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Meet JBH

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jacqueline Brooke Hepler, Founder of JBH Yoga

Natural Health Specialist

I'm an ever- evolving creature with a longing for knowledge and understanding. I want to make this world a better place by inviting others to remember the divine light that shines brightly within them.  I believe that a yoga practice - not just the physical part but a full dedication to the eight limbs of yoga, can cultivate and create a peaceful, happy body and mind.

 

​My entire life it seemed as if the universe was gently nudging me in the direction of yoga. So as I got older and began to discover the ancient practice  I was intrigued to find something so perfectly fitting. ​A yoga practice offers a way to take care of the body, keep the mind calm and at ease, provide subtle life lessons, and introduce one to a spiritual connection to their own divine self.

​It's not just about going deep into the poses but going deep inside yourself to let your authentic light shine. I feel honored to be able to share something I am so passionate about. My ultimate goal as a yoga teacher is to simply bring more peace and happiness into my students lives.

I consider myself lucky that I was not drawn to the practice for physical reasons. I came to yoga for its spiritual healing, and thus my practice and teaching deeply reflects that. My first two yogic text that drew me into the practice were The Bhagavad Gita and The Idiots Guide to Yoga. 

Living in the boondocks, it has been difficult to find and plug into a yoga lineage. I have studied Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Hatha yoga, Yin yoga, Chair yoga, Kids yoga and several other styles as well. I connect the most with my teacher, Kaya Mindlin who is the founder of SRY yoga. 

 

In addition to yoga I enjoy being able to express myself creatively through various art mediums. I have enjoyed writing, reading, drawing, painting, wood burning, stitching, graphic & web design, and jewelry making to provide me with a creative outlet. I am a lover of nature and enjoy spending my time outdoors. I find nature to be a constant source of inspiration and refreshing to the soul. I enjoy the eccentric, the weird, and the woo woo-ey. I keep an open mind and am always looking to discover something new.

 

Spirituality is one of the most important things in my life and has a huge influence on my practice, teachings and creativity. From a young age I had a keen interest in the divine and enjoy all the ways in which it shows up in my life. ​

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“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection.” 

 -The Bhagavad Gita

Why Naturopathy?

Yoga dropped into my life like a plane falling out of the sky. Out of nowhere, and with such force, Yoga transformed my life. I found that the physical poses helped me to work out tension where it had been stored throughout my body over the years. The meditation and principles of the practice helped me to become more aware of the patterns of my mind and gave me a direction of how to create positive change. It helped me to reconnect with a sense of myself that I had lost. It let me "process" everything I was experiencing- physically, mentally, and emotionally. It gave me hope, that with hard work, I could feel connected, confident and comfortable with myself.

I've dealt with my own fair share of physical, mental and emotional health issues over the years. I can easily talk about my struggles now, but it wasn't always that way. I know how challenging it can be to speak up. I try and use my platform to raise awareness on issues such as mental health and trauma and give back to organizations that support these causes as often as I can. I am thankful for those who have paved the way for me to be able to speak openly and share about topics like this.

 

​I am always looking to further expand my knowledge in yoga by maintaining my own practice, continually reading, and attending classes and workshops when I can.   This journey for me has been an incredible one so far and I can't wait to see where else it will take me. ​

Girl doing Yoga in front of mountains
girl doing yoga pose smiling at camera

Yoga Timeline & Training

1992:

-Birth, when the true yoga journey began

2011:

-85 hours of CNA Training in state approved program (anatomy training)

2013:

​-developed a daily yoga practice
 

2014:

-took first 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Aura Welless Center


2015:

-completed YogaFit Level 1 Training


2016:

-completed LifePower Yoga 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training

-registered as a Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.

-completed Reiki I, Reiki II, and Reiki Master courses

-became a certified Reiki Healer

-completed Trauma Informed Youth Outreach Training through the Connection Coalition


2017:

-completed training for Yoga of 12 Steps and Recovery (Y12SR)

-completed a workshop on Clearing & Blessings (for land, home, and office)

-completed Off the Mat, Into the World 5-day Yoga, Purpose & Action Leadership -Intensive

2018:

-launched a pop-up Yoga studio

 

2019:

-launched an online yoga studio

- The Nectar of the Gita, online program (45 CEU hours)

-Agni and Soma: Ayurvedic Nutrition for Yogis

-Seasonal Sequencing Macro Level Lesson Planning using Ayurvedic and Yogic Principles Home Study Course

2020:

-The Nectar of Yoga Nidra (20 CEU hours)

-Ayurveda in Yoga (10 CEU hours)

2021:

-Demystifying Karma