Yoga found Jamie at a time in her life when she wanted to find an exercise, fall in love with it, and stick with it! Her journey began in January 2016. Jamie did not know all the words the teachers said and most of the poses she could not do. Chaturangas were her nemesis! Month by month, class by class, she became stronger. She started to learn, little by little, and finally, she could do a chaturanga. Then, Buti Yoga came to Homegrown Yoga! As Jamie thought about how to further her practice, she took her first Buti Yoga class. One class and she was hooked! In February 2017, Jamie took the leap and decided to get her Buti Yoga certification. With much support from her husband, her son, and Rachel Gerrity, she flew out to Denver in March 2017. The training proved to be Jamie’s hardest and most intense weekend to date, but one of the most rewarding, empowering experiences of her life.
After teaching Buti for almost two years at Homegrown Yoga, Jamie decided to get her 200-hour certification with the Yoga Teacher Training program at Homegrown Yoga. During this training, she made many new friends, discovered new things about herself, and participated in many kinds of yoga. Jamie states, “The 200-hour YTT was, without a doubt, one of the highlights of my 2019!” Jamie graduated from the Yoga Teacher Training program in December of 2019. Under the leadership of Rachel Gerrity and Tammy Urbansky, she learned that movement is truly vital to humans. The body loves to move and needs to move. Fast, slow, hot, warm, Vinyasa, Hatha, Kundalini, holding poses, or amping it up with some cardio, movement is mandatory! Since graduating, Jamie continues to learn daily and looks forward to learning and teaching at Homegrown Yoga. Whether it be Flow Down Plus or Slow Deep Stretch, come out and join her to experience movement together. Jamie’s hope is that you come to class, have fun, become stronger, and enjoy the journey!