Hello! My name is Jessica Bowles. At the end of 2015, after 20yrs of practice and 14yrs of teaching yoga, I thought I was ready to hang up my teaching hat. As my personal practice had continued to deepen throughout the years into all which the practice of yoga encompasses, all I saw around me was a lot of strictly Asana (posture) practice. I knew that there was so much more, yet felt unable to share in my current environment. I wanted to share more...all facets of yoga practice, especially meditation which at its core IS what yoga truly embodies.
So in the beginning of 2016 I decided to open up a space that shared the broaden view of the practices and teachings of Yoga, expanding on what was currently available in my area. It would be simply called The Meditation Room and be a community center, a central point where the community could gather, learn, practice, and grow.
The community response was amazing! Our signature classes were bursting at the seams and we were continuously receiving messages on when we were expanding into different areas or where they could find classes like this near them. That is when I realized that we could create an online community...growing a community without walls...expanding our reach. We created e-courses of our signature classes, expanded on our local classes, trainings, and retreats, as well as offering an online shop to create your own personal meditation space.
We continue with our purpose to share these healing practices, to grow and to expand our community, and creating tangible teachings to easily infuse into your life. We hope to help you on your journey to health, joy, balance, clarity, and wellbeing.
Jessica Bowles E-RYT 500
Jessica has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1996, receiving her 230hr RYT training through Bodhi Tree Yoga School in Charlotte NC and her 500hr RYT from Asheville Yoga Center. She has also taught these healing practices in the Lake Norman area for the past 14 years. Her primary influences are the teachings of Erich Schiffmann and Michael Stone. She truly believes that we have the ability to heal and change self-destructive patterns of the mind, by clearing the clutter that accumulates, with meditation and yoga practices.
Jessica is also a 300hr certified Thai Yoga Therapist, training with Saul David Raye at Ritam Healing Arts in CA and with Peirce Salguero at the Thai Institute in D.C., as well as an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor, receiving her training through Kerala Ayurveda Academy in Seatle, WA.