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Jaya (pronounced Jai-ya ~ nee Lori) Hollohan's bio in brief:

  • I am a facilitator of energy therapy, a mindfulness life coach, a yoga teacher, producer of conscious media and Author of the amazingly, helpful book entitled, "Who We Are When We Thrive: Remembering Happiness & Rediscovering Health" (see Shop for details!) My work helps people's energy, overall health, levels of happiness and awareness to THRIVE.
  • I enjoy working with people that are ready to shift: 1) mental/emotional patterns (from childhood, inherited, etc.) and their related influences on physical health; 2) any type of trauma and its affects on the 3 brains (head, heart and gut), as well as mental/emotional health; and 3) patterns of conditioning that inhibit spiritual awakening.
  • I have obtained Advanced Certification as a BodyTalk Practitioner, Parama BodyTalk Practitioner, Certified yoga teacher, Mindfulness Life Coach, Cranial Sacral, Reiki practitioner, in addition to various other therapies studied. I have undertaken trauma studies with internationally known trauma expert Peter Levine PhD, and am currently studying his 3 year Professional Somatic Experiencing Training to help the nervous system to relearn self-regulation and to balance all trauma related symptoms.
  • I have completed a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Waterloo and an MA in Peace and Development Studies in Spain.
  • I have traveled to over 30 countries for work, play, study and long stays in monasteries, seminaries and ashrams to awaken consciousness. Intuitive gifts have been developed during this time, which serve my clients extraordinarily well.
  • I have facilitated thousands of sessions that have helped people to heal on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels.

  • I have worked as a part-time consultant in International Development with the Federal Government (CIDA) for 7 years (and taught staff yoga during the lunch hour!)

Vision: to help to shift ill~adapted mental, emotional, physical and spiritual patterns so that health can thrive on all levels, including the evolution of human consciousness.




"BodyTalk is perhaps the easiest yet most powerful

method you can learn to keep your family healthy. This

applies to everyone, whether you are a medical doctor,

an athlete, a mother, kindergarten student, a therapist

of any kind or a Ph.D. candidate."

- Dr. James Oschman Ph.D.


Healing Health & Anchoring Wellness


Come join Jaya for an evening of inspiration and workshop for transformation as we learn:


  • How to use the basic principles of energy therapy, and various techniques, to give yourself a healing session.

  • How to shift and integrate outdated mental, emotional stories and patterns and their effects on overall health.

  • How to begin to respond to stress instead of react by learning to ground and regulate your nervous system.

  • How to connect with your essence, what drives you and how to use these to anchor greater well-being and joy in your life.


Evening Talk: Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 7-8:30pm - by donation

Location: Holistic Wellness Ottawa, 356 MacLaren St., Ottawa

One-day Workshop: Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 10am-6pm - cost $150 (or early bird $125 until January 27).

Location: 357 Waverley St., Ottawa

Please RSVP to Jaya directly to register for either/both events via the Contact page below.



"Goodness is really the key here. If we’re just exposing the

person to the trauma or trying to think about it in a

different way without fundamentally changing the

experience, then our work is not done - we haven’t

gotten to the full resolution."

- Peter Levine PhD




BodyTalk is a consciousness-based energy therapy that resets the nervous system to balances stress and resulting disease in the body, mind and spirit. It reconnects lines of communication between parts and systems so that they can resynchronize and allow the body to heal itself.
Here is an explanation of BodyTalk by its founder, Dr. John Veltheim:



What your body says

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BodyTalk shifts mental/emotional and physical symptoms that arise from accumulated stresses. It energetically repatterns our informational blueprint via cellular anatomy to bring about rapid, non-invasive and effective changes that encourage phenomenal health and well~being.
Commonly addressed issues where BodyTalk has seen excellent results, include*:
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Emotional/mental Stress
  • Sports Injuries and Performance
  • Fascia/muscle release and bone/joint realignment
  • Emotional Disorders
  • Learning Disorders
  • Infections
  • Various Digestive Disorders
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Allergies
  • Trauma



I have completed approximately 30 BodyTalk courses (almost all of the advanced modules), including 90 hours of Anatomy and Physiology. I have studied BodyTalk with the founder of the BodyTalk System, Dr. John Veltheim, D.C., B.Ac., other Senior BodyTalk Instructors (holding various designations), including internationally renowned biophysicist Dr. James Oschman, molecular biologist, Dr. Laura Stuve and Kerry D'Ambrogio, physical therapist, acupuncture physician and osteopath.
I have also studied with internationally renowned founder of Donna Eden's Energy Medicine, Donna Eden and her husband David Feinstein, Phd., Dr. Joe Dispenza, completed a 40 hour intro into Shamanic energy healing with the Algonquin Shaman, as well as many other doctors of various specialties and intuitives.
For more information on my BodyTalk training, please visit my Bio Page on the BodyTalk website. Feel free to visit the Articles page of my website and click on Testimonials to hear directly from clients.
** Please note that all of the below modalities take place within a BodyTalk session depending on what the body needs.


