Jackie is a Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher and Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher who began teaching yoga in 2006. She began her personal journey by exploring various styles in the yoga mecca of Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for over 10 years. She first discovered Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga while on a visit to Massachusetts, where she was born and raised. As a Certified Group Fitness Instructor with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), Jackie was initially drawn to the power and athleticism that Baptiste Power Yoga offered. Yet, it was the deep spiritual connection, self-empowerment and teacher-student connection that truly captured her attention—and it’s these core values that kept Jackie devoted to the Baptiste community ever since her first class.
In addition to her passion for teaching and inspiring others to live authentically, Jackie also has a rich history working on the business side of the fitness and wellness industry. She has helped produce and appeared in 8 Kathy Smith exercise DVDs, the Fine Living (Scripps Network) television special, Ten Secrets to Healthy Living with Kathy Smith, and has led Public Relations and Marketing efforts for some of the top brands in fitness industry. Currently, she serves as Director at RealRyder® International LLC in Santa Monica, CA and brings her passion for fitness and health to every class she teaches at Spectrum Club in El Segundo, CA. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from California State University, Fullerton. Jackie resides in Los Angeles, California, where she keeps her finger on the pulse of emerging healthy lifestyle trends.