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 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.