I’m Jamey, Owner and Teacher here at Bones2Skin Hot Yoga. Welcome to our studio! I wanted to take a more casual and personal approach in my BIO instead of the standard third person introduction and give you some personal background on how I discovered this amazing, healing yoga, how it has changed my life, and how Bones2Skin Hot Yoga came to be. Please take a moment to review every area of our website. I've tried my best to provide as much information as possible to help you familiarize yourself with our studio and how to prepare you for your practice here. Please keep scrolling. I'm so happy you are here!
I first discovered The Originial Hot 26&2 Method while living in Baltimore, MD. I was pursuing a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do at a local Dojang and also training for my third Marine Corps Marathon. A fellow student who was also a yoga teacher mentioned hot yoga and I got the feeling she thought it would be a good match. At that time, I was driven by sadness and tragedy. I had been through a divorce that left me feeling inadequate, and unworthy of happiness. A failure. I ran every marathon in memory of a friend lost in the Iraq war. I had always wanted to try yoga and I was intrigued by the idea of another challenge. I googled a local studio and found a studio in Severna Park MD. I had no idea how this healing yoga was about to change my life. I didn’t practice regularly at first. In the beginning it was a struggle and a bit of an emotional roller coaster for me but I was hooked from day one. In the past I’ve mostly only referred to the physical benefits I initially experienced. Better endurance as a runner, pain management from prior injuries, better balance and flexibility and focus during stressful times like competition or a race. I never experienced an injury in any sport during my initial introduction to the 26&2 method. I don’t often talk about this, but looking back I realize why I had such an emotional experience in in class. As a child and as an adult, I experienced and witnessed verbal, emotional and physical abuse. And at the beginning of my practice I had no idea how it had affected my mind, body and spirit. The yoga was just scratching the surface of my past, what was to come and how it would change my life for the better. I look back now and I am so grateful that I never gave up.
About six months into my discovery of the 26&2 Method, I was
re-united with a friend from high school. A single, active-duty Marine and full-time father of twin boys. Long story short, we fell in love and I moved to Jacksonville NC, home of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. We were married in 2010. I resigned from my ten year job as a flight attendant and mainly focused on transitioning from a single, jet-setting flight attendant to being a wife and stay-at-home-mom of twin five year old boys. Let me tell you all, it wasn’t pretty. However, since moving to Jacksonville, my life has been filled with more love, purpose and a call to serve.
At that time, the closest studio was two hours and fifteen minutes away and my practice suffered because I wasn't able to attend classes as often as I wanted and needed to.
I experienced depression and weight gain but I always held out hope for a studio to come closer. Speed ahead a few years, a studio opened an hour away. My husband bought me a year package for my birthday and my practice continued. I eventually told the studio owner at that time that she needed to open a studio in Jacksonville NC. The military community needs it. Her answer: ”That’s your job.”
I took those words very seriously and to make a long story a bit shorter, those words sent me to teacher training in September of 2013.
My husband, now a retired Marine of twenty three years, practices regularly and reaps so much benefit from injuries sustained during his active duty service. We have converted our garage and part of our home into a studio and have been growing a small community of amazing hot yogis since 2014. We are grateful every day for the testimonies and positive reviews and feedback we receive from our students on how this yoga is helping them.
We are independently owned and hold a small, intimate space, for practitioners of all levels. We encourage community prior to and after class. You’ll be treated like family here not just by my husband and I, but our yoga family too.
Our mission always has been and always will be to offer a safe, professional, accepting environment where all fitness levels can come and explore the many benefits this method provides.
BE KIND always.
This yoga is accessible to all. The only thing that is absolutely mandatory in our hot room is that you breathe. Everything else is optional. We believe the goal of yoga is not in achieving perfect physical posture but living a better life outside of the yoga room through the practice of yoga. Thank you for taking the time to read this and get to know us a little better.
We hope to see you in our hot room soon!
“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can and NEVER GIVE UP.”