Have you ever come across a person that was giving off such an incredible energy that it was almost distracting? The type of person embodies such a beautiful presence it is immediately noticeable in a room. We all have this ability in us, the ability to let our inner beauty shine outwardly. It is necessarily related to our physique or body but more so a feeling. It can be something we carry with us constantly or a feeling we get when we are doing something we love. It is in these moments that we are so fulfilled that we actually glow. Jessie Groveman and Tara Sowlaty have recognized this in themselves and in others. It has become each of their professional mission to help others achieve the feeling with the work they do daily.
Jessie, an art therapist with a Masters degree from NYU, guides meditative healing sessions that include creative writing , art, yoga, and aroma therapy. She focuses on stress relief, restoration, and relaxation with practices tailored to suit the needs of each individual. Her sessions create holistic, multi-sensory experiences for the people she works with.
Tara is a Natural Food Chef and, trained at The Natural Gourmet Institute and Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Creator of The Tara List solution, an online guide to healthy eating. The guide centers around creating positive eating habits that remove the need for dieting and deprivation with a balance between the indulgent and the healthy. She is a Registered Health Coach that consults on meal plans and lifestyle management.
Between the two of them, they have you covered inside and out, which is where their story together begins. With the launch this project the beautiful duo brings together their collective knowledge to facilitate that special feeling of amazement. It is a health and wellness website that shares the lifestyles and stories of inspirational people with HOW THEY GLOW. Along with the profiles Tara and Jessie impart their own experiences in the with the HOW WE GLOW section of the site. Finally, they curate a wellness section, HOW YOU GLOW, imparting their knowledge of products, foods, and practices that engage their audience with useful information.
If you are ever feeling dull or muted by life, the women of HOW YOU GLOW have the inspiration, stories, and tools to help illuminate your mind, body, and spirit. Their recently launched site is a one stop for health, wellness and nutrition, and should be a bookmarked page for anyone looking to experience that , sometimes elusive feeling, of the GLOW.
visit Tara and Jessie at howyouglow.com
Over the past 30 years we’ve seen yoga go from the obscure to the overwhelming. There are so many yoga professionals and options it has become an industry of its own. Especially with all of the resources at our disposal here in Los Angeles one the of the biggest things that set them all apart is the people. Psalm Isadora is a yoga teacher at Marianne Wells Yoga School, author and woman’s empowerment leader . Before Psalm found yoga, she was thirty pounds overweight and suffering from depression and anxiety. After ending up in an emergency room, she realized that if she didn’t change her life, she would die. She’s since changed the way she lives and gives people the tools to change theirs. We got to visit Psalm at her home in Venice and capture her morning routine.
Psalm’s Morning (in her own words):
1. Wake up, open my eyes and look into my beautiful yard. My first thought is always a feeling of happiness to have a home after so many years being a wandering gypsy on the road.
2. My mind begins to turn with thoughts of all the work and projects that I need to do.
3. I lay on my back, put one hand on my belly and one hand on my heart and breath deeply.
4. I try not to do anything for 5 minutes, just breath and keep my mind free of thoughts.
5. I begin to visualize the outcomes I want for my projects
6. Stretch, get up and rule my queendom for another day!
Psalm practices her method, Primal Core Yoga that taps into the Kundalini she has learned from her many trips to India. It is a sequence that accesses breathing in the pelvic core, translated for daily use , it awakens creativity in the body and mind. Her credo is that “Empowerment is an inside job.” and offers programs that build the foundation for empowerment and sensuality. Along with her other programs she guides retreats to India to visit temples, explore tantric festivals and be immersed experiencing the birthplace of yoga. Her next project is a 21 Day Primal Core Boot Camp beginning January 13th. It is a three week course that ignites power, purification, and bliss.
For breakfast, she will often make a smoothie, with blueberries, almond milk, vegan protein powder, and stevia sweetener. 20-30 minutes after her eyes open, Psalm has her goals in the forefront of her mind and is ready to accomplish them. She addresses emails and prepares for the day’s business for a couple hours before showering and heading out the door to meet with clients and teach classes.
To contact Psalm or for more information about her 21 Day Primal Core Boot Camp head to her website psalmisadorayoga.com
Think about your favorite food. Think about any food you like for that matter. Think about what you want for breakfast tomorrow. Now erase that idea from your brain. Imagine being asked to do without solid food for three days to clear your digestive system. Could you do it? Of course you could but your first thought may have been in response to the idea that you wouldn’t be able to eat the things you enjoy. Jessica Erler is here to help you with this concept, it’s what she does. Jessica is a holistic nutritionist and yoga instructor that has spent the past 8 years in Los Angeles developing programs, teaching, and writing about health, food, and seasonal eating.
Her passion for holistic health spans back to her childhood as she remembers keeping a journal of food allergies as early as 10 years old and having family encourage healthy decision making, ” My grandmother started doing yoga at the age of 67 and at age 97 she was putting her toes behind her head. My aunt was also very health conscious.” In her 20’s Jessica found herself fatigue and tried a cleanse and that make a huge impact on how she was living, “That first cleanse… it changed the way I ate.”
From there Erler coupled her passion for health and nutrition with her love for helping people. She has a bachelor’s degree in human services and has spent time in India and Panama facilitating classes to inform locals on how to make more nutritious meals with the foods available to them.
Jessica believes that healthy nutritious food is possible for everyone, but she also believes in juices as a strong supplement to a healthy diet. “Sometimes people dive into a cleanse without doing their research and don’t get the results they could. Know which cleanse to take and what to try is important. But your body will tell you what works.” Jessica is not only a guide but a cheerleader as well, she encourages people to experiment and try new things to find out what works for their own needs.
With as busy as she is it may seems that she has trouble sticking to her credo, but she cooks simple meals that don’t take a long time to prepare. “I won’t use a recipe that has more than 5 ingredients, I like things quick and simple.” Personally, some of her favorite foods are kale, brown rice pasta, and chicken. She shops locally,guided by what is in season and frequents the Larchmont Farmer’s Market.
This week Jessica will be teaching a class at Juice Served Here on The Basics of Cleansing, that will show you what it means, which cleanse is best for you,and how to start and finish properly.
For more info and events on Jessica visit here site here
Juice Served Here
8366 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA