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Meet River La Joice of Conscious Waves Wellness

Today we’d like to introduce you to River La Joice. 

Hi River, so excited to have you on the platform. So, before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I took my first footsteps onto the path of wellness when I was about 18, after an intense 6-year battle with the cycle of bulimia/anorexia. I just woke up one day, exhausted with living my life through eyes of self-judgment, never thinking I was enough based off how my body looked and I realized how much I wasn’t treating myself well, I wasn’t loving me for who I was or where I was at in my journey. And it was from that day on I continued to keep taking steps down the path of wellness! I started with proper/mindful diet, which then led to getting into meditation (heavily listening to Ravi Shankar) which from there led to yoga! Yoga changed my life, for me it was also my doorway into massage therapy which in return led me to Chinese/ayurvedic medicine (herbal medicine, sound healing, breathwork, acupuncture, shamanic plant medicine, cupping…etc ). And together all of this led me to sea moss and algae therapy and sharing my love for wellness and self-care with anyone I come in contact with, reminding them THEY ARE ENOUGH! 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
No roads are ever smooth, all roads in life have their own textures, potholes, cracks, and skid marks/debris from the previous cars that swerved too hard or possibly even crashed. It is what it is, I’d have to say the only struggle for me was/is to not allow fear/hesitation to take over me when I see pieces of other cars on the side of the road from those who crashed and didn’t finish driving the road/got to their destination, if they had one…. but I just always remind myself, “never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game”! 

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Conscious Waves Wellness?
Conscious Waves Wellness started off in 2018 as just sea moss but has blossomed into so much more! Conscious Waves Wellness is a platform for SELF-LOVE! We offer herbal powder mixtures, self-care products, herbal teas, cacao, yoga classes, and lifestyle coaching with personalized “nourishment” plans, we are most certainly known for our top quality authentic wild-crafted Jamaican SEA MOSS! A lot of people these days are hoping on the sea moss surfboard, riding the waves of conscious wellness, both as consumers and retailers. What makes our sea moss stand out though is our quality, variety, and the deep gratitude, loving intentions & passion that goes into every single bag or jar of sea moss made! The mantra of Conscious Waves Wellness is, “DISCIPLINE WILL SET YOU FREE”….and to arrive at the gates of discipline you must walk together with patience on the road of consistency. My wish is for all beings to connect to their bodies, their higher/deeper selves & to connect with each other and mother nature. CONNECTION = CREATION 

-Attention to the human body brings healing & regeneration. Through awareness of the body, we remember who we really are… 

By choosing to ride conscious waves of awareness, we can make conscious choices & create new patterns! 

What sort of changes are you expecting over the next 5-10 years?
My long-term vision for Conscious Waves Wellness is for it to blossom into a wellness and surf sanctuary/farm in central America! I want to mainly grow cacao, fruit, and medicinal wellness herbs, I want to hold sacred medicine ceremonies, led by indigenous shamans! I want to offer mindful lifestyle/nutrition courses, yoga (also paddleboard ocean yoga), acro yoga, breathwork, sound healing, and aerial silk workshops, host ecstatic dances, lunar circles, farming/restorative soil classes! But most important of all I see Conscious Waves Wellness flourishing into a major platform for being able to bring more awareness to WATER, the water we drink & the water of our rivers, lakes, and oceans! And bring more awareness to the world of marine life, especially dolphins, and why we need to connect with them and our ocean MORE and protect our ocean as she holds many secrets and gifts! 

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