Jessica Matthews, M.S., E-RYT 500 is an adjunct kinesiology professor at Point Loma Nazarene University and professor of yoga studies at MiraCosta College. As a seasoned yoga educator and innovative college professor, she has developed and implemented comprehensive 200- and 500-hour yoga teacher training programs at the college level in addition to teaching associate, undergraduate, and graduate-level health and exercise science courses. Jessica serves as senior advisor for wellness education for the American Council on Exercise (ACE), developing and delivering educational content in the form of textbooks, articles, videos, online courses, and workshops. She is the lead author and editor of ACE Group Fitness Instructor Handbook: The Professional’s Guide to Creating Memorable Movement Experiences and is a guest host on OWNTV’s web-based series #OWNSHOW.
A certified health coach and behavior change educator, Jessica is currently completing a doctorate in behavioral health with a focused on clinical integrated care through Arizona State University.