Jackie Leduc Wellness

Jackie Leduc Wellness I am a wellness activist who helps women who don’t like the effects of fading physical strength & energy or the restrictions from aches, pains, and possibly incontinence, get to the point where they feel fit, sexy, strong, resilient AND unrestricted.
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Many have asked to have more 60 minute OUTDOOR YOGA classes this summer. Please take a moment to answer this super short...
06/21/2021

Many have asked to have more 60 minute OUTDOOR YOGA classes this summer. Please take a moment to answer this super short survey to indicate your preferences of days and times. The week-day classes would be at my Cumberland Studio location. The Sunday evening class would take place at Petrie Island.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B2TLJXD

For more information about class prices or memberships please visit http://www.jackieleduc.ca/classes

Many have asked to have more 60 minute OUTDOOR YOGA classes this summer. Please take a moment to answer this super short survey to indicate your preferences of days and times. The week-day classes would be at my Cumberland Studio location. The Sunday evening class would take place at Petrie Island.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B2TLJXD

For more information about class prices or memberships please visit http://www.jackieleduc.ca/classes

Hey everyone, here is a link to my newsletter with a few updates to what is going on with classes, coaching and transfor...
06/10/2021
Twas the night before Ontario started to reopen...😉

Hey everyone, here is a link to my newsletter with a few updates to what is going on with classes, coaching and transformational programs this summer. Check it out!

https://mailchi.mp/d6e411f10c40/twas-the-night-before-ontario-started-to-reopen

And all through the house, the feeling of hope was... ya I don't have a good rhyme for that but I am pretty freaking excited. How about you? Many of you have asked if I am going to start up my Saturday morning classes this weekend now that the loosening of restrictions has been shifted up a few days...

Even though the pandemic lockdown has been brutal in so many ways, I love the fact that I have become so much more creat...
06/08/2021

Even though the pandemic lockdown has been brutal in so many ways, I love the fact that I have become so much more creative with how I can make a difference in women’s lives.

It used to be that only those who lived in my neck of the woods could come and experience my premier transformational wellness coaching and mind-body programs. Now, I have clients all across Canada who are reaping the benefits of working with me. “Live-virtual” is now a wonderful part of our way of life!

My clients love that I understand the realities and needs of maturing minds and bodies. They love that what I have to offer is based on decades of experience, training, and education. They love that I fiercely nurture and empower them, and they especially appreciate achieving the experience and results that they longed for.

Are you looking to make some changes in your wellness, fitness, and overall wellbeing? Do you want to find out if joining my premier mind-body classes or working with me one-on-one is the right decision to help you improve your energy, feel fit, sexy, confident, resilient, and ready to thrive unrestricted through the next phase of your life?

I'd love to have a conversation with you to see if we're a good fit and how I can best support you in achieving your goals.
Click this link to book a free 15 minute session with me. I look forward to our chat!
https://jackieleducwellness.as.me/?appointmentType=9183256

#bizvisibilitychallenge

Even though the pandemic lockdown has been brutal in so many ways, I love the fact that I have become so much more creative with how I can make a difference in women’s lives.

It used to be that only those who lived in my neck of the woods could come and experience my premier transformational wellness coaching and mind-body programs. Now, I have clients all across Canada who are reaping the benefits of working with me. “Live-virtual” is now a wonderful part of our way of life!

My clients love that I understand the realities and needs of maturing minds and bodies. They love that what I have to offer is based on decades of experience, training, and education. They love that I fiercely nurture and empower them, and they especially appreciate achieving the experience and results that they longed for.

Are you looking to make some changes in your wellness, fitness, and overall wellbeing? Do you want to find out if joining my premier mind-body classes or working with me one-on-one is the right decision to help you improve your energy, feel fit, sexy, confident, resilient, and ready to thrive unrestricted through the next phase of your life?

I'd love to have a conversation with you to see if we're a good fit and how I can best support you in achieving your goals.
Click this link to book a free 15 minute session with me. I look forward to our chat!
https://jackieleducwellness.as.me/?appointmentType=9183256

#bizvisibilitychallenge

The pain of what women endureOne of my awesome business & personal development coaches told me that I need to address th...
06/07/2021

The pain of what women endure

One of my awesome business & personal development coaches told me that I need to address this topic with as many women as possible. I agree! Too many women suffer needlessly in so many ways!

