Justin is an IAKP-certified Kambo practitioner, certified personal trainer and functional movement specialist with over 20 years’ experience as a coach and trainer. His passion for health began nearly 25 years ago when he dealt with disordered eating and compulsive exercising as a young adult. Over time these problems led to chronic fatigue, hormone dysfunction, daily headaches and even bone loss. Justin was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2009 and lost 25% of his vision during the initial episode of the condition. These struggles led him to seek out alternative approaches to physical and emotional wellness, and taught him to listen to what his body needs on a daily basis.
The result was a much more balanced way of living and a complete reversal of all of the above conditions. He has been symptom free for 7 years running! Justin has been inspired by his travels to India, Peru, Thailand and beyond, where he picked up different approaches to health and well-being. His most cherished growth has come from plant and animal medicines: Ayahuasca, Iboga and Kambo. These teachers have inspired him to be more aware and to spread the healing of these amazing and natural substances. He is grateful for the physical, emotional and mental cleansing of Kambo, and is passionate about helping others with this wonderful frog medicine. Originally from Washington, DC, he now travels most of the year, spending the majority of his time in Victoria, Canada and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He loves dogs, a good laugh, exploring the world with Jasmine, and any chance to experience a new culture!
- IAKP Certified Kambo Practitioner
- Reebok Functional Movement Specialist
- ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
- US Rowing Advanced Coach
Jasmine is the mother of one intelligent, kind and beautiful daughter who has inspired her to keep growing and healing for 20 years already. Jasmine has been fascinated by the interplay between the body, mind and spirit since having spontaneous out-of-body experiences at a young age and has spent most of her life exploring these themes in various ways. These interests led Jasmine to study various types of massage, acupressure and shamanic journeying.
Jasmine has deep respect for the natural world, a keen interest in conservation and of living as gently as possible on our magnificent planet earth. She studied permaculture design and has a great love of gardening. She ran a family consignment store for more than a decade and is proud of the small impact it had in reducing waste in her hometown. She was able to direct much needed items to orphanages, refugee camps and natural disaster struck areas of the world through weekly donations to a non-profit organization. It really does take a village!
Several years back, Jasmine was diagnosed with a rare type of advanced stage thyroid cancer and was given a poor prognosis. The ensuing surgeries and resulting endocrine disorders left her in pain, weak, cognitively impaired and deeply anxious. She had seen a couple of her friends positively transform over the years with the use of the Amazonian plant medicine ayahuasca and decided to give it a try. To her utter amazement, it healed her debilitating anxiety in a very short time and also had a positive impact on her mental capacity. She had to follow this path further and went to the jungle to work with this and other plant medicines more intensively. It was in the jungle that Jasmine met and fell in love with Justin. Her life had transformed in all ways and her joy was reborn. Her understanding of the effects of our experiences, thoughts and feelings on our bodies had deepened.
She has spent the last couple of years travelling with Justin and exploring the world through food, yoga and other natural medicines. Jasmine’s health has improved and she remains cancer free to the surprise of her doctors. Her experience with Kambo almost immediately inspired her to train to become a practitioner of this powerful, multifaceted medicine. She is immensely proud to be able to offer this wonderful substance to others who may benefit as deeply as she has. Viva Kambo!
Her Qualifications Include:
- IAKP Certified Kambo Practitioner
- Jin Shin Do Acupressure Practitioner
- Art Of Conscious Touch Bodywork Therapist
- Deep Tissue Massage Therapist
- Tui Na Traditional Chinese Medical Massage Therapist
- Certified Permaculture Designer
Jasmine & Justin
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