Our mission is to make a positive impact on this planet by helping as many people as possible reach their individual potential through better health and wellbeing. Healthier, happier people carry an energy that ripples out amongst humanity, creating a healthier, happier world. It absolutely takes a village, and we know we cannot do this alone. Our tribe looks out for each other, encourages, and empowers one another to tap into our full potential, ensuring the ripple is a limitless force for good across the globe.
The Whole Health Wellness vision is one of bringing our individual talents, skills, and passions together to make an even greater positive impact. By partnering with, promoting, and supporting the amazing teachers, coaches, therapists, and healers in our various communities, we find our ripple has a much farther reach. Through working alongside companies and organizations within those communities, we are able to help more of our neighbors achieve better health and well-being, reclaim their power, and show up in the world as the best versions of themselves. As the saying goes, “a rising tide lifts all boats”.
Whole Health Wellness Founder, Jess Hudgins, has 20 years of business experience, mostly in the Financial Services industry. Jess completed her yoga teacher training in Bali, widely considered a yoga mecca of the world, and her personal practice & study of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation span over 12 years. The combination of her professional background and passion for wellness led her to merge the two to make a larger impact.
As little as one year ago, few would have imagined that a global pandemic would suddenly alter the way we live, work, and play so drastically. And while we continue to adapt and pivot (buzzword of the year), most of us have figured out what works - such as flexible, remote workdays, and equally if not, arguably, more important, what doesn’t work – zoom fatigue, isolation, and a lack of emphasis on one’s overall wellbeing.
I admire the changemakers, optimists, and opportunists, even, who are taking the time to really dissect the situation we’ve found ourselves in and see it for what it is – a systemic sickness that has made its way to the surface– but also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to align our intentions with our actions. Most of us want to be the best version of ourselves, but how can one tout family values, while spending 10-hour days at the office, or health and wellness as a top priority, while staying primarily sedentary and making food choices out of convenience? How can one remain present for their family and practice gratitude for what they have when they’re dealing with anxiety or stressed about finances? Despite the horrific amount of pain and suffering that so many have experienced, I have also witnessed a lot of good in the world – neighbors looking out for each other, communities rallying to support their local, small businesses, and realizing the massive importance of connection in insolation. I started this company at a time when others were shutting their doors because I believe in the power of people and that our differences are what make us special and unique. By empowering one another to live healthier, more fulfilling lives, we are helping all of humanity tap into its highest potential and we need to come together now more than ever.
The perseverance of the human spirit is truly awe-inspiring. By being forced to slow down, we were also forced to come face-to-face with ourselves and ask what really matters most. You might even say we were granted a gift in being able to re-connect with those things. And just as not all lessons come in one, easy-to-read textbook, not all gifts come wrapped in a pretty bow. It is our attitude and response to a situation that will determine our outcome from it. Some of the changes we’ve seen arise out of the pandemic will be temporary and some will far outlast the pandemic itself. One thing is certain: the trends towards improved health and wellness, which were already on a steady incline, are here to stay. As we say in yoga, I encourage you to turn the gaze inward. We have an obligation to recognize our shortcomings and an opportunity to build upon them. Let us align actions with words. Walk the walk. Practice what we preach and be a force for good - that positive ripple effect.
Amanda specializes in slow flow vinyasa yoga with a focus on longevity of the body and inclusivity through props and modifications. She is experienced in leading beginner through advanced students, in addition to desk yoga, breathwork, and meditation. Her passion for sharing the benefits of a regular practice shows in her commitment to making it accessible for everyone.
Khadaura is a Leadership and ZenBodiment™ Coach who helps clients ensure all levels of the organization are maximizing their genious zone and in alignment as individuals and a team. He supports the mental and physical aspects of inner growth through Zen practices and Embodiment Coaching. This supports the alignment of mind, body, and presence to create spheres of success and personal development in all areas of life.
Dietitian and Nutrition Therapist, Lexy Penney, works one-on-one with women to find peace with food and their bodies. She helps them to overcome unhealthy eating behaviors and other food-related issues so that they can live the lives they desire. “I help my clients unlearn arbitrary food rules, identify roadblocks to self-trust, and eliminate harmful health behaviors so they can fully trust and respect their here & now bodies, and experience joy and freedom with food, and in their lives.”
Mathew is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Yoga Instructor whose style is a blend of both practices. His anatomical knowledge allows him to effectively assist clients with proper form and joint mobility, while incorporating breathwork with massage and assisted stretching allows clients to better release tension and stress.
Michelle Wax is the founder of American Happiness Project, a movement across 50 states focused on creating more joy in the everyday. Wax works with top companies and schools across the US to help teams thrive in uncertainty, use stress to their advantage, and create positive mindsets through workshops and accountability programs that build community and connection.
Bryan is a Certified Personal Trainer and Body Specialist from south Florida, now residing in New England. Bryan helps clients reach their weight loss goals, improve athleticism, and gain confidence to power them throughout their lives.
Danielle discovered a passion for cooking at a young age when she first learned how to make her grandmother’s blueberry pie. Danielle believes that good food has the power to delight, nourish and bring people together. She loves the challenge of crafting the perfect meal for any occasion, and can easily customize dishes based on preferances, health, and dietary restrictions.
Jess is a Boston-based Yoga, Barre & Pilates Mat Instructor with a decade of teaching experience. She loves sharing the gift of movement and invites clients to have fun while making time to strengthen the body, mind, and soul.
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