This may come across as a bit of a rant but you may relate to my story. I am sorry if you do because that means that you have also been at the short end of the stick when it comes to being heard and properly supported by our medical system.

Many of you know that I had a total hysterectomy in August 2019. The surgery was absolutely necessary and was a success in many ways YAY! The tougher part of the experience is the fact that I got sent ( thrown/slammed/pummeled) into menopause. The symptoms hit really hard within 48 hours of the surgery. The symptoms were BRU-TAL. They included loss of memory and the ability to focus, hot flashes that felt like a nuclear reactor blew up in my chest, wild heart palpitations, dryness, depression and the list goes on.

Here is a bit of a back story. I am at a high risk of getting breast cancer and my fear of hormone replacement therapy at the time is 100% based on horror stories out there.

Guess what my doctor prescribed me when I managed to drag my totally traumatized and seriously dysfunctional body to her office?

You will likely say "yup" that's the dumb ass thing that they always prescribe to women who complain with such a list of issues... or you will say WTF, really?

She prescribed an antidepressant. (insert many multilingual swear words here)

I begged her to get me on a waiting list to see a gynecologist who specializes in hormone replacement therapy. Did you know that there are only 2 in the Ottawa region that address all the hormones? two... deux, dos... ugh.

Guess when I finally got an appointment with the OBGYN... Last Thursday! I will get back to you with how that went. (spoiler alert... not well)

The moment that I got back from my regular GP's appointment I searched for a naturopath that specializes in hormones. Thank God one of my naturopath contacts directed me to this aaaaamazing angel of a ND. I invested in all of the tests that she recommended in order to get a clear picture of what was going on in my body and how I metabolize hormones. She was super supportive and confirmed that I need to stay away from a certain type of estrogen (did you know that there are many types?)
She was very clear in her explanation as to how I would greatly benefit from hormone replacement (HRT) that would include the right kind of estrogen, progesterone & testosterone, and would support cortisol production and proper thyroid functioning.

The benefits were that, not only would all of my symptoms quiet down, but that I would decrease my chances of cardiovascular problems.

Did you know that more women die of coronary heart disease than breast cancer? And that it is also linked to... you guessed it... hormones.

Back to the gynecologist appointment. I did not tell her that I took my health into my own hands and was already a success story for the use of HRT. I wanted to see what she could do for me. Going the route of naturopathy is not cheap. I figured that if I can save some money by having my appointments be free then I would go that route.

Remember the spoiler alert? Well, the appointment was not long. She asked me about my family's medical history and then told me that I should not be taking progesterone or testosterone. She told me that I can start using a name brand estrogen that is the standard dosage that all women get.
Remember that I told you that there are different types of estrogens and that one of them is NOT good for me? Ya... she prescribed THAT one. Insert face palm here!

Can you feel my frustration with the current state of affairs with our medical system?

Can you also sense that I will not let this lie and that I will create an amazing program to educate and empower women so that they can live life fully in a healthy vibrant way?

You got it!

Stay tuned for an empowerment day for women where you will get the scoop about hormones from my amazing naturopath. She agreed to team up with me to educate as many women as possible about putting an end to the needless suffering that we endure. This information is not just for menopause. Perimenopause can start as early as your mid-30's! Hell, I had hormone imbalances when I was in university in my 20's!!

Send me a quick message to let me know if you are hungry for support in this area. I will gladly add you to the list of people that I will invite to our upcoming retreat.

Take care!
Let's move well, be healthy and feel amazing!

#bizstudiovisibility

The pain of what women endure

One of my awesome business & personal development coaches told me that I need to address this topic with as many women as possible. I agree! Too many women suffer needlessly in so many ways!

This may come across as a bit of a rant but you may relate to my story. I am sorry if you do because that means that you have also been at the short end of the stick when it comes to being heard and properly supported by our medical system.

Many of you know that I had a total hysterectomy in August 2019. The surgery was absolutely necessary and was a success in many ways YAY! The tougher part of the experience is the fact that I got sent ( thrown/slammed/pummeled) into menopause. The symptoms hit really hard within 48 hours of the surgery. The symptoms were BRU-TAL. They included loss of memory and the ability to focus, hot flashes that felt like a nuclear reactor blew up in my chest, wild heart palpitations, dryness, depression and the list goes on.

Here is a bit of a back story. I am at a high risk of getting breast cancer and my fear of hormone replacement therapy at the time is 100% based on horror stories out there.

Guess what my doctor prescribed me when I managed to drag my totally traumatized and seriously dysfunctional body to her office?

