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Rissa Jackson

Austin, TX, USA

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Overview

  • 19 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Acrobatic Yoga Instructor
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To keep learning new things.

ABOUT ME

My name is Rissa and I was born in Taiwan. I grew up in America and plan to travel the world. I am passionate about music, movies, and books. I could spend hours on those subjects. I lived in China for two years and it was an incredible experience. I love hiking, camping, and going out. My latest passion is acrobatic yoga. I have been involved in the Austin acro community for over a year. And I have been teaching for several months. I am a little obsessed and haven't gone a week without acro since I started. I can teach you acrobatic yoga, thai massage, or therapeutics. I can teach some basic yoga and inversions. I'm a great cook, and love helping out.

PHILOSOPHY

Experience everything you can, try everything once, do one thing that scares you everyday and everything Baz Luhrmann said in "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I go to meetings and gatherings. I have done several picnics and outings. I have surfed some couches across the world. I went to Chengde, stayed in Taiwan, and Kazakhstan. As well as some couchsurfing in the United States. I camped on the Great Wall, and hiked in the Himalayan Mountains. I also meet up with people for drinks, movies, or outdoor adventures. Also just to sightsee. I love meeting new people.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have had several amazing experiences with couchsurfing. I have stayed with people across China, in Taiwan, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong and various cities in the United States. I have camped on the Great Wall, hiked in the Himalayan Mountains and stayed in the Gobi Desert in Inner Mongolia. They were all really amazing experiences and couchsurfing contributed or facilitated all of these experiences. I couldn't be more grateful.

Interests

Acrobatic yoga, aerial silks, handstands, trapeze, bouldering, hiking, traveling, music, movies, books, anything creative, dancing, good food, running, swimming bungee jumping, going out etc

Picnics nice weather camping climbing bowling walks

Music, Movies & Books

Music: indie chill, techno, electronic swing, electro, alternative rock, dance rock, folk, classical, dubstep, drum and bass but I am always open to new music

Movies: Why Don't you Play in Hell, Safety Not Guaranteed, Dr. Strangelove, Kill Bill, Pan's Labyrinth, Amelie, Memento, Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Love me if you Dare, Requiem for a Dream, Fightclub, Watchmen, Garden State, Love Actually, Layercake, Trainspotting, Obre Los Ojos, Perfume: Story of a Murderer, and many more

Books: Les Miserables, The Book Thief, Crime and Punishment, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Good Omens, The Little Prince, East of Eden

TV Shows: Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, Bob's Burgers, House of Cards, Scrubs, Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under, Spartacus, Gilmore Girls

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have gone bungee jumping at longqing gorge near Beijing. I also camped and hiked on the Great Wall, and ate a scorpion at the night market. I hiked in the Himalayan Mountains, and went horseback riding in the Gobi Desert. I've done a handstand on another person's hands, and defied gravity.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can tell you about my experiences in China or teach Chinese. I can teach Acrobatic Yoga, Thai Massage, or Therapeutics. I can cook for you or just give good massages. I love to learn new things and share what I've learned with people I meet.

What I Can Share With Hosts

I can tell you about my experiences in China or teach Chinese. I can teach Acrobatic Yoga, Thai Massage, or Therapeutics. I can cook for you or just give good massages. I love to learn new things and share what I've learned with people I meet.

Countries I've Visited

Bahamas, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nicaragua, South Korea, Taiwan

Countries I've Lived In

China, Taiwan, United States

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