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Why I Created “Renew You!”


There’s a problem in popular culture (I’m calling it Over-Masculinization) where we are holding ourselves and each other to impossible standards based on a very unsustainable, masculine model of what’s “NORMAL”.

I’m NOT going to paint a negative picture of Masculinity by ANY means. What I want to do is REVEAL the TRUTH of our current predicament. Masculine & Feminine are both necessary and BEAUTIFUL aspects of the same spectrum and in actuality, we ALL have BOTH Masculine and Feminine characteristics in our ways of being.

Masculine is concerned with discipline, rigor, control and is associated with the Sun. Feminine is more aligned with receptivity, emotions, intuition, subtle aspects of being, and the Moon. In Yoga, we call these aspects Shiva and Shakti. You can think of Shiva (masculine) as a beautiful vase, a container, holding the Divine liquid/energy that flows within (Shakti).

The problem isn’t masculinity, in and of itself, but it arises from the disconnection with the Feminine. This effects both men & women b/c no one is meant to be “ON” all of the time. Kate Northrup talks about this and compares it to farming, by saying that we can’t expect a continual harvest. And she’s right!

Guess what having impossible expectations leads to?
Failure, Disappointment, Lack of Confidence,  Depression, Anxiety, and Adrenal Overload!

This isn’t good for anyone! We push ourselves too hard to get “results” when pushing is against the nature of the Feminine, whose role is to Reflect, Receive, and Flow.

When we are in Flow, there is no Forcing. When we are Forcing, we are depleting ourselves and in the Masculine model, there is no time for renewal, so we continue to exhaust our natural resources until there’s nothing left.

In this model, the only way our need of SLOWING DOWN and returning to our essential nature is to get sick or breakdown — neither are optimal, and neither fix the root of the problem. So…we get a little rest and go back to working too hard until the next breakdown occurs, which leaves us more broken than before.

It’s a terrible cycle that only ends in Distress and DIS-EASE.

So…I created “Renew You!”, a 6 week online yoga course to help point YOU back in the direction of Ease, of Flow, of Balance, and lead you toward your Authentic Self and way of Being  — which, by the way, IS a sustainable model and one where you can THRIVE!

I hope you’ll join me!

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I will continue to offer this course, BUT there’s ONLY 2 Days Left to get this awesome Discount! Through tomorrow you can enter: oldschool and SAVE $23 BUCKS of the Price. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO REGISTER.

There’s so many goodies included in this course. It’s so worth it, whenever you decide the time is right for you!

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Online Yoga Course

RenewYou!I’m so excited to finally be offering an online yoga course, so that I can serve people around the globe who want to learn about yoga and how to apply its ancient wisdom in practical ways for everyday life.

This Course is for YOU if…

  • you are having a hard time getting to the yoga studio
  • you miss your yoga practice, but don’t know exactly what to do at home
  • need a Boost to get back into a Healthy routine
  • you want to feel more comfortable in your body

About This Course…

This is a 6 week progressive yoga course that I’ve designed to reconnect you to your deepest self, reignite your yoga practice, and evolve your habits to bring more ease into your life.

Here’s what you’ll get: 

  • access to a new yoga video each week
  • weekly audio meditation to incorporate daily
  • pdf of yoga sequence to use wherever you are
  • weekly journaling prompts to deepen your experience
  • membership into online group forum for support and accountability
  • 1 private wellness strategy session to help you clarify your path to thrive

Sign Up TODAY & Get it at the
Introductory Rate of Only $120!

CLICK HERE and you will be redirected to a secure site to purchase this course.

*If you’d like to pay in person, or use a different method, contact me to arrange payment.

MOVE in the Morning!

Do you MOVE in the morning? Engaging in some kind of breath-body practice where we move and breathe together BEFORE the busiest of the day sets in is GOLD. Another slice of ayurvedic wisdom. You awaken subtle energies that make you feel more alive and free up stuck parts. If you wake up feeling stiff and achy THIS is a crucial new habit for you. Here’s a 10 minute practice to play with today (bed head and all 😜) **If you’re new to yoga, or have some restrictions, don’t do anything that feels like it causes contraction/ compression in your joints and/or spine.**I’m going to be starting an online yoga course soon! If you’re interested in FEELING MORE VIBRANT and LIVING with LESS PAIN and MORE ENERGY, hit me up with your best email in the comments.