You will likely say "yup" that's the dumb ass thing that they always prescribe to women who complain with such a list of issues... or you will say WTF, really?

She prescribed an antidepressant. (insert many multilingual swear words here)

I begged her to get me on a waiting list to see a gynecologist who specializes in hormone replacement therapy. Did you know that there are only 2 in the Ottawa region that address all the hormones? two... deux, dos... ugh.

Guess when I finally got an appointment with the OBGYN... Last Thursday! I will get back to you with how that went. (spoiler alert... not well)

The moment that I got back from my regular GP's appointment I searched for a naturopath that specializes in hormones. Thank God one of my naturopath contacts directed me to this aaaaamazing angel of a ND. I invested in all of the tests that she recommended in order to get a clear picture of what was going on in my body and how I metabolize hormones. She was super supportive and confirmed that I need to stay away from a certain type of estrogen (did you know that there are many types?)
She was very clear in her explanation as to how I would greatly benefit from hormone replacement (HRT) that would include the right kind of estrogen, progesterone & testosterone, and would support cortisol production and proper thyroid functioning.

The benefits were that, not only would all of my symptoms quiet down, but that I would decrease my chances of cardiovascular problems.

Did you know that more women die of coronary heart disease than breast cancer? And that it is also linked to... you guessed it... hormones.

Back to the gynecologist appointment. I did not tell her that I took my health into my own hands and was already a success story for the use of HRT. I wanted to see what she could do for me. Going the route of naturopathy is not cheap. I figured that if I can save some money by having my appointments be free then I would go that route.

Remember the spoiler alert? Well, the appointment was not long. She asked me about my family's medical history and then told me that I should not be taking progesterone or testosterone. She told me that I can start using a name brand estrogen that is the standard dosage that all women get.
Remember that I told you that there are different types of estrogens and that one of them is NOT good for me? Ya... she prescribed THAT one. Insert face palm here!

Can you feel my frustration with the current state of affairs with our medical system?

Can you also sense that I will not let this lie and that I will create an amazing program to educate and empower women so that they can live life fully in a healthy vibrant way?

You got it!

Stay tuned for an empowerment day for women where you will get the scoop about hormones from my amazing naturopath. She agreed to team up with me to educate as many women as possible about putting an end to the needless suffering that we endure. This information is not just for menopause. Perimenopause can start as early as your mid-30's! Hell, I had hormone imbalances when I was in university in my 20's!!

Send me a quick message to let me know if you are hungry for support in this area. I will gladly add you to the list of people that I will invite to our upcoming retreat.

Take care!
Let's move well, be healthy and feel amazing!

#bizstudiovisibility

Interested in beginning a meditation practice, but don’t know where to start?Well, I can help you with that!Let me start...
03/10/2021

Interested in beginning a meditation practice, but don’t know where to start?

Well, I can help you with that!

Let me start by demystifying some of the misconceptions about meditation and then I will offer you some of those secret ingredients to have a successful practice.

Discover the power of the pause
Constant noise and busyness in your body and mind has a negative effect on the quality of your health and wellbeing. Perhaps you feel the effects of that in the form of disrupted sleep, fatigue, depression or anxiety, cloudy thinking, lack of focus, racing thoughts, aches and pains and possibly disease?

Take music as an example. It is the pause between notes that creates the magic of the melody. If there were no pauses there would only be chaotic noise.

When it comes to your mind and body, it is during the pause between effort and thought that a healing environment is created and the magic of relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation is experienced.

Tame the noise:
Meditation is one of the best methods to tame the noise. It helps to self regulate your nervous system, reduce inflammation and boost your immune system activating your own intrinsic healing mechanism. You can tame anxiety, negative emotions, poor decision making as well as chronic pain, eating disorders, addictions and chronic fatigue.

A regular meditation practice will help you feel more content, healthy, peaceful and able to deal with the pace of the crazy world out there.

I have found that there are quite a few misconceptions when it comes to what meditation is all about and how to do it. I will address 5 of those as simply as possible to hopefully give you a new perspective on the topic

Misconception #1
You must quiet all thoughts and be in total silence for a successful meditation

It is normal that thoughts will come and go during meditation. Even the most seasoned meditator will have thoughts as often as every 7 seconds. Becoming aware that you are having thoughts, then making the decision to stop paying attention to them is how you will tame their effects on you.

