Student Testimonials

“Under Jacci’s skillful and compassionate guidance, I have developed not only a stronger and more disciplined body but also an evolving integration of mind and spirit. My practice sustains me. It continues to grow me. Jacci brings to bear in each class the strengths of an impressive formal background but it is her seamless blending of technique and intuitive insight that makes her a uniquely gifted master teacher.”
- Sharon R., NM

“My yoga experience with Jacci has surprised me. I’m lucky to live where there are many excellent teachers and ways, and I’d pursued asana practice and prana practice in various traditions, but without feeling that any one deeply integrated motion, breath, mind, and heart. Jacci’s teaching integrates all, offering a fully-dimensioned practice of yoga that’s easygoing for beginners and deepening for those more advanced. Flexibility isn’t a prerequisite. Yoga with Jacci teaches awareness of being in the world, awareness of being strong, relaxed, content with one’s self and with others. Jacci is a master teacher–gentle, strong, kind, and truly first rate.”
- Carolyn T., NM

“I came to Jacci’s studio at a very difficult juncture in my life: tired, burnt out from teaching, animal rescue, and a struggling relationship. My focus was to heal my emotional turmoil through healing my body. Yoga was the way I consciously and seriously choose. My needs were putting heavy demands on this path. To complicate matters more, I have practicing yoga for nearly 40 years and have studied with some of the original gurus, even married one. I was a real New York spiritual snob. Enter Jacci.  Jacci was always a confident and friendly person. But as a master teacher? I watched carefully. Jacci’s deep understanding of asana and yoga philosophy and ability to communicate this in a open, clear, and accepting teaching manner surprised the New Yorker in me. She was unpretenious, real, none of that cloying fake spirituality. Her understanding of the limits of the human body were profound. I became committed to her yoga school in Eldorado. For the past year, I have taking classes almost daily.  Jacci’s fine teaching have helped clear my emotions and strengthen and stretch my body and mind. Each class is a new exploration into the wonder of the interconnectedness of body-mind-spirit. I come away feeling that a new part of me has awakened. There are new discoveries each time. I take these as treasures to inform my home practice. I thank Jacci deeply for giving more than I needed, demanded, or expected. She is a rare teacher: combining dedication, focus, and an ability to touch the heart of others. Five Golden Lotuses for Jacci Reynolds!”
Namaste, Maureen O., NM

“I knew from my first class that yoga was something that I wanted to do, but needed to find the time and the right teacher. After taking classes with several different teachers, I finally took one of Jacci’s classes and was hooked.  Jacci’s passion for yoga and her knowledge kept me coming back for more and I’m now considering becoming a teacher myself.“
- Karen, Crofton, MD

“Jacci is truly a gifted teacher and I feel privileged to be one of her students. Jacci is so much more than a knowledgeable yoga instructor. Jacci brings humor, patience, acceptance, and warmth to each session. These traits make Jacci the special person she is both in and out of the yoga studio.   I am a former collegiate and semi-professional tennis player. I have always been competitive and driven to be my best. I have been working with Jacci for a little over a year and in that time my yoga mat has become my place of solitude. It is the one place where it does not matter if things go perfectly; it is the one place where I try not to judge myself; and it is the one place where I can let everything go. This did not come over night.  Jacci’s knowledge, patience, acceptance, and warmth has guided me to a place of peace in my own life. As an added bonus,  yoga has had a significant impact on the physical and mental aspects of my tennis game.”
- Jen, MD

“Jacci was my very first yoga instructor.  I immediately fell in love with yoga and expect to always have it as part of my life. Jacci’s voice has such a calming affect and when she guides me through pranayama, I’m able to completely block out my surroundings and really focus on me, my mind and my body.  My yoga practice has made me physically stronger and I have become much more mellow.  I’ve had several instructors since Jacci, but none compare.”
- Dona, MD 

“Jacci Reynolds, a bright guiding light in a dark, stormy sky.  This was Jacci on the first day we met, introducing me to her studio and on each yoga session thereafter.  Her  personalized instruction, passion and wonderful touch will continue to guide me in my future yoga pursuits.”
- Harold, MD 

Yoga with Jacci has taught me so much about my yoga practice and how to take that practice and apply it to other parts of my life.  Jacci’s knowledge of yoga and also her awareness of her students is like nothing I have ever experienced in a yoga class. Her class is fun, inspirational, and always restorative to my body, mind and spirit.”
- Amy, MD