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7 Reasons WHY you Want to DETOX

Ayurveda recommends doing a cleanse/detox at two important times of the year — the seasonal transitions into Spring and Fall, with Spring being most important. Without cleansing, we can carry the heaviness of winter into the next cycle of the year, making it so that we continually accumulate as we age. Getting fatter and sicker over the years is not an unavoidable outcome as we age. It’s just a product of living the “normal” modern lives of being over scheduled, over fed, under nourished, and disconnected. 

I’d like to invite you to learn more about Ayurveda and Detoxing  in my FREE upcoming Webinar…  

7 Reasons WHY you Need to DETOX NOW
Monday, April 12th at 6:00pm via Livestream

You’ll Learn:

  • Why it’s necessary to cleanse regularly if we want to live healthy, thriving lives, and take control of our health and aging
  • How to recognize the signs your body and mind are already giving you
  • Why you need to become a Holistic Rebel FAST
  • Basic Ayurveda bio-hacks — simple ways to counter the negative effects of our modern culture 
  • Details about my 21-Day Ayurveda Spring Detox — Total Reset for Body, MIND, and Spirit and how to sign up

See you April 12th @ 6pm PST!

The Wisdom of Your Body + Soul

How connected are you to your Intuition?…Your Soul?…The Wisdom of your Body?

Over the past two decades of practice in the wellness industry, I’ve witnessed that many people have very little awareness of the intelligence of their bodies, their deepest Self (the Soul), or their own inner compass.

As a modern-day HUMAN, it’s actually quite a feat to stay connected to what matters in our over-scheduled, over-technological lives, especially when we didn’t grow up with the tools that could help us. And they aren’t teaching this stuff in school (YET)!

Did you know that your body communicates with you?

According to Ayurveda (Yoga’s sister science, and the world’s oldest documented holistic healing system), our bodies are innately intelligent. And according to modern science on fascia (the connective tissue that holds your body together), our bodies are communicating with us constantly. But in order to hear what’s being shared, we have to slow down and LISTEN, and so often we suppress signals we get in order to keep working away at a task.

How often to you stop “doing” and pause to listen?

Try it now.

EMBODIMENT PRACTICE:

Take a pause, place your hand on your body (your heart or belly are easily accessible choices). Close, or still your eyes. Notice your breath…your heartbeat…your feelings. Now begin to notice what’s going on INSIDE your body…are there parts that feel heavy? light? strong? tight? soft? tingly? cold? warm? hot? What do YOU notice? Do you need a drink of water? A bathroom break? A meal? A sweater? Now let yourself look around slowly — in all directions, just noticing your surroundings (don’t forget to look behind you).

It may seem too simple to be significant, but this is basic Self Care 101 here. Being a good parent to yourself. Not prioritizing production over taking care of yourself. Not suppressing natural bodily urges and needs.

BODY

Being disconnected from the Body means that you are suppressing all of the signals. Pain, for instance, is a serious message that people often ignore thinking they can “work through the pain”, but this only makes the root of the problem get worse and lead to bigger problems.

SOUL

Being disconnected from the Soul can feel like a disenchantment with life and purpose. It can suck all of the joy out of your days and leave you wondering what you’re doing with your life. It can cause you to look for unhealthy behaviors with which to fill the void of what’s truly missing. It can make you feel like there’s no meaning in your life, which can lead to apathy, disappointment, resentment, and depression.

INTUITION

Being disconnected from Intuition is like flying an airplane in a blinding storm without using the navigation system. Your intuition is meant to guide you. It is your built-in GPS! Without it, you will end up anxiously going through life unsure of what/where/how you should go next. You’ll question every choice you make and end up making major decisions based on cues you get from by “pop” culture, social media, and other people’s opinions. None of which are uniquely crafted to work for YOU!

You can rediscover your connection to your Soul, to the wisdom of your Body, and start living from your own Intuition!

Would you like to hear about a UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY that I’m offering for THIS EXACT PURPOSE?

