Yesica Rodriguez, RYT 500, YACEP

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For Yesica, yoga asana is one of many gateways to the journey inward. What you experience in your body, you can feel in your heart. She was drawn to yoga because of how beautifully it can accommodate people of all shapes and sizes, differing abilities and walks of life.

Born in Puerto Rico but raised on the East Coast, Yesica felt like she was from two different places but not completely from either. This experience inspired her to travel and build connections with people from different cultures and backgrounds. This also informs her teaching style, as she prioritizes making sure that class feels accessible to everyone regardless of their age, shape, ability or yoga experience. In her class there is no “right way” to do a pose. Rather than mastering a certain pose, the focus is on how it feels in your body. She encourages her students to be curious and open to discovery in their practice.

Along with her 200-hour YTT at Namaste Yoga Center in San Diego, Yesica is certified in Prenatal Yoga and Yoga for a Happy Back. Currently, she teaches Vinyasa, Hatha, Prenatal, and Gentle Yoga.

Yesica is the Mother of two boys and a fur baby named Flash. Her favorite activities include playing guitar, singing, dancing, writing, hiking, reading a good book and cooking healthy meals for her family.

Yesica’s Class Style:

Yesica teaches from the heart and offers variations so that class is accessible to everyone who participates. Depending on the style, students might feel challenged, energized or relaxed but they will always leave class with their hearts full.