yoga Program Director
Jasper was born and raised in the western hills of the Napa Valley. As a youngster he spent hours outside his family’s country home hiking the redwood studded hills or splashing in the creek and gathering slimy moss to throw at his sister. With not so subtle encouragement and ample support from his father he participated in nearly every team sport that was offered during his school years. Introduced to the ancient practice of yoga on a San Francisco nude beach at the age of 28, Jasper was drawn to yoga’s slow, conscious path toward physical, mental and spiritual integration. The organic, mindful and wholistic perspective on wellness that yoga embodies inspired his desire to know more. He explored the path for several years, practicing with teachers near and far before finally dedicating himself to his first teacher training program and becoming certified to teach in 2011 through YogaTree, San Francisco.
After receiving his 200 hour RYT certification through Yoga Alliance. Jasper has continued his yoga eduction with additional teacher training programs, yoga retreats, seminars and personal study and is currently on the way to his RYT 500 hour certification.
Jasper directs the yoga program at HealthQuest Fitness Center in Napa as well as bringing his personal teaching style and cheesy jokes to schools, studios, client’s homes and even the great outdoors around the Napa Valley. Introducing curious newbies to yoga and helping them to find their own personal practice is one of Jasper’s specialties. From time to time you may hear him say in a class, “Remember… it’s YOUR practice.”