Jessica • Yoga + Acro Teacher@jessicaleeyoga

RYT250 | ACROVINYASA Level 2
FRC Mobility Specialist
Acroyoga Hong Kong 🇭🇰
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workshops • privates • collabs
📧 jessicaleeyoga@gmail.com

www.jessicaleeyoga.com/classes

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Jessica • Yoga + Acro Teacher

Jumping for joy because — IT’S MY BIRTHDAAAY! This derpy old fart turns 32 today (though still feeling like I’m in my mid-20s at heart) 🥳
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I used to hate the fact that my birthday falls on the most commercialized day of the year (not exactly by coincidence; fun fact: my parents picked my exact moment of birth down to the minute - based on the lunar calendar though, not because it was Valentine’s) but I embrace it now because it’s a lovely, easy day to remember. I don’t typically celebrate - mostly because people are busy with romantic things - but this year I’ve decided to spend the week with the best friends anyone can ask for and my silly (albeit sometimes crazy, dysfunctional) parents, all over food of course. More love for everyone! 💕
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Photo @tammymores
#itsmybirthday #valentinesbaby


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Jessica • Yoga + Acro Teacher

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I sailed seas of emotions,
To wander a forest of scars,
I am a dance of
Light and darkness
A galaxy of shadows and stars.
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#throwback to playing in the shadows at one of the many gorgeous palaces in Seoul. Also, I still can’t get over how amazing is the camera on the #iPhoneXSMax!


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Jessica • Yoga + Acro Teacher

My own yoga practice has taken a gentler turn over the last couple of years, especially since these days I prefer to get my strength training through other disciplines, but every now and then I still enjoy a good dynamic, powerful flow sesh. The other afternoon, I was messing around after teaching and (to my surprise) nailing my handstand walkovers, so I had a little fun 🙃
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P.S. I never realized how hard it is to do yoga with your hair down without looking like the girl from The Ring. All of the outtakes. How do all of the other Instagram yogis make it look so easy?!?
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#movingmeditation
Wearing @xxivactive


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Jessica • Yoga + Acro Teacher

It’s okay if you don’t know what to feel, if you don’t know what you want, and if you can’t figure things out as you go. It’s okay to not want something you worked so hard on getting - after realizing it wasn’t what you thought it was. It’s okay to change your mind, to make mistakes, to walk away from someone you once loved - from something that once meant the world to you. It’s okay — because this is your life, your cause, your body, your beliefs, your mind, your heart, and your feelings. And you don’t need validation from no one, other than you, and I hope it doesn’t take you a lifetime to realize that.
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Words @rmdrk
Photo @tammymores
Leggings @aloyoga
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#mood #notetoself #remindertoself


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Jessica • Yoga + Acro Teacher

Whoa, Hong Kong - between all the traveling and life getting in the way, it’s been a while since I’ve taught a workshop here. But I’m super excited to announce this upcoming partner acroyoga workshop at @flaunt_studio just in time for Valentine’s Day (and my birthday 🎂, so if you’re down to celebrate with me in a wholesome way doing my favorite thing, come through!)
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We’ll be introducing uniting elements of vinyasa yoga, acroyoga, and inversion training over 1.5 hours with a practice that’ll include tons of fun partner poses you can play with. Come explore the connection, surrender, and trust as you build intimacy and communication beyond the mat.
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Suitable for all levels and ages. Limited spaces left so book your mat with @flaunt_studio! #howdoyouflauntit


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Jessica • Yoga + Acro Teacher

#ThrowbackThursday to that fun October morning playing tour guide and exploring the city with @ishine_gape @queeniephair and @jonathanphair!
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I’m still figuring out my complicated, mixed feelings about Instagram and social media (so much to love/hate about it), but I can’t deny that it’s definitely helped me build connections and make friends with some amazing people I probably wouldn’t have met otherwise. Miss you guys!
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Photo @ishine_gape | #ishinephotography


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Jessica • Yoga + Acro Teacher

I’ve been struggling to write a worthy caption (whatever that even means) to post for the last week but I can’t seem to find the right words to share and it’s stressing me out more than it should. So instead, here’s a picture-relevant quote from one of my favorite authors:
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What happens when people open their hearts?
They get better.
- Haruki Murakami
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❤️


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Jessica • Yoga + Acro Teacher

When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there. When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing, but in the opposite direction. If you reach in both directions, you will have spanned the universe.
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Ready for 2019 to be a year of further self-discovery, growth, and transformation. Let’s do this 💪🏼
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Photo by the amazing @actionhiro


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Jessica • Yoga + Acro Teacher

goodbye 2018
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when you start to feel
like things should have
been better this year,
remember the mountains and the valleys
that got you here.
they are not accidents
and those moments weren’t in vain.
you are not the same
you have grown and you are growing
you are breathing, you are living.
you are wrapped in
endless
boundless
grace.
and things will get better
there is more to you than yesterday.
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- Morgan Harper Nichols


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Jessica • Yoga + Acro Teacher

As 2018 comes to a close (already, where did this year go?!), I’m reflecting all that I’ve gained in the last year - not in superficial accomplishments and material possessions, but instead of experiences, interpersonal relationships and connections, goals, and breakthroughs. Although the year was full of challenges that shook me to my core, there’s no doubt that it’s been my biggest year yet for life lessons as a result.
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To sum up the last year in one word, for me it’s: GROWTH. Learning to crack open, fall down and get back up. For the first time in my life, instead of passively adapting when things happen to me (or more realistically, avoiding until I can’t anymore), I’ve been seeking out opportunities to be vulnerable and learning to lean into the discomfort, because that’s the only way you can truly push through and make it out stronger (truly resilient and strong; not what society has conditioned us to believe as “strength”) on the other side. In the last 12 months alone, I feel I’ve grown mentally and emotionally more than I have in the first 30 years combined.
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I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for me - good or bad, I’ll take it all.
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Photo @ishine_gape | #ishinephotography


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Jessica • Yoga + Acro Teacher

Merry Christmas! 🎄❤️
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[Apologies in advance for the sentimental, melancholic post. Geez I’m a major downer lately, huh]
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My family’s never been big on celebrating Christmas so it’s always been an excuse for me to go out and party (except for the years I dated an English guy and Christmas would start in November in their household) but this year with my dad in the hospital, the holidays hit me really hard. Everything has a silver lining though - while the conditions aren’t ideal, we’ve spent the last 5 days together, probably the longest streak I’ve seen my parents for since moving out - and have never been more aware of how precious life is.
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The holidays may be a time to indulge, but more importantly it’s also for spending time with our loved ones, even if they may sometimes drive us up the wall, so be grateful for every moment together and hold them close ❤️


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Jessica • Yoga + Acro Teacher

How has it already been a week since @creamfieldshk weekend?! People who only know me as a yogi are always surprised that I live for music festivals and raves - sure, okay, fine, they can technically be on opposite ends of the wellness vs debauchery spectrum (depending how you approach it) - but at the end of the day I really think the people who go to either (or both) are ultimately searching for the same thing: community, connection, and being a part of something much bigger than themselves. At least that’s how it feels for me. #connectionjunkie
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P.S. thanks @marlomusic for playing Castles in the Sky and taking me back to 2002 ❤️


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