Meet Wellness Ambassador, Jessi Alexander

"There is a lot more to yoga than just the practice of the asanas/postures."

Name: Jessi Alexander

Website: YourYogaLouisville.com

What is your professional field of wellness?

Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa (Hatha Flow) Yoga Instructor both classes and private lessons; physical assists to help aid in proper alignment; nutrition

How did you get into this line of work?

I started in 2007 when a friend told me it could help my knee, which I still suffered from an athletic injury.  I actually started in the Bikram practice, but always felt there was something missing.  Once I discovered the practice of Hatha with all of the spirituality, study of the Sutras, pranayama (breath practices), etc. I found what was missing.  There is a lot more to yoga than just the practice of the asanas/postures.

How does your work contribute to the wellness of our community?

Everyday we, as the team at Your Yoga, are helping people.  We have helped with health issues, both physical and mental.  We have given people a place of non-judgement that they can come and be them self and learn the gift of yoga.  We offer classes for all people; we have built a safe community where all are welcome.

Why do you love Rainbow Blossom? 

Because of their continued support of Your Yoga.  I also love all of the purchase options I have available to me; not only grocery, but all of the other items that help contribute both to my personal yoga practice and to the studio.  And, for adding Life Bar!

Meet Wellness Ambassador, Elizabeth Shepard

"My passion is to give other people the same experience I had – an opportunity to get a glimpse at what is really going on inside their body and to gain real resources and knowledge to help them feel comfortable and confident about their health (and their body) again!"

Name: Elizabeth Shepard

Website: CellHarmony.net

What is your professional field of wellness?     

Live Blood Cell Microscopy (also known as live blood cell analysis)

What got you into this field?                                                                              I first became interested in this area of work because it had such a profound effect on my own life. My family has battled both heart disease and brain tumors, and I personally was diagnosed with a “genetic” heart disease when I was 16 years old. When I had my first live blood cell screening done, I was blown away because I was finally getting to the root of my heart disease. I was used to only hearing about the symptoms of my disease and all the things I needed to avoid (such as exercise and all sporting activities). Having a live blood cell screening totally changed the game for me! I finally learned what was REALLY going on in my body. This empowered me more than you can imagine and has given me the resources and motivation to take control of my health and to really love my body again. My passion is to give other people the same experience I had – an opportunity to get a glimpse at what is really going on inside their body and to gain real resources and knowledge to help them feel comfortable and confident about their health (and their body) again!

How does your work impact the community?                                               Having a live blood cell screening is a unique way of gathering information about what is REALLY going on inside the body. Live blood cell screenings provide people with an option for early warning detection and prevention. A live blood cell screening allows my clients to look at their own blood under a microscope (magnified 1,000 times) to see the quality of their red and white blood cells. The quality of our red and white blood cells tells us a lot about the quality of our overall health. When we have a better understanding of our health at the cellular level, we also have a much better understanding of our overall health. More details about live blood cell screenings can be found on my website!

Why do you love Rainbow Blossom?      

Rainbow Blossom is doing amazing work to bring better healthcare to our community. I love how active and engaged Rainbow Blossom is in our community. From providing the best health foods and supplements to partnering with many different practitioners in the area to hosting cooking and exercise classes, Rainbow Blossom is doing everything they can to provide more options and better health education to southern Indiana and Louisville. Since the time I started Cell Harmony, my goal has been to provide good quality information to my clients. I believe that Rainbow Blossom has a similar motive - to educate the community around them and to provide valuable resources for better overall health and well being!

This Wednesday, Elizabeth will be set up at our Wellness Center from 10am-12pm to discuss Live Blood Cell Microscopy. If you have any questions about this, come on in and she will be there to help you. She will be offering live blood cell screenings (where she analyzes blood under a microscope) and will have a Rife Machine, which is used as a "detox" treatment.