Jacqueline’s teaching centers around, Ahimsa, a Sanskrit word that translates “do no harm.” She believes Ahimsa begins with deliberate and compassionate self-care. Jackie is inspired by yoga because it is empowering; it gives people the skills to create inner peace, which ultimately brings more peace into the world. Jackie is an advocate of subtle activism, or the notion that true change begins within. By transforming ourselves, we transform the world.

Jacqueline is one of only ten Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers 500 (E-RYT 500) in Nebraska. She completed her 200 hour training at Yoga North in Duluth with author Deborah Adele and her 300 hour at the Himalayan Institute where she also received her Ayurveda Yoga Specialist certificate. Jacqueline attended the University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD), obtaining a BA in English, and DePaul University (Chicago, IL) where she earned her Masters in Education. Currently, she is completing her doctorate in Educational Leadership through Doane University where she is writing her dissertation on the impacts of yoga and meditation on high school students. Jackie is a licensed teacher (grades 7-12) in the state of Nebraska and an adjunct instructor at Metropolitan Community College. She previously served as a public school teacher where she was a finalist for Sioux Falls School District’s Teacher of the Year.


Jacqueline is forever thankful for all of the teachers of yoga – past, present, and future. A deep bow of gratitude to Susi Amendola for her guidance and gifts of opportunity, Nancy Hong for introducing her to yoga and for her continued friendship, to Ann Maxwell, Deborah Adele, and Molly McManus for their knowledge and support during her 200 hour training, and the outstanding staff at the Himalayan Institute (Pandit Tigunait, Rolf Sovik, Kathryn Templeton, Shari Friedrichsen, Sandra Anderson and Judy Moulton) for carrying the traditions of yoga and ayurveda with wisdom and integrity.