http://www.southernom.com or www.zantipoweryoga.com
Jac has always considered South Carolina home even if she herself was shocked, that she returned here to live again after years away living in New York City (working at Newsweek). Before that it was Seattle (working on rock and roll; like everyone else there, she was in a band!). Before that Charleston, SC where Jac went to college, and Greenville where she went to junior high and high school. Before that (whew) it was Pennsylvania where both of my parents (who met on a blind date!) were from. Jac lived there, moving South when she was 10. Jac loves it here, and has a renewed appreciation for it, especially as it was back here when she found her yoga practice, as well as her new path as an instructor. If Jac isn't at the studio practicing or teaching or at the computer on deadline, then she's either out and about with my amazing friends or family, in the kitchen trying new recipes, reading about health and nutrition; maybe singing which Jac does more of now and is an endless source of joy and gives a girl a good excuse to buy new lip gloss (like we need an excuse...). While Jac misses the energy and the constant excitement of the Big City, she feels like it wasn’t until being back home that she truly found her center and that’s a gift that she's grateful for and tries to hold onto whether she's teaching, writing or singing—finding the joy in taking on challenges, seeing herself through them, and enjoying the moment, and the people who share in them with her. They are their own gifts as well. Jac spends her time teaching at both Southern Om Hot Yoga and Zanti Power Yoga in Greenville and she is also a Senior Editor at TOWN magazine.
what inspires Jac?
Love and the complexities of it—in relationships of all kinds: friends, family, significant others and love of one’s career, hobbies, pursuits. I find that the more love you give, the more you receive and it’s not even romantic love, but just the joy that comes from opening your heart and being receptive is inspiring. I also find great writing, amazing food and setting expectations and goals and working to reach them to be inspiring.