Love & care begins at our first home... Within our Selves. Our body/mind/souls. Doing The Soulwork, daily, caring for our own needs, looking after our minds, our bodies and ...our souls, we are doing a greater work, a greater service for all of those around us.
Because when we feel full, vibrant, joyful, and alive, when we have enough; we can light up the worlds around us.
Founder, Teacher & Coach
Jessica is a licensed Hypnotherapist, Yogini & Coach, with a First Class degree in Psychology and Business Psychology from Rhodes University.
She furthered her studies, becoming a Holistic Health Therapist; qualifying in Yoga, Breathwork, Mindfulness, Kundalini and Meditation. Her journey began at yoga's birthplace, Rishikesh, India.
Licensed under the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association, she specialised in Self Mastery Self-Hypnosis, Analytical Hypnotherapy, Compulsive Behaviour & Addictions, Spiritual Hypnosis including modalities such as Past Life Regression, Soul Journeys and others. She also has a diploma in Subliminal Meditations. She champions the powers of working on the deepest level of the psyche: the subconscious mind, as well as physiologically through the body and its nervous system.
Jessica's began the Soulwork after a profound experience of healing her own anxiety, depression, and alleviating negative thought-spirals inspired her to share these gifts with others.
She taught group workshops and retreats in self-healing, self-discovery and self-empowerment techniques which led to her clients asking for 1-1 consultations. Her coaching is informed by a holistic understanding of health, marrying Eastern and Western psychology and sciences. She is inspired by the individual's unique gifts and framework, and that is where the work begins.
During her career she has helped countless clients overcome limiting beliefs, remove roadblocks, turn their dreams into plans, and even alleviate anxiety and depression.
Being in a 13 year relationship deeply informs her couples coaching sessions, helping couples to bridge communication gaps, and take their relationship to the most rewarding depths.
Jessica believes every individual, bar none, can benefit from Life Coaching! She loves watching self-empowerment in action! She enjoys Business Coaching, using her Business Psychology degree as a catapult.
When Jessica is not coaching clients, she may be running a Women's Circle, or a Group Workshop with the close-knit community she has built in Cape Town; or perhaps working with clients in Hypnotherapy Sessions, Sound Therapy, or hosting a Retreat.
To this day Jessica is still amazed at the miraculous capacity of human beings to transform, and ever in awe of the unique and important gifts that each one holds.
There is nothing more inspiring to her, than to help others see how truly amazing they are and to action - in their unique way - that LIMITLESS potential.
Jessica's Spiritual Journey
Jessica began learning yoga when she was 12, finding a green sheet with stick figures and practising them by herself before and after school, instinctively using kapala bhati too.
Jessica came back to yoga in her early twenties, working in theatre and beginning to feel physiological symptoms of anxiety and depression.
She was amazed at the rapid change in herself and how amazing she felt.
So she got on a flight to Rishikesh, India, the birthplace of yoga. There she trained under esteemed gurus, and learnt all about the 8 limbs of Raja yoga.
It became evident that this was a very practical scientific and psychological means to bring balance, contentment and joy.
She studied deeply: pranayama, asana, yogic philosophy, anatomy and meditation.
Jessica taught in India, aboard yachts, at villas in France, and, at London's most esteemed yoga studios and health clubs frequented by celebrities and Victoria Secret models alike.
In 2020, she trained at Pathways Durban, a fifth generation lineage from the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, and renowned spiritual leader.
Here the emphasis was on yoga nidra for lifting psychic scars, energetic fields, chakras, the subconscious mind, treating specific disorders such as anxiety and depression. Jessica then went on to study hypnotherapy at the South African Institute of Hypnotism to understand the subconscious mind even more, and help individuals with specific transformation.
With a background in Psychology, and having worked as a professional actress, theatre company director and chef, and lived in over 8 countries from the age of 5, travelling to countless others, Jessica has walked many lives.
Jessica has always been consciously close to Source and The Great Mysteries from as early as she can remember having psychic premonitions and knowings - so it was only a matter of time until she would work full-time in energetics, the healing arts, and conceive of a practise that incorporates all of the most powerful aspects of yoga and Self-transformation at The Soulwork.
Jessica says that everyone is a Healer, and uses her connection with Source, allowing it to channel through her, for others to enLIGHTen them Selves, open themselves to who they truly are - the Infinite Love, Power, Peace and Wisdom, crafted perfectly into each individuals' unique and important vibration.
Students come to her from time to time after class telling her she has recited words or uncannily direct messages from loved ones, and classes can bring students to tears, if tears and release is needed.
200hr Yoga Alliance TTC Shiva Yoga Peeth, Rishikesh, India
Subjects: Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga Anatomy, Physiology & The Digestive System, Yogic Philosophy & History, Meditation, Pranayama, The Yogic Health System
200 hr Yoga TTC Pathways Country Yoga, Durban
200 hr Kundalini TTC, Shangri La, Cape Town
Subjects: Yoga Nidra, Ishta Yoga, Classical Yoga Postures, The Chakra System
30 hr Prenatal Yoga TTC, Anjali Yoga Academy, Yoga Alliance
20 hr Meditation TTC, Anjali Yoga Academy, Yoga Alliance
20hr Breathwork TTC, Anjali Yoga Academy, Yoga Alliance
30hr Yin Yoga TTC Anjali Yoga Academy, Yoga Alliance
Woman's Health Coach, Anjali Yoga Academy
Certificate of Natural Medicine, The Hymanson Institute of Natural and Complementary Medicine
Rhodes University, BA Majors Psychology , Dramatic Arts, (graduating cum laude & Dean's List) Minors: Music, Health & the Brain, Journalism, English Literature, Law
Hypnotherapy, Certified Parts Therapy Facilitator, Group Hypnosis, Resource Strategy, Spiritual Hypnosis, Past Life Regression, Compulsive Behaviours, Soul Journey - South African Institute of Hypnotism
Diploma in Subliminals