Jessica Palma’s yoga experience has been about transformation. The physical challenges of yoga provided a natural familiarity for the former competitive NCAA gymnast, while the philosophy of yoga has given her tools she uses to approach life with a fearless attitude. Yoga has taught her the importance of living in the present and how one’s thoughts do not reflect one’s true self. This lesson and her continued yoga practice transformed her life.
Her classes are creative, athletic and challenging while remaining accessible for students of all levels. She guides her students step by step through intelligent and mindful sequences providing all of the components needed for each individual to feel successful. She encourages her students to challenge themselves while focusing on staying conscious of their body’s strengths and limits and making good decisions based on the present moment. Jessica’s emphasis on paying attention allows her students to create true change and growth, something they can take with them into their daily lives.
Jessica holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing and is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. She specializes in orthopedic care. In her practice, she emphasizes holistic self-care, patient education, empowerment and mindfulness based stress reduction. She leads both group based yoga and teaches privately in any setting. She completed her Vinyasa yoga 200 hour teacher training in Los Angeles under her friend and mentor, Liz Arch. Jessica lived in Honolulu from 2006-2018 and has since returned home to New Orleans. Her husband is Reggie Palma, a bodyworker and structural integrative practitioner. Together, they are raising their beautiful son.