About Us

The title of our site, Grounding Up, came from the need to ground down in your feet inorder to move up and out in your asana in a yoga practice. Additionally, this concept applies well to everyday life; if you are well grounded you can move forward with more freedom, clarity, and success.

Our aim is to make yoga philosophy and practice accessible, allowing readers to explore and develop a practice that meets their needs and comfort level. But first, they need to be able to read about it without their eyes rolling.

The author, Jes La Russa, is a graduate of The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication and an insurance industry executive by day. Jes attended her first yoga class in 2010 at Three Dog Yoga Studio in Santa Rosa, California, where she continues to practice today.