Jael has practiced yoga for over 20 years, originally finding it to be a useful way to decompress from her career as an environmental attorney in Washington, DC. Upon moving to Saratoga Springs in 2010, she became a dedicated student at Yoga Mandali. In 2011, her yoga practice took on a whole new meaning after a serious skiing injury and difficult rehabilitation. Instead of being a fun workout and way to release stress, yoga became integral to healing both her body and her spirit; a process which lead her to pursue her RYT 200 Hour teacher certification at Yoga Mandali in 2016. Since then, Jael has received certifications in Yin Yoga with Keli Lalita Reddy and in Restorative Yoga (Levels 1 and 2) with Ann Saffi Biasetti. In addition, she has studied Ayurveda, Yoga Philosophy, and Mindfulness Meditation.
While bringing strength, grace, and a calming energy to her thoughtfully crafted yoga sequences, Jael connects her asana instruction to traditional and contemporary yogic texts and uses her steady, centering energy to help her students through any challenges in the practice. Jael has worked with beginners, athletes, and experienced yogis and is open and sensitive to the needs of her students.
She lives with her husband, their three teenage children, and four pets. And when she’s not practicing yoga, she spends her time working on her historic home, reading, gardening, and driving carpool (but mostly driving carpool).