Jessa Messina

I began my career teaching yoga in 2006 where I taught yoga to the Florida State University football team. I continued teaching to studios, gyms and businesses in Tallahassee, Florida.  In 2010, I moved to NYC and worked at Equinox where I won trainer of the year in 2011. While I was there I designed men's yoga programs which led me to create Yoga for the Average Jo affectionately called YoJo.


In 2014, I made YoJo into a business designing corporate wellness programing and bringing yoga, meditation and ergonomics to the workplace. I worked with NBC, CNBC, WeWork and different types of businesses from law firms to tech start ups in the New York City area.


My corporate yoga background has shaped my focus point and specialty which is create programs that are tailored to the practitioner. I create an experience that is nurturing, safe, and reassuring to people who might be less comfortable with yoga and meditation. Practices are Hatha yoga based with some Kundalini meditations at the start or end of class. The goal is that you are able to realign your mind and body and leave feeling clearer and uplifted once you leave.


Certifications: 200hr YTT in Hatha yoga with Prana Vinyasa Training, 200hr YTT in Kundalini yoga with Golden Bridge, 100hr Ayurveda training at Laughing Lotus, 75hr continued education with Kula yoga, 75hr with Prajna Yoga. My greatest mentors and influences in yoga are Nikki Costello, Tias Little and Seane Corn.

Instagram: @yojoyoga