Mindfulness Life Coaching




Mindfulness Coaching increases awareness about how to shift what no longer feels good! These changes are often in relation to our habits, belief systems and attitudes and their affect on our all aspects of our lives. 
Mindfulness Coaching is facilitated via mindfulness practice, bringing old, stuck beliefs into awareness, integrating related bodily sensations, guided meditations (including relaxing brain wave frequencies), etc.
Here is an example of one of the teachers' work (Mooji) that I draw from while facilitating this work:



Mindfulness Coaching integrates parts of ourselves that sabotage our overall well~being so that life is experienced with more joy and ease. It enhances clarity and our ability to flow with life, instead of against it, and unlocks our limitless potential for bringing greater happiness, health and freedom into our experience.


I have been engaged in consciousness studies world~wide for over 15 years within various spiritual and academic institutions. Some of the Masters that I have spent time with are: Vietnamese Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh, Vedantans Ramesh Balsekar and Mooji, various Yogis (listed below), Bentinho Massaro (above), Abraham Hicks, and other great teachers that have left the body. I have also completed a Life Coach Certification Program with the Certified Coaches Federation.



Trauma Integration Work




Helps to discharge energy that gets locked in our nervous system when we become overwhelmed by a threat in our environment. The work of Peter Levine PhD (Author of Waking the Tiger and In an Unspoken Voice). is instrumental to facilitating this work; his theories of trauma release and practical, somatic exercises are incorporated into my practice.
Here is a video by Peter Levine that explains his Trauma Integration Somatic Experiencing work:




An experience of expansion and release of energy contained in the nervous system and throughout the entire body allowing for a more integrated, spacious, enjoyable and less reactive experience to life. A greater capacity to move out of ongoing states of immobility, overwhelm and hyperarousal that constrict the body and mind on all levels.


l have read many of Peter Levine's books, completed his "Healing Trauma Online Course" and studied with him directly during a week long course entitled, "Body as Healer: New Advances in Trauma Treatment." I am currently undertaking the 3 year Professional Somatic Experiencing Training. I have also studied TraumaPractik with Tom Tomlinson and Abigail Szathmary that facilitates fascia release relating to traumatic injuries.





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Yoga consists of various practices that help us to unite with the divine within. The body and mind comes into balance by focusing on the movement of breath and energy while practicing asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), dhyana (meditation) and eventually, transcendence (samadhi). 
I have taught hatha yoga for years at PranaShanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa, in a Federal Government Department in Gatineau and at an old school house in the woods.
Here is an example of how yoga can help us to regulate our nervous systems, emotions and physical tension with well~known Yoga Instructor Seane Corn:




Some physical benefits of yoga include: increasing flexibility, lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons, massaging all organs, complete detoxification and excellent toning of muscles. 
The broader benefits are: harmonization of the body and mind, gentle opening of the chakras and a calmer, more adept and peaceful mind. It also reduces stagnation in the body that arises due to accumulated stress.


I have studied and practiced yoga since an extended trip to India in 2006 and completed my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Sivananda Ashram in Quebec. I have studied with nationally renowned yoga teacher Hart Lazer and his internationally renowned teacher Ramanand Patel from India. I have also studied with internationally renowned Ashtanga Yoga teacher David Swenson, Ashaya Yoga founder, Todd Norian, Yoga of Sound artist Snatam Kaur and many more.

"Health is wealth. Peace of mind is happiness.

Yoga shows the way."

- Swami Vishnu-devananda


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Jaya's Book




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  (Electronic version - 148 pages long!)


Jaya's book incorporates a variety of tools and practices that help us to remember ourselves as happiness itself; a happiness that has no conditions for arising. It highlights the mind-body connection (as proven by science), enabling us to recognize old mental and emotional patterns that can compromise our physical health and offers tools to help to shed them.


