Our Founder, Friend, and Favorite Dance Partner!
We sat down with Jessica Rosen, the amazing force that manifested One Down Dog! She took time to answer some questions about the studio, her personal life, and how the heck she MADE AWESOME HAPPEN!
What's your nickname? Jesi, lil J
Where is your hometown? Detroit! (ok fine, West Bloomfield, MI)
Where is your FAVORITE place on earth? ONE DOWN DOG!!! 2nd to that: Big Lake, anywhere in nature/by a fire or water
Favorite color? blue
What’s your sign gurl? scorpio
Do you have a memorable most embarrassing moment? I get embarrassed a lot, but I can’t think of a most embarrassing moment.
Okay, so how about your most empowering? Opening ODD!!
What is a fun fact most wouldn’t know about you? I do not believe in the word no.
Who is your beau? I married my high school sweet heart (but I really wouldn’t call him a sweetheart back then, he’s definitely gotten sweeter with age)
yes we did pull this out of the archives!
When you aren’t at the studio where can you be found? Hahaha when I’m not at the studio. You’re funny. But for real, when I have free time I like to spend it with my man and puppy (friends and family too – ODDfam represent!) – either hiking or going to the beach or just hanging out at home watching a movie.
Why do you teach? Because yoga changed my world, and I love sharing things that help me with others. The look on peoples faces after a hot sweaty hard class makes my life complete! Yoga has brought so much awesome into my world and I want to share that awesome with others. I sometimes like to call myself an awesomeness promoter rather than a yoga teacher. Can that become a thing?
What brought you to become an instructor? You want the long or short story? Short story, during my masters program I took Teacher Training. I did it never thinking I would ever teach – thought it would be helpful info to bring to my future career as a therapist. Teacher Training changed my life. There was a class that needed to be filled at the studio I was working at, the owner made me teach it. The rest is history.
What is your favorite song to play in class? Ooo that’s a hard one. I LOVE music! Sam Smith all day, every day. I also love hip hop -
What is your favorite yogi prop or piece to wear or use? I love everything Beyond Yoga – best fits, fabrics and super amazing brand doing wonderful things in our yogi community.
What special causes or non-profits do you hold dear to your heart? (we will be promoting a non-profit on your behalf throughout the month with our #FLOWforACause) I hold Detroit dear to my heart so anything that benefits my city I am a huge fan of. I also hold LAMP community in DTLA close to my heart as they are helping to end homelessness and that is a cause I believe in!
Anything else? If you want to know anything about me, JUST ASK! I am always open! Namaste~