I honor the light, love, truth, beauty and peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.
The following props are not necessary, but can be helpful for your practice:
- Yoga Mat
- Yoga Blocks (2-4)
- Blanket (one made of stiffer material like a Yoga Blanket is optimal)
- Adjustable strap
I have linked some products you may enjoy on my Resources page.
You may also use props from things you have in your house, such as books, belts, pillows and blankets. That’s okay too. The focus of your practice is you! Props will just help you to reap more benefits in a pose, no matter where you are on your yoga journey.
About My Classes:
Embodied Somatic practices are a unique and transformative modalities for healing and remembrance. So many of us have forgotten our Divine nature and have dis-connected from our bodies. Through yoga, breathwork, gentle guided and spontaneous movement, you are steered back to inhabit, be-friend and heal the relationship you have with your body.
I offer a safe environment of compassionate healing and support. I use trauma-informed language and coaching along with positive affirmations and guided and spontaneous movement. I am here to serve as a mirror for you to see the parts of yourself that have been forgotten and the path back to remembering your true nature.
This might be for you if you are struggling with...
- You don’t recognize yourself or your body anymore these days.
- You often use the phrase “when I…” then I’ll be happy”
- You hear negative self-talk in your mind when you look in the mirror, are on social media or while watching TV or movies.
- You grew up in an environment where your self-worth was tied to your body image.
- You want to feel more confident and safe in your own skin.
- You have tried to make peace with your body through diet and exercise but you haven’t seen lasting change.
- You long to feel more sensual and vibrant but instead you feel disconnected and shameful.
- You want to have a better body image, but you just don’t know how to get there.
Let me help you…
- Realize how to show up more confident, authentic and happy-radiating your passion, purpose and zest for life.
- Connect to the sacred and wild woman within you, finding your flow and embracing your inner beauty.
- Recognize the multi-billion dollar systems of capitalism and colonization that have helped you to dis-connect from your power and that want to keep you looking outside yourself to cosmetics, fad diets and fitness programs that will never fulfill you.
- Stop the comparison trap, by pushing against society’s unhealthy norms, and feel empowered to just be yourself.
- Uncover a true and lasting love affair with your body which only gets better and better with time.
As a natural healing facilitator, I recommend my programs as a compliment to regularly working with a licensed therapist, doctor or other professional or holistic modality to create a more Wholistic approach to healing.
The Wild Woman’s Circle™
The Wild Woman’s Circle is based on Michaela Boehm’s body of work “The Wild Woman’s Way®”.
Through exercises, movement, dance, consideration and ritual you will discover how you express as a woman and experience a deepening of your relationship to yourself and those around you.
Virtual Chair Yoga
Have you ever looked at a yoga class and wanted to join, but thought it was too hard or not set up for your body? Have no fear! Yoga is for EVERY body. This 50 minute gentle yoga class uses a chair to make postures easier to access. We will incorporate themes of body confidence, wellness, breathing, meditation and gentle stretching. No experience required. This class welcomes all abilities, skills levels, ages, sizes and shapes. All are welcome.
This class is offered in Zoom from the privacy and convenience of your own home, when you register you will be sent the link and password.. You will also have access to a private online community where all recordings will be posted!
Location: 47520 Avante Dr. Wixom, Michigan 48393
This 50 minute class is designed for everyone to experience the benefits of Yoga for Self Care. Through Breath Work, Gentle Yoga Flow, and Meditation you will learn to know and appreciate your body in new ways. I have developed this weekly class to incorporate themes of balance, stability, compassion, grace and relaxation. This journey will help build peace of mind, the ability to live in the moment and patience with yourself and others. No experience required. This class welcomes all abilities, skills levels, ages, sizes and shapes. All are welcome.
The Building Body Confidence Coaching & Movement Program
The 20-week Blended Digital Movement and Coaching program to completely transform the relationship you have with your body. Designed for women who want to feel radiant, fulfilled, embodied and positive in their own skin.
This program is full of self-led online Body Empowerment exercises, 5 monthly In-Person Immersion Days, weekly Live Virtual Movement Classes with Group and Individual Coaching to help you stay accountable and connected to a community of like-minded women.
The Self-Love Club
By enrolling in any of my virtual, in-person or digital programs you will received FREE access to Self-Love Club for the duration of your session or program.
One-on-One Body Confidence and Somatic Movement Coaching
These sessions take place one-on-one either in-person or virtual via Zoom. Together we will work to create a holistic framework for healing by encouraging and utilizing movement, breath work, coaching and yoga and somatic healing modalities to express and process feelings, trauma and blockages. These sessions can be purchased on an individual basis or in a package. These services are offered on a sliding scale. See RATES for more information.
