Meet Our Aromatherapist / Yogi / Founder
Jessica Lohrey was raised in a log cabin in the woods of rural Ohio. Her family lived a simple existence, growing much of their own food and living in harmony with the cycles of nature. Jessica spent her childhood exploring the forests, streams, and fields around the Lohrey homestead creating bonds with the natural world that would last a lifetime.
As a teenager, Jessica worked for her mother's bulk herb and flower business selling essential oils. The family relied heavily on medicinal plants and folk remedies passed down from Cherokee roots. She later earned a B.S. degree in Zoology from Miami University. After graduating, Jessica worked in Nature Education/Wildlife Rehab and led Wilderness Survival classes with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Jessica began practicing yoga in the late '90s as a way to stay in shape and reduce stress. After a life-changing motorcycle accident, her physical and spiritual healing led her deeper into the practice. Over the last 20 years, Jessica has studied teachings from the Krishnamacharya, Kripalu, and Saiva Tantra lineages of yoga. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is certified at the highest level as an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. Jessica currently offers online and in-person classes. She specializes in private yoga, teacher training, and using yoga as a therapeutic tool for maintaining physical and emotional balance in our busy modern society.
In 2007 Jessica created Tree of India as a yoga instruction and aromatherapy company. Indian spirituality and nature appreciation have been woven into Tree of India's culture and continue to be Jessica's source of inspiration.
The yoga therapy components of Jessica's teaching are based on her credentials as a Certified Therapeutic Yoga Teacher by the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts, The Center for Integrative Yoga Studies and the International Association of Yoga Therapists, not derived from her status as an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance Registry.