Public classes (held at Ashland University Chapel on College Avenue in Ashland, Ohio):  


Mondays 6-7:15pm 

Gently challenging Vinyasa-based class with slow, energizing flow.

$5/class or $20 class pass/5 classes.


Wednesdays 5:15-6:15pm  SCHOOL YEAR ONLY

YogaFaith Christian devotional yoga & Vinyasa-based slow flow yoga basics.
Donation basis. No charge to AU students.

Private options (held at Jody's home studio, pictured right):

Yoga Therapy and/or Trauma Sensitive YogaFaith

I schedule a limited amount of private, one-on-one yoga therapy, Trauma Sensitive YogaFaith, and Relax & Renew® restorative yoga sessions. Sessions can be geared towards post-injury/surgery recovery; anxiety and depression; relaxation and restoration from the stressful demands of life; as well as exploring the somatic impact of trauma in a person’s body. If you might benefit through this body-oriented work, please contact me at or through my website to see what days and times might be available. 

Yoga therapy and TSYF are not yet covered by insurance.

Embodied Spiritual Direction

Rooted & Reaching Embodied Care: Integrated Spiritual Direction and Caregiving for Mind, Body, Spirit & Soul is a unique combination of spiritual direction and guidance, Healing Care Ministries Formational Prayer, worshipful movement and embodied prayer, and Trauma Sensitive YogaFaith—all with a body-focused and Christ-centered perspective. With over two decades of experience in both ministry and body-oriented work, Jody works with individuals to live fully-embodied and whole-hearted lives. Read more about this option here.​To schedule a session, please contact me at or through my website.


Retreats, Trainings & Special Offerings

To be the first to know about retreats, training and special offerings join the Rooted & Reaching special events email list here.

* a word about hands-on adjustments: it is very common for yoga teachers to offer hands-on adjustments to help students with alignment and form. With trauma-informed yoga philosophy in mind, Jody offers very little hands-on adjustments, finding that many visual cues can be given without physically having to touch the student. Permission is always gained before adjustments are made. She also uses doTerra essential oils in her classes and private sessions, and again, permission is gained before application.

Jody in Dancer Pose in garden
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