Instructor Jessica Lahr

Jessica is the yoga instructor for Yoga In Mechanicsburg at the Mechanicsburg Kung Fu School, and is the sister of the school owner; Sheng Shun Brian Lahr. 

She has been in personal practice for over 10 years with the majority of that time spent at Yoga on Walnut at the Harrisburg Kung Fu School. During her continued time there, yoga transformed from an enjoyable outlet for stress-relief to a life-long passion. 

Once she realized she wanted to share that passion with others on a deeper level, Jessica then entered formal yoga training in January 2017 to become an instructor. She earned her 200 hour registered yoga teacher (RYT) certification in August of that year. 

Jessica has been leading weekly classes at the Mech. school since October of 2017, and is occasionally a substitute instructor at the Harrisburg location. 

Classes are created in a way that follow a more traditional Hatha Yoga style with encouraging emphasis on breath awareness, proper bodily alignment, and turning inward to assist in an overall goal to simply feel better. 

“I believe yoga can become an intimate journey and it’s important that each student has the freedom to tune inward and explore on their mat in their own way. My goal as an instructor is to provide a welcoming space for each student to practice that journey in each week.”

Jessica is also a firm believer that yoga is for everybody and every body. There is something for everyone when it comes to yoga. Being flexible is just a fringe benefit. It’s really more about turning inward and honoring the light that shines from us all every day.

Outside of yoga and work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has a college-bound daughter of whom she’s extremely proud. Jessica also enjoys painting rocks and hiding them in public places in hope they bring smiles to those who find them. 

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