Jess is a singer and a vocal coach. She works with voice and sound as gateways for transformation and healing. Known for her voice-infused soundscapes, and open-hearted approach to embodying the voice, Jessica leads immersive workshops, retreats, trainings, and 1:1 mentorships in the art of therapeutic voice and sound. Jessica grew up singing and performing, but it was in her 30’s, through journeys in yoga, sound healing, and deep listening that she discovered her authentic voice. She’s is passionate about cultivating connection, compassion, and curiosity to guide students to their own unique expressions. Jess is a graduate of the Open Center’s Sound and Music Institute, completed Silvia Nakkach’s Yoga of the Voice program, and currently studies classical Indian music with master vocalist Samarth Nagarkar. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and daughter and is currently working on an album of original songs.
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