Namaste, my friend!
I’m Jami, owner of Sound Soul Studio, and I am so grateful you’ve stopped by! As a mom of 2, I know how challenging it can be to find the time for yourself to get your body moving. That’s why I founded Sound Soul Studio – to provide you with fun and engaging classes that fit into the nooks and crannies of your life.
A passion ignited at a young age...
My love for fitness started at a very young age. Some of my earliest memories are of me watching my mom, Mary, do aerobics through the glass of the daycare center at the gym she attended.
By the time I was a teenager, she had became a group fitness instructor for our local gym, and there were many mornings she would wake me up early to attend all of her classes with her.
After high school, I attended Indiana University in Bloomington, and as we all do, gained the freshman 15 (and then some) while completing my bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management and Park Administration and Recreation. I spent multiple semesters interning on the Big Island of Hawaii, and after graduating, I moved back home to figure out my life’s next big step!
During this time, I had the chance to completely focus on myself and my goals for the future. I went to the gym often and eventually lost 50 pounds! I loved going to Zumba, yoga, and lifting weights.
In 2009, I decided it was time to move back to the Big Island of Hawaii. Fortunately for me – my local gym was hosting a Zumba certification before my big move. The timing was so perfect that I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
After moving to the Big Island, I taught Zumba at the YWCA and other locations all over the east side of the island for five years, including through my first pregnancy. It was after giving birth to my oldest son, that I was introduced to Buti Yoga, and immediately fell in love with yoga all over again.
By 2014 I had become a certified Buti Yoga instructor and taught this format until my second pregnancy. Unfortunately, during my second pregnancy, I suffered a fall and broke my ankle, which resulted in a surgery just five days after an emergency cesarean section. At this point, Buti Yoga was no longer accessible so I decided to take my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. It was after completing this training, that my dream to start teaching online was born.
Our family bought an old school bus and renovated it into a small yoga studio. By the time the renovations were complete, the COVID-19 pandemic had hit, and my dream of launching this online community was delayed as my oldest son was now in full time distance learning. It was a struggle for our family as my dreams of filming and teaching classes were put on hold.
As the pandemic continued to wear on the economic environment in Hawaii, my husband and I decided it was officially time to move back to my home state of Indiana for better opportunities and support from my parents. Since setting down roots in early 2021, I’ve been able to re-focus on my dream and finally get this incredible online community launched.
Fitness continues to be a passion for me as I continue my education to become a group fitness certified instructor to bring additional formats to the platform.
A community focused on moving well and feeling good.
As I stated above, my number one goal for Sound Soul Studio is to bring you fun and engaging classes that are budget-friendly, but that can also fit into the nooks and crannies of our very busy lives. Here, we don’t focus solely on our physical well-being, but also leverage the power of movement to balance our minds and souls as well. We don’t need to be a size 2 to be healthy, and we don’t need to have 6-pack abs to feel great about ourselves!
Ready to flow together?
Our online fitness platform designed for every body. The goal is to balance the body through a variety of movements, the mind through meditations, and in turn, bringing your soul into alignment as well.