Remember the way you felt as you wrapped up your most recent relaxing vacation? Don’t you wish the feelings of fulfillment, peace and calm could last forever? Though the stress and pace of everyday life can often keep us from experiencing those levels of relaxation all the time, it IS possible to dip into that calming energy with a shift in habits. What can we do each day that can bring us to a more centered place, in our minds and bodies? Join us this week for a discussion with a yoga teacher and Ayurvedic chef who incorporates many of these habits and practices into her daily life and shares her advice on how you too can slowly shift toward balance.
Jessika Mikol loves practicing and sharing the philosophy and habits of Yoga and Ayurveda with people of all ages. She is certified in Hatha Yoga and Aerial Yoga with Yoga Alliance and has a Masters in Living
Ayurveda from yogahealer.com.
Jessika has been teaching yoga for 7 years and practicing for 14. She founded and operated a yoga collective for five years and now is collaborating with a fellow artist and yoga teacher on a project bringing together yoga and creativity. She recently founded Spiral Space, a healing arts gallery with mat, aerial yoga and meditation classes as well as massage therapy, Ayurvedic self-care classes and an evolutionary transformative Book club.
Raised on a sustainable farm in Nova Scotia, Canada, Jessika’s connection to healthy food and natural living is deeply rooted. She worked for several seasons on a CSA in Plymouth WI and is currently an active member of the Racine Urban Garden Network. She also gardens at home; each year transforming more of her backyard to garden.
Jessika deeply appreciates food as nourishment and for the sensual experience, and takes great pleasure in cooking simple rustic meals from locally grown foods. She loves collecting wild edibles and concocting salads, smoothies and soups that deeply nourish the body & soul. Ayurveda has helped refine her skills in the kitchen, especially through the use of spices as medicinal plants to satiate the palate and to deeply nourish any imbalances.
Jessika focuses on reconnecting and remembering the creative forces that guides us through life changes, and has done 10 day silent meditation retreats in the Vipassana tradition under the lineage of S.N. Goenka. She is deeply inspired and soothed by spending time outdoors in the beauty of nature, and loves unplugged time (without electronics) with her teenage daughter spent road-tripping, camping, hiking or just sitting on a beach.
For more about Jessika, please go to http://www.jessikamikol.com.