JESSICA BELLOFATTO is not only a certified yoga teacher, but is a burgeoning triathlete, soon-to-be cycling coach, doula, business owner, and mother of two children. Known for her easy laughter, radiant energy and matchless knowledge of the body, to state that she is an inspiration is an understatement.
Motivated by fitness from an early age, Jessica sought her first credential at the age of 16, becoming an AFAA certified Fitness Instructor. In that same vein, she later pursued a B.S. in Dance and Dance Education from NYU. Two years later, she completed her 500+ hour level training with Yoga Alliance to become a certified Yoga Teacher, and has trained with some of the most renowned people of the discipline. She sees yoga as a way to balance all other activities in our lives and become connected to our inner selves.
Jessica is the Founder and Director of KamaDeva Yoga in East Hampton, NY, a highly regarded studio, and hosts numerous workshops and retreats around the world. When training for her first triathlon several years back, she created a class called Yoga Athletica™ to address the needs of each athletic individual. The class was inspired by her love of athletic endeavors such as triathlons, stand up paddle boarding, tennis and more.
A true believer in honoring our bodies, Jessica not only inspires her students to better understand how movement affects well being, but she takes the mind-body connection to a whole new level with her practice as a DONA certified doula. Since 2008, Jessica has assisted women through the birthing process, empowering them to understand the immense capacity of their bodies. A mother, herself, Jessica believes in nurturing the powerful bond between mother and child immediately following birth.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS & CREDENTIALS:
- Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher since 1997 (500+ hour level)
- AFAA certified fitness trainer
- B.S. in Dance and Dance Education from New York University
- DONA certified doula
- Complete the NYC Marathon
- 2012 Lake Placid Ironman
- Cycling Coach Certification
- Teach more women to Stand Up Paddleboard
- Turn her two children onto the sport of triathlon, surfing and yoga