Jessie was born in the Bronx, NYC and raised there and in Dominican Republic. Jessie's spiritual Journey began at the age of 8. He was seeking something but didn't really know what. He would go to different religious gatherings with family and friend … show more
Jessie was born in the Bronx, NYC and raised there and in Dominican Republic. Jessie's spiritual Journey began at the age of 8. He was seeking something but didn't really know what. He would go to different religious gatherings with family and friends, and would read books on the religions he had no contact with. He had a religious studies teacher come tutor him twice a week. He transferred to Catholic school at age 10 and was there up until High School. Throughout those years he came to learn a lot about different religions and beliefs but he still felt incomplete, like something was missing. But still having no clue what that was, he kept seeking.
While looking for a job he an ad for a spa, he found it interesting and faxed his resume. Then he waited for a call back. Jivamukti Yoga Center was the spa he faxed. He went in for the interview and as soon as he walked in, it felt like home. Jessie's experience to yoga was limited to a small book he had purchased at Barnes & Nobles for about $10. He loved the poses but that was as deep as that book took him. He was hired by Carlos Menjivar for a position as a front desk operator. He was required to attend a couple of classes before starting his next shift and he was extremely excited. He felt a bit shy going into that first class, he didn't know anyone in it and he hadn't done this before. But as soon as he sat down on his mat to hear the teacher talk, something clicked. The deeper he got into his practice the more sense everything made. He had stopped looking for that missing piece and then the piece found him, it was yoga.
Jessie spent much of his life on a quest for something but didn't know what. Yoga made sense of things for him. Before yoga he was lost and now he knows exactly where he's at. You can't get anywhere without knowing you are now.
Jessie has been practicing Jivamukti Yoga for almost 8 years. His life has changed in many good ways since he started...