Fern Olivia is fiercely passionate for embodying feminine grace, liberated self-expression and a conscious sustainable lifestyle. Fern is an internationally recognized teacher, speaker and wellness journalist, and she lives her dream life in Nosara, Costa Rica where she teaches her Thyroid Yoga® teacher trainings and has founded Nosara Wellness Guide and Buena Vibra Cleanses. Through her own personal experiments, research and intimate journey, she has created retreats and experiences through which thousands of women and men have been able to tap into their own self-healing by adapting holistic rituals to support their vitality, and becoming their own intuitive healers.
Fern Olivia is the founder of Ajai Alchemy, an all organic essential oil fragrance brand specifically formulated with synergistic hormone balancing and aphrodisiac benefits. Fern Olivia is also the host of Sensual Intelligence, where she interviews lifestyle and wellness influencers, founders and spiritual leaders on their rituals and how they find balance through the six senses. She is the Editor In Chief of the spiritual platform, Luminosity.
Get to know fern
However, yoga didn’t find me until I was very sick with an autoimmune thyroid condition called Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism and could barely get out of bed because I felt like I had two bricks under my feet, along with vertigo, brain fog, all-over puffiness and a protruded bloated belly. Then one day, I had enough of living like a zombie! As if by divine guidance, on one particular awful day at the office, I snuck out on my lunch break and found my way into a yoga studio where I took my very first class. I fell in love with the way that I felt nurtured and loved – a feeling that was clearly missing in my life – and I returned the next day … and the following day.
It was a natural decision to pursue my teacher training at that studio with my first teacher, Donnalynn Civello. I completed my 200-hour certification and began teaching immediately, and soon after, launched my yoga and wellness company and began leading retreats internationally. I studied Integrative Nutrition and became a board-certified holistic health practitioner and continued my studies of prenatal yoga, restorative yoga, Ayurveda and energy work so I could really offer my clients something very unique and powerful.
My dharma has guided me to create a ripple effect of guiding inspired teachers through retreats and online in my Thyroid Yoga teacher training, which has been offered in New York, Los Angeles, Australia, and Costa Rica!
I set the intention in every class I teach to invite the divine to speak through me. So when I lead a kriya or sequence, I am channeling in what is meant to come through me to serve my students in the most authentic, supportive, inspiring way. I weave poetry, metaphor, and magic into my classes, and strive to create a unique experience each time.
Besides for nutrition, my daily Kundalini sadhana, beach bootcamp, and surfing keeps my body active, strong and flexible! I adorn myself in essential oils - especially the line I’ve created for hormone balance and aphrodisiac effects. I am devoted to wearing 100% organic cotton and bamboo on my body, my sheets and linens, and understanding where and how my products are made.
I enjoy daily reflection and meditation, often watching the waves or sitting with trees along the jungle path to the beach.