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Outdoor Pop-Up Yoga!

YOGA + LIVE DRUMMING = BLISS!

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This Summer I’ll be doing a series of Pop-Up Yoga Classes OUTDOORS!  Save these dates:

Full Moon – June 9th – Friday @ 8pm
New Moon – June 23rd – Friday @ 5pm
Full Moon – July 9th – Sunday @ 4pm
New Moon – July 23rd – Sunday @ 4pm
Full Moon – Aug 6th – Sunday @ 4pm
New Moon – Aug 20th – Sunday @ 4pm

ALL CLASSES ARE BY DONATION (suggested $10-20)

Locations will be posted here!

***In the event that there is inclement weather, we will meet at Sacred Space Healing Arts — 177 N. 4th Street in Lander.

Getting Real About Food…

Greetings #SacredFamily !

Today, I get real with you all.  So far I’ve only posted recipes here, but I’ve decided that I want this platform to serve a BIGGER purpose.  I do LOVE delicious, nourishing foods and I will continue to share amazing eats with you guys, but there are so many important issues surrounding food and wellness, that if I’m going to share at all, I’ve got to share from the deepest TRUTH that I have to offer.

Have you heard of S.A.D. (Standard American Diet)?  The American diet is, indeed, very sad.  And the saddest part is that most of the population has NO IDEA of the reality of our food, and how we choose to eat (ahem…and BUY!) affects our lives and the planet.  The second saddest part is that it’s killing us.  Literally, the S.A.D. is destroying the health of the American people. Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are affecting MOST Americans and the numbers are constantly rising.

Ross, over at Live Energized has a great article listing the top 7 most powerful anti-inflammatory foods (avocados, ginger, turmeric, garlic, beetroot, asparagus, and omega 3 — lucky for me I have all of these in my kitchen currently) and the 7 foods that are the MOST inflammatory (sugar (surprise! surprise! watch this if you haven’t), red meat, caffeine, dairy, refined grains, trans-fats, processed/packaged food).  As I was reading the second list, it occurred to me that THOSE 7 FOODS ARE THE STANDARD AMERICAN DIET!  Many people I know eat mostly what’s on that list, and just throw a fruit or vegetable into the mix every once in a while, thinking that’s good enough.  See? SAD.

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(Download a handy copy for your fridge HERE.)

I do not claim to be a nutritionist, but I have made it my business to learn about wholistic, healthy ways of eating and living for at least a couple decades now.  I was already buying some organic food, shopping at health food stores, and attending farmer’s markets, but I really cranked it up a notch when my first child was born. Somehow being responsible for another pure, completely unpolluted tiny human being changes everything — of course I don’t want to put ANYTHING toxic, or questionable in the least, into my a kid’s pristine vessel!!! So, even though I have no educational qualifications to tell you how to eat, I will attempt to share with you some of the wisdom, concepts, and practices that I have gleamed over the last two decades on my journey towards wholistic living.

I’d like to leave you with this today…

Plants are life-giving food. They give you immensely more energy and nutrition than ANYTHING else can.  Also, the more alive the better!

In other words, plants contain almost ALL of the vitamins and minerals that we need, and the closer our food is to it’s original state, the more nourishment it can offer us. Have you ever thought of that? So…a fresh fruit, or vegetable, will be exponentially better for you than one that’s been preserved/packaged, a loaf of sprouted grain bread is going to be more beneficial than ANY white bread in the bakery section of your grocery store, and a homemade meal made with fresh ingredients from the PRODUCE section (not out of cans and boxes) is ALWAYS going to be better for you than anything you can take out of the freezer and microwave.

I’m guess that this makes sense to the majority of people, but maybe what’s got you stuck is preparation time, or cost. I get that. There is definitely more thought involved in eating well, and there’s a certainly a little bit of a learning curve, but there doesn’t have to be a great deal of additional time, or money spent. Don’t believe me?

