for folks who
smash the patriarchy
one moment of
at a time
Nurturing wholehearted wildness
Herbs - Yoga - Dance
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Holistic Childbirth Spectrum Support
Body Centred Therapy
The Gates of Change
Birth - Creativity - Death
Hi! I'm Jessica, someone who's long used artistic expression, movement, plant medicines, and ancient traditions to help me find myself and my way through the labyrinth of difficulties and inspirations along my path.
I work primarily with womxn, non-binary, and queer folks to expand and explore through the wounding of patriarchal colonial contexts that harm us all to varying degrees.
This can show up in our sexuality/menstrual/reproductive cycles and our creative expressions, our digestive systems and overall mental/emotional/spiritual health.
The energy it takes to exist in these structures is exhausting.
I have so many self-love practices, yet I still find myself policing my body and my facial expressions because I've grown up learning to tailor myself to the male gaze.
From group yoga to more therapeutic one on one sessions, to belly dance and burlesque, to herbal therapies and astrology, I've been recontextualizing myself amidst many traditions of healing and empowered expression.
I offer nourishing practices that support people in expanding their capacity for pleasure, presence, and playfulness.
My offerings are informed by my backgrounds working in:
- Holistic Midwifery
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- 1:1 Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
- Performance art
I believe that everyone holds unique keys to creating diverse and dynamic communities and am committed to showing up to this collective process.
I am grateful to be a settler on unceded Lekwungen territory, today known as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.
Gatekeeper Wellness is committed to making ongoing contributions to the Victoria Native Friendship Centre.
"You know I think so many of us live outside our bodies. My dream is that people will find a way back home, into their bodies, to connect with the earth, to connect with each other, to connect with the poor, to connect with the broken, to connect with the needy, to connect with people calling out all around us, to connect with the beauty, poetry, the wildness."