We had the good fortune of connecting with Jess Marie Larrain and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jess Marie, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
I wholeheartedly believe that reaching & maintaining a state of optimal health is one of the most important & valuable things one can accomplish. I find joy in offering services such as virtual assistance & website management to professionals that have the intention of nourishing their clients’ lives. This way they can fully focus on their purpose of serving others, while trusting that their digital presence is in capable hands. I also find joy in holding sacred space for those looking to better their overall health & wellness through mentorship, guidance & private Yoga asana sessions. I’m currently earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Ayurveda Wellness & Integrative Health from Maharishi International University. I will not only graduate with a higher education degree, but be recognized as an Ayurveda Wellness Consultant & Ayurveda Health Counselor by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. I plan to have my own practice that will one day become my primary professional occupation. My eventual goal is to become an Integrative Yoga Therapist with a foundation in Ayurveda, specializing in Sexual Trauma & Codependency Healing. I believe it’s my purpose to hold sacred space for others, helping them find their way towards introspection, discover their gifts & accept the lessons that lie within their wounds & experiences.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The health & wellness industry has been and continues to be a foundation for my career. Through it I have supported numerous professionals with their businesses, been a private Yoga studio manager & guided my wellness clients on a healthier path. I’m a self-starting freelancer in digital marketing with four years of experience in the field. While I was managing a Yoga studio I began branching out my services to my community, providing private Yoga asana sessions & digital marketing support. I was then inspired to become an independent contractor, freelancing & being of service to even more people on my own time. I have more than 10 years of Yoga asana, dhyana & pranayama experience and have been committed to the 8 Limbs of Yoga since I was a teenager. I’m an innately organized person, having a magnificent work ethic and valuing structure to keep me on track & accountable. I wholeheartedly believe that reaching & maintaining a state of optimal health is one of the most important & valuable things one can accomplish. I find joy in offering services such as virtual assistance & website management to professionals that have the intention of nourishing their clients’ lives. This way they can fully focus on their purpose of serving others, while trusting that their digital presence is in capable hands. I also find joy in holding sacred space for those looking to better their overall health & wellness through mentorship, guidance & private Yoga asana sessions.

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.
I would take them to Steady State in Carlsbad for vegan pastries and the best chai in the world called ‘Indian Summer.’ I would make sure to spend a lot of time in Balboa Park, La Jolla & Encinitas.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to Jac Kalea Patio & Joshua Vincent. Jac is a Light Language Healer, Lightworker, Ascension Guide and Shaman. I’ve been in mentorship with Jac for many years now, and have valued the time I’ve spent with her in developing my Self Work & healing practice. She has brought an immense amount of joy, healing and transformation to my life, for she’s held beautiful sacred space for my development as a healer as well as supporting me on my journey of healing my trauma. Josh is an incredible Yoga Teacher, a teacher that I consider to be one of few in this world who is a true, genuine, authentic teacher of the 8 Limbs of Yoga. He’s a prime example of how a teacher should be in all aspects. Josh has held sacred space for my Yoga practices & healing, whether that’s in a group setting or private sessions. I’m honored to be one of Josh’s students, and I’m looking forward to many more years of practice with him.’ I highly respect & cherish both Jac & Joshua, for without them I feel my path wouldn’t be as aligned.

Website: themerakimethod.net
Instagram: oldsoulopenheart
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/jess-marie-larrain/

Image Credits
Julie Angel :: for the Yoga, Brick & Sunset shots of me.

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