Sacred Practices to Support Healthy Mind + Body
& Soulful Living

Breath Body Soul is an online portal to awakening the true potential of the human body, mind, and heart! The body is Sacred. Your body carries wisdom within it. Every cell, every structure, every emotion, every function and every movement of the body is intelligent by design. You are a multi-layered, complex, wise, and beautiful being! Are you ready to experience integrated, soulful living? Here, you’ll find teachings on yoga/movement classes, breathwork, meditation, self-love, embodiment, holistic health, Ayurveda, habit science, Tantra, spirituality, emotional/mental health, self-healing, and other potent medicine for living in alignment with the deeper wisdom within you.

What you get…

Yoga + Meditation
Weekly Classes

1 Weekly Yoga/Movement Class
1 Weekly Meditation
Access to LIVE sessions + recordings
PLUS all previous content
(a full library of audio/video practices)
to use at your convenience!

Holistic Health + Healing
Monthly Wisdom Circles

1 Monthly LIVE Class + Q&A (and access to the recording) on a wide range of topics all centering around Holistic Health + Healing, like Ayurveda, seasonal living, strengthening the immune system, calming the nervous system, healthy cooking, feminine wisdom, etc.

Breath Body Soul
Secret Community

Connect with other health & spiritually minded humans in a private online group where you can share experiences and participate in meaningful discussions.
The Power of CONNECTION is Real!

Join the Breath Body Soul Community!

Monthly membership suggested donation is $60
(for 6+ hours of NEW content every month
+ PLUS access to all previous content).

* I want to honor that, due to recent circumstances, many people have found themselves in a financially challenged position. Therefore, I am offering a sliding scale for those who *need* it. Please feel free to pay what you can ($15-$60 if possible)
based on your income, savings, and financial stability.
💜

Signing up is a quick and EASY 2-step process! Please click the Pay Now to purchase and then click the ‘Sign Up for Breath Body Soul Emails’ button to finish.


What people are saying…


It is such a joy to engage in Jessica’s yoga class every week! My shoulders and hips are more relaxed and flexible since I’ve started learning yoga, and so is my back. I feel like I’m getting better at understanding what my body needs to do in order to be comfortable after a long day at the office. Jessica is a great teacher, and fun to take classes from – I’m looking forward to learning more with her!

– Hayley


If you are thinking about doing something meaningful for your body and mind, definitely check out Jessica’s classes…you will not be disappointed. Jessica is extremely knowledgeable and truly teaches the art of yoga. She is kind and supportive…and the picture of all you could want in a yogi. Take a class, your soul with thank you. 

– Heather


Ready to Awaken Body + Soul?

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🌿 5 Essential Practices for Thriving in Difficult Times

How are you? I know that’s a loaded question. There’s so much going on right now, so many possible answers to that question, right?

It would be perfectly reasonable to be experiencing any level of fear, numbness, anxiety, overwhelm, panic, anger, worry, frustration, sadness, love, or just about anything else. 

We all deal with trauma, stress, or difficult situations in our own way. It’s really important that you allow whatever is coming up for you to be felt and digested, in order to be released.

I’ve noticed that often when something BIG happens — like COVID-19, 911, etc. I tend to go numb first. I don’t “feel” stressed or worried, but on a deep level, I am in shock. I’ve been functioning as normal, but I’ve been really hiding away, experiencing a whole range of thoughts and emotions,  and doing my best to take every day as it comes. How about you?

One thing that can help us get through this is having a gratitude practice. It can be so easy to obsess over all of the things that are scary and inconvenient, but if you’re lucky enough to be reading this, chances are you have many, many things that you can be grateful for right now.

I feel very, very grateful that I have support from my family right now, and that I know exactly how to take care of myself inside and out. 

I want to share with you some of the ways that I stay healthy and sane during difficult times, so I’ve decided to step into the Light to do what I can do to help bring more Love into the world. 

In this workshop, I share with you some of the things I’m doing to stay sane and healthy inside + out.  If you implement the tools that I’m teaching, you’ll have a powerful toolkit for keeping your sh*t together during these times, and beyond!

Learn 5 KEY daily practices that will help you keep your sh*t together
so that you can thrive – not just survive!

