Livin’ La Thyroid Lifestyle
with Fern Olivia, founder of Thyroid Yoga
Welcome to Thyroid Refresh TV!
In this episode, we speak with Fern Olivia, founder of Thyroid Yoga®. and regular contributor to Thyroid Refresh.
Fern Olivia is an internationally recognized teacher, speaker and wellness journalist passionate about the power of integrative medicine, yoga, and holistic lifestyle practices. Combining her education in Biomedical Engineering with her studies in yoga and integrative nutrition, Fern Olivia has created Thyroid Yoga®, a unique approach to supporting thyroid health that has changed the lives of thousands of women and men around the world.
After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism in 2008, Fern was inspired by the lack of western medical knowledge about holistic lifestyle practices for hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, and autoimmune conditions.
Thyroid Yoga® has been endorsed by leading medical doctors as a proven way to help restore thyroid function and balance hormones. In addition to teaching, retreats, events, and speaking on the topics of holistic health and self-expression, her thyroid course is a best-seller on MindBodyGreen and she trains wellness leaders and practitioners in her Thyroid Yoga® training, now available internationally.
Fern also founded Ajai Alchemy, an all organic essential oil fragrance brand specifically formulated with synergistic hormone balancing and aphrodisiac benefits.
Fern Olivia currently resides in Nosara, Costa Rica, where she instructs yoga and leads Bhakti Kirtans at The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort and Living Hotel, and serves the local community and visitors as Nosara Wellness Guide.
Join us as we chat with Fern about bio-individuality, the importance of self-care rituals, and why honoring yourself is vital on your journey to optimal health and wellness.
Listen/Watch time: 42 minutes
My number one initiative is to really honor and take care of my body.
– fern olivia
- (02:32) Fern’s story
- (09:00) What is Fern’s life like in Nosara, Costa Rica?
- (12:00) How eating a completely plant-based (often raw) diet has worked for Fern.
- (21:00) Why too many restrictions and over-analyzing can be detrimental.
- (24:00) Why self-care rituals are so important.
- (30:00) Fern’s yoga retreats.
- (36:00) A few actionable tips from Fern.
I believe in bio-individuality. Everyone’s different. The biggest thing is releasing judgment from yourself. There are things that don’t work. For anyone. Sugar…is going to mess with your hormone balance.
– fern olivia
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- Find Fern online
- A few of Fern’s Thyroid Refresh yoga videos:
- Radiance Rituals from a ‘Thyroid Yoga®’ Goddess
- Bio-Individual Nutrition: Unlocking Your Unique Thyroid Diet