Worldwide mannequin, ex-collegiate gymnast, and licensed life coach Zoya Yaseka is on a mission to carry mindfulness and psychological wellness to the mainstream in Jamaica.
Her mission consists of taking the programming to the mainstream, and educating folks methods to embody these mindfulness practices of their every day lives.
In accordance with pyschologytoday, ‘Mindfulness is a state of energetic, open consideration to the current. This state is described as observing one’s ideas and emotions with out judging them nearly as good or unhealthy’.
To that finish, Yaseka, by means of her Prescription for LIFE programme, teaches leaders, coaches, and fogeys, tangible instruments to follow mindfulness.
Yaseka and companion, tech-consultant/mannequin Matai Blacklock, are organising retreats that may function the seed of her programming, one thing her ‘health club infants’ have affectionately known as The ‘Superhero check-in’.
‘I like to see folks gentle up once we start the dialog of empowerment and goal of their lives.’
She’s confirmed that ‘…as a gymnastics coach I train kids and younger adults how to deal with the autumn in order that they’ll rise’, which developed to educating coaches methods to train extra mindfully.
‘Via this programming, I imagine I’m setting a brand new commonplace for a way we empower these we lead and train.’
Zoya Yaseka companions with The Plantry
Lately, Yaseka moved again to Jamaica to launch the Prescription for LIFE wellness retreats.
She and Blacklock are partnering with sustainable model The Plantry to carry a collection of therapeutic and empowering experiences to the island.
The Plantry offers luxurious plant-based delicacies. Plantry principal Danielle Terrelonge prides herself on utilizing contemporary produce, fruits, nuts, and seeds to assist rejuvenate the physique and soul.
She talked about: ‘I selected to companion with Zoya for this wellness collection as a result of I imagine within the energy of meals and the way it can heal the thoughts and physique’.
‘The expertise of connecting with plant-based meals is integral to feeding the soul’, she says.
And, ‘consuming a plant-based weight-reduction plan is among the most impactful issues we will do for the environment long-term, so I make it some extent to make use of substances which are so good you don’t miss meat.’
‘At The Plantry we’re trying to change the way in which folks devour meals and dwell’, she added.
The scout should go on…
Because the vice-president of worldwide relations for the Jamaica Beginner Gymnastics Affiliation (JAGA), Yaseka needed to recalibrate her mission to carry mindfulness to the sporting business.
‘Along with the clinics that I’ve been planning with the president of JAGA Nicole Grant to handle approach and a extra aware strategy to teaching and life on the mat.’
‘I’ve been compelled’, she continued, ‘to give attention to constructing one thing that may profit the sports activities business and Jamaica long run.’
‘The consequences of COVID-19 on our communities has been heart-wrenching. The self-isolation and loss – of jobs and folks we love – are affecting folks’s psychological wellness.’
‘Everyone seems to be in search of new methods to manage and discover stability inside this new regular,’ she says.
‘I imagine Prescription for LIFE is one thing that may assist in that manner. We are going to train you stability and respiration strategies together with methods to develop your mindfulness follow and meditation’.
Zoya Yaseka was noticed scouting Seaside Villa in Treasure Seaside, St Elizabeth, to launch her wellness retreats.
Yaseka believes Seaside Villa in Outdated Wharf, Treasure Seaside to be ‘a tremendous location for a retreat.
‘We used the time there (final week) to plan our concepts for the wellness collection, this included our respiration strategies and stretching.’
‘The property felt good for therapeutic, and provoking neighborhood experiences that may very well be COVID-friendly whereas remaining intimate’.
‘Each dawn was like a cost of creativity and each sundown was a beautiful immediate for gratitude’, she mentioned of the time on the villa.
‘I can’t wait to share the magic we created with our photog Jamie Barnett, and I’m bursting to share the pop-ups and occasions we’ve developing with The Plantry.’
There’s extra to Seaside Villa…
The sprawling villa is a two-story house with seven spacious bedrooms and two kitchens, permitting ample legroom for friends.
The primary areas present sufficient house to stay socially distant throughout group conversations and actions.
The property options a big pool, stunning landscaping, vibrant tones, and a gazebo that Yaseka and the workforce used for meditation, and one other that was used for al fresco eating.
Yaseka’s favorite options of the home have been the ‘winding stairs to the gorgeous Moroccan mosaic-tiled pool’ and the ‘pathway to the personal seashore’.
Swimming within the afternoons and watching the sundown within the evenings was every thing.
Her fondest recollections are of ‘the dawn within the morning’, and ‘how the orange gentle would simply pour into our room’ – options she recommends you see for your self.
The co-owner of Seaside Villa, Matthew Octeau was pleased to accommodate, ‘Our villa is ideal for teams and internet hosting getaways for prolonged mates and households’.
Zoya’s early begin as a nationally ranked athlete
Yaseka is aware of from expertise methods to cope with striving to realize your objectives and disappointment.
At an early age, she was invited into the Elite Committee improvement program by the world-renowned coach Kelli Hill – who, coincidentally, or under no circumstances, was coach of Zoya’s gymnastics hero, Dominique Dawes.
Below Hill’s tutelage, Zoya grew to become a nationally ranked athlete.
Power accidents would stop her from pursuing her Olympic goals however Yaseka’s expertise granted her full scholarship presents to most of the prime Division One faculties in America.
She selected North Carolina College in Chapel Hill and competed for the workforce underneath Derek Galvin from 2009-2012.
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For updates on the Prescription for LIFE wellness collection observe @prescriptionfor.life, @zoyayaseka, @aware.matai, or take a look at the @the.plantry, on Instagram.