"Spiritual Mother of New England"
Being a Mother, Sister, Granddaughter, Friend, Wife and neighbor are just as important to Jacqui as her "professional" accomplishments. She deeply thanks her teachers: Johnny Gillespie, Pat Iyer, Rolf Gates & David Vendetti. They've taught her that true enlightenment can be found in the mundane & that God is in the eyes & hearts of all people. I offer an exceptionally deep bow to all of the roots of this practice & places like India. She is grateful for all of the wise sages and teachers who have ethically handed down this practice through time and verbal tradition. She is honored to have trained & graduated hundreds of students from her teaching Apprenticeships, Certifications and Yoga Teacher Training Programs est. in 2011. She is an E-RYT-500hr Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher, a YACEP Continuing Ed Provider, Balanced Athlete(tm) Level 2 Coach, Co-Author of Migrations: An Almanac For the Soul, Yin Yoga & Meditation Certified through Sagel Urlacher, Director of the Sacred Seeds Yoga School & Curriculum and Owner of a private Yoga studio, the Canton Yoga Shala in Canton, MA. Outside of Yoga she does a regular circuit of Motivational Speaking for everyone & everything from schools to social service/crisis jobs to corporate America. She encourages her teachers to take Yoga into populations that don’t have it. Many of her teachers teach in prisons, crisis situations, hospitals, nursing homes, with Veterans, children, teens & cancer survivors. She strongly encourage them to make Yoga accessible & considers her Yoga “Blue Collar Yoga,” works great but not all that fancy! She has been a New England Presenter for the past 10 years for Yoga Reaches Out for Children’s Hospital at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. Her team of “birds” & Jacqui have raised over $420,000 for charity JUST through Yoga at the time of this writing. Photo credit: Tracy Rodriquez Photography