VIHippieChick Holistic Living grew from a teenage girl’s fascination in herbal and natural remedies, many health struggles and a belief that there must be a healthier way to live than what was currently offered by modern western medicine into a company offering yoga, meditation, and healthy products such as Epicure Selections and Organo Gold.
In her early twenties, AJ, founder of VIHippieChick Holistic Living, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Not willing to let the diagnosis prevent her from achieving her goals AJ sought the help of her family doctor, chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists while researching and trying various diets, herbs and natural remedies to take back control of her body from the pain of fibromyalgia. It was at this point AJ was introduced to two things – yoga and Victorian Epicure.
Through research and personal trial AJ experienced pain relief from eating a gluten free diet. Unfortunately at the time there were not many gluten free products available leaving AJ to try to eat properly while making most meals from scratch. Not an easy task while managing chronic pain. Victorian Epicure offered a range of wheat free spices and dip mixes which enabled AJ to make gourmet tasting meals with minimal effort. After many years of using Epicure, AJ decided to share the benefits she received with others by becoming an Epicure Consultant.
AJ’s yoga journey began after being told that movement would help alleviate pain. Slowly AJ started practicing various styles of yoga including ashtanga, iyengar, yin, gentle therapeutic and hatha. Over time AJ desired a deeper knowledge and understanding of yoga than what could be found through personal research and in studio classes and began seeking a yoga teacher training program. Finally the stars aligned and in 2012 her journey to become a yoga teacher became reality.
The offering of Organo Gold products stems from AJ’s love of coffee and the health benefits she has experienced from the Ganoderma Lucidium contained in the coffee. After drinking her first box of Organo Gold coffee AJ discovered she was drinking less coffee, sleeping better and had more energy throughout the day. To test whether it was the coffee AJ stopped drinking the coffee and soon experienced a decreased in quality of sleep (a key factor in controlling fibromyalgia) as well as decreased energy levels. Sold on the benefits of Ganoderma Lucidium AJ became an Organo Gold distributor.
Throughout AJ’s life she has always enjoyed helping people. Through VIHippieChick Holistic Living she hopes to share her experiences, her knowledge and all that she has learned on her journey of life with anyone willing to receive.
VIHippieChick Holistic Living also aims to build community. People say it takes a village to raise a child but what happens if the village you find yourself in doesn’t meet all your needs? The answer, build your own village. Through the vast number of people AJ has met in Victoria and beyond she hopes to connect like minded people who want to share their talents and abilities to enhance the lives of those that cross their paths. Please let us know what you may be able to offer and we will work towards including a resource page on our ever evolving website.
I hope you join us on our journey. Come as long as you need to. Feel free to return whenever you like.