Jase believes that there are moments in life when we must take a risk and follow our hearts. She spent years in a meaningful yet unfulfilling and demanding career as a project manger in a high stress corporate environment. Her path to yoga was an attempt to allow peace and calmness amidst the calamity of NYC; a haven full of quietude where she could find the perspective necessary to attain a greater purpose in her life. She was finally able to feel more grounded and embrace the stillness of each moment while moving through her practice.
After practicing for more than ten years, she took the risk and left her life in NYC behind to live in the Bahamas where she spent her first year devoted to the Sivanada Ashram. This new and starkly different lifestyle from the city life she was accustomed to consisted of daily meditation, asana practice and philosophical studies; in a word, it was transformative. She went a step further and completed her first 200hr teacher training with The International Sivanada Yoga Vedanta Centre; meanwhile, continuing to further immerse herself in the community at Sivanada Ashram. During a retreat at the ashram, Jase met a group of Modo yogis (teachers and founders alike). She was struck by a certain synthesis, given her urban background, with their modern approach to delivering the message of these ancient traditions. This modern approach allowed the yoga practice to be more accessible to a broader audience and hence carried the message farther. After this eye opening retreat with her new Modo friends, Jase took yet another leap of faith and left for Canada where she earned her 500hr teacher training certification with Modo Yoga Inc International. This teacher training, coupled with a mentorship she undertook in Montreal, were both such powerful experiences that she garnered a strong foundation both in her own practice and as a teacher, as well as the desire to share the message.
Jase’s main purpose in teaching yoga back in NYC is to help people fully actualize the potential that we all carry within ourselves and to help cultivate our ever expanding culture of acceptance. She is humbly, first and foremost, a student: she continues to study with gifted teachers around the world taking their workshops and trainings knowing that it all leads to a deeper understanding of one’s self, ie, to be of service.
She is infinitely grateful to her teachers Jessica Robertson, Deena Robertson, Janet Robertson, Dina Tsouluhas, Ryan Leier, Sara Gallagher and Krishnan Namboodiri.