Model Behavior Jessica Bellofatto

We met up with SUP Yoga pioneer, world-renowned yoga instructor, mother of three and Founder of JBYoga, Jessica Bellofatto. Learn more about this East Hampton local below.

 

1. Beach or mountains?  

BEACH!  (although I may wind up in the mountains at some point because my boyfriend is a mountain man-  it needs a body of water that I can swim and paddle in though for sure!
  
2. Cloudy or clear? 
Clear, although some of my favorite days on the water are gray sky and gray glassy water.
 
3. 6AM or 6PM? 
Totally 6am. In fact, 5am.
 
4. Rosé or chardonnay? 
Red wine !
 
5. Vinyasa or Yin? 
Vinyasa all the way, but I do love restorative yoga as well. 
 
6. Flats or heels?
Barefoot  :)
 
7. How did you find your way to East Hampton? 
I was born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island.  I made my way to Westhampton (yes, that is considered a Hampton :) as a high school student in search of work and was a mother's helper on Dune Road there.  Every summer job thereafter was along that strip of beach. After graduating from NYU and becoming a yoga teacher shortly thereafter, I realized I was so not a city girl and needed to live at the beach, so moved out to Bridgehampton full time in 1996 and have been here ever since.
 
8. What’s your local hangout? 
My local hangout is my boyfriend Adam Kelinson's Thursday night East Hampton Farmer's Market - There's live music, great vendors, and he has a mobile wood fired oven and specializes in the most amazing organic artisan pizza with triple fermented dough and all local ingredients (most of which he grows).  Beyond that, the emptiest strip of beach I can find, which often means walking a WAYS from any beach entrance.
 
9. How does nature inspire you? 
Nature inspires me endlessly.  No matter the weather, I crave being in nature.  When I can drop in to that beauty and stillness, my teaching is so much more grounded and centered.
 
10. What’s your go-to song? 
Anything by the combo of Eddie Vedder and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
 
11. What’s your guilty pleasure?
Ice cream, which I rarely eat any more because it so does not agree with me, organic of course!
 
12. Which HAVEN piece do you live in? 
The Camille Tie-Back Tank.  I now own three and am begging you guys to make them in other colors because it is the only top I want to wear!

 

Learn more about Jess and JBYoga: http://jbyoga.com