Born and raised in Northern California, Jamie jumped at the opportunity to explore SoCal life as an undergrad the University of California, Irvine. She graduated in 2006 with degrees in both Dance and Psychology and moved to NYC with intentions to pursue a career in dance. Jamie soon came to an honest crossroads – her body could no longer take the intensity of life as a dancer. Instead, she dedicated more time to deepening her yoga practice. After her first teacher training at Pure Yoga in 2010, Jamie began teaching immediately. Her teachers over the years include : Heather Lilleston, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee and Richard Rosen. Jamie is also heavily influenced by her Buddhist studies as well – a devoted student of Ani Pema Chödrön since 2009.
She currently teaches virtually with Yoga Vida and is a mentor and teacher in their 300 hour training. She has been a Senior Faculty member with Yoga Shanti New York since 2017.
Jamie is also Certified Co-Active Life Coach. In 2018, she began studying the Co-Active Model, which aims to balance the being and doing aspects of peoples live to lead them into a life of fulfillment and purpose. Jamie coaches 1:1 private clients and holds group coaching programs. She recently launched her signature online course “Digest + Embody” which is a 6 week course combining yoga and coaching and embodiment methods for lasting transformation.
Jamie splits her time between Brooklyn and East Hampton New York with her husband Evan and 3 dogs : Midas, Moose and Bindi.
Check out what she is up to on instagram @beingjamielugo