Jessica Mougis has been working with children and families since she graduated from Connecticut College in 2007. She began by teaching creative movement, ballet and modern dance. In 2009 she took a brief hiatus and followed her dream of attending film school in Sedona, AZ. There she had the honor of winning the Pinnacle Award for Best Director.
Upon moving to NYC, Jessica realized how much she missed working with children and knowing the impact yoga had on her own life, she began teaching children's yoga. As Director of Programs of Yogi Beans, she taught yoga and mindfulness to hundreds of children in schools and studios around NYC. She also trained adults to teach yoga to children both nationally and internationally. She is 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga certified through Laughing Lotus Yoga Center.
In 2016, Jessica founded Jem Yoga NYC, a kids yoga company that provides yoga classes to children and families in NYC schools and studios. And in 2020, Jessica began The Kids Yoga Podcast, a passion project she'd been dreaming up for years.
Jessica's proudest accomplishment is being a mom to her 5 year old daughter Emily and 2 year old son Ryan. She lives in New Jersey with her children, husband, and their Rhodesian Ridgeback, Romeo.