About Me! Unconventional Mama Jolie
“I am a woman devoted to supporting women. Accountability is my passion. I’m a single, solo, unschooling mompreneur sharing life lessons, travels, healthy food, yoga, homeschoolong, homsteading, homebirth and all around female health and wealth.
My number one person is my amazing son who chose me as his mama and not a day goes by that I am not eternally grateful to all who gave him life and to the power of the divine in my journey to finally meet him. This life with him is all I have ever envisioned and a whole lot more. He is also my WHY! Everything I do is for his security, safety and health on all levels. Especially spiritually.
I have been a trainer, teacher, speaker, author and life enthusiast. My tantric teachings have taught me that all things in life are for spiritual growth and ever since then I have jumped feet first into that wisdom and journey. My passion is to hold that space for all women who choose to go deeper in life and live their fullest potential and authentic self.
I have led teacher trainings, workshops, retreats and group classes for 26+ years. I draw upon my time in those sacred spaces as well as my time as a spiritual woman and conscious mother as catalyst in my current teachings.
I love circles of women and desire deeper community of women who are making a difference for their families and their lives as empowered women. I am enthusiastic to sit in circles of women.
So here I am.”
Jolie is the founder of Nature’s Whisper School of Yoga, Nature’s Whisper Natural Herb products and Hot Mama Yoga. She started Nature’s Whisper in 1996 and has been committed to the empowerment of all beings through the teachings of authenticity and using all of life’s lessons & pleasures for spiritual growth.
Jolie studied wide and deep externally for many years. She is certified with Tantra Yoga International at the 500 hour level and has well over 2,000 hours of training far exceeding the standards and requirements of National Registration agencies. Her studies include Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Yogic Philosophy, Ayurveda, Anatomy, Methodology, Sanskrit, Yogic Cleansing Techniques, Raw Food Nutrition, Chakra and Energy Practices, Mantra and Chanting. These are all foundations for trainings and workshops held by Jolie.
In 2009, Jolie opened the brick and mortar studio in San Diego, CA for moms and families, Nature’s Whisper Yoga. NWY was the first yoga studio in California to have childcare. NWY was soon the hottest studio for pregnant mamas and postpartum journey. Families gathered for classes, support groups and education.
In 2015, Jolie became a foster mom to her son. In 2016, they celebrated becoming a forever family through adoption. In 2019, after a wonderful love affair with the studio, Jolie sold the studio in love. She was in pursuit of deeper connection with her son and to all mothers globally.
With the change of ownership and the vision to work more globally, Jolie rebranded her trainings, retreats and workshops to The Unconventional Yogini. Nature’s Whisper™ School of Yoga was at one time qualified to certify at the 200 hour level under the guidelines of Yoga Alliance. Nature’s Whisper and The Unconventional Yogini no longer hold registrations with agencies, yet the curriculum far exceeds that of the requirements.
The Unconventional Yogini School of Yoga hosts Teacher Trainings for 200 hour, Prenatal & Postnatal, Restorative and Vinyasa. Retreats and Workshops are also available throughout the seasons.
Jolie’s teaching of yoga is based in traditional Hatha, Vinyasa and Tantra Yoga with a background in Iyengar, anatomy and both western and eastern philosophy. She continues to explore her knowledge in Yoga and Philosophy through self study and regular practice.
Teachers that have had a profound influence on Jolie’s early physical and spiritual aspects of teaching and life are Sharon Gannon & David Life of Jivamukti Yoga in New York, Baron Baptiste, Eric Schiffman, Shiva Rea, Angela Farmer, Anna Forrest, Kali Ma, spiritual director of Tantra Yoga International and Cindy Gibbons, her first yoga teacher. Jolie is fortunate to have two very close longtime spiritual mentors as she perfects her journey on the daily with new life lessons.
Jolie is currently authoring a book called An Unconventional Yogini in a Conventional World. She writes articles and text books as well as speaks on authenticity of living fully in your life as who you are, the good, the bad, the dirty. She teaches seminars on living in authenticity and utilizing your authentic self for the highest good of all beings as well as facilitates emotional release healing.
Jolie believes that “world peace begins in the wOMb” and is an advocate for natural birth, attachment parenting and co-sleeping as tool for empowering our youth in the early years as well as homeschooling and homesteading for deep foundational life lessons. Jolie is also a DOULA (labor and birth support) that believes in natural birth and the “natural” right of passage.
“I believe our children are our future and it is our job as mothers to support their wisdom while living in our own authentic raw truth.”