Jacqui – is a 500hr Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Ayurveda Therapist, Reiki Master, Buddhist Practitioner, KonMari (Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) Consultant and Artist. She has been practicing yoga since 1995 and is the founder of Om Tara Yoga Studio on Long Island, which has been a sacred space for the Massapequa and surrounding communities for more than 12 years. She has been inspired by her many teachers, most notably, HH the 14th Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman, Sharon Salzberg, Krishna Das and BKS Iyengar as well as many others. Jacqui combines many modalities of healing and support through her work with yoga students including but not limited to mindfulness meditation, crystals, aromatherapy, reiki, soundbaths & shirodhara. She is currently preparing a podcast of her weekly dharma talks and continues to further her studies in the philosophy of Yoga. She is a very proud mother of three and wife of 34 years.
Jacqui is honored and excited to be leading Om Tara Yoga Studio’s 3rd annual retreat. To retreat means to withdraw. I invite you to withdraw from your routine and possibly stressful lives, immerse yourself in nature while practicing yoga, pranayama and meditation. Embrace the deeper study of yoga through philosophy discussions and take home with […]
“Really enjoyed my time at Menla. It’s amazingly peaceful and quiet, the people are incredibly nice and approachable, the humility of the Dalai Lama permeates throughout the place. The accommodations are nice and the food is great.”
“I love Menla! The views are gorgeous, the organic vegetarian food delectable, the staff professional and friendly and the program’s top flight!!”
“The food was divine! I’m not a vegetarian and will say the meat was not missed while here. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay…. The staff was warm and courteous. Space very conducive for retreat. Great common spaces for community and plenty of space for solitude. Will return again.”