Find Your True North

Jess Smith


I have always held a strong belief in mind-body connection since a little girl. I was lucky enough to find yoga in my early teens and after high school I followed my heart to study yoga in Los Angeles. I began my career as a full time yoga teacher in 2004, and later on finished my BSC in Nutritional Studies. From there I have traveled the world widely and in 2007 found myself in Christchurch. I have been teaching in the community of Christchurch since 2007 and in that time I co-created Flow Hot Yoga Studio in Christchurch. Curently I teach around the community in Mt Pleasant and Sumner Village where I live with my Family.

Yoga teaching and my family are my true passions. I have been blessed with an amazing husband and two wonderful children, who support me to be who I really am.

I am primarily a Vinyasa Flow teacher, although I adore teaching ALL styles of yoga, because variety is the spice of life! I have certifications in the following disciplines: Bikram, Baron Baptiste Power Yoga, Janet Stone Vinyasa School, Yin Yoga, Pre/postnatal, Children’s Yoga, and Yoga for Pain Therapy.

In order to help keep my yoga fire burning bright and share that light with others, I love to be the student, continuing my own education and studies on various aspects of yoga. My hours of teacher training now exceed over one thousand hours, and I have no intention of stopping! Some of my most inspirational experiences have been with Janet Stone, Aimee Joy Nitzberg, Sarah Powers, Tiffany Cruikshank and Rod Stryker.