During these times of greater stress and fear,
our senses are overwhelmed,
our schedules are out the window,
and our minds are on hyper-drive,
which can set us up for physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual illness.

Learn how to protect yourself and LOVE yourself
for optimal health and healing!

I honor the financial difficulties that many of us are experiencing during this time by offering this workshop for FREE. However, if you feel called to make a donation, you can use the Paypal “friends and family” option to send money to: sacredspaceyoga@gmail.com

Ready for more tools?

Want to join me for a weekly holistic health/healing classes and yoga? CLICK HERE to let me know what you’re interested in learning about and get on the list to receive more information about how to participate!

N O U R I S H

A 3-Week Cleanse for

Body + Mind + Senses

with Ayurveda

Seasonal cleansing is highly recommended at two particular times of year — the transition into Fall and into Spring. WHY? There are several reasons..

The most obvious one being that we all get into habits that don’t serve us — whether it’s summer ice cream binges or late evening snacking or something else that leads to unwanted (and uncomfortable) consequences — and a cleanse is the perfect way to steer yourself back on track.

If we don’t have a way of redirecting ourselves, then our bad habits lead to unnecessary, and sometimes difficult, ramifications. Even worse, down the road they lead to physical, mental, or emotional DIS-EASE.

Another reason is simply that if we keep making choices — in diet and lifestyle — that are designed for the previous season, we will get sick. This is the main reason that you see so many people coming down with “things” during these two times of year.

For the past several years I’ve been practicing some form of seasonal cleansing and it’s made a huge difference in my life — as it’s given me the power to continuously redirect my lifestyle and choices in order to keep growing in the direction that I desire to go, instead of letting old patterns take over and feeling stuck and stagnant.

This year I want to share this amazing experience with you! I’m offering a guided cleanse to anyone who wants to reap the benefits with me, but first let me set something straight…

This ain’t your typical “detox”!

Maybe you’ve tried doing cleanses, or detoxes, before and felt overwhelmed, frustrated, and — I’m just going to say this…DEPRIVED!?

👉🏽THIS IS NOT THAT KIND OF CLEANSE!👈🏾

(You may sigh a great sigh of relief!)

NOURISH is a 3 week guided cleanse with a focus on nourishing body, mind, and senses with simple self care practices from Ayurveda. During this time what most people need is more GROUNDING + NOURISHING + SLOWING DOWN + SELF LOVING practices that help us ease into Fall and the darkness of this time of year.

If you’re like most of the people on the planet, you’re probably already doing TOO MUCH and feel like you don’t have the TIME to devote to anything else, so depriving yourself of anything feels more like punishment than the medicine you need right now.

If that’s you, then READ ON to find out How You Can Do This Cleanse with Me without breaking your budget or finding more time in a day!

You actually don’t need to buy a bunch of special foods or spend a lot of extra time doing the “things” for this cleanse. If you join me, then at the end of our time together you will feel MORE like yourself and on-track in your heath and life and LESS bogged down with responsibilities and to-dos!

I will show you how to DROP into BEING, not just how to make better food choices.

This cleanse is FULL CIRCLE, as in completely holistic in its approach, and you will get all of the support that you need to succeed! Here’s how it works…

In our initial session, I’ll break down the WHATs, HOWs, and WHYs of designing your Fall cleanse. You’ll get handouts to use to support your journey. We will have weekly group coaching sessions where you can ask questions, get answers, scream or cry, and connect whole-heartedly with other beautiful people doing this simple, yet powerful, cleanse together. You’ll also get an individual coaching session with me near the end of the cleanse in order to reflect, integrate, and move forward intentionally.

Other details:

  • If you happen to live in Central Oregon, you will be invited to 2 additional in-person sessions on October 6th and 20th (to kick off the start of your 1st and 3rd weeks).
  • You can live anywhere in the world and do this cleanse with me! Our initial orientation call will be Saturday, 10/05, 7-8:00 am PST and our weekly group coaching calls will happen on the following 3 Saturday mornings at 7-8:00 am PST via ZOOM webinar.
  • You will have access to all materials — videos, meditations, audios, PDFs, etc. — via a password-protected webpage just for people participating in this cleanse. You are welcome to download the materials to keep and use again.
  • I’ll send you weekly emails with journaling prompts, teachings, and tips for your journey.
  • You will receive constant support from myself and the group in a private Facebook group where no one other than the current participants will see your posts or comments. The value of the support of the community can NOT be overstated! As much as you are willing to reach in and out, you will GROW!
  • During the 3rd week of our cleanse, you’ll receive a link to schedule your FREE coaching session with me (value $100).
  • The investment for ALL of THIS is only $50!

