Jenny has two essential philosophies that are fundamental in all she teaches:
1) Individual autonomy
2) Live and learn in harmony with nature.
In nature we can find all the solutions we seek, all the answers explained. We can simplify to live the right path by observing cause and effect. Nature also gives us all the perfectly balanced food and resources we need for optimal living. Individual autonomy means you recognize your part and responsibility in life. You appreciate the miracle of living and act accordingly. These philosophies are part of Jenny’s matrix and so her passion and commitment to them shines through in everything she does.
Jenny was born into a family where natural medicine and healing is the norm. Her grandfather was a Taoist shaman and her father is a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In 1997 Jenny started studying medicinal herbs and Clinical Herbology through Dominion Herbal College. She also studied Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs with Michael Tierra, became a Clinical Herbalist in 2000. She then became a Massage Therapist (2200 hr) in 2002. Completed the first level Yoga Teacher in 2005. Jenny then trained to become a nurse and after almost completing nursing school with honors, she realized it was not in alignment with her belief system. She went on to study neuroscience, how the mind shapes our lives and so much of our health. Jenny became a Clinical Hypnotherapist in 2008, then a Certified Neuro Linguistics Programming practitioner in 2010. Since 2012 Jenny started training as a life coach, and was certified in 2016, registered with the ICF (International Coaches Federation). During 2015, she also completed her second level (500+ hr) Yoga Teacher training in Yoga Therapy. And then another 200 hr in Ashtanga Vinyasa in 2018.
Jenny’s approach is holistic yet simplified and pragmatic.
While working as a herbal and nutritional consultant in Toronto, she had the privilege of working with many different health practitioners. They had tremendous knowledge yet overly systematized in their approach to helping individual clients. Homeopaths would recommend one tiny constitutional rememdy for a whole complex syndrome of disorders. Conversely naturopaths would break the client’s bank while making them leave the clinic with a wheel barrel of different supplements and exotic herbs or glandulars, after 1000’s of dollars of testing. Physical trainers and nutritionalists tend to be manic with an over emphasis on exercise, food chemistry and calorie counting.
Jenny believes that it’s all an experience, a learning opportunity to just try your best with the resources you have. Expect positive changes because permanent change only happens when your mind is receptive to it.