"Working with Jodi has been truly transformative! I felt Jodi worked with me - not for me - and her genuine investment in me as a person made all the difference in my healing. I entered Jodi’s care as a broken, shame-ridden man completely lacking in self-love and self-esteem. Jodi intuitively applied her wide range of gifts and talents to gently guide me back to myself, back to my Light. She helped me unveil and embrace lost parts of myself, including the darker shadow parts, that I had repressed long ago. As a result, I was able to break free of those old, debilitating holds and I am now able to love myself just as I am!!! During our sessions, Jodi could readily access any number of healing modalities in her arsenal and was able to sense which of those would be most helpful to me at any given time, often having to react on the fly as I transformed before her eyes. Perhaps most impactful for me, however, was Jodi’s pure compassion, love, and acceptance of me as a human being – and her constant reinforcement that I am inherently worthy of those vital things, both from myself and others. Jodi “somehow” opened the door for me to see my Inner Beauty – a door that had been nailed shut for nearly 50 years and a door that no other therapist or treatment had been able to budge! I am truly blessed to have landed in the care of this gifted Healer!"
-Tom M, Maine
"Jodi's style of delving deep into the body and guiding me into the practice has opened a deeper awareness of internal spaces within my body that I had no idea existed. Her heart- centered presence creates a space that invites me to move through any resistance and explore new pathways within and I always learn something about my body and myself. I am so grateful for these opportunities to get to know myself and others more intimately."
"Working with Jodi has helped me in the process of coming to terms with sexual trauma. Her kind, gentle and non-judgmental support has given me the courage to trust, to open up more and to experience what my body has to tell me. She has also helped me to share feelings of shame, fear and sensuality which had become internalized and difficult to express. Jodi has many tools in her belt that help you to find the safe, sacred spaces within and explore what your body, mind, heart and spirit are trying to communicate.
“Saying Jodi is a Yoga instructor is like saying a rare orchid is a flower. Jodi is much more than a knowledgeable and talented instructor. She is an empathetic, compassionate and intuitive woman. Thanks to her gentle guidance I was able to release negative energy and once again see the beauty and value of each day. Jodi comes from a place of love and it is reflected in how she sees and treats others.
-Francine Watkins, New York
"Jodi's melodious voice fills the yoga hall, and as we all take our svasana positions on the floor, we are gently guided to peace and stillness. Jodi is gifted in the art of loving-kindness as she expertly attends to each student's various levels and needs. I am able to touch into my heart's center trusting in the knowledge that jodi will be there to support me on the journey to healthy balance. I only wish that I lived in Costa Rica, so that I could always join in Jodi's classes!"
-Teresa Sedano, Grateful Yoga Student, California
Jodi is lovely. I participated in her "Open your heart challenge" via email and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of information and how right on it was with what I was going thru in my life. She also offered further support over the phone and gave me specific tools just for me that really resonated. I also felt that she was easy to talk to and nonjudgemental. I was fortunate enough to spend more time with Jodi during a yoga retreat in Costa Rica where she introduced me to "sounding" and "yoga dance", both of which I really enjoyed. Both helped me feel more connected and the yoga dance was fun and freeing at the same time. She has a very sound set of tools and enjoys sharing with others to help them grow and navigate life. I find Jodi joyful and nurturing, and am blessed to have met her. I highly recommend her!
MTC, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
It was a pleasure to meet you while I was on my yoga retreat at Pura Vida in Costa Rica.
I am grateful that I was able to take a private yoga lesson with you while on my stay. You are truly a person with a vibrant energy, an intuitive understanding, inspiring, and your teaching comes from the heart and is very centred and grounded.You were able to help me better understand the anatomical differences in my body and how to modify asanas accordingly. Your voice and relaxation techniques allowed the stress, and anxiety to begin to release and drain away from my body. Thank you for that.
-Chet Aitken, Toronto Canada
“Jodi asks a question and actually listens to the answers. She is also very in tune with the group.”
-Jessica Rogers, San Francisco Jodi's intention for her students attending her yoga class is to relax into their bodies and find energy and activation within softness. Jodi is attentive, clear and creative in her teaching. Her sequencing is playful and fun, but appropriately challenging. Her beautiful personality shines through in her instruction, leaving everyone with a feeling of complete peace and serenity. I would recommend Jodi to anyone that likes to focus on breath, and be both inspired and find relaxation."
"Jodi is a deep listener and an intuitive practitioner. She teaches with a sense of passion and internal joy which is inpirational, and her interpretation of several elements of yoga was enlightening, especially for someone who does not practice in an ongoing manner."
-Karen, New York City
“As a result of regularly attending Jodi’s classes I have much more flexibility in my body and am able to breathe more freely. What I love most about Jodi’s classes is that she encourages each person to do what they can in that moment and not compare with other students. Also, I de-stress. I would absolutely recommend her classes to others as there are many physical benefits and the way Jodi teaches is very unique.”
- Patricia Mora, San Marcos
“Jodi ended each class with a guided mediation that melted away any and all stresses and I felt closer to wellness/wholeness at the end of each class. Jodi was a great yoga teacher...I highly recommend her yoga class.”
- Angela Cleveland, San Diego
“I have seen a multitude of benefits from Jodi’s yoga classes including: I sleep better, I relax, I eat healthier, I’m a little more flexible, I breathe better and I have a better posture. What I like most about the classes is that in every class different asanas are developed and Jodi is very creative. I would recommend the classes to others because of the mind, body, spirit benefits that I have experienced.” -Vanessa Navarro, Santa Maria
“Jodi's class met everyone's pace and needs. I appreciated/needed the self-prayers, moments of reflection and all at a great pace.”
-Deidre-Ann Nelson, San Francisco