Jessica E

Student / Modo Teacher

Why do you love the Modo community?

The Modo community has always been kind and welcoming to me and is maybe the first where I feel as though I can really be myself and be part of the team.

Why do you teach yoga?

I teach to have an opportunity to connect with others in kindness. I feel like I have been very fortunate in my life, and I want to give back.

What yoga certifications do you have?

Modo Level 1 – 500 YTT, Modo Flow – 100 YTTI, 200-hour certification (officially tested in hatha but can teach hatha and vinyasa) from Yoga on High (2018) and I have also taken over 30 hours in continuing education in yin yoga.

If you were an animal, what would it be?

Hard to say, but the first thing that comes to mind is dog, ha! I am a huge dog person, and I think that dogs are the purest, most admirable souls.

You have one day completely to yourself in Columbus.  What do you do?

I would like to go to the Franklin Park Conservatory in the morning, and since it’s nearby, maybe visit and lunch at the Columbus Art Museum. Then, I’d like to walk around the zoo. After that, get a mani-pedi, dress up, and have dinner at the Barn in Gahanna.

What’s your favorite yoga pose and why?

I like ustrasana, camel pose, because it feels good to bend in my back and open my heart.

You can only eat at one Columbus restaurant for the rest of your life.  What is it?

Still the Barn in Gahanna. Hopefully not only there all the time, but when I decide to eat at a restaurant, definitely there.