About

Hi my name is Jordan and I am 26 years old and I am currently living in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Actually, only one of those things is true. I am still named Jordan, but I am no longer 26 (let’s just say I’m closer to 30 now then I would like to be), and I no longer live in Tel Aviv.

After college I was so unsure of what I wanted to pursue in life and decided the best thing to do was move in with my best friends (the most amazing women I know) in Boston and begin to figure out life. After a year at a tediously boring desk job and doing long distance with my boyfriend I decided to take a leap and move west. I lived in San Francisco for 3 years, and in the summer of 2013 I moved to Tel Aviv where I lived with my fiance for two years while he attended medical school. Just recently we moved back to America for a period of limbo, living at home with my parents until he matches for residency and we move permanently.

Back in San Francisco I explored my passion of running and eating and living a healthy lifestyle. During the few stressful years getting into, and then going, to college I was battling extreme stomach pains and abnormal bowel movements. I was eventually diagnosed with colitis and I have since adjusted my lifestyle to deal with this unpredictable chronic condition.

I was always athletic, but I decided to move exercise to the top of my daily to do list in order to keep my intestines happy and my mind focused on positive thoughts. Throughout college I played on our women’s club lacrosse team and ran 3 miles every other day or so. When I moved to San Francisco, I stepped up my running and half marathon training by incorporating it into my every day life. I  also drastically altered my diet, eliminating several types of food that I know will cause a flare up, such as dairy and fried foods.

While living in the Bay Area  I  pushed my boundaries and found new layers of myself, indulging in passions I never thought I would possess. But, on June 30th 2012 I broke my hip in a freak running accident. I spent the year rehabilitating and learning more than I ever thought I would about myself. And while I would never wish to relive the event, I am so glad I had the experience to grow into the person I love today.

In Israel I decided to divert my athletic ambitions away from running and towards yoga. In Tel Aviv I earned my 200 hour yoga teacher training certification and I am currently furthering my personal practice and teaching others to embrace their own yoga experiences. 

I am currently managing a wellness studio in South Slope Brooklyn, Align Brooklyn, and I teach two regular vinyasa classes a week at I am Yoga.

Welcome.

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I invite you to follow me as I settle into living the Brooklyn life, deepening my understanding of yoga and taking the next big leaps in growing up.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. awesome blog jordan! I teach fitness classes in SF if you ever want to mix up your running routine for a cycling or group fitness workout 🙂 looking forward to reading more of your blog – u rock 🙂

  2. Hey Jordan,
    I’ve noticed you post a lot of great content about your life in the Bay Area. I’m working for a new start-up called HeyLets and we’re trying to get people excited about doing what you do. We want our users to rediscover their city through mini-recommendations from people with similar interests and hopefully pay it forward. I was wondering, would you be interested in sharing some of your positive experiences in your community with us? We’d love to hear what you have to say and help you promote your blog.
    Drop me a line if you’re interested in more info: adam@heylets.com
    Thanks for your time and keep up the good work!
    -Adam

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