This books helps us to rewire our minds and bodies so that redundant, unhelpful patterns can be released with greater ease, enabling us to thrive on all levels. *It can also be purchased in soft cover at Jaya's Ottawa office, on www.amazon.com and all European amazon websites, as well as in the Kindle edition on Amazon.


Guided Meditations


Returning to the Light


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Jaya's voice is accompanied by music by artist Sahin Koc (from the label Ambient Music), including synthesizer and flowing water, as well a base frequency of 136.1 Hz binaural beat.** The frequency resonates with that of the Earth, the Sun and the Heart Chakra and encourages calm, centering and relaxation; its tone corresponds to the meditative "OM" or "Amen" that can also enhance meditative states (10 min).


Expanding Awareness 



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Jaya's voice is accompanied by music by artist Sean McCleery including piano, pan flute and nature sounds, as well as a theta frequency (4.5 Hz binaural beat**) to encourage elevated states of consciousness, deep meditation and wakeful dreaming (27 min). 


Healing from Within



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Jaya's voice is accompanied by music by artist Fumio including running water, nature sounds, synthesizer, as well as a theta frequency (4.9 Hz binaural beat*) to encourage healing (similar to the laying of hands by a healer), treatment of addictions and learning new information (23 min).  

Professional equipment was used to create and mix these recordings.

*Binaural music alters brainwave frequencies to improve relaxation, concentration, sleep, healing, learning, etc. Please do not use if you have an irregular heartbeat (especially a pacemaker!), are prone to seizures or while driving and/or operating other heavy machinery.



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"Consciousness is all there is."

- Ramesh Balsekar, Advaita Master & former President of the Bank of India






Session cost is $100 (incl HST). Health insurance receipts are issued that are accepted by most insurance companies. Package discounts are available at 4 sessions for $360 and are paid upfront. PLEASE NOTE: As of February 1, 2018 session cost will increase to $110 per session (incl HST) or 4 sessions for $400.
Please click on my online calendar to book an appointment at my Ottawa Office or a distance session (you will need to create a login name and password to do this). If you are having a distance session, please let me know in the subject line of a separate email (unless you are a regular distance client).
Please note that if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, you need to do so directly in the online calendar 48 hours prior to the appointment start time or you will be charged. (You cannot cancel your appointment by email or under 48 hours in the online calendar). 
If this is your first BodyTalk session, please download and complete this Health and Well-being Form, and bring it along with you to your session: Health and Well-being Form
Please also note that I like to see new clients once a week for 3 weeks, so if your are booking your first session, please book all 3 or it will likely take longer for you to get in for your 2nd and 3rd sessions.



Hours and Location*

  • Every other Monday ~ 9am~12:45pm

  • Tuesdays ~ 10am~3:30pm

  • Wednesdays ~ 10:45am~4:15pm

  • Fridays ~ 12pm~5:30pm

*The above hours vary on occasion and are reflected in the online calendar. If you are challenged to see Jaya during these hours, please email her and ask for additional availability.

My office is located at 484 Gladstone Ave. (at Lyon St.). Please inquire for the location of an office that is occasionally used on the Quebec side.



 Distance Sessions

Distance sessions are available by Skype or phone and can be paid via PayPal or electronic banking. They take place using the same method and have the same results as in-person sessions. 
Dr. Don Pilipovich, Auccupuncturist, RMT and former BodyTalk Instructor, as well as two Doctors from the Centre of Biofield Sciences in Pune, India completed a study on BodyTalk distance sessions. They measured real-time changes in the human energy field via photographs taken before and after distance sessions.
You can view those images here: what happens in a distance session!
In addition, Dr. Laura Stuve, molecular biologist, two colleagues from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Dr. Janet Galipo, Dr. of Chinese Medicine, led a study on the efficacy of BodyTalk distance sessions in the treatment of chronic pain. The evaluation of these sessions suggests that it significantly improved pain levels, as well as fatigue and other emotional symptoms associated with long-term chronic pain.
The following evaluation was published in the Journal of Pain Management 2015, vol. 7, #4, pp. 279 - 290: BT Chronic Pain Evaluation



Payment can be made by cash or check. If you are paying electronically by Interac email money transfer or PayPal, please pay prior to your session. (Pls note that PayPal fees are included in the prices below).


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Use the contact form to write me or send me an email directly at: jaya (@) energythrive.com

It's time to thrive!

Name: Jaya Hollohan
Phone: 613-866-7091
Skype: jaya.hollohan
Address: 484 Gladstone Ave. Ottawa, ON K1R 5N7