Jessica Webb, the owner of Anchor Yoga & Meditation, is a qualified MBSR teacher, Yoga Nidra guide, Laughter Yoga leader, and is certified to instruct yoga at the Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 level. She has been teaching mindfulness programs and yoga full time for the past seven years and pours her energy into retreats, workshops, group classes on mindfulness, meditation, stress reduction, and yoga for those wishing to lead a richer and fuller life.
Her dharma-infused teaching style and playful demeanor lend themselves to a relaxed and light-hearted experience for her students. Warmth, compassion, friendliness and humor come through her instructions enmeshed with wisdom, care, and attentiveness.
In her latest pursuit, she founded the non-profit start-up, Project Wheel House, Inc., which increases self-reliance and fosters emotional resiliency in at-risk populations through proven mind-body programs. To that end, she leads the Path of Freedom prison mindfulness program at a local corrections facility and serves as President, Chair and Executive Director of Project Wheel House.
A fifth-generation Texan, she is considered a "Qualified MBSR Teacher" by the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness Oasis Training Institute. Jessica is on the MBSR certification training pathway having completed the following requirements:
- MBSR Teacher Fundamentals, Oct. 2013
- MBSR Teacher Practicum, April 2015
- MBSR in Mind/Body Medicine, June 2017
- MBSR Practice Teaching Intensive, Sept. 2017
- MBSR Individual Teacher Supervision pending, Fall 2018
To further solidify her mindfulness teaching pathway, she underwent an 18-month-long intensive yoga-and-Buddhist-studies program, Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center (led by Phillip Moffitt, Anne Cushman, and Will Kabat-Zinn) in 2014 to 2016. She continues to fill her well with frequent silent retreats in the Vipassana tradition at the Insight Meditation Society and Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.
Jessica is a member of the 100 Million Healthier Lives campaign, the New Bedford Wellness Initiative, The Southcoast Worksite Health and Wellness Collaborative, and she founded the Southeastern Massachusetts Yoga Collective.
Past and present clients include Acushnet Co., Southcoast Hospitals Group, Tabor Academy, The Town of Fairhaven, Marion Institute and many more.