Misconception #2
Meditating is not easy

The biggest hindrance to meditation is trying to meditate. If you are trying you are not meditating.
When all trying stops meditating begins.
Although our outer world is governed by effort, our inner world or realm is governed by effortlessness.

Misconception #3
Meditation must be done in a seated, crossed-legged position

Even though we often associate meditation with someone wearing loin cloth, seated in the lotus or cross-legged position, we do not have to set ourselves up in a position that may be physically impossible for us or cause physical pain.

Choose any position where you are not restricted or distracted by discomfort or pain. You will appreciate a position that will allow you to breathe well and remain in a wakeful state. Even though lying down can be incredibly comfortable it may not be the best position to ensure that you won’t fall asleep.

Misconception # 4
Meditation is equivalent to napping. If I nap I will not sleep at night.

You may catch yourself falling asleep and napping during some meditations. If so, good! You obviously needed to rest.

The difference between napping and meditating is that while you are meditating you are in a deep, restful state yet you are completely present and aware of your experience.

It is said that a 20 minute meditation will have the restorative qualities of a full night’s sleep. So a meditation is a power nap on steroids!

The best part is that you will experience a deeper, more restorative sleep as your meditation practice becomes part of your regular routine.

Misconception #5
Meditation must be done in full stillness for lengthy times to reap the benefits

You experience meditation each time that you decide to take a deep breath and pay attention to the moment. You can do so seconds at a time, many times during your day.

I love the high that I get when I do meditation in motion. You can be present, aware and mindful when you walk, dance, cycle, garden, etc.

You know that incredible feeling when you are in the zone. Isn’t it beautiful!

SECRET TO SUCCESS
It is called a meditation practice. Not a meditation performance or perfection.

Just like training your muscles to be physically fit, you will train your nervous system to calm down and self regulate itself. You will flex your decision making, or focus muscles that will help keep you in the present moment. It takes time and repetition but it is so worth it.

Meditation is the art of being completely effortless YET being present and aware. You must be present to win!

Try these 3 simple tips to ensure that you integrate meditation into your self-care regime:

1. Carve out a specific time in your schedule to meditate: Set yourself up for success by carving out specific times on your busy calendar.

2. Put a do not disturb sign on your door so that you can spend your quiet time undisturbed.

3. Set a timer start with a few minutes then slowly build up to 5, 10, 20 or more minutes. The timer helps so that you don’t worry about how long you have been practicing.

4. Be patient with yourself and especially with your busy thoughts.

5. Celebrate each milestone! Take a moment to joyfully cheer yourself on as you start and end each practice.

The power of the pause is life-changing.

Join me for 10 weeks of introduction to meditation. I will gently guide you through a variety of techniques that will help you get the most out of your meditation experience and set the pace and tone for your own personal, lifelong, life-altering practice.

This course is included and accessible 24/7 in your membership or 30-day pass.

If you do not wish to invest in a membership you can purchase this course for a drastically reduced price. The regular cost is over $135.00 You can own this program for the low price of $45.00 including HST!

The results of the 10 week program: PRICELESS!

https://jackieleduc.ca/courses-new/

Interested in beginning a meditation practice, but don’t know where to start?

Well, I can help you with that!

Let me start by demystifying some of the misconceptions about meditation and then I will offer you some of those secret ingredients to have a successful practice.

Discover the power of the pause
Constant noise and busyness in your body and mind has a negative effect on the quality of your health and wellbeing. Perhaps you feel the effects of that in the form of disrupted sleep, fatigue, depression or anxiety, cloudy thinking, lack of focus, racing thoughts, aches and pains and possibly disease?

Take music as an example. It is the pause between notes that creates the magic of the melody. If there were no pauses there would only be chaotic noise.

When it comes to your mind and body, it is during the pause between effort and thought that a healing environment is created and the magic of relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation is experienced.

Tame the noise:
Meditation is one of the best methods to tame the noise. It helps to self regulate your nervous system, reduce inflammation and boost your immune system activating your own intrinsic healing mechanism. You can tame anxiety, negative emotions, poor decision making as well as chronic pain, eating disorders, addictions and chronic fatigue.

A regular meditation practice will help you feel more content, healthy, peaceful and able to deal with the pace of the crazy world out there.