If you’re ready to do this with me, click the button below to purchase your ticket to N O U R I S H !

Upcoming Free Events: What is AYURVEDA + Why It Works

Saturday, November 3rd @ 10am…

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Ayurveda (India’s “Science of Life”) is the quintessential wisdom of wholistic health!
In this free talk, you’ll learn some basic teachings of Ayurveda and find out how these ancient tools can help us modern humans live more in rhythm with our bodies + Nature in order to tap into our potential and THRIVE!

Where: The Studio at Blissful Heart, 29 NE Greeley Ave in downtown Bend, Oregon
When: Saturday, 11/03 @ 10:00 am

BRING A FRIEND & GET A SPECIAL TREAT!

Chances are, you know someone who would benefit from this event. Please use the SHARE buttons below to let others know! View this event on Facebook HERE.


Want to be in the KNOW about other free opportunities to learn about Ayurveda in Bend, Oregon?

Check out my Events Page HERE!

Why You NEED to LOVE Your SELF

Sacred Journey.pngHave you ever had the thought that Self-Care is Selfish? You’re not alone. But…if that’s you — if you really believe that self-care is selfish, I’m here to burst your bubble.

For many people, the words “Self”, “Self Love” and “Self Care” have connotations with being “selfish” and are therefore thought of as “bad”, but our culture has it dead wrong. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Through the ancient traditions of Yoga & Ayurveda, we learn a deeper understanding of the self. 

The (small ‘s’) self is our personality, ego, mind, body, etc., but the big ‘S’ Self is the true self, higher self, more akin to one’s Soul.

During your everyday life, do you make time to do things that nourish your Self? 

In the busyness of your schedule, I wouldn’t be surprised if your answer is no. In fact, I would bet most people don’t even acknowledge, or think about, their true self most days. Sadly, it’s not without a price.

We all know what happens when we don’t feed our (small ‘s’) selves. We starve, we are diminished, and eventually, die.

What happens when we don’t feed our Soul? 

It withers. We lose touch with our dreams, our purpose, our confidence, our intuition. We forget our true Self, our one true “home”.

And when that happens, we start running on auto-pilot, we make choices that are out of integrity with our intentions, we have habits that don’t support real Health, we find fault in ourselves and others, frustration in things that shouldn’t really bother us…in short, life loses its LIFE. We aren’t Awake, and we certainly aren’t Radiant. That’s a big price to pay!

Being weighed down with regret isn’t the life anyone knowingly chooses, but it happens. We all want to feel AWESOME, but once you’ve been living a lackluster life for a while, it’s easy to forget that anything better is possible for you. 

Let’s not go down that road! When you see the life it leads to, the benefit of Self Care becomes more evident. So…

The Best Way to Nourish Your Soul is to Cultivate a Loving Relationship with your Self.

There are several wonderful ways to deepen your relationship to Self. One is the take care of your (small ‘s’) self — your body and your mind. Another is to spend time alone with the Self through the practice of Meditation. It doesn’t need to be long or strict – there are many ways to begin a practice EASILY.

Here’s a Meditation Audio to get you started… 

But if you’d REALLY like to FEED Your SOUL by cultivating a deeper relationship with your SELF, join my FREE Challenge NOW!

Click the image below or click HERE.

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On Being HERE Now…

Recently I made a BIG move in my life — a choice to relocate my family. It was a HUGE undertaking that took a lot of COURAGE on my part (as well as a lot of support from family and friends to make it happen). In the process, I encountered many obstacles — some real, some imagined (LOL!), some planned for and some that completely blind sighted me.

So…I am HERE now.

I'm Here!

