Welcome to One Big Love
Hi, I’m Jess and I’m a meditation teacher and also the Director of Social Enterprise at YMCA Victoria, providing strategic support to young social entrepreneurs, not-for-profits and big hearted businesses.
Prior to One Big Love, I worked in international aid and development for 10 years in Australia, Mexico, India and Indonesia managing Oxfam Australia’s Youth Programs. While I loved my job, like many social change makers and innovators, I burnt myself out. My mind was hazy, my energy was zapped and I’d lost my spark. Meditation was key to turning my life around and finding balance, health and happiness – so I’m here to share that gift with others.
I now teach mindfulness and meditation at Happy Melon Studios in Melbourne and also run small group and private courses face to face and via Skype.
At One Big Love we care about our local and global community and want to make yoga and meditation available to everyone. Please reach out if you’d like to chat about payment plans or offering some karma yoga (service) in exchange for classes or workshops.
I deeply believe in our potential as human beings and our possibility to create change at any time – to change our habits, to change our life, to change our country – bringing innovation to ourselves and our world. The world has never needed each of us to be the fullest expression of ourselves more.
Thank you for being here and for being you.
Big love x Jess
My name is Sre and I’m a traditional Ayurvedic Practitioner qualified in Herbal Health Care, Panchakarma Therapy and Remedial Massage. I am also a qualified Yoga Teacher and instruct at various studios, and with private clients, around Melbourne.
I have 14 years of experience in Yoga and Ayurveda, studying under some of India’s most experienced teachers through government certified programs. In 2010 I moved to Melbourne and have been treating people across the city ever since. My Australian qualifications include: Diploma of Remedial Massage, Certificate IV in Massage Therapy, Certificate of Sports Massage.
As a teenager I was drawn to the Ashram and spent my free time there when I wasn’t playing cricket. One of the Madhajis (a female Monk) introduced me to traditional Indian medicine, known as Ayurveda. Over the years my interest grew and I began studying to be an Ayurvedic Therapist.
At the Ashram, I also watched and helped my older brother cooking for Saptaham – an annual seven-day festival attended by hundreds of people. I was in awe of my brother’s intuitive, calm approach and ability to open hearts and connect communities using creative combinations of simple, healthy ingredients.
I also love sharing my culture and connecting through food which is where ‘Punyam’ – the Southern Indian Cooking Experiences – comes in. It’s a social enterprise, which means that once our costs have been taken care of, 50% of the profits go back towards community development projects in my home state of Kerala, India.
Namaste x Sre