Jessie is a third grade teacher who loves working with children. She began her journey of yoga at home and expanding her own practice. In wanting to expand her passion for teaching and love of yoga, Jessie earned her 200 hour certified yoga teacher training at Trillium Ayurveda and Yoga in Orange, MA. Jessie loves how yoga is something that anyone is capable of doing, and each time you practice is a new experience. She enjoys teaching to adults and children, which she incorporates into her classroom as well in promoting mindfulness and different poses with her students. She loves sharing the power of yoga through her classes and is grateful for the opportunity to share her knowledge about the benefits of yoga in all areas of life.
Karen is a dedicated First Grade Teacher, a loving dog-mom, and an inspired Pilates instructor. In her spare time, Karen can be found doing almost anything outside! She enjoys hiking, ATVing, going for walks with her dog, snowmobiling, water skiing, and more. She loves to spend time with her family and friends, take yoga and Pilates classes, and relax by the lake.
Karen found Pilates in 2013 when she tried a class in hopes of a fun, challenging change from the typical gym setting. From that very first class, Karen fell in love and has continued her Pilates practice ever since. She became certified to teach both Beginner and Intermediate Pilates classes through Power Pilates Core Mat I & II training programs. Karen is excited to bring her Pilates experience to Zen Yoga & Wellness to share the wonderful benefits of Pilates with all who join her classes.