I have found that there are quite a few misconceptions when it comes to what meditation is all about and how to do it. I will address 5 of those as simply as possible to hopefully give you a new perspective on the topic

Misconception #1
You must quiet all thoughts and be in total silence for a successful meditation

It is normal that thoughts will come and go during meditation. Even the most seasoned meditator will have thoughts as often as every 7 seconds. Becoming aware that you are having thoughts, then making the decision to stop paying attention to them is how you will tame their effects on you.

Misconception #2
Meditating is not easy

The biggest hindrance to meditation is trying to meditate. If you are trying you are not meditating.
When all trying stops meditating begins.
Although our outer world is governed by effort, our inner world or realm is governed by effortlessness.

Misconception #3
Meditation must be done in a seated, crossed-legged position

Even though we often associate meditation with someone wearing loin cloth, seated in the lotus or cross-legged position, we do not have to set ourselves up in a position that may be physically impossible for us or cause physical pain.

Choose any position where you are not restricted or distracted by discomfort or pain. You will appreciate a position that will allow you to breathe well and remain in a wakeful state. Even though lying down can be incredibly comfortable it may not be the best position to ensure that you won’t fall asleep.

Misconception # 4
Meditation is equivalent to napping. If I nap I will not sleep at night.

You may catch yourself falling asleep and napping during some meditations. If so, good! You obviously needed to rest.

The difference between napping and meditating is that while you are meditating you are in a deep, restful state yet you are completely present and aware of your experience.

It is said that a 20 minute meditation will have the restorative qualities of a full night’s sleep. So a meditation is a power nap on steroids!

The best part is that you will experience a deeper, more restorative sleep as your meditation practice becomes part of your regular routine.

Misconception #5
Meditation must be done in full stillness for lengthy times to reap the benefits

You experience meditation each time that you decide to take a deep breath and pay attention to the moment. You can do so seconds at a time, many times during your day.

I love the high that I get when I do meditation in motion. You can be present, aware and mindful when you walk, dance, cycle, garden, etc.

You know that incredible feeling when you are in the zone. Isn’t it beautiful!

SECRET TO SUCCESS
It is called a meditation practice. Not a meditation performance or perfection.

Just like training your muscles to be physically fit, you will train your nervous system to calm down and self regulate itself. You will flex your decision making, or focus muscles that will help keep you in the present moment. It takes time and repetition but it is so worth it.

Meditation is the art of being completely effortless YET being present and aware. You must be present to win!

Try these 3 simple tips to ensure that you integrate meditation into your self-care regime:

1. Carve out a specific time in your schedule to meditate: Set yourself up for success by carving out specific times on your busy calendar.

2. Put a do not disturb sign on your door so that you can spend your quiet time undisturbed.

3. Set a timer start with a few minutes then slowly build up to 5, 10, 20 or more minutes. The timer helps so that you don’t worry about how long you have been practicing.

4. Be patient with yourself and especially with your busy thoughts.

5. Celebrate each milestone! Take a moment to joyfully cheer yourself on as you start and end each practice.

The power of the pause is life-changing.

Join me for 10 weeks of introduction to meditation. I will gently guide you through a variety of techniques that will help you get the most out of your meditation experience and set the pace and tone for your own personal, lifelong, life-altering practice.

This course is included and accessible 24/7 in your membership or 30-day pass.

If you do not wish to invest in a membership you can purchase this course for a drastically reduced price. The regular cost is over $135.00 You can own this program for the low price of $45.00 including HST!

The results of the 10 week program: PRICELESS!

https://jackieleduc.ca/courses-new/

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Make sure you cast your vote for Jackie Leduc Wellness as Best Ottawa Yoga Studio. Follow the link below to Vote for Leadership Awards - Yoga Studios are at the end (item 21).
The best start to the new Year and the Remarkable 20's was a Yoga class and amazing brunch with Jackie Leduc Laura Spencer John White and others. What a great way to start the new year with intention. Thanks to everyone for fabulous conversation at brunch.
Share , share, share..... The holiday season can be brutal for those who have lost loved ones. THIS is how you can be there for them.
I just bought my ticket. This is going to be so much fun! Who is coming with me?
une belle entrevue avec Natalie Kahale!
I am on at minute 32:52 I love chatting with Natalie Kahale on her TV show Nat en Parle. We could have chatted forever on the topic of getting back into shape after childbirth. So many things to say, so little time 😊. More shows to come this fall!
I love chatting with Natalie Kahale on her show Nat en Parle. We could have talked for ever about this great topic. There were so many more things to discuss. We shall do more in the fall for sure!
Congratulations on your re-brand!!