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Jessie Joy Fletcher, E-ryt500

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Jessie is a lifelong student of Yoga, Āyurveda, and Sanskr̥t. She is currently working on her master's in Religious Studies with a concentration in Yoga Studies. As a part of her Master's, she is continuing her devotion to the study of Sanskr̥t grammar and textual analysis. Her undergraduate degree was a double major in Religious Studies and Philosophy with a concentration in Eastern Traditions.


She has accumulated over 800 Yoga teacher training hours and served as a senior teacher with Universal Yoga for 10 years. She is a certified Counselor of Ayurveda and has completed over 800 hours of training at the Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Vasant Lad.


She has been teaching since 2004, has accumulated over 10,000 hours of experience leading classes and workshops, and certifies 200 and 300-hour teachers through her school Dorje Yoga. Jessie takes your practice to new heights, unlocking your deepest potential and creating an empowering transformative experience. Having compassion for everyone’s own unique journey, she offers a place to learn and grow in a low-stress, and non-competitive environment.

Shawn Fletcher, cyt500

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Shawn started practicing Yoga in 2005 with Jessie after she became certified to teach. At first, the progress in practice was slow to take hold, but he quickly realized the benefits went well beyond the physical. 


Shawn has accumulated over 5000 hours in Yoga practice. He is a 500-hour certified teacher of Dorje Yoga. Through dedication to the practice, Shawn has learned the value of hard work, discipline, and the tireless pursuit to excellence of character and spirit. He aims to help raise everyone to a place of strength and perseverance over adversity.  Shawn assists Jessie with workshops, teacher training's, and facilitating all things related to the family’s success.

Shawn has spent 20 years investigating the connection between diet and exercise in relation to health and longevity. As an Anthropology graduate from the University of Maryland, he has immersed himself in holistic health, natural medicine, and traditional herbalism. He has received various personal training certificates. Shawn has earned black belts in Tang Soo Do and traditional Japanese Jujitsu, beginning his martial arts training at age 10. Having studied with several notable masters from different martial arts traditions, he has over 30 years of martial arts experience.

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