MEET JESSIE + NUGGET
Jessie is a graduate of the University of Michigan where she did her Bachelor's in Classical Art and Archaeology and Art History as well as the University of Cambridge where she received her Master's of Philosophy in Archaeology: Heritage and Museum Management. She is proud to own and operate aUM Yoga + Polarity in Ann Arbor, where intangible heritage is a part of the daily landscape. She was a competitive dancer in her youth and found yoga after she left the world of dance. Jessie is an E-RYT 500 and is certified in Aerial Yoga, Pole Dance, Thai, and Sports Massage. She has taught over 15,000 hours of yoga in the greater Detroit Area, Las Vegas, New York, London, Beirut, and Zurich. She specializes in Ashtanga, Chair & Geriatric Yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Specialty Workshops (Arm Balances, Contortions, and Inversions). Her proudest accomplishment is aUM Yoga’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. She has certified over 300 yogis, who are now practicing and teaching around the world. This diaspora is proof of the studio’s impact. A silver lining of COVID-19, is the virtual transition of this program! You can now enroll this training and participate from anywhere in the world. When she isn't teaching, Jessie enjoys traveling, climbing, learning new aerial arts, and hanging out with her pup, Nugget!
MEET JACKIE + OLLIE
Jackie is a graduate of Cornell University where she studied Animal Science, as well as Washington State University, where she received her Master's in Food Science. Growing up, their father was a decorated chef in Las Vegas, driving Jackie's love for food and the culinary arts. She currently works as a sensory & consumer scientist for Kraft Heinz, focused on delivering the best product experience possible with our food. The work-from-home life is not something new since the COVID-19 pandemic, as Jackie has been heavily involved in helping Jessie curate the aUM Yoga & Polarity spaces & communities from afar over the past 7 years. When she's not working, Jackie enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, watching the newest releases on Netflix, and training agility with her pup, Ollie!