Jessica Young started practicing yoga in 2000, to help her deal with the trials and stresses of being college student. Now, more than ten years later, she continues to enjoy a rich and rewarding practice, informed by the vinyasa and Para Yoga traditions. Off the mat, Jessica teaches at Columbia College Chicago, and is a company member of Chicago’s live storytelling and music event, 2nd Story. She’s performed at the Mixed Roots Literary and Film Festival in LA, and been a featured essayist in various programming on Chicago’s NPR affiliate, WBEZ. She lives with her husband in Chicago.