Jody brings together a powerful commitment to nurturing community, and a passion for play, laughter and freedom of expression. Her fascination with understanding community dynamics has inspired her to participate in intentional communities, to manage Community Supported Agriculture projects, and to develop residential programs for youth to experience the power of community in a wilderness setting. Connecting to the flow of the divine through dance has provided a balance to that work, and has led her through many joyful landscapes of movement: theater movement, modern dance, belly dance, circus arts and acroyoga. In 2008 Jody saw a video of Eugene and Jessie of Acroyoga Montreal performing the Victory Hall Flow, and promptly went out in search of an opportunity to study acroyoga. She received her Acroyoga Montreal teaching certification in 2013.
Jody’s Acroyoga Manifesto: Take the focus and intentionality of one’s solo yoga practice and broaden that awareness to include others. Embrace partner yoga practice as a tool for building a community of people who are present for one another, communicate their needs directly, know that their contributions are valued, and are compassionately aware of one-another’s growth edges.