Jackie van der Velde
NAFC Health & Wellness Consultant, Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher
Jackie has a passion to help women become who they were meant to be; spiritually, emotionally, and physically healthy and living their highest purpose. She started teaching aerobics classes nearly twenty years ago, then moved to the weight room pretty quickly. She is former figure competitor, competing at Vancouver Nationals and Emerald Cup in 2009. She loves encouraging women to feel confident and strong; not to be intimidated in the weight room, but empowered.
Jackie is a Yogafit certified yoga teacher, facilitating powerful and transformative classes that leave one basking in restorative bliss. She also leads partner yoga, which is very playful and instrumental in building relationship and communication skills.
She loves being able to help people overcome perceived obstacles in life. “Most often we are our own worst enemy, thinking we cannot achieve the things we desire.” That is why Jackie challenges her clients to breathe through the uncomfortable places and find their inner strength. “We are stronger than we think. That’s why we need to push ourselves to our edge, to find out just how strong we are and to work on our weaknesses.”
In addition to teaching yoga, Jackie is a Certified Hypnotherapist, facilitating illuminating and transformations journeys which allow people to overcome challenges, persistent unwanted behaviors, and re-establish emotional, mental, and physical health.