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Jessie Joy Fletcher, E-ryt500

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Jessie is a dedicated student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Sanskrit. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in Religious Studies with a focus on Yoga Studies and Sanskrit. Her undergraduate degree was a double major in Religious Studies and Philosophy. Jessie has accumulated over 800 hours of Yoga teacher training and served as a senior teacher with Universal Yoga for 10 years. She is also a certified Counselor of Ayurveda and has completed over 800 hours of training at the Ayurvedic Institute under the guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad.


Since starting her journey in 2004, Jessie has taught more than 10,000 hours of Yoga, including leading classes, workshops, and 200- and 300-hour teacher trainings. Jessie's teaching style takes your practice to new heights, unlocking your deepest potential and creating an empowering transformative experience. She is compassionate towards everyone's unique journey and offers a low-stress, non-competitive environment to learn and grow.

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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