Teacher Spotlight: Jess Lazar


Meet Jess! A Prana Vinyasa practitioner, Jess is a longtime teacher in the D.C. area. Read on to learn more about her :)

What inspires you to practice at Flow?

There is no other studio in DC that even comes close, and I’ve been around: the community focus, the proactive inclusion of all bodies, the wide variety of offerings. Flow is my once and future yoga home, bar none.

Tell us about your current practice including some of your favorite classes & teachers?

My practice is largely a solitary one. When I go to class, which is rare, it’s because I want to hang with a friend or be in a group and breathe. Or to meditate. But for the yoga, I’m pretty private thirty years in.

Why is your yoga practice important to you?

It is my daily reset. Keeps me honest. Tunes me in to the specific circumstances arising in my body each and every day. Connects me to the natural movements of being human. Helps me to self-govern, manage my energy, and dispense with unhelpful patterns in myself.

What are some things you love about DC living?

Ah! Walking in Rock Creek everyday. Driving my northern tributaries of the Parkway. My garden. Union Market. The lovely spring. The snow hysteria (I’m from Chicago). Most of all, the people I love best live here.

What is something the Flow community may not know about you?

I love horses. I love to sing. I write and study poetry. I knit. I swim a lot. I don’t enjoy cooking but I make superb reservations.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

“She had some horses she loved.

She had some horses she hated.

These were the same horses.” ~ Joy Harjo

Come practice with me and discover your deep inner horsepower.