Head Yogi Jess

I took a class with Jess and absolutely loved it. Being a yoga teacher myself I find that a lot of teachers talk the talk about living presently, being mindful and what yoga is, and without hesitation, I can say that Jess walks the walk. She seamlessly interweaves mindfulness into her flows and teaches us meditation is not just doing it in the morning and then we are done, she show us that everything is a meditation we just need to be aware of it. – Ryan

Jess Gumkowski
@yogitriathlete | @jessgumkowski
401-533-1065 | jgumkowski@gmail.com
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I am a versatile plant-based yoga instructor, triathlete, ultrarunner, sports and orthopedic massage therapist, speaker, mindfulness coach and podcast host. The core of my teaching focuses on presence and being relevant to each individual class, resulting in a dynamic experience that creates connection. My goal is to effectively teach students how to rely on mindful movement as a means to navigate life. Years as a bodyworker and triathlete have awarded me great understanding of the body, which proves helpful to the students in my class.


  • Yoga Instructor: 2013 – Present
    Yoga Bound | The Soul of Yoga | Evolve Yoga | Peace, Love and Yoga (California)
    Newport Power Yoga | Rhode Island Power Yoga (Rhode Island)

    – Teacher of Power Vinyasa, All Levels, Beginners Basics
    – Experience at running front desk check-in and sales via MINDBODY
    – Supported new teachers to refine teaching skills
    – Served as point person for volunteers and teachers in absence of studio owners
    – Introduced and popularized Yoga for Athletes workshops in RI
  • Head Yogi: 2011 – Present

    – Co-creator of YogiTriathlete, a health and wellness coaching company with a global following, on a mission to create a better world
    – Author of YogiTriathlete Cookbook: High Vibe Recipes for the Athlete Appetite
    – Mindfulness coach and all levels yoga instructor for YT athletes, private clients, and leading community events up to 100 students
    – Chief facilitator of YT Yoga for Athletes workshops
    – Public speaker
    – Podcast host for the YogiTriathlete podcast, a weekly podcast sharing stories of people looking, finding and living their purpose
  • Massage Therapist: 2006 – Present
    Massage Boulder (Colorado) | Massage RI (Rhode Island)

    – Certified Sports and Orthopedic Massage Therapist
    – Board Certified Massage Therapist
    – Business owner
    – Worked primarily with athletes and chronic pain cases


  • Live Love Teach: 2013 – 2015
    Yoga Alliance approved school

    – 200-hour Certification
    – 300-hour Certification
  • Boulder College of Massage Therapy: 2004 – 2009
    Accredited Massage School

    – 1000-hour Massage Therapy Certification
    – AOS Degree in Massage Therapy
    – Advanced Certificate in Sports and Orthopedic Massage Therapy

– Yoga Alliance – Registered Yoga Teacher
– National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork – Board Certified Massage Therapist