Jean-Jacques is a Haitian-born artist, father, and teacher living in Philadelphia. He found yoga while at art school more than a dozen years ago, and has delighted in play, practice and study since. He started painting in his father’s studio, before he could walk, and later studied at the University of the Arts, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In both art making and asana, he honors the power and potential of rituals and inspired creativity. Jean-Jacques studied Ashtangta in Southern India, receiving his first yoga teacher certification in 2007, and became a certified AcroYoga teacher in 2008. He completed an Anusara teacher training in 2011, and recently studied YogaHour with Darren Rhodes. He is a Level 2 AcroYoga instructor, and teaches immersions, workshops and classes that foster play, power, pliability and presence. Jean-Jacques paints portraits, in oil and gouache, that aim to capture bits of beauty both inner and outer.