Jessie Joy Fletcher, E-ryt500
Jessie is dedicated to spreading awareness of the limitless potential for integrating mind, body, and spirit. Triumph over adversity is a central theme to her practice. Born with hydrocephalus, she was unable to participate in any sports and avoided trampolines and tumbling due to any potential trauma to her head and spine. After the birth of her first child, finding Yoga helped overcome much fear in her life. Activities like standing on her head or arms were challenging and liberating. Teaching Yoga since 2004, she has developed a dynamic and inspirational teaching style. Her classes are vibrant, challenging, and always evolving to meet the needs of her students.
Jessie has a BA 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 taught over 10,000 hours of classes, workshops, and certifies 200 and 300-hour teachers through her school of Dorje Yoga.
Jessie takes your practice to new heights, unlocking your deepest potential 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
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. He finally committed to a consistent and strong practice after having a surgery in 2012.
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. His goal is to help raise everyone up to a place of strength and perseverance over adversity. When he’s not working with his kids schooling and their myriad amount of activities, Shawn continues to assist his wife 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 into 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.