ZUDA Teacher: Jess Napier

I’m from... Fremont, CA

My sun sign is... Aries

My nickname is... Napes.

My favorite word is... Aujourd'hui — It's French for "today." I think that it's fun to say, and it is a reminder to be present.

I wish for... a teleportation machine so I can travel quickly and easily around the world!

I am thankful for... family, friends, community, health, wine and chocolate.

What gives me peace… Seeing people extend their hands and hearts to others —

re-assures me that there is love in the world.

Three words that describe me are… Grounded. Blunt. Approachable.

Why I chose yoga… It has helped me find peace in the chaos.

What inspires me most is... I am inspired by those who are brave enough to live life with a heart wide open. My mom has set this example for me.

Three words to describe my teaching style are… Compassionate. Grounding. Challenging.

I just can’t live without… Friends, family, water, fruit, blush and earrings.

My favorite food is… Strawberries! And anything dark chocolate.

For fun I … sit down with a good book, check out new restaurants, go wine tasting, and hang out with family and friends.

I’m most scared of… Losing everything I have — friends, family and lifestyle. Also spiders and Forever 21.


Workshops with Jess Napier:

January 10: Yoga 101 (Midtown)


Seek out that particular mental attitude which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, "THIS IS THE REAL ME," and when you have found that attitude, follow it is experience in action.
- James Truslow Adams