About Jacqueline

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Jacqueline Is a Meditation teacher,Yoga teacher,Yoga Therapist,and certified Holistic Health Coach in Lafayette Indiana.

She has been practicing Yoga in some form or another since she was a small girl. Her interest and love for Yoga, meditation, and overall health were planted in her heart for as long as she can remember.  At a very early age she was doing Yoga asana (postures), handstands, balances and back bends.  At that time she was unaware of them as being Yoga asana, but her love of going upside down continues today.

She has a deep yearning for spirituality which, began in her early childhood years growing up in a large Catholic family.  Jacqueline’s  journey has led her to study many different beliefs and philosophies. She began studying Contemplative Meditation through the writings of Thomas Merton, Anthony De Mello, and Thomas Keating.  She attended various three and four day silent retreats through the Catholic Faith: Thomas Merton’s Monastic community the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, Kentucky; The Dominican house in Northern Virginia; and the Holy Cross Abbey in Berryville, VA with the Trappist Monks. These teachings inspired a desire to study the ancient Asian beliefs which, began over 20 years ago. The yearning for deeper exploration, and discovery has led her to India several times to study Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga, and Ayurveda.  She enjoys traveling the world, learning and growing from her own experiences, and the knowledge she gains from her various teachers.

She continues to study and embrace the teachings of  Vipassana “Insight” or Mindfulness meditation, and the ancient Asian teachings.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 200-hour Yoga teaching certification, May 2006:  OM Yoga center in New York City with Cyndi Lee,Frank Mauro and David Nichtern.
  • Professional Yoga therapist- 500-PYT, May 2009.
  • Certified Yin Yoga Instructor, Nov.2008:  With renowned anatomist Paul Grilley.
  • Teachers College Columbia University, 2007- 2008: Certified Holistic Health Counselor.
  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York City,  June 2007-2008: Holistic Health Counselor.
  • Yoga of the Heart Cardiac & Cancer care certification training, Aug. 2010.
  • Certification in Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation, April 2007-2009.                                                                                    
  • Dedicated Practitioner Program, DPP4: May 2011- May 2013.                                                                         
  • Community Dharma Leadership Program, CDL5  April 2015-April 2017.                                                          
  • MBSR eight week program- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction- Aug.-Sept. 2013.
  • Awakening Joy Course- Aug-Sept. 2014.
  • Taught Yoga Therapy, Qigong & Mindfulness meditation Yoga to wheelchair bound & elderly ambulatory patients at nursing homes and rehab centers- 2012-2016.
  • Leads an Insight Meditation group on the campus of Purdue University. “Lafayete Insight Meditation Community”  West Lafayette, IN- May 2015-present.
  • MBSR Teacher Training Intensive- May 2017.  Certified to teach and lead Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
  •  Silent Meditation retreats attended:  Spirit Rock Meditation center, March 2012, March 2013, March 2014, March 2015, March 2016; IMS- Six-weeks silent retreat Sept-Oct. 2017.
  • Continuing practitioner of Insight meditation & participates in yearly ten-day silent retreats in various parts of the country and in India.
  • Yoga and Ayurveda Conference Rishikesh, India 2008: Dr. David Frawely; Mukunda Stiles (Yoga Therapist/Structural Yoga Therapist); Dr. Robert Svoboda; Dr. Rama Prasad and others.
  • Yoga and Ayurveda Conference Rishikesh,India 2008.
  • Member Yoga Alliance Teacher 200-RYT, 500-RYT.
  • Member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
  • Member of the American Association of Drugless Practioners.

Jacqueline’s eclectic and fun approach to teaching is colored by the knowledge she has gained from her years of practice and studies. She has had the blessing of studying with a vast array of remarkable and diverse teachers. These teachings along with her years of traveling the world will guide her students on a unique journey of self-exploration, inner awareness, and appreciation for the unique gifts, which are lying deep within each of us waiting to be released!  Her deepest desire is to bring the teachings of Mindfulness “Insight” mediation, and  Yoga Therapy to people who are suffering from dis-ease of body, mind, and spirit!  She continues to develop herself through her practices and studies.