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Hi! I am Jerika and I am the heart behind True Roots. This program was born out of my love for teaching; my passion for yoga, movement and nature; and my dedication to finding the voice of the shy, keep-my-feelings-to-myself, people pleasing little girl I once was. Towards the latter part of my 10 years in early education I took my first yoga class and immediately thought, why aren't we practicing this with kids? The poses are all nature, animal and shapes based-- a specialty of children, and the breath! Such an accessible and perhaps most useful tool when it comes to expressing and regulating feelings and emotions.  So here we are, doing yoga, movement, mindfulness and art in nature as we navigate our everyday emotions, feelings, and interactions with one another in our everyday lives.

Looking forward to moving with you!

Where Are You From:

SF Bay Area, CA

Random Facts:

Ocean walks with my pups & hubby.

French fries paired with a delicious glass of wine.

Belly laughs, deep talks and stories with friends & family.

Meeting new people, learning about different cultures

and exploring new places.

Favorite Movement/Pose:

Waterfall (forward fold) to woosh out the icky feelings


BA in Childhood and Adolescent Development

MA in Early Childhood Education

Yoga Alliance: 200-hour CYT

B4C Wellness Champion

Yoga Alliance: Children's Yoga Certification

Yoga Alliance: Prenatal Yoga Certification

Mindful Schools: Mindfulness Fundamentals

Mindful Schools: Mindful Education Essentials Course

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