Ortho-Bionomy© advanced Practitioner,
Jessica has been involved in the movement, fitness, and wellness field for over twenty years. Her greatest love is working with and learning from the body. She is an Ortho-Bionomy® Instructor, Advanced Ortho-Bionomy® Practitioner and certified Pilates instructor. She currently owns and operates two locations of Happy Body, a fitness and wellness studio in Asheville, NC. Through the Ortho-Bionomy in Asheville program, she trains and mentors students through an embodied and wholistic approach. Jessica complements her primary practices of Ortho-Bionomy and Pilates with studies in Polarity Therapy, Gyrokinesis®, Trauma Therapy, and Body-Mind Centering®. Her experience as a professional dancer has strengthened the connection of touch and movement to create an accessible and engaging style of teaching. Jessica is a happy mama to Sydney and Jonathan, and a sensationally lucky partner to husband, Rich.
therapeutic Yoga Instructor
As an Ortho-Bionomy practitioner and therapeutic yoga instructor, Alex Moody is passionate about providing this needed support to help facilitate comfort, ease and self-awareness for her clients. The body is an intelligent system that often gets stuck in patterns as a result of the things we may feel or experience in life. If we can move the body into ease and meet the body where it is, we can then guide these patterns to unwind and observe the body as it restructures and heals itself.
Alex specializes in working with acute pain management as well as chronic pain due to injury. In her Ortho-Bionomy sessions she is able to offer suggestions for self care integrating therapeutic yoga and Ortho-Bionomy techniques. This allows clients to see longer-term results as well as empowers them to understand and be in relationship to their pain. She also works with "highly sensing" clients since she, herself, has had chronic migraine pain in the past due to overwhelm in her nervous system. She understands how to meet these clients with empathy and intuition so that they can move resiliently through their life.
Alex has lived in North Carolina for 14+ years and completed her 500 hr therapeutics training at Asheville Yoga Center. She works privately with clients and teaches Yoga for Comfort and Ease, a 4-week series at Happy Body that integrates the principles of Ortho-Bionomy with approachable yoga poses.
Massage Therapist, LMBT#7047
Christa is passionate about living life in deep connection with nature, spirit, and community and loves helping others find ease, connection, and peace through bodywork and aromatherapy. She has studied and practiced massage and herbal medicine both locally and internationally for over 18 years. Inspired through her studies of traditional indigenous healing modalities and ethnobotany, she earned her B. S. in Anthropology and followed her heart to volunteer abroad and learn directly from diverse cultures. She came back to her roots in these mountains in 2000 and graduated from the North Carolina School of Natural Healing in Traditional Herbal Medicine and Massage Therapy. She is a Shamanic Usui Reiki Master, Certified in Clinical Aromatherapy, Nurturing the Mother Pregnancy Massage, Pediatric Massage, and Vedic Thai Massage. She is also a certified Ortho-Bionomy® practitioner and loves the wider capacity for wholeness that is possible with this modality~*
Christa’s bodywork sessions are deeply relaxing and offer an intuitive integration of techniques, creatively honoring the unique individual that you are on all levels. She loves sharing the gifts of aromatherapy through custom blends during bodywork sessions, creating products, consultations, teaching, and combining the therapeutic benefits with yoga. Christa’s highest purpose is to hold a safe space for connection, healing, and transformation through an open and compassionate heart and deep listening.