Jackie took her first 26&2 Yoga class in January 2015 when she was in a lot of pain and deeply grieving. This initial class inspired the beginning of a great healing process and she continued to develop a consistent yoga practice. After her first year of practicing yoga, she was encouraged to enter USA Yoga Asana Championships and Jackie took her practice to the next level.
When Yin Yoga was introduced at various studios, she tried a class and realized how much of a complement Yin Yoga is to the yang-style of 26&2 Yoga. She went through Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Dennis and Kathy Lang, graduating in December 2017. She also received yoga anatomy training with Joe Barnett, graduating in August 2018. Jackie went through 26&2 Yoga Teacher Training with Ivy Standard Yoga Institute, graduating in October 2020. Additionally, Jackie teaches high school English, sponsors a yoga club for teenagers and teaches kids yoga.