Oct 29, 2018
Fern Olivia found herself at rock bottom when she fainted in a New York City subway and was rushed to the hospital. She now interprets this event as her soul wanting her to know that she was in misalignment with herself. After finding that the standard medical prescriptions weren’t healing her, she began a journey of investing in herself and her health through yoga and Ayurveda. Now, free from Hashimoto's disease, she lives in Nosara, Costa Rica, where she fills her days with the activities that she feels really align with her body and her desires.
Fern and Cate chat about the power of autodetermination, and how we have so much more power in our lives that we may believe. Taking that step and acknowledging that “everything that can be is within you” allows us to realize the boundlessness of such a path. Anyone is capable of autodetermination, it just take a long and arduous path to achieve that kind of power. By tapping into our intuition and clairvoyance, we can heal our bodies and souls through purification and detoxification rituals.
By allowing ourselves to change and listening to our bodies’ needs, we can even heal our thyroid of the toxic residue that weighs it down. Everyone is capable of living a freer form of their own life - we just have to take the initiative to invest in ourselves and the journey. The investment we take be in the form of classes and teachers, or in the form of time dedicated to practices and rituals. In the long run, these habits and new beliefs that we form allow us to thrive as a better version of ourselves.
Fern Olivia is an internationally recognized teacher, speaker and wellness journalist passionate about the power of integrative medicine, yoga, and holistic lifestyle practices, acclaimed for her best-selling course on MindBodyGreen and Thyroid Yoga Teacher Trainings in Nosara, Costa Rica. Combining her education in Biomedical Engineering with her studies in yoga and integrative nutrition, Fern Olivia has created a unique approach to supporting thyroid health that has changed the lives of thousands of women and men around the world.
Fern Olivia currently resides in Costa Rica, where she guides yoga retreats and trainings and serves the local community and visitors in unique body-mind-soul purification programs as Cleanse Director at the Iluminar Yoga Resort.