BREATHE: a gently challenging Vinyasa-based class with slow, energizing flow

Mondays 6-7:15pm YEAR ROUND on the main level of Ashland University Miller Chapel, 456 College Ave, Ashland, Ohio. $5/class or $20 pass/5 classes.

BELONG: a multi-generation, all-levels YogaFaith Christian devotional class

Wednesdays 10-11am YEAR ROUND at the Ashland Kroc Center, 527 E. Liberty, Ashland, Ohio. $7 walk-in, $6 class pass or free to members. Need-based assistance available. Silver Sneakers friendly.

BELIEVE: a YogaFaith Christian devotional yoga & slow flow yoga basics

Wednesdays 5:15-6:15pm SCHOOL YEAR ONLY on the main level of Ashland University Miller Chapel, 456 College Ave, Ashland, Ohio. Donation basis (or class pass if more convenient). No charge to AU students.

Rooted & Reaching Embodied Care: Integrated Spiritual Direction and Caregiving for Mind, Body, Spirit & Soul is a unique combination of spiritual direction and guidance, Healing Care Ministries Formational Prayer, worshipful movement and embodied prayer, and yoga therapy—all with a body-focused, trauma-informed, and Christ-centered perspective. With over two decades of experience in both ministry and body-oriented work, Jody works with individuals to live fully-embodied and whole-hearted lives. Read more about this option here.​ Sessions are held at my private studio near Perrysville, Ohio. To schedule a session, please contact me at or through my website. $100/ 60-minute session

Jody’s teaching philosophy can be summarized in two words:

ROOTED or grounded in form, alignment, intention, inclusion, safety, and a shared-experience between teacher and student.
REACHING or stretching towards personal goals, dreams, destiny, and the God-given design in each of our lives.

STUDENTS of ALL shapes, sizes and abilities are welcomed and encouraged to reach their full potential through this BEaUtiful thing called yoga. All classes are also taught with trauma-informed philosophy* in mind. If you’d like to be notified of retreats and future offerings please sign up for the Rooted & Reaching email list.

*In a traditional yoga class, it is very common for teachers to offer hands-on adjustments to help students with alignment and form. With trauma-informed yoga philosophy in mind, Jody offers very little hands-on adjustments, finding that many visual and vocal cues can be given without physically having to touch the student. Permission is always asked before gentle, compassionate adjustments are made. She also uses doTerra essential oils in every class and private session, and again, permission is asked before application.