Jess E.
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Jess Ergener
Jersey City
Yoga Instructor
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About me

I offer yoga and mindfulness meditation for women who are trying to become pregnant, are expecting and new moms. As you navigate this journey, the techniques I teach show you how to stay present, be strong (both physically and mentally), self-care, and remaining grounded throughout this profoundly incredible experience.

My path to yoga started as an undergrad when I took my first yoga class, and as cliche as it may sound, I was hooked; I enjoyed the gentle flow from pose to pose as well as the inner peace I felt at the end of class by being able to let go of things.

When I began thinking about becoming a mom, I started a prenatal yoga teacher training, so I could become more informed about the whole experience.. I wasn't sure if I would ever teach classes. It took me nearly three years to become pregnant, and included multiple interventions: IUIs, IVFs, weekly acupuncture, mindfulness meditation, and especially yoga for fertility, which I researched and taught myself. Yoga offered me gentle movement and a safe place to be with what was going on. After going through this very intense and emotional journey to become a mama, I decided to finish my Prenatal yoga teacher training in order to offer moms-to-be guidance on their journey to motherhood.

How I work with parents

I work on-one-on with mamas-to-be and new mamas to create a highly personalized yoga and/or meditation practice that is specific to her needs and goals. I provide all necessary props such as mats, blocks, bolsters and any handouts you will need for sessions. I bring the yoga to you in the comfort of your own home or office. For moms-to-be, the focus is on places that may need attention as your pregnancy progresses, staying strong to prepare for labor as well as poses (postures) for labor. For new mamas, the class focus is on gently returning to movement after labor, addressing any special needs such as for abdominal separation and how to create a realistic yoga practice with the responsibilities of a little one.

My training & experience

I completed a 200 hr level Yoga Teacher Training in Structural Yoga with Charlotte Stone. I have completed additional advanced yoga training: Gentle Yoga for Cancer, Yoga for Bone Strength, and Yoga for Cardiac Health. In addition, I completed an 85 hr BabyMoon Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher training with Carrie Parkter Gastelu at YogaWorks inNYC.

I am also an experienced meditator and have sat eight - weeklong silent retreats at Insight Meditation Society. I have furthered my understanding of buddhist studies and mindfulness (meditation) through additional courses and classes. I am the Meditation Consultant for BusyBee Organics in Jersey City. I was a Guest Presenter on Mindfulness and Meditation Methodology and Techniques, for the Stone Center for Yoga's 200 hr YTT for four years. I completed the Mindful Educator Essentials Training through Mindful Schools. I also completed a Lovingkindness & Compassion Meditation Teacher Training at IDP in NYC. I am currently enrolled in the Open Heart Project Meditation Teacher training with Susan Piver and Jenna Hollenstein.

Month of Mindfulness
Description:
Learn Mindfulness Meditation techniques to meet the challenges of your busy life. Learn to bring more balance and ease to the ebb and flow of daily living.
Virtual services provided:
List Of Services:
  • Pre-consult with teacher to discuss your personal needs and goals
  • 4 -1 hour sessions
  • Explore and learn various mindfulness techniques under the guidance of an experienced teacher
  • Learn strategies to sustain a mindfulness or meditation practice
  • Learn how to create a consistent daily (or frequent weekly) practice that realistically fits into your daily
  • Sessions can be scheduled in-person, over the phone or virtually over video conference
  • FREE Bonus 30 min session
Price:
$240
Mini Lovingkindness Meditation Practice
Description:
Learn Lovingkindness meditation, a compassion- mfocused practice for one’s self and to extend to others.
Virtual services provided:
List Of Services:
  • 30 minute session for the busy individual - via phone conference or video chat
  • Detailed instructions on lovingkindness practice
  • Explain why the practice is a complementary practice to our “breath awareness” meditation practices
  • Printable Guide for the session and for continued personal practice
Price:
$40 for 1 session
Single Private Yoga Class
Description:
Enjoy a private yoga session tailored to your needs and specific practice focus (Gentle, Pre or Postnatal, Back Care, Chakra)
List Of Services:
  • Pre-consult to discuss your personal needs and goals
  • 1 hour, 15 minute class session
  • Enjoy yoga in the comfort of your home or office
  • Props such as mats, blocks, bolsters are provided
Price:
$90
Yoga for Mommy & Daddy
Description:
Enjoy a private yoga session tailored especially for both mom and dad.. Stay strong and healthy as you get ready for parenthood and after your new joy enters your lives.
List Of Services:
  • Pre-consult to discuss each studens’ needs and goals
  • 1 hour, 15 minute class session
  • Enjoy yoga in the comfort of your home or office
  • Props such as mats, blocks, bolsters are provided
Price:
$100 for 1 session
Lovingkindness Meditation
Description:
Learn Lovingkindness Meditation, which is a compassion practice for one’s self and others individuals in our life.
Virtual services provided:
List Of Services:
  • 1 hour session - in person, phone conference or video chat
  • Detailed instructions in lovingkindness practice
  • Explain why the practice is a complementary practice to our “breath awareness” meditation practices
  • Printable Guide for the session and for continued personal practice
Price:
$60 for 1 hour
Two Month Yoga Package
Description:
Enjoy custom tailored yoga for your specific needs such as back care, and staying strong and healthy during your pregnancy or with a new little one in your life.
List Of Services:
  • Pre-consult to discuss your personal needs and goals
  • 8 - (1 hour, 15 min sessions)
  • Props such as mats, blocks, bolsters are provided
  • Enjoy yoga in the comfort of your home or office
  • FREE Bonus class
Price:
$640
One Hour Mindfulness Meditation
Description:
Learn Mindfulness Meditation techniques to meet the challenges of your busy life. Learn to bring more balance and ease to the ebb and flow of daily living.
Virtual services provided:
List Of Services:
  • Pre-consult with teacher to discuss your personal needs and goals
  • Explore and learn various mindfulness techniques, ranging from yogic to Buddhist, under the guidance of an experienced teacher
  • Learn what mindfulness and meditation are and are not as well as common misconceptions
  • Learn strategies to sustain a mindfulness or meditation practice
  • Learn how to create a consistent practice
  • Sessions can be in-person, over the phone or virtually over video conference
Price:
$50 for 1 hour
Month of Yoga Package
Description:
Enjoy custom tailored yoga for your specific needs such as back care, wrist care, and staying strong and healthy during your pregnancy or with a new little one in your life.
List Of Services:
  • Pre-consult to discuss your personal needs and goals
  • 4 - 1 hour, 15 minute sessions
  • Enjoy yoga in the comfort of your home or office
  • Props such as mats, blocks, bolsters are provided
Price:
$312