JESS BICHLER, ERYT500
Wilmington Yoga’s Operations Manager, Jessica has a rich yogic history, steeped in a variety of trainings and lineages, bringing a wealth of knowledge to her classes, workshops and teacher trainings. Jess came to yoga in her teens, recognizing it as a path towards staying active and healthy throughout every stage of life. Jess has had the opportunity to study myriad yoga styles, particularly the prominent lines of Iyengar, Ashtanga and Anusara – each complimenting her attention to alignment and core engagement gained as a gymnast – as well as therapeutic and kids yoga. Her formal education and certifications were earned at the Morningside School of Yoga in upstate New York, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, and most recently 200 and 500 hour certifications from the Wilmington Yoga Center. Her influential teachers include Michael Smith, Stacey Millner-Collins, Cheryl Crawrford, Kristin Cooper and Noelle Whittington. Jessica loves developing a wide variety of classes including everything from gentle and chair yoga, to kids yoga, to advanced practices focusing on arm balances and inversions. Her goal is to lovingly support students down the path of living a yogic lifestyle in all aspects.
About Wilmington Yoga Assistant Retreat Leader
ALLIE LLOYD, ERYT200
Allie, ERYT200 received her 200 hour certification from Wilmington Yoga Center in the July 2014 three week immersion teacher training and is currently working towards her 300 hour advanced Kunga certification under the tutelage of senior instructors at WY. She also received her Masters in Teaching Social Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
She has additional trainings in Hands on Assist, 5 Elements, Ayurveda, and Power Vinyasa. Allie believes each class she teaches is an opportunity to explore student needs whether through gentle sequences focused on rejuvenating the spirit and body or a power class to charge the body through a rigorous practice. Any student is welcome in her class because yoga is for everyone and she enjoys helping students find the best modifications for their practice.