Jodie L. Riggs / Yoga Instructor


Seeking to offer my teaching of a healthy lifestyle through yoga and diet as a yoga instructor.

Education & Certification

Prenatal Yoga Instructor — Always at Aum, West Babylon, New York — July, 2013 Yoga Alliance Certified and Insured*

Yoga Instructor 200hr Certified — Yoga Oasis, Woodbury, New York — July, 2012  Yoga Alliance Certified and Insured*

Ordained Minister —  Universal Life Church — March 2012

Massage Therapist — Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California — Dec. 2008

Reiki Certified Level I&II — Flower House, San Marcos le Laguna, Guatemala  — Oct. 2008

Bachelor of Arts in Business Management —  California University of Pennsylvania — May 2006


Substitute Yoga Instructor,  Awaken Yoga & Mediation Center, Greenlawn NY, December 2013 – Present

Be responsible for providing yoga instruction, managing a safe practice environment, and promoting the studio’s asana style in the absence of the regular yoga instructor.

Community Class Yoga Instructor, Yoga Oasis, Woodbury NY — June 2012- Sep. 2012 (held only in summer)

Promote Yoga Oasis through teaching of a free multi-level yoga class every Friday evening.  Teach a hot yoga flow to all skill levels.  Offer modifications or alternatives for poses.   Demonstrate techniques and give verbal instructions.  Ensure proper use of equipment and cleanliness of studio.  Maintain positive relationships with members and encourage health and wellness.

Work Exchange/Front Desk Help, Yoga Oasis, Woodbury NY — June 2012- December 2012

Assist Yoga Oasis in administrative support, data entry, friendly reception, merchandising inventory, customer service, and studio  maintenance (cleaning, organizing, stocking, & inventory)

Store Manager, Rainbow Doorways, Lake Tahoe, CA  — November 2009- April 2010

Manage store by running the retail store, spa, and workshops.  Schedule, plan, and advertise for workshops.  Manage massage  therapists, set-up schedules and match clients to therapists. Ensure cleanliness of entire store and supplies/inventory are stocked.  Merchandise inventory in the retail store, handle register, and perform excellent customer service.

Educational Specialist, Americorp (host Site Boys & Girls Club) Lake Tahoe, CA — August 2007 – June 2009

Assess local community needs, primarily in youth education.  Work with a team or individually to create and implement plans to help surrounding community.  Develop challenging lesson plans for after-school programs.  Plan quarterly service projects for community.  Run specialized programs for B&G’s Club;  SMART Girls, Cavity Free Zone, Detective Club, Tree Yoga, ect.


7 + Years of personal yoga practice

Practice in various styles including; Vinyasa, Hatha, Hot Yoga, Dharma, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Bikram, and Restorative Yoga

Study of Yoga Sutras, history of yoga, and human anatomy/physiology


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Compassionate, intuitive and non-judgmental teaching style

Well organized, yet adaptable

Reliable and committed teacher to students and studios


Mary Grace, owner of Yoga Oasis 516-367-8500, 100 Woodbury Rd, Woodbury NY 11797

Michael Aronoff, owner of Awaken Yoga & Mediation Center 516-551-4910, 52 Broadway, Greenlawn, NY 11740