Or, I was the other day. (Ha ha ha!) But seriously…after the hub-bub of the initial move was over, I found myself feeling misplaced. My whole life had literally been transported and the life I knew — the friends, the places, the things — were gone, and suddenly replaced by new people, places, and things that were unfamiliar and new.

Where was MY place in this all? It was a surreal experience altogether and for more than a hot minute, I questioned my choice and my ability to confidently follow through with my vision for our new life.

What the HELL? I had put so much energy and effort into making this new phase of my life happen and now that it was HERE, part of me wanted to curl up and hide under the covers for a month.

Not the smoothest transition for me, but probably not the worst either. I knew that I wanted to really SHOW UP and make the most of this experience, but I had gotten into some bad habits during the move that were getting in the way of me showing up as my BEST self. Mainly, I was waaaaay out of rhythm.

Ayurveda (EYE-your-VAY-da), the sister science to Yoga, teaches us that when we are out of rhythm, we suffer, and boy is that the truth! During the weeks leading up to and during the move, I was eating at irregular times, staying up late, eating a later, heavier dinner, and not getting up early enough to really start my day right. These might sound like no big deal, and honestly 2 years ago, I might not have thought so either, but after experiencing the EASE that comes from being IN rhythm, being OUT of rhythm was seriously PAINFUL — physically, mentally, and emotionally.

The price I paid for disregarding my body’s wisdom was REAL!

So what to do? First…I knew I had to get REAL here and get HONEST about what wasn’t working. Then, do the hard work of steering back in the right direction. That’s the hard part, though, right? When you find yourself in a position where you’ve already screwed up, sometimes it’s easier to just let it go than do the work of getting back on track. It’s called the “what-the-hell” effect. Ever heard of it?

“The what-the-hell effect is the feeling you get when you’ve already exceeded your preset limit and feel that since you’ve already failed, you might as well fail spectacularly…

…When you miss a goal or exceed a limit, be gentle on yourself. Don’t catastrophize. Armed with this knowledge and awareness, you’ll be able to make better, more informed choices as you move forward.”

It’s a REAL thing!!! You can read more about it in this short article by Eric Ravenscraft at LifeHacker.com HERE.

I’m sure you’ve had your own “what-the-hell” experiences. Sadly, it’s easy to keep going down that path and find yourself way, way off track. That’s how to devolve into a lesser version of yourself over time — NOT my recommendation.

If you don’t want to go down the path of regression/stagnation, you have to make a real effort to start right HERE where you currently are and pick the lowest hanging fruit that moves you in the direction you want to go.


5 Steps to Steer You Back On Track…

  1. Honestly recognize where you are and that it’s not where you want to be (but DON’T stay stuck there, move on to step 2).
  2. Know what you want to be different. What new habit would you like to have?
  3. Acknowledge the GAP between where you currently are and where you want to be and the fact that your daily habits have gotten you here.
  4. Know that you can CHANGE your habits.
  5. Ask yourself this question and be patient for the answer to arise: What New Thing Do You Need to Believe About Yourself In Order to Adopt Your New Habit?
  6. Write it down EVERYWHERE — put it on your computer desktop, your planner, your bathroom mirror, your refrigerator, your phone wallpaper, and anywhere else that you are guaranteed to look throughout your day.
  7. BELIEVE IT!
  • An example of a new belief might be: “I choose to listen to my body.” or “I have the power to design my life.” or “The way I eat nourishes my body.” If you’re having trouble coming up with a new belief to support your new habit, let me help you! Click the link at the end of this post to set up a time to talk to me!

 

What we believe about ourselves creates our daily habits, and our daily habits define us to the world, and then that’s reflected back to us by the people we interact with. So, literally…

Our thoughts about ourselves make the difference in who we are. They have the potential to either help us EVOLVE into more confident, loving, healthy people inside and out OR to keep us locked into all of the negative patterns that lead to our ruin.

It starts with just being HERE — being present with what IS with honesty and self-compassion.

When you sit with WHAT IS, what comes up for you? What’s not working that needs your honest, loving attention? What do you want to be different?

I want to know! Comment below or schedule a time to talk to me HERE.

As Always…

 

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