Thrive Guide

Jessica Van Antwerp

Jessica Van Antwerp

Boulder, CO

About

The word "unflappable" has been used to describe me by more than one person. But I certainly don't FEEL unflappable. In fact, I feel quite "flapped," quite often. You see, I'm prone to anxiety, self-doubt having been programmed into my psyche from a very young age. That anxie...
The word "unflappable" has been used to describe me by more than one person. But I certainly don't FEEL unflappable. In fact, I feel quite "flapped," quite often. You see, I'm prone to anxiety, self-doubt having been programmed into my psyche from a very young age.

That anxiety was compounded by weight and body-image issues and low self-esteem, which led me to addiction.

But I've done a lot of work to conquer these issues. I've changed my diet and developed an exercise routine that helps me maintain healthy body weight without it having to be a part-time job. I've devoted myself to a daily practice of qigong and meditation that helps ease the worries in my heart and mind. And I use these practices on a daily basis to quell my anxiety. And based on the above perception of me, I guess they work!

I LOVE sharing the knowledge that I've gained through my personal experiences and the wisdom that I've developed through my ordeals. There is nothing more fulfilling to me than empowering people in their own health and wellness.

From teaching stretches that address pain patterns, meditation techniques to find peace in one's heart, to sharing delicious, nutritious recipes, I love being healthy - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Because when we are healthy, we feel good. And when we feel good, we become beacons of light, inspiring everyone we come into contact with, making the world a better place. And we all know the world needs more of us.
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You are deeply loved and cherished. And you will be taken care of forever.
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Retreat Specialties

Their variety! Our retreats feature many different aspects of health and wellness - from reiki, acupuncture, massage, and cranial sacral, to physical activities like hikes, yoga, and dancing. You are guaranteed to feel amazing after an immersive experience nourishing every aspect of your body, mind, and spirit.

Teaching Specialties

A gentle, soft voice, soothing you into meditative and relaxed states. And a sharp intellect, challenging new-age aphorisms to be grounded in science and embodied experience.

What are your favorite Retreat Venues around the world

Jungle Yoga in Thailand - I loved the seclusion, being totally disconnected from the internet and phones, the symphony of the jungle, the daily brushes with wildlife, the relaxed pace of life, and the incredible food made by the friendliest staff.

What's your personal definition of what it means to thrive?

Thriving is not just about being physically healthy. It's about mental, emotional, and spiritual health as well. It encompasses the concept of VITALITY. Bursting with life, creativity, optimism and enthusiasm for all that life has to offer.

Who do you look up to ? Who has helped you the most along your teacher / retreat leader journey?

Matthew Sweigart, Dave Goetz, Helen Grigg, Jenna Bee, David Bernstein

Jessica Van Antwerp's Videos

Qigong saved my life. It helped me recover from a nervous breakdown in 2012. It's power is unbelievable. It is magic in real life. This video explains a few of the benefits I've received from my qigong practice.
Qigong saved my life. It helped me recover from a nervous breakdown in 2012. It's power is unbelievable. It is magic in real life. This video explains a few of the benefits I've received from my qigong practice.