Jessica Lawson, born and raised in Buffalo New York, began her path of yoga and personal development more than 10 years ago. Her deep passion for traveling and new experiences inspired her to explore the world. On her journeys she found herself practicing yoga in Ashrams near and far expanding her knowledge, understanding and love for yoga and people. With this she was able to see and experience the profound benefits of yoga and the deep connection it created between different cultures.

After finishing University and having lived in Europe and Australia, she continued seeking and went to study and practice yoga in India. From there she has gone on and spent significant time teaching and leading retreats in Africa, Indonesia, South Africa and America.

Today she is working with Evolation Yoga on the teacher training staff and is a director of Open Heart Journeys. It is there shared vision to create magical moments to unite yogis and communities all over the world.