About Barefoot Adventures

We came together united by our passion for service and possibility. By sharing these passions we are able to provide a mindful learn- ing experience in conjunction with personal development, confidence building, risk tak- ing, team work, and fun! Barefoot Adven- tures will help inspire all that is possible in each and everyone of you.

Founder barefoot adventures

Jessica Johnson

My Passions Empower Possibilities!”

With a background that began with special needs behaviorally challenged children, I found success through active play and behavior modification. I take my love of physical fitness and the outdoors and bring that openness to children. I continue to pursue the following passions: yoga, stand up pad- dle boarding, surfing, swimming, hiking, snow- boarding, skiing, cycling, and active meditation. Bringing and sharing these passions with children has been the greatest gift!

Anjali Power Yoga Teacher Leadership Training (RYT 200 hr)June 2017.

Shine Power Yoga Teacher Training (200hr)May 2015.

Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy- 500hr Certification Sept 2018 On going

Little Flower Kids Yoga and Mindfulness CertificationDec 2016.

SUP Yoga WorkshopJune 2016.

Certified Red Cross lifesavingMay 2016.

Surf Therapy for Trauma Recovery Training - May 2019 San Diego, CA. ISTO.

Founder barefoot adventures

Hollie Helman

My career in education started over 20 years ago when I obtained my teaching certificate in Elementary and Special Education. I then moved to New York City and began my teaching ca- reer . At the same time working towards a Mas- ters Degree in Reading and Literacy from Bankstreet College. Throughout my career, I have had the honor of teaching in a variety of classrooms ranging from Kindergarten to High School . I had my own private practice working with students on specific study skills, organiza- tional skills, as well as helping students to be more confident readers and writers. Currently I am a full-time Reading Specialist working with children ranging from 3rd grade to 5th grade. For me teaching has always been about helping my students have that light bulb moment. Seeing possibility for themselves and not being afraid to take a risk.. 200 Hours Registered Yoga Alliance Certified and Mindfulness Training.

Anjali Power Yoga Teacher Leadership Training (RYT 200 hr)June 2017.

Little Flower Kids Yoga and Mindfulness CertificationDec 2016.


From Our Barefoot Adventurers

“We read this really great article about a little girl who money to build wells in Africa. At first I was like why are we reading it’s summer?! But we got to watch a YouTube video about what she did. It was pretty cool. “

Ava - Age 12

“I loved how each day it was just so much fun. We had community meetings, went paddle boarding, and did yoga. I even did a wheel on the board. It was awesome. Jess and Hollie are the best.” 


Kim - Age 9

“It was such a cool summer! I learned how to paddle board, and I got a board that summer afterwards to use on my own. Best summer ever!”

Diana - Age 11

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Jessica Johnson / Email
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