga classes seasonally. Having grown up near the ocean, it is only natural to find Jessica practicing and teaching on the sand or on a paddleboard. She can also be found traveling to various locations teaching workshops on the water and on the mat. The purpose of her classes is to help guide her students into living a life of purpose and passion, finding peace of mind and strength of body.
Name: Jess Amendola
Hometown: St Augustine, FL
Favorite Yoga Destination: Outdoors .. One day I hope to travel to Bali and India to be able to learn and practice.
Favorite Mantra: Love all, serve all, create no sorrow
Never leave home without: a bottle of water
Where does Yoga take you: Yoga takes me to my true self. It takes me to peace.
Favorite BOGA Yoga Board: Bamboo
What BOGA Yoga is to me: Boga Yoga is not just a brand, but a lifestyle and a community. Like-minded individuals who love the outdoors and love yoga, connecting and vibing as one.
Favorite activities besides Yoga: I love anything at the beach; searching for treasures, swimming or surfing in the ocean, jogging..
Favorite pose: I have two.. handstands and downdog.. Handstands always make me feel empowered, strong and happy.. Downdog is super grounding anytime I feel stressed or tension in my body.
Best thing about SUP Yoga: I love being able to experience my two loves, yoga and the ocean, at the same time. I always forget that my body is actually working hard. It is so peaceful to feel the gentle rocking of the board with the water!
Favorite place to practice: On or near saltwater
Daily Ritual: Warm lemon water and stretches to start my day. Then I drink a big glass of water, have a piece of fruit and my green tea or french pressed coffee. I like to start my day in a quiet, peaceful space; it makes a huge difference in my entire day.
Inspirations: The ocean! All of my yoga flows display the same sense of fluidity as the ocean waves. It is my peace and something I wish for everyone to feel.
Favorite Food: Avocados !! I eat them whole!
Why do you teach Yoga: I teach yoga because it has changed my life and it is a privilege to be able to share it with others. I want others to be able to live their best lives and feel amazing in their bodies while doing it! Yoga changed the way I look, the way I feel about my body and the way I think.
You Tube Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8t-3wOMA31Jho8-H9woTww