Jessica Della Calce BA, M.Ed., has been working in education for over 13 years and has studied early childhood and reading and literacy education. She began practicing yoga 5 years ago and as she flowed to the music on her mat she felt empowered, energized, and peaceful. Jessica recognized the connection between her yoga practice and the growth mindset she was fostering in her kindergarteners. She started incorporating yoga and mindfulness into her teaching and noticed an increase in students' ability to be present, their willingness to take risks, their kindness towards each other, and the strength and flexibility of their minds and bodies.
Jessica is passionate about building students' agency, helping them to recognize their power and persevere when encountering challenges on or off the mat. She wants her students to learn through practice that mistakes are opportunities for growth, and that there is always more than one way to reach your goals.
In 2016, studying under the direction of Caitlyn Graham Visconte and Renee LeBlanc, Jessica completed Back Bay YogaWorks 200-hour teacher training. Jessica has also studied kid’s yoga with Lisa Flynn of Childlight Yoga, Dawn Keighley, and Lara Hocheiser. She is grateful to all of her teachers for their guidance and inspiration and is excited to continue learning and growing on her journey as a yogi.