I don't want an induction.
I want my baby to come naturally.
I was "high-risk" for being past due and had my heart set on an unmedicated birth.
My plan was to stay calm- to trust my baby and my body.
I read every pregnancy book, pumped myself full of positive birth stories, and hired a doula.
But only yoga helped prepare my heart.
After waiting 42+ weeks for our little man, I gave birth.
(raw birth story here).
No one can teach you how to love and let go.
You are more than capable yourself.
So I lead retreats to help moms and yoga teachers connect and bring all that love and wisdom home.
EVERY FAIRY TALE HAS A BEGINNING, AND THIS IS MINE.
WATCH AND LEARN HOW I FOUND MY HAPPILY NOW AND EVER AFTER.
JENNICA JOYCE, MPH, E-RYT® 200, RPYT®, RCYT®
As a life-long learning Mama with a community spirit, I love sharing my two sweet boys, baby girl, and favorite village, the place I call home- Joshua Tree, California- with kindred souls...
How did I arrive in such an amazing place?
I really began to recognize Joshua Tree's magical healing power when my husband and I were living life as nomads searching for somewhere we wanted to start our family...
FAMILY MOTIVATES ME
Proximity to my parent's home was my primary driver for choosing to study at UC San Diego and later gain my MPH (Masters in Public Health) at Loma Linda University in Southern California.
My parents and I did a yoga teacher training retreat together with Marianne Wells Yoga School in 2015. #reallyrealyoga
When I became a Mom two years later, the family pull became even stronger. It was then that my career as a highly respected healthcare analyst started transitioning to creating opportunities that would provide greater freedom to be with my son and excite my soul.
Our first birth was at a hospital and amazing. (Read My first birth story here)
Pregnant with my second, I invited MahaMama Yoga School to Joshua Tree for my first Joshua Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training.
Check out how I learned the four secret ingredients I apply to all my retreats in the video below.
Drawing on the strength and wisdom of women gained during my prenatal yoga teacher training, my second birth was simply serene at my home in Joshua Tree, California... as recounted in the video below...
I enjoy hiking, laughing, dancing, and spending time with family.
For those yoginis who wish to visit my Joshua Tree village and share your heart and the beauty of your own true nature with Moms and Babies, let me help you gain an experience of a lifetime.
I am humbled and excited to share this incredible journey with you.
Enriching you and your babes' lives with peace, love, and joy in this magical global mama village is my destiny!
Much Peace and Joy,