(Jessica) Premsangha Prakasha is
a certified yoga instructor, doula, certified massage therapist,
somatic educator and mama. She has been practicing meditation and
various Hatha yoga forms since childhood and began teaching yoga classes
in 1999. Premsangha received her formal yoga teacher training from
Greenpath Yoga in San Francisco, and has continued to study with various teachers in the bay area and beyond ever since.
2001 and 2002, she lived at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY where
she had the opportunity to study with renowned teachers from around the
world and be immersed in community, service and personal growth. Premsangha taught dance for many years and
graduated from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in NYC in 1998. She
completed the Certified Massage Therapist as Somatic Educator training
at Moving on Center in Oakland, the Whole Birth Yoga Teacher teacher
training with Robin Sale, Prenatal massage training with Alive and
Well, and Cornerstone Doula Training.
Premsangha's passion for working with
pregnant women around birth has grown tremendously since she started
teaching pre and postnatal yoga classes in 2007, and was greatly fueled by her
own experience with pregnancy and the homebirth of her son in
January of 2009 and her daughter in September of 2014. She has been an organizer for community and resources for new and expecting women and families in the East Bay for the last 8+ years.