Born in Melbourne in 1970, Jessie was bought up by her new age mum and older sister. In 1975 they moved to Byron Bay. Jessie studied the art of healing massage and bodywork and Yoga and is author of the book Yoga: Postures For The Body, Mind & Soul'.
Jessie grew up inland from Byron Bay amongst nature and an alternative environment. She was first introduced to relaxation yoga as a teenager when she would practice Yoga Nidra with her mother and attend Satyanada yoga classes.
Later, in 1991, after returning from travels overseas where she had been practicing Tai Chi for 6months, she re-discovered yoga at her local community hall near Byron Bay. Once she felt the instantaneous benefits of yoga for her mind and body she was hooked.