Jesse Braade

RYT 500, E-RYT 200, Handbalancer, Rocket Ashtanga Instructor


Jesse has over 1,000 teaching hours as a 500-hour registered yoga teacher with certifications in Rocket Ashtanga. Jesse’s journey with yoga began in 2014 when he attended his 200-hour yoga teacher training with Sadhana Yoga School in Fiji. Since then, yoga has changed his life for the better and continues to do so on a daily basis. After his initial training Jesse went on to complete his 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training in India.


Jesse has facilitated multiple yoga teacher trainings alongside his partner Lindsay Richards, as well as collaborated on continuing education modules at various yoga studios. Jesse is co-owner of Samata Living, a wellness organization offering Ayurvedic Consultations, Reiki healing, private yoga instruction for adults and children, handstand training, essential oils and more. Jesse is also co-owner of digital marketing agency Samata Digital offering website design, social, email and search engine marketing services. 


Jesse enjoys traveling and spending time with partner Lindsay, daughter Gaia and their trouble-making pup, Barley. He is commonly found upside down practicing handstands and hand balancing, and is always trying to find the next workshop or training to help expand and share his knowledge of the practices of yoga.