Jo Anna Hawthorne, LCMT, 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 and sunflower greens from the Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute in Puerto Rico. She gained an 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 hands on training in the Gerson Therapy including nutrition guidelines, food and juicing instruction, coffee enema preparation and other vital information to safely assist clients embarking on their healing journey.
A simple ‘recipe’ for enjoying life to the fullest—“Eat mostly plant-based nutrition & everything else in moderation.”
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.
As a 13-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, clinical and fieldwork, pathology and kinesiology. Jo studied Pranassage (a creative synthesis of yoga and bodywork) at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica and 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 Swedish, deep tissue, Swedish, stretching, hot stone, aromatherapy, reflexology, and Thai massage for ultimate relaxation and healing.