Namaste, I’m Jacqueline
A global nomad, yoga teacher of 15 years and travel guide
I’m half English, half Venezuelan with a mum born in NY – so quite a mix! I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society having lived and worked on 6 continents and been to 92 countries. I am passionate about this world of wonder, travel, and all things holistic, healthy and healing.
I was considered for the role of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, but instead led expeditions in fascinating, remote, sacred parts of the world, amongst ancient archaeological wonders. Not very different, except for the salary! My creations include my own 100% natural products called Love Gaia, 3 books sharing Life Tools, Wisdom from my encounters with several of the world’s bright lights including Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama and Stephen Hawking, and a coffee table book with highlights from my travels, and also a documentary about a sustainable community in Jamaica.
I have worked on various community / humanitarian and environmental projects around the world.
For example building a weaving workshop and a casa communal with local Quechua communities in Peru, working on a Book Bus project for children in Zambia and Malawi (including in a refugee camp), volunteering at an orphanage in Nepal, working on rainwater harvesting and education projects in Fiji, teaching English and sustainable development (and yoga) in Tulum- Mexico and doing challenge horse rides in Mongolia to raise money for animal welfare. I lived in Egypt for a year teaching yoga on boats on retreats swimming with wild dolphins and am currently living in Costa Rica.
The more I travel and live with local communities, the more similarities I see. I believe we are essentially all one: ‘sunbeams of the same sun, waves of the same ocean’ and that focussing on our unity as a race and protecting our one home, this precious earth, are the keys to a brighter future.