Jo Anna Hawthorne, LCMT, Wellness Coach, Author, Teacher, Speaker
CA Certification #69495 DC License # MT0665
Jo Anna is the epitome of good health and vitality. At over half a century young, she began ‘juicing’ many years ago & diligently makes fresh organic ‘vegetable juice cocktails’ a part of her daily regimen. When she goes a few days without a ‘juice boost’ Jo Anna feels less energized and not as alert. Her theory, “nourishing foods, regular physical activity, a spiritual practice and a positive outlook on life are the KEY to health and vitality.”
Jo learned to prepare raw-living foods, food combining, eating techniques, internal cleansing, sprouting, composting, and growing wheatgrass & sunflower greens from the Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute in Puerto Rico. She gained an in-depth understanding of the practice & power of the Living Foods Lifestyle. A few years late she attended the Gerson Institute in San Diego where she received essential hands on training in the Gerson Therapy including nutrition guidelines, food and juicing instruction, supplement protocol, preparing coffee enemas and clay and castor oil packs, coping with healing reactions and other vital information to safely assist clients embarking on their healing journey.
Jo founded Hawthorne Homemade, Washington, DC’s 1st organic juice bar in 2011, providing wellness coaching, wholesome nourishing foods and fresh veggie juice cocktails to regular customers. Hawthorne prepared hundreds of seasonal juice cleanses for clients seeking natural remedies for losing weight, increasing energy, and achieving overall well-being. Sadly on January 1, 2015, Hawthorne was forced to close to due to a neighboring kitchen fire that structurally damaged the building. This ‘blessing in disguise’ allowed Jo time to soul search, travel abroad, then realize her child-hood dream of moving to the beautiful state of California!
A simple ‘recipe’ for living life to the fullest—“Eat mostly plant-based nutrition & everything else in moderation.”
As a 12-year licensed & certified massage therapist, this Rejuvenista has performed thousands of contact hours of therapeutic healing massage & bodywork. She earned a B.B.A. in Finance graduating cum laude from Howard University, and received her “Masters“ in Massage Therapy from the Potomac Massage Therapy Institute (PMTI) in Washington, DC. The 600-hour intensive training included the sciences of anatomy, physiology, pathology and kinesiology. In addition she completed clinical work, fieldwork-projects and public volunteer service. Jo studied Pranassage at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. Pranassage is a creative synthesis of yoga and bodywork designed to produce deep relaxation in both the receiver and the giver. Jo also completed advanced training in Thai Medical Massage at the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Rejuvenista provides customized massage and MYO Movement™ sessions based on client needs–fusing deep tissue, Swedish, stretching, hot stone, aromatherapy, reflexology, and Thai massage to provide ultimate relaxation and healing.
Jo Anna has worked as a Realtor, Spa Manager, Restaurateur and Event Planner. She practices yoga on a regular basis and loves to travel, bike, hike and climb in the great outdoors with her family!