Jessica LaGarde, RYT-200, RMP, CPMT has been teaching creative movement in the metro area since 2005 and is passionate about helping children discover and explore their bodies and the world around them. She was trained by Joye Newman, MA to teach preschool creative movement for Kids’ Moving Company, a Bethesda-based creative movement studio. She completed her Baby, Toddler, and Children’s and Teens Yoga Teacher Trainings through Childlight Yoga and her 200 hour yoga certification through Ignite Yoga Institute, led by Susanna Barkataki. Jessica teaches classes for infants-adults, directs BSFY yoga camps, and does much of the behind-the-scenes business administration. She has taught with Breathing Space since 2017.
In addition to working with children, Jessica is a registered massage practitioner, certified pediatric massage therapist, and is trained in infant massage instruction. She has practiced massage since 2006 and taught massage as part of Potomac Massage Training Institute’s professional training program. She maintains a private massage practice through Shine Massage & Wellness in College Park, MD.
Outside of the movement space and massage room, she enjoys cooking, knitting, gardening, coffee, reading non-fiction, and exploring the outdoors with her daughter.