Jessie Lipkowitz

Jessie is from Las Vegas, Nevada. She fell in love with Ann Arbor at a young age when she attended University of Michigan’s Debate Camp. Jessie is a graduate of the University of Michigan where she did her Bachelor’s in Classical Art and Archaeology and Art History as well as the University of Cambridge where she received her Master’s of Philosophy in Archaeology: Heritage and Museum Management. She is proud to own and operate aUM Yoga Ann Arbor, where intangible heritage is a part of the daily landscape. She was a competitive dancer in her youth and found yoga after she left the world of dance. Jessie has been dedicated to a daily practice for the past eight years. Jessie is an E-RYT 200, is certified in Aerial Yoga, Pole Dance, Thai, and Sports Massage. This spring she will be traveling to Thailand to obtain her RYT 500 Certification. She has taught over 10,000 hours of yoga in the greater Detroit Area, Las Vegas, New York, London, Beirut, and Zurich. She specializes in Ashtanga, Chair & Geriatric Yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Specialty Workshops (Arm Balances, Contortions, and Inversions). Jessie seeks meaningful connections in order to create a strong community both internal and external to the aUM Yoga studio space.

Class Offerings: Beginner Arm Balance Workshop

Join Jessie Lipkowitz and Amanda Topping from aUM Yoga for a posture clinic on Chaturanga Dandasana. Understanding the anatomy and alignment of this elusive posture is essential for approaching arm balances. It is important that students are keeping their shoulders safe during strength training drills and in the full execution of this pose. Through this lens, we will begin to break down bakasana (crow) based and open hip arm balances as well as transitions! Come take fight with us.