a little background on me, #rosathedog and some photos


Instagram: @JesseandRosaYoga


My name is Jesse & rosa the dog is my BFF...

I teach yoga (check out www.myyogakc.com), spoil my dog and am barefoot 90% of the time. Live music is my jam and I love people with interesting stories and a strong spirit. The sun feeds my soul.  I don't like being cold, being hungry or being told what NOT to do.  Tell me what I shouldn't do and I will likely go try it just because I was told not to.  Part of that rebel spirit has tamed a bit as I've gotten older but I think a little mischief is always a good thing.  It's where the adventure happens.  Life is an adventure.  We should live it!  Food is another story for me.

I don't remember a time in my life where I wasn't fearful of food. Food made me sick a lot.  I had my gall bladder out when I was 17, I dealt with IBS throughout college, was diagnosed with Celiac disease at 27 and after 4 years of being gluten free began to notice my body was not happy with me and seemed to be turning against me....AGAIN. 

I eat well and never cheat on my gluten free diet.  I teach yoga and do yoga regularly, I take the pup on hikes and walks, rock climb, play volleyball and be outside as much as possible.  But something in my body is angry with me.  I first noticed it in the fall of 2016 and am on a mission to figure out what my body is doing to itself, why and how we can fix it.  

By "we" I mean myself, my family practice doctor, my functional medicine doctor, my health coach, my support system in my family, friends, and of course Rosa the Dog.  I don't believe putting more chemicals in my body will fix this. I believe in my body and it's ability to heal itself - I just have to figure out how to treat it right. 

Oh, also, I am often chaos.  Crazy things happen when I'm around - partially because I don't get embarrassed easily and love to have fun and adventure; but others, well, happen mostly because of my disdain for details. So ya, it seems I'm allergic to myself, my body and my life.  Some of that (my body) we will get healed, the rest is good for a laugh.