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Jesse Pournaras

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Jesse Pournaras

Jesse has been practicing yoga since 2002 and completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher certification at Jaya Yoga Center in Brooklyn in 2014. She is a DONA trained Birth & Postpartum Doula and a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor. Jesse believes in the truly transformative power of yoga and that it can and should be accessible to all individuals regardless of physical ability, socioeconomic status, race, religion, gender identity or sexuality. She teaches accessible, yet challenging classes, with the goal of helping all students and seekers find their own path to yoga.

As a doula, Jesse is given unique insight into the birthing process and strives to incorporate the lessons she has learned in labor and delivery into her prenatal yoga classes. She is dedicated to reducing fear around pregnancy and childbirth, and to giving pregnant persons the tools, strength and confidence they need to move through labor and into their new roles as parents and caregivers.

Jaya Yoga Center: Serving Brooklyn since 2000