Please set up a Clarity Call with me prior to booking a coaching service.
I’m a yoga beginner – which class should I take?
All of my classes are designed for all ability and skill levels. There is no experience necessary to join. I recommend starting with Virtual Chair Yoga because you can begin from your own home. Also feel free to set up a clarity session with me so that we can better determine what offerings will be the right fit for you.
How do I know if I’m doing it right?
I will offer several variations to help you find the one that is right for you. It’s always a good idea, if you feel comfortable to talk to me about any situation that concerns you in your practice. The main thing to know is that yoga is not meant to hurt – that goes for whether you’re at practicing yoga at home or in person. You will probably experience different sensations than you’re used to, and you may feel your muscles working, but if you feel any type of “warning” or stabbing pain, listen and honor your body by coming out of the pose. You are always invited to take rest, when wanted or needed, at any time, in any class.
What are the benefits of somatic movement and yoga?
There are endless benefits of participating in a somatic practice such as dance, or yoga. My classes are designed to:
- Hhelp improve your mood
- Release tension
- Calm the nervous system
- Improve your self-esteem
- Increase flexibility and ease of movement
- improve the balance, coordination and mental clarity
- Use breathwork to increase both increase energy and promote relaxation
- Process emotions and feelings
- Connect with like-minded people
- Join with a power greater than you
- Regularly practice self-compassion love and grace towards yourself
- Teach you the skills to self-regulate and practice true self-care
Can I do yoga when I am menstruating?
Some women prefer to pause their yoga practice when they have their period while others keep going. Many teachers advise not to do inversions such as Headstand, Handstand, Shoulderstand where the head is lower than the heart as they feel they interrupt the downward flow. Strong yoga twists may also be uncomfortable for some women.
I encourage you to take time during your cycle to tune into what your womb space is craving. Our cycle is a time to slow down and pay attention to whether you feel energized or restorative on the day of class and act in accordance with your own body. You are given full permission to embrace this sacred time of cycle and will never be shamed for the way in which you your honor your body, even if that means missing class.
I have a health condition. Can I still do yoga?
Many people practice yoga as a way to manage their health conditions. There are many different types of classes which suit different health needs and can also be adapted and modified for injuries. However, if you have a medical condition or injury and haven’t practiced yoga before, we recommend that you speak to an experienced yoga teacher (or physical therapist with knowledge of yoga) to get advice about any poses or movements you need to avoid.
Please know that My movement practice is not licensed or regulated by any state boards or agencies. As a holistic healing facilitator, I am not qualified to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any mental or physical health conditions. I encourage all of my clients to seek treatment from a licensed professional in addition to our work together. If at any point a client would be better served by a different modality or provider, I am happy to refer to the right practitioner.
My services are intended to complement regular medical and psychological care, not as a replacement for these. Under no circumstance shall Brazenly Beautiful LLC be held liable or responsible for any errors or omissions on this website or in class; or for any damage you may suffer in respect to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of the Site and/or as a result of failing to seek competent advice from a medical professional.
Can I do yoga while I am pregnant?
If you’ve never done yoga before, it’s generally recommended not to to start during the first three months of pregnancy, since your body isn’t used to it. However, if you’re a regular practitioner, you can continue. But there are some poses to avoid, including twists and strong core work.
You also need to be aware that during pregnancy and breast feeding the body produces hormones (relaxin) which will make you more flexible, especially in the hips and pelvis. Therefore you will need to work more on maintaining stability in the joints so that you don’t overstretch them.
I am a Certified Prenatal Specialist through Sweet Momma Yoga, and while I do not currently offer Prenatal classes, my classes are designed to be safe and helpful for both pregnant and postpartum people. If you feel comfortable discussing this further I encourage you to reach out and book a clarity session with me as I have MANY resources for mamas.
Do you offer refunds/ Payment Plans and Scholarships
Yes I do! If you are in financial need, and are committed to completing a program of holistic healing, you may be eligible for a reduced rate from what is listed here. I never want to turn away people in need of my services, simply because they can’t afford it! Please reach out to me personally to discuss payment plan options.
The Building Body Confidence Program offers two fully paid scholarship opportunities each year. Please contact me for more information on the application process.
Refunds are always eligible after attendance of the first week of class or of a program, and before the second week. You must try the experience at least once before requesting a refund. Refunds are handled on a case-by-case basis.
The class was so easy to follow!
This yoga class is truly built for everybody and is easy to follow and modify if needed. Plus Jess makes you feel comfortable and confident. Highly recommend!