Whole & Unleashed
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Hello!

 
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My name is Jessica Lock, my friends call me Jess

 
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I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. I'm currently in Toronto, Canada working as an Art Director, Wellness Coach and Strala Yoga guide. I design, cook, photograph and make things. I love all things chocolate, travel, the ocean and puns. On this site I share my journey and tools through health, balance, life insights and more!

MY MISSION IS TO CREATE AWARENESS, INSPIRE ACTION, TRIGGER CHANGE AND EMPOWER YOU

I created "Whole & Unleashed" to inspire you to take a step back and question what's working in your life. Here you'll find tools to connect to your inner wisdom, hone into your strengths and unleash your genius. From simple recipes, easy yoga videos to actionable tools and self care ideas. 

 
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Don't be shy, feel free to leave a comment or follow me on social media!

 

My Story

It all started...

Towards the last year of university. I was highly stressed, barely sleeping (like any student!) and suffering from severe heartburn. It seemed like such a simple thing. Yet it restricted my meal times, socializing events and at its worst it was extremely painful. It felt like a cat was clawing from within. I went to the doctor and she told me the only way to deal with heartburn was by taking an $80 medication every month for the rest of my life.

I REFUSEd TO BELIEVE THAT WAS THE ONLY WAY

I knew it was up to me to heal myself. What could I possibly be doing wrong? What is my body trying to tell me? I was feeling helpless, hopeless and desperate. So I started reading everything I could about heartburn, stomach acidity, juicing, veganism, macrobiotics, body ph, alkaline foods and a lot more.

It took a couple of years for my stomach to heal and a lot of trial and errors to see what worked for me.
It's amazing how little we actually know about our health and bodies. We're taught to go to the doctors when we're not feeling well as opposed to listening our bodies. We're treated with a one size fits all approach when in fact, we are all SO different. Why are we allowing others to tell us what's best for us? Why can't we tell when we're healthy and when we're not?

When did we lose this connection within?! 

Since then, IT's BECoME MY MISSION TO EDUCATE & EMPOWER OTHERS

Because we should be able to take care our ourselves, to understand our bodies so we can work with it (and not against it) To understand our desires, our fears so we can live an authentic, fulfilling life.

So I enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and became a certified health coach. Self care shouldn't be a chore, everyone should have the information and knowledge to take care of themselves.

A couple of years later, I quit my full time advertising job in pursuit of my life passion: to empower people to be there best selves.

In addition to health/wellness, I am also a licensed Firestarter Sessions Facilitator! Based on the book by Danielle Laporte, I'm inspired to help others hone into their strengths, dive into their passions and live a life they're truly excited about. It's all about defining success in your own terms :) Nothing gets me more giddy and excited then 'breakthrough moments' ;)

And in 2017 I became a Strala Yoga guide. Where I learned more about ease, surrender and how to accomplish more with less pushing with my body and mind. 


 

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My Training

 
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IIN Health Coach

The Institute for Integrative Nutrition taught me innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; everything from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw and more. So we can work together in figuring out what works best for you and your goals.

 
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Firestarter Sessions

The Fire Starter Sessions is the permission slip you’ve been waiting for — to fully want what you want and go for it, to expand your consciousness and your cash flow, to up the ante on your dreams, to be incredibly generous with your love. Are you ready to define success on your own terms?

 
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Strala Yoga

Strala follows a mindset and approach for moving well in your life, finding ease even when the challenges get big. We practice this through yoga, tai chi, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It's about sensitizing ourselves with our bodies, to move with ease and heal ourselves from the inside out.