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hi.


i'm jean-jacques, 

 

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hi.


i'm jean-jacques, 

 

jean-jacques gabriel

i love drawing & painting portraits,
teaching yoga, AcroYoga and Thai Massage,
and offering healing therapeutic touch. 

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Embodied


Philadelphia Printworks + jean-jacques

Embodied


Philadelphia Printworks + jean-jacques

The embodied Collection

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Liberation is Embodied

The Embodied Collection was created in collaboration with Philadelphia Printworks, to honor and inspire the efforts of people of color in creating wellness. The line was birthed by the desire to wear products that represent POC engaged in self-care practices. The line is rooted in the words of Audre Lorde, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” The collection is available now at www.philadelphiaprintworks.com
 
 
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classes


classes


mondays :: $6 align & flow : 5:30pm - 6:45pm

tuesdays :: align & flow : 12pm - 1:30pm

tuesdays :: acroyoga : 7:30pm - 9pm

thursdays :: led practice : 12pm - 1:30pm 


AcroYoga

blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power and connection of acrobatics, and the healing touch of thai massage. all levels are welcome and no partner necessary.

align & flow

alignment-based vinyasa. open to all levels, accessible alignment cues and variations offered so students can be playful, explore their creative potential, heal and transform.  

led practice

students and teacher practice together in an align & flow class, where cues are called from the yoga mat. high possibility of inversions and partner work. not ideal for beginners.  

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events


to deepen your study. 

events


to deepen your study. 

studio 34 yoga teacher training
july - dec :: west philly
studio 34 yoga & healing arts

therapeutic immersion and workshops
july 26 -29th :: asheville, nc

blackstar POC centered workshops
aug 2 - 5th :: west philly
blackstar film festival

 

 

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bodywork


healing made accessible.

bodywork


healing made accessible.

thai massage : a clothed form of massage where the receiver, completely passive, is moved through traction, compression, and twist, that open up lines of energy in the body, and promote healing, relaxation and stress reduction. 

therapeutic flying : a suspended form of bodywork that leverages gravity for more potential to release stress, and more possibility for depth in stretches, twists, and backbends. this practice engages participants in trust, and is highly transformative. think of if like a great massage upside-down on feet. 

i believe healing practices should be accessible to all and offer combinations of thai massage and therapeutic flying that range from 30min to 90min. please use the contact form below or email connect@jeanjacquesgabriel.com to explore options. 

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art


carefully crafted portraits, 

a mythology of symbols.

art


carefully crafted portraits, 

a mythology of symbols.

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bio


bio


jean-jacques is a Haitian-born artist, father, and teacher living in Philadelphia. he started painting in his father’s studio, before he could walk, and later studied at the University of the Arts, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. jean-jacques found yoga while at art school in 2001, and has delighted in consistent practice and study since. in both art making and asana, he honors the power and potential of rituals and inspired creativity. he studied Ashtangta in Southern India, receiving his first yoga teacher certification in 2007, and became a certified AcroYoga International teacher in 2008. he completed an Anusara teacher training in 2011, and completed YogaHour Teacher Training with Darren Rhodes in 2013.

jean-jacques is a yoga a teacher trainer and is a Level 2 Certified AcroYoga instructor, and teaches modules, immersions, workshops and classes that foster play, power, pliability and presence. he has also enjoyed teaching compassionate communication workshops to young people, teens, and adults, in prisons, public schools, summer camps, yoga studios, and workplaces. jean-jacques paints portraits, in oil, acrylic, and gouache, that aim to capture bits of beauty both inner and outer. he loves the opportunities to steep in story that live portraiture provides. feel free to contact him for interest in portraiture, yoga and AcroYoga workshops, immersions, and private instruction, and bodywork.

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