The Dolphin Method Team
Training Coordinator, Operations, Marketing, Sales and Dude-la
Jake manages all of the behind-the-scenes aspects of The Dolphin Method, Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga, and Dolphin Doula. He is responsible for coordinating all teacher trainings and workshops, as well as handling all of our product sales, distribution, and support. In addition, Jake is also our designer, web developer and marketing coordinator. Jake has been working with Jennifer since 2007 and has a great understanding and appreciation for the work Jennifer does and the positive effects she has in the larger community. While he understands how to do a pelvic floor release, and what questions to ask a laboring mom when she calls at 3am, he remains strictly behind-the-scenes except for the occasional marketing class module taught in the Prenatal Yoga and Doula certification trainings.
Jake’s career has had many interesting facets including, musician (drummer) graphic and web designer, video game designer, toy inventor, creativity and brainstorm facilitator, and now dude-la (the partner at home supporting the doula).
I know that every dvd we sell, and every yogi and doula we train has a cascading effect of making the world a little bit better. When I read the wonderful words that people send to us, almost every day, I realize how fortunate I am to get to experience that positivity and can see it in the faces of every one of our students and all the women who practice Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga.
When they are actually at home, Jake and Jennifer live in Northern California with their 2 daughters and 2 crazy dogs.
Jessica De Los Rios
Project Manager, Lead Training Assistant
Jessica took Jennifer’s very first international PVY training in Lima Peru in 2011 and was in complete awe of the female body and its many changes during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth. The training sparked her passion for women, pregnancy, and birth and how they intersect with yoga. Jessica later completed an 85-hour RPYT with Jennifer, now totaling over 150 hours of training with Jennifer. In addition, she has taken two doula trainings: one in Peru with Pakarii Casa de Nascimento, and the other with Jennifer & Dolphin Doulas in California.
Jessica has been a yoga practitioner since 2003. In 2010, she completed a 200-hour training with Fred Busch Power Yoga in Lima, Peru where she immediately began teaching. She currently resides in Sacramento California, where she teaches yoga for several different studios and with Yoga Across America; and works as a doula serving mamas-to-be in the greater Sacramento region.
Jessica started working with Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga at the beginning of 2014 to help interface with students, work on upcoming projects, and as an assistant in the numerous international trainings.
Lead Training Assistant, China
I began to practice yoga in 2006, I received my first 500-hours training at Fine Yoga Beijing, one of the leading yoga training school in China. I have been teaching at Fine Yoga since 2009.
I first learned about Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga from Jennifer More in 2011 and have taken every one of Jennifer’s Prenatal and Doula trainings in China. I am the first Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), from China, registered with the Yoga Alliance. I am the private prenatal yoga teacher for many of celebrities in China, including famous movie stars and Olympic champions.
I spend most of my time, since 2011, teaching prenatal vinyasa yoga and have over 3500 teaching hours to date. I have provide doula service from 2013. I am also happy to be Jennifer’s assistant for her teacher trainings in China.
The First time I met Jennifer in 2011 I was attracted by her scientific and rigorous teaching as well as the beautiful flow in her practice. this conter-traditional style opened my vision for prenatal yoga practice. I realized that women are cable of doing vigorous and powerful yoga practice during pregnancy as long as they focus on their breath and body and the connection with their babies. Even more, the practice can create power and strength for them which leads to a positive and amazing birth experience.
My happiest time is to get acknowledgement and appreciation from the pregnant ladies in my class. I am so lucky to meet Jennifer. She has led me to the world of prenatal yoga and helped me to find my career goals for rest of my life…to support woman in their special period of time, to send them my love and power, this is my favorite job in the world.