Jessica Kruse is a Canadian Ayurveda Practitioner, Remedial Massage Therapist, E-RYT 200 & YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) who has studied across the globe. She has undergone a unique apprenticeship of advanced clinical studies with renown Ayurveda physicians Dr. Kesari and Dr. Harekrishnan at Vaidyagrama in India and has advanced her Ayurvedic training with Dr. Vasant Lad in both the US and India. Jessica specializes in Ayurvedic pulse reading, diet and lifestyle consultations & counselling, Ayurveda cuisine, Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, Turiya Therapy (Marma Chikitsa), Clinical and Ayurveda Massage, aesthetics & beauty treatments.
With two years experience from her cosmetology apprenticeships in her hometown of Edmonton, Alberta; she decided to venture overseas to continue learning. First to Thailand and Bali to study martial arts, Buddhist Vipassana, Osho meditation, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, therapeutic detoxification modalities and traditional Balinese spa techniques. Then to Mexico to immerse herself into the Spanish language; taking it on as her second language, while she completed her first Yoga Teacher Training and became a certified Doula with the ‘Natural Birth Institute’.
While becoming an Ayurveda Practitioner; Jessica received specializations in diet and lifestyle counselling, Ayurveda cuisine, pulse reading, Abhyanga, Turiya, Marma and Yoga Therapy, Panchakarma and providing herbal recommendations. Jessica extensively studied ‘Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing’ with Dr. Lad, in Albuquerque, New Mexico and ‘Gurukula Advanced Clinical Studies Program’ in his homeland of Pune, India. During her continual studies in BC, Canada, she is fortunate to study one on one, with teacher, Jaisri M. Lambert; a twelve year apprentice of Dr. Vasant Lad.
Jessica holds a diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy 2200 hours, is a SATTVA Yoga Teacher and an Alexandria Professional Qualified Body Sugaring Practitioner. With respect she offers her deepest gratitude to her leading teacher of Ayurveda, Vaidya Vasant Lad for guiding her on this path to fulfill her dharma of helping people become well; physically, emotionally and spiritually; by integrating Ayurveda into various healing modalities. She currently lives in beautiful Costa Rica and facilitates international yoga retreats, workshops, and yoga teacher trainings.