In 2010 at 15 years old, Jaclyn had walked through the doors of Love it Yoga with no expectation. She had spent her summer enjoying classes and loving the physical benefits it had to offer. Returning a few years later, she had discovered the mind and body connection she had been looking for that kept her committed. Taking multiple classes at the studio per day, researching and practicing at home, she had quickly fallen in love with the practice. With years of an athletic background, the physical Asana practice came easily to her, but it was the spiritual mental connection that she felt devoted to. Dealing with depression and anxiety thorough her teenage years was what brought her onto her mat as a student; but it was the relief she felt that inspired her to become a teacher. When Jaclyn had met Downtown Yoga Studio owner Gina Wasserline at a workshop in the spring of 2014, she knew immediately that this was a teacher she wanted to learn from. In the fall of 2014 she took the studio's 200 hour Yoga Teacher training course. Completing the course but not her journey to learn and teach, Jaclyn is excited for her future as a student first, and teacher second. Although she enjoys teaching and practicing intense Vinyasa flows, her main goal is for her students to create their own mental strength in order to find their true happiness. She is grateful for her teachers and the opportunities they have given her, and hopes she can inspire her students they way she was.