Jefferson's father Hal convinced him to try Bikram Yoga and after only a couple of classes, Jefferson met Bikram Choudhury. Bikram looked at Jeff's injured, overweight body and flat out promised, "Boss, you do my yoga every day and I will give you your life back." For weeks Jeff struggled but Bikram's encouragement gave him the faith he needed to continue in spite of his difficulties. After only six months of practice, Jefferson was physically well enough to attend the intense Bikram Teacher training.
After completing the Bikram Teacher training with Bikram Choudhury, Jefferson then trained in Bikram further with Mary Jarvis in San Francisco. Let's just say, Jefferson eventually lost those 110 pounds and got a new lease on life. By becoming physically fit through regular yoga practice, Jefferson was able to strengthen out his mind and spirit in addition to his body. He then decided he wanted to pass this gift on and help others gain control over their lives.
Being so inspired by the transformation in his life through yoga, Jefferson went on to open several Bikram Yoga studios around the country with locations in Nevada and Massachusetts. Due to further health complications and a desire to be near his family and hometown of Marin, Jefferson returned to San Rafael.
He took over what was then Yoga Loka, the 8th established Yoga College of India, changing the name to Bikram & Power Yoga San Rafael. The studio is now called Frequency Yoga in order to encompass the array of multi-modilty offered at the center. Part of the modality currently offered in addition to the original mission of Bikram Yoga is Vinyasa Yoga and TRX suspension training. Jefferson trained in Vinyasa Yoga with Baron Baptiste (over 920 hours!) and has completed all the TRX training as well as Melt Method.
It was a fantastic studio when he took it over and it continued to flourish over the years. Our studio has won Best of Marin first place eight years in a row for yoga and spent several years in the Hall of Fame for Best of Marin.
Ever grateful for his restoration to health, he continues to operate Frequency Yoga and currently teaches regular Bikram classes on Monday and Wednesday morning. He looks forward to meeting you and passing on this gift!
Jessica began doing hot yoga when her first child was three weeks old. She was eager to get the baby weight off as quickly as possible. Then the magic of hot, hatha yoga crept into her body, her soul, her mind, and the weight ended up coming off too. Instead of just losing the 60 she had gained, she lost 80! Beyond the weight loss, hot yoga has opened Jessica’s mind and body to being able to do anything at any age. She comes from a dynamic, athletic background with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and aspirations of becoming a professional soccer player in her 20’s.
Now, seven ACL reconstructive knee surgeries and two kids later, Jessica's love of hot yoga has guided her from the corporate world to becoming a yoga instructor. Yoga has provided her the ability to make the most of her time with her family, as well as foster a deeper connection with her practice and guiding others through their own practice. Jessica is excited to introduce yoga as a part of your daily life to achieve a better work/life balance and experience true relaxation and peace. She truly believes that the mind-body relaxation experienced after yoga will increase your ability to stay focused and become more successful in your life. There is magic in this practice!
With the support of her oh-so-handsome husband, Jessica now teaches yoga in the Bay Area and enjoys time with her family when she’s not in the hot studio. Jessica has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and speaks Spanish. Her energetic-personality makes for a very inspiring, motivational, class experience.
“For me, hot yoga mimics everyday life struggles. Finding comfort in the discomfort of the hot room, my own body, and my own mind have given me the ability to grow as a mother, a wife, and a friend. This yoga allows me to breathe more easily, to see the trees blow in the wind, and actually take the time to stop and watch. This yoga can help you find the beauty in everything, internally and externally. Namaste~”