Hola! My friends call me Jess. I was born and raised in Peru. Currently living in Toronto, Canada. I speak English, Cantonese and Spanish.
How did it all start?
You know how it goes. You don’t really think about your health until you’re sick. Just like you don’t think about fulfillment until you’re not.
It all started with a sleepless night, and then another one, and another one...sleep was a dream away ;)
Not being able to sleep puts things in perspective - or maybe I was too loopy from the lack of? Anyways, I was not in alignment.
Why: The Tipping Point
Aside from insomnia, my immune system consisted of more snakes than ladders. I was sick 24/7 and becoming a real life Eeyore. I didn’t like this version of myself. Snappy, unmotivated and helpless. Everyone around me showed the same symptoms — surviving instead of thriving — how did this become the OK?
My mission is: To create awareness, inspire action and trigger change in everything I do.
I want to make a difference for the greater good. I was spending 60+ hr a week in a corporate job that drained the life out of me and wasn't helping anyone. I was making good money but was miserable. It was time to get my soul back.
How I went from frazzled to dazzle
My intentions were not aligned to my actions. The job I was good at wasn’t good for me.
So I decided to do something about it. My happiness is in my own hands, just like yours is.
Fast forward to today, I’m a holistic wellness coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a 500 HR certified Strala Yoga Guide. I quit my soul sucking job — we weren’t the right fit anyways — I am finally free and happier than a clam.
It’s now my mission to guide you back to yourself and help you find clarity to create a life where you too can thrive.
How can I help?
I’m here to help you recognize/remove your blocks, so you can connect to your inner self because:
You’re not alone
You deserve a happy fulfilling life
You will find that ‘thing’ that’s missing
Only you have the answers you’re looking for, it’s just a bit cloudy at the moment
You have superpowers that can help others. It’s my mission to help you tap into them. It’s time to unleash yo’ power girl!
On this site you’ll find tips and resources from self-care to self-development. If you want some extra support and human connection check out my personalized coaching programs and workshops. Get ready to have your socks knocked off!
You + Me = Magic
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. Read more
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. Read More