Mind Body Whole Wellness
Freedom through Self Care
Teaching Self Care through yoga practice and philosophy; fostering connection through courage, compassion & kindness.
Providing an environment for self discovery, improved mobility and relaxation. Teaching principles and practices that focus on the Six Pillars of Wellness: Nutrition, Movement, Sleep, Stress Management, Cleansing and Self Awareness. Finding your path to freedom in mind and body by creating a life of joy and abundance through a Self Care Routine that best serves your health goals.
About Jen Aarnamo
After 16 years as a Correctional Officer and a particularly stressful year at work, I decided it was time to start making some lifestyle changes. I recognized in myself the signs and symptoms of PTSD; unreasonable and unexpected “Fight or Flight” triggers outside of work, extreme irritability & anger, insomnia and inability to feel or express emotions. I felt broken. I knew that things needed to change. In 2015, after the suggestion of a dear friend, I applied to Yoga North International Soma Yoga Institute in Duluth, MN. In the years that followed; through study in yoga philosophy, practice, and some soul searching, I found my way back to the person I wanted to be.
I rediscovered my desire to serve and give back to the world through teaching. I wanted to share all the tools that I had learned to heal myself from work and life stress. In my heart I knew I was done with Corrections. I had found the way to do more and give back, especially to my brothers and sisters in the First Responder Community. While at school, I developed the Yoga for Sheepdogs program as my Practicum assignment. The concept is that in society, we have everyday citizens, (the sheep), as well as those with capacity for violence for personal gain, (the wolves). The Sheepdogs are thin blue line that separate the two; protecting the sheep from the wolves. YFS Program works to develop the skills to transition between the armor we put on to deal with the wolves and the ability to come home to the sheep, not baring the teeth we were given to defend them with.
In addition to YFS, the idea of starting my own business gave birth to the creation of Mind Body Whole Wellness. It is my intention, in the next 2 years, to build a Wellness Retreat Centre on the shores of Lake Superior out at Mink Mountain, in Neebing, Ontario. MBWW Center will be a holistic retreat in which people can come nurture themselves and fill their cups.
Since becoming a Certified Yoga Teacher RYT500 through Yoga Alliance, I have also become a Wellness Advocate with doTERRA. I teach Essential Oil Education classes that speak to natural solutions for health. My life philosophy is based on finding freedom and abundance in life through a solid Self Care Foundation as a way to fill my cup daily, in order to best serve and give back to the world. It is my aim to assist others in creating their Self Care Routine, enabling them to find their joy and freedom in life.
Spring of 2019 I will be starting my final 18 month piece of Certification towards becoming an IAYT Yoga Therapist of Soma Yoga.