Jodie Padgett ¦ RYT 500

A native of West Virginia’s eastern panhandle and a graduate of WVU with a BS in Mineral Processing Engineering, Jodie spent 34 years living and working in various jobs in west-central Illinois. For 15 years, she was involved in the planning and running of the Carlinville Christmas Market, first with the Chamber of Commerce and then with the non-profit Christmas Market Foundation. She also spent 4 years as the assistant to the producer of the Lancaster, PA, Heritage Quilter’s Celebration, a week-long event dedicated to quilting arts and education.

In 2001, Jodie began a self-study of asana in an effort to maintain flexibility, and a burgeoning friendship in 2009 with one of Jacci Gruninger’s teacher trainees set her upon her journey of yoga studies.

Shortly after completing her 200-hour YTT in general hatha yoga in 2011 through YogaSource St. Louis, she moved to Santa Fe, NM, where she began a gradual transition into a teaching role, primarily in slower, gentler forms of yoga. She completed her 500-hour certification with the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts in December 2016.

Jodie and her husband Jeff enjoy cooking, hiking, bicycling, and exploring the Southwest.