Thanks for visiting One Big Love. My name is Jess and I’m a meditation teacher and social entrepreneur providing strategic support and guidance to young social entrepreneurs, not-for-profits and big hearted businesses.
Before starting One Big Love with my husband Sre, 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, 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 feel privileged to have trained with with of the worlds leading meditation teachers and including Deepak Chopra MD, Roger Gabriel and Sheila Patel MD.
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.
Big Love xxx 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.
I love sharing my culture and connecting through food which is where ‘Punyam Feast’ – the Southern Indian Cooking Experience – comes in. It’s a social enterprise which means that once our costs have been taken care of 100% of the profits go back towards community development projects in my home state of Kerala, India.