Jessika graduated from the Western Washington University (USA) with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, and a minor in Sports Science. Her passion for environmental work took her to South Africa where she worked on farms in the Free State. Relocating to Cape Town she decided to pursue her love of yoga. After completing a teacher training in Los Angeles she returned to Cape Town to open South Africa’s first Hot yoga studio – Yoga Zone in 2002. Ten years later after founding four more yoga studios and teaching full time Jessika is again bringing something new to South Africa. Founded in 2012, Barre Body is South Africa’s first dedicated barre studio.