City & Country:
Ottawa, Toronto & Montreal, Canada
Jewelia is an Ottawa based meditation teacher, former Canadian sprint kayaker and graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. After she stumbled upon meditation, she quickly fell in love with the practice and went on to complete her 200hr Unplug Meditation Teacher training with world renowned davidji. She also studied at PranaShanti, a local studio in Ottawa. She is an advocate for brain health, having dealt with and seen the effects of Alzheimer’s in her family from a young age.
Why I Practice Meditation:
I practice meditation to honour my brain (in its many stages) and to support myself on a daily basis. To put it simply, it just makes me feel SO good. I love how meditation is a tool that is designed to meet you where you’re at. Today, I meditate to create space. Allowing my breath to nourish what needs to be nourished and allowing my practice to heal what needs to be healed.
Why I Teach Meditation:
My greatest wish is that people feel held + supported along their meditation journey. If there’s anything meditation has taught me it’s that we meditate, not to be able to sit super still & feel serene when we’re alone, but for life. For the times where life asks that we remain calm amidst the chaos. For the times when things are going great AND the times when they aren’t… I love being able to share that with others and that is why I teach.