Name: Jessica Bellofatto
Age: 41 years young!
Hometown: East Hampton, NY
Favorite Yoga Destination: anywhere tropical with surf and SUP will do just fine, but I have a special love affair with Tulum, Mexico and Rincon, Puerto Rico
Favorite Mantra: In English, ‘thank you’ In Sanskrit, Om Namah Shivaya
Never leave home without: a bikini and my running sneakers. If water is nearby, a SUP or surfboard of course!
Where does Yoga take you: deep inside my Self.
Favorite BOGA Yoga Board: I am coveting the bamboo one and ordering one soon!
What BOGA Yoga is to me: community, salt life, therapy, empowerment, FUN
Favorite activities besides Yoga: surfing, long distance ocean paddles, running, spending time with my boyfriend, and playing with my three kids.
Favorite pose: hard to pick just one but probably Camel Pose (Ustrasana)
Best thing about SUP Yoga: Oneness with the water
Favorite place to practice: Louse Point area in East Hampton
Daily Ritual: right now, running after a 15 month old.
Inspirations: Mary Oliver poetry, the beach and ocean, meditation, like minded people, my yoga practice.
Favorite Food: kale, and anything my boyfriend (chef and author Adam Kelinson) wants to cook for me!
Why do you teach Yoga: because it works. It has saved my life in more ways than one over and over again over the last 20 years and for that I am beyond grateful and want to share that with the world