Updated: May 29, 2020
This post is about truly showing that you can play anywhere at any age. This Denver yoga teacher and practitioner does it elegantly as she accentuates each feminine line on her slender and fit body. Her beautiful yoga shapes are mesmerizing and her flow captivating. The stories she tell are inspiring and beautifully profound.
2020 started off amazing! Then people did the broomstick challenge and opened a gateway to an alternate universe. Anyway, I asked Jess if she would help me document social distancing and face mask life during this coronavirus pandemic.
I was a photojournalist many years ago. Thought I would capture this crazy time of covid-19 with a focus on artists and athletes and how they are expressing themselves. I'm absolutely glad she got to go out and express herself through her bendy and energetic movement.
Jessica reached out to me to help her with a new project called Body Mantra by Christina Marie's Mantra. Which will be at NATIV Lounge & Hotel on February 1, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. She loves the way I capture the expression of body movement. And what a perfect way to start off the New Year by capturing her freedom of expression. She made my top 20 yoga pics for 2020!
Take a look at the beautiful golden magic we created.
We shot this yoga lifestyle photo session in her spiritual and creative space in Downtown Denver. Her Denver studio in LoHi has several natural light spaces to work in. Actually, her entire space is illuminated with beautifully soft natural light. This session shows how we incorporated natural light to bring out her soft, sensual and powerful goddess form. Speaking of form. She was an elite gymnast and it really shows in her graceful form and movements.
" I truly believe every person has a light inside of them and love that is burning
in their hearts. Yoga can help to facilitate or brighten that light and soften your
heart so you are filled with love and compassion." - Mindful Jess
Mindful Jess Yoga Shoot | Denver Yoga PhotographerA portrait of the amazing Mindful Jess. She created beautiful shapes in her creative space. I photographed her many elegant yoga poses in her spacious studio during this yoga lifestyle photo shoot.
Jessica is a strong, magical and inspiring woman. I am truly looking forward to being her yoga photographer again and capturing more of her magical yoga shapes!
Editor's Note: Originally published October 19, 2018, updated May 29 2020.