Meet our team: Jessica Faedo
HI! My name is Jess, it is my greatest pleasure to share with you a few words off of my story. Everyone gets into the world of health and fitness for different reasons and for me it feels like everything I have had to fight for and endure has led me to where I am today. For me a 9 - 5 job had always been a struggle. Starting off at the age of 16 working in restaurants, retail, coffee shops and lastly a sales rep at a car dealership I was so sick of dead end jobs. My most recent position I secured as a preschool Teacher which lasted an amazing 7 years and all the while I was always yearning for more. As I worked these jobs, I knew in my gut that they were only meant to take me so far. I needed more than a paycheck, I always craved and loved the social aspect of my work but I wasn’t getting the fulfillment or the purpose to my work that my soul craved.
‘I’m going to take this story back a bit. My whole life I have been a teacher. As a child I would be the leader and teacher of choreographing dances with my friends or creatively organizing social gatherings. People wanted to be around me not because I was fun but because I had patience and a strong ability to mirror the beauty that others failed to see in themselves . In the very short period of my existence on this earth I was already teaching anything and everything that I had learned to be true through which was dominantly through practical life experiences. I taught my friends about kindness, human behavior and the underlying systems I saw in place that other people didn't really talk about. I was a truth teller and that upset a lot of people off. The good and the bad came right back at me X 1000. Some people loved this but others for obvious reasons did not and I could never figure out why. Why did I feel so much for others, why did I have the ability to feel people's pain and happiness. I was a transmitter of energy a healer and an empath but I didn't have the tools at such a young age to filter it through and project it all back in an appropriate way. As I matured I realized I had a gift. It wasn't until I completed my Yoga Teacher Training that I fully embraced this power and now I use it to feel the energies in the room.
I believe It is our life's mission to align our personalities with what our souls were sent here to do. In almost every case when this alignment happens it is in service to others that can benefit from your story. As a Yoga Practitioner, Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Holistic Nutritional Advocate, I have finally aligned myself in a way that allows me to be me. I have worked hard to be able to share my story and in doing so have earned my place in this life. I have found my purpose and now it is my job to help others live theirs. I think there are many different ways or paths to find your calling and grow into the best version of yourself. Doing it through Yoga, fitness and health is just one of them. For people out there that resonate with the same approach, I can speak from experience when I say you are not alone. My intuition guides me, my gut speaks to me, my body and health reflects my self love and appreciation for this life. my Purpose …. To guide others into living theirs.
My recipe of the week is sweet and simple!
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 2 large eggs
- 1. Mash the banana with a fork
- 2. Whisk the eggs together until the yolks and whites are completely combined. Pour the mashed bananas in with the eggs and mix.
- 3. Heat 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in a pan.
- 4. Pour in egg/banana mixture and continue stirring to make a scramble or form pancakes.
Peace and Love,
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