We had the good fortune of connecting with Jazzmin Yoshieko and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jazzmin, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Starting my own business was a way for me to be liberated from the constraints of working for other companies for little return or lasting benefit. I knew that I wanted to offer my skill set to the world and utilize the degrees I worked so hard to attain to create a business that would add value to the world around me while simultaneously allowing me to live a beautiful life. Starting my own business has been a great challenge, but also a great blessing. My goal is to scale my business and brand in such a way that I inevitably create jobs for other people and help them do work that is intrinsically rewarding and contributing to the peace we want in the world.

What should our readers know about your business?
I am so excited to share that when I began living from a place of total truth and transparency, my business and brand began to take off. I have been able to share my testimony for plant based medicine and its use for mental health management through my brand “Ganja Flow.” It hasn’t been easy because there are always challenges when you decide to live more boldly and fearlessly, but sharing my truth about medicinally using cannabis for my depression, anxiety and migraines has brought in so many amazing humans who also connected with my story and passion. Because I chose to live my truth and have stayed committed since 2018, I now have companies from all over the country reaching out to me and connecting with Ganja Flow to help cultivate peace together in communities all over. That is my mission and ultimately the mission I want to share with the world through Ganja Flow: cultivate peace.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My top five spots in San Diego: Ocean Beach, Marine Street Beach in La Jolla, Shelter Island, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and Cafe Basaam.

I love OB because it’s one of the last parts of SD that still feels like it did in the 90’s. Although it is definitely different and has evolved, there is still that hippy vibe that I’ll always cherish. It’s lined with shops and restaurants so there is plenty to do and explore. The farmer’s market here is excellent as well so make sure to swing by if you get the chance and support local.

Marine Street Beach in La Jolla is a spot my college buddies and I would go spend hours just enjoying the warm sand and sounds of the waves. I like it because it isn’t crowded like La Jolla Shores and you get to enjoy the beautiful homes, which are pure inspiration.

Shelter Island has this peaceful summer vacation vibe that is lovely. There is a swing you can find and enjoy the calm bay views. It’s a great spot for evening bonfires or daytime picnics. There’s also some really great restaurants to choose from and a super cute new coffee shop to sip at.

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is my favorite place on earth. I can remember back to 1994 climbing around barefoot on the cliffs. This has been a go-to spot for prayer, meditation, and a good cry. I even hosted my first out of state pop-up for Ganja Flow on the cliffs here and it was by far the most beautiful yoga session I’ve ever led. This is a must see place. When you visit make sure you’re in no rush and can just enjoy the vastness of the ocean and land.

Cafe Basaam is my favorite cafe that’s also located near another favorite San Diego gem known as the Spruce Street Suspension Bridge. This cafe always feels like a portal into some other place and time. I got some of my best studying done here and also some of my best daydreaming. I encourage you to take a book or journal and just escape. After you leave, take a cruise to the bridge and have a little adventure.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Indie Yoga in Ocean Beach: this is the studio in which I experienced my first yoga class. This is where my journey deepened and completely leveled up. It was here that I was taught the power of mindful breathing, our thoughts, and the healing that is possible for any one struggling with their self-worth and mental health. Had I not stepped into that first yoga class, who knows where I would be today. I am forever grateful for this space and the teachers that planted those seeds for me.

Website: https://ganjaflowco.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jazzmin.yoshieko/

Image Credits
Eboni Keys

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