Jo Anna Hawthorne, LCMT, Wellness Coach, Author, Teacher, Speaker
Jo Anna is the epitome of good health and vitality. At over half a century young, she began “juicing” over two decades ago and 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 Anna opened Hawthorne Homemade, Washington, DC’s 1st organic juice bar, 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.
Jo Anna attended the Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute in Puerto Rico, where she received Certification in the Living Foods Lifestyle Program. Jo learned to prepare raw-living foods, food combining, eating techniques, internal cleansing, sprouting, composting and growing sunflower greens and wheatgrass. The experience gave her an overall in-depth understanding of the practice and power of the Living Foods Lifestyle.
Jo also attended the Gerson Institute in San Diego where she received essential hands on training in the Gerson Therapy including nutrition guidelines, food preparation, juicing instruction, preparing coffee enemas and clay and castor oil packs, supplement protocol, coping with healing reactions and other vital information to safely assist clients embarking on their healing journey.
JoAnna spent time in California studying raw and living foods where she currently resides, in addition to hosting wellness retreats on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. These experiences validated what she has known for so many years; that all of our diets should consist of mostly raw living foods and everything else in moderation.
As a 12-year licensed & certified massage therapist, Jo has performed nearly 8,000 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, a technique, which fuses yoga and massage at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica and recently completed advanced training in Thai Medical Massage at the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Jo 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. MYO movement is a technique Jo created years ago–a delicious blend of Massage, Yoga and OMeditation, done individually or in a small group setting.
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, run and hike in the great outdoors with her family!
CA Certification #69495 DC License # MT0665