Professional Training & Career

Professional Training

She began exploring the gifts of meditation with Shankadev and continues to take part in many Vipassana Meditation retreats. Soon after meditation she started practicing yoga. She continued to explore the different streams of yoga, which all have their roots from Krishnamarcharya lineage of Viniyoga. Jemma has studied with great teachers in Australia and Internationally, all who have fertilized, nurtured her understanding and appreciation of yoga from Satyananda Yoga Academy, Michael de Manincor, Simon Borg Olivier, Nicole Goodwin, Mark Breadner, Shiva Rea and Twee Merrigan. This led to becoming a certified yoga teacher.

Jemma has trained with Monks and studied in monasteries across Thailand, China and USA. Jemma has also gained certification in Qigong with her studies in China with The World Medical Qigong Society, Dr Xu from Xiyuan Beijing Hospital and Master Yu from Mt. Wudan. She continues her studies in monasteries across Thailand, China and Australia.

Her multicultural mix, knowledge and empathy for her students comes from her magnitude of experiences and adventures living with Panan Indians in Borneo, studying Shamanic Teachings with American Indians, Martial Arts with Masters in Australia, and studying Sound Resonance and Toning with Karina Shelde which has allowed her to understand the human spirit and embrace it in all her flowing modalities.

As a Model, Actress, Professional Dancer and TV presenter, Jemma has learnt the art of touching her audience to engage them in a deep and emotional way to bring out the best in her students. With literally thousands of hours spent in voice, body, movement, stillness and performance courses she has attended around the world, Jemma brings these skills to her classes to share with her students in her own engaging way.

Jemma is committed to developing more, therefore enjoys travelling regularly and embarks on ongoing professional training with the some of the best teachers in the fields of health, wellbeing, quantum physics and spirituality.

Jemmas training includes:

  • Certified Yoga Teacher
  • Certified Qi-Gong Teacher
  • Appointed Meditation Teacher
  • Professional Reiki Practitioner
  • Professional Pranic Healer
  • Sound Resonance & Toning
  • American Indian Shamanic Teachings
  • Course in Miracles Teacher / Student
  • Buddhist Studies
  • Self development Studies with Dr John Demartini
  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • Introduction to Astrology
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • The Teachings of Abraham with Esther and Jerry Hicks
  • Leadership/Facilitator of Pachamama Alliance Symposiums

Professional Career

Jemmas privileged career in the Wellness industry has provided her with rich experiences and deep connection to the difference groups of people she has had the pleasure of working with including, the young individual health enthusiasts in her classes and workshops, The members of The Woollahra Senior Citizens Club in Sydney, The Womens Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in Redfern, The Rose Bay Stroke Support Group, The Temple of Body & Soul,The Hakoak Club in Bondi, as well as International private clients including business owners, CEOs, entrepreneurs, corporate groups and other men and women.

These varied individuals come from different backgrounds of age, health, lifestyle, levels of performance from beginners to experienced and advanced students. This variety has provided Jemma with a depth of understanding of what is required in their practice to accomplish each individual students goal.

Jing Life by Jemma Rivera
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