Yoga + Creativity

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JESSIE brings the Yoga + Creativity to HOW YOU GLOW. Educated at the University of Colorado, Boulder with a focus in Fine Art and Psychology and earning her Masters Degree in Art Therapy at New York University, De Lowe has always been intrigued by the power of healing. With two degrees under her belt, she moved to Los Angeles to begin her practice in integrative therapy, certified through Yogaworks Urban Zen program, which combines the gentle healing modalities of yoga, reiki, essential oils, and contemