21 – Learn How to Love & Care For Your Body Naturally!
Released On Jan 28, 2023
Season 1, Episode 21
In this week’s episode of the Holistic Mama Speaks Podcast, special guest, women’s holistic healer; life, wellness, & spiritual coach; and yoga, pilates, barre, meditation, & mindfulness teacher, Dr. Jo, talks to us about how she helps women by facilitating mind, body, spirit healing, and evolution, helping them feel confident, strong, & empowered!
About today’s guest
Dr. Jo, Women’s Holistic Healer; Life, Wellness, & Spiritual coach; Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Meditation, & Mindfulness Teacher
Dr. Jo’s mission is to help women identify and celebrate their unique identity, boldly use their voice, and proudly take up space.
She incorporates techniques from both eastern and western medicine to facilitate mind/body/spirit healing, and evolution and has her doctorate in clinical psychology.
Dr. Jo works with all women’s issues, and especially loves working with women who struggle with negative body image and disordered eating, since this is something she knows well, having personally struggled. She loves helping women feel confident, strong, & empowered. She’s also passionate about helping women tell their story without shame. There is power in storytelling and she always says secrets equal shame. One of her favorite sayings is (author unknown): “To listen a person into full existence is perhaps the greatest gift you can give.” For her, the greatest gift is being the listener, the witness.
Dr. Jo’s business is called Tula Soul. The word ‘tula’ means ‘balance’ in Sanskrit, ‘wind’ in Finnish, and ‘poem’ in the Phillipines.
Jo lives with her husband and their pet fish; is very close to her parents and two sisters; one 13 months older and one 2 years younger. While she isn’t a parent, she is a very involved Auntie to a 4-year old nephew who lives just a couple miles away, and mothers in many other ways through her work, mentoring and volunteering.
She fell in love with yoga in a yoga/body image group when I was in treatment for anorexia. Jo had a profound thought, “I don’t have to loathe my body,” and experience embodiment for what felt like the first time. She started yoga teacher training the day she got out of treatment. Since then, Jo’s completed over 1,000 hours of yoga teacher training, and yoga remains a necessary component of her life. For her, It is a practice and a way of life, not an exercise.
Before she transitioned to women’s coaching, Jo was a clinical psychologist and had a successful private practice where she specialized in trauma.
Jo has published poems and leads women’s poetry circles because she believes that women’s stories lend themselves to the nuance and rhythm of poetry (and she’s not talking about rhyming or a particular format).
Jo’s best friend (and yoga teacher) designs a clothing line “Be a Kind Human” and she helps her sell those at Farmer’s Markets and pop-ups!
Dr. Jo was also voted Alignable’s Best Local Business Person of 2022!
Visit her website at tulasoul.com.
About your host
Carrie Marie Vaughn, podcaster & holistic wellness professional
Carrie Marie is a mother of 3 & a cat mom and is obsessed with learning about holistic wellness & healing techniques and implementing them into her life, as well as helping others. She is also the author of the book, Mom Mantras; The Daily Affirmation Guide for Mothers of All Kinds. She’s so excited to be sharing this podcast with you, to introduce you to different holistic wellness practices, products, techniques, and more, so that you can start living a happier, healthier, more abundant life!