I want to show you that eating healthy is EASY, and I want you to see how much better you’ll feel! Interested in learning more? Sign up for my FREE Online Workshop “Eating Well…Made Easy!” and learn how to eat well & thrive in your busy life! You have nothing to lose, and EVERYTHING to GAIN!

So Much Love!!

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Eating Well…Made Easy! Online Workshop

Eating Well...Made Easy!These times are busy, aren’t they? Do you often feel too busy to do the things that you know are most nourishing for yourself?

  • You’re rushing home from work and you realize you have NO IDEA what’s for dinner…or…
  • You stayed up too late and didn’t have time to make your lunch this morning, so you eat something from a vending machine…or…
  • You don’t have anything “healthy” in the fridge, so you have something that isn’t good for you for dinner…or…
  • You don’t have time for breakfast so you grab a coffee on the way to work…or…

Sound familiar? There’s a thousand different scenarios of why we don’t eat well.  I know — I’ve used them myself! But now I have a few more tools in my belt, so I don’t need to make excuses anymore!

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU if you’d like to learn how to:

Save TIME, MONEY, and ENERGY while eating HEALTHIER FOOD, and feeling BETTER in your BODY!

This Friday, June 2nd I’ll be hosting a FREE online workshop LIVE at 3:00pm MST. There will be a Q&A at the end, so you can ask me any questions you have on the subject of Eating Well!

HOW TO SIGN UP…

Please use the contact form below to sign up! Make sure to give me your best email address, and I’ll send you an invite to the workshop.  By submitting your email, you’ll also get a recording of the workshop to watch later, in the event that you are unable to be LIVE with us. If you know you can’t make it live, you can also use the form below to ask a question and I’ll be sure to answer in the workshop.

(Also, check out the event page on Facebook HERE!) Post here to tell me what you are most hoping to gain from this workshop.

I look forward to sharing some AWESOME tips with you Friday!

All Love,

Jessica

EATING WELL…MADE EASY!

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Would you like to Evolve your Health? This FREE TALK will give you tools to make real, lasting changes in your life! There will be some great freebies, too — smoothies, recipes to take home, and invitation to my yoga class!

I can’t wait to see you!

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Sacred Space Mama comes to Ashland, OR!

I’m excited to be bringing this amazing birthing workshop to Ashland, OR! We are still looking for a venue, but the dates are tentatively set for April 12-13, Wednesday and Thursday evening 5-8pm

  • Would you like to feel connected and nurtured by your partner during birth?
  • Would you like to know what you can REALLY expect, and how to navigate the Journey of Birth?
  • Would you like to foster a loving, connected alignment with your partner, that carries you both along your journey through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, so that you can know better how to support one another during this most significant time for your family?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, 

THIS WORKSHOP IS WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR!

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Interested in attending the upcoming workshop? Please fill out this Registration Form.

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Ever been to an Indian buffet and had the rice pudding for dessert? I don’t know about you, but that’s my favorite part! The cardamom, the sweetness, the milk…Mmmmm! 

Rice pudding (Kheer) can also be a delicious, comforting  breakfast food. Not to mention, it’s a great way to use that last bit of rice in the pot that isn’t quite enough for another meal. 

It doesn’t really get any more simple than this…

  1. Put your left-over pot of rice on the stove. Any kind will do — basmati, jasmine, short or long grain, white or brown. 
  2. Add enough milk (cow, goat, almond, coconut, or whatever you have on hand) to cover the rice completely. *How much is really your preference — do you like it to be more soupy, or more chunky. 
  3. Add cardamom, some nuts, some raisins, and a natural sweetener. This week I added tumeric (great for treating inflammation, by the way), cardamom, organic whole milk, cashews, raisins, and maple syrup, but you can do any variation of spices, nuts, dried fruit, milk, and sweetener that you like, or have handy.  Sometimes I use honey, or agave. 
  4. Heat on low to medium, stirring frequently. 

That’s it! I hope this saves you some time in the kitchen, so you can spend more time doing what you love! Please comment below to let me know how yours turned out, and what combinations you love!