Here’s my story
Hi, I’m Jessica Kruse, and I am a teacher and practitioner of ayurveda, yoga, and massage.I grew up in Canada in a family with a history of mental illness and abuse. We moved all the time and I often felt unsafe. Even from a young age, I experienced anxiety and depression, which eventually developed into an eating disorder. But, as I now know, we can both inherit trauma and heal it.
Thankfully, I followed my innate interest in mysticism, science, and the body. I left home and traveled the world to find my calling. I tried martial arts, Buddhist Vipassana, Yoga, holistic treatments, and everything in between. I found myself in Thailand, Mexico, and India. I started learning as much as I could about those topics and unknowingly embarked on the healing journey that would define my future.
My true lightbulb moment happened when a Vedic Astrologist told me to keep an eye for Ayurveda because it was written in my path. Eventually, through yet a serendipitous encounter with the same Vedic Astrologer, I was introduced to my first Ayurveda teacher, Dr. Jaisri Lambert.
It’s hard to find the words to explain the change in me when I connected with Jaisri. She has been, and continues to be, a mentor to me and I am grateful for her guidance.
For the first time in my life, I finally belonged somewhere. Studying Ayurveda made me feel like I’d finally arrived where I was always meant to be!
The most amazing thing was that the more I learned about Ayurveda, the more I understood about myself and the world around me! I was finally able to accept, love and heal myself! And that is exactly what I hope for each and every one of my clients.
I am also sincerely thankful for the other mentors I have encountered– world-renowned Ayurvedic physicians Dr. Kesari, Dr. Ramkumar, and Dr. Vasant Lad. I was lucky enough to receive a unique apprenticeship with them all.
All of my life experiences have led me to where I am today: a healer and teacher who has both the real life experience overcoming hardship and the wisdom learned from studying these ancient healing modalities.
So, you can trust me when I say I get the struggle, ’cause I’ve been there too!
I created La Vida Veda for those who want to dive into their healing, be happy and feel healthy. I’m thrilled to offer you a unique resource with classes, services, and offerings both online and in person to help you make positive changes that will last.
I’m fortunate enough to live in my two favourite places in the world Costa Rica & Canada, share what I know, do what I love, and help people experience release, realignment, and blissfulness.
Let me guide you
through this sacred
journey of renewal,
liberation, and transformation.
Schedule a free 15 minute consultation
- AYURVEDA PRACTITIONER SINCE 2007
- CERTIFIED YOGA TEACHER – 200 HRS. 2007
- CERTIFIED DOULA (NATURAL BIRTH INSTITUTE) SINCE 2012
- REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST (R.M.T.) 2014 (PROVIDER OF PROFESSIONAL CEU’S)
- PROFESSIONAL BODY SUGARING CERTIFICATION 2014
- CERTIFIED YOGA TEACHER – 200 HRS. 2014
- ACCESS BARS CERTIFICATION 2019
- SUBCONSCIOUS IMPRINTING TECHNIQUE (S.I.T.) 2019
- STANDARD FIRST AID LEVEL C, CPR, AED CERTIFICATIONS ARE RENEWED EVERY 3 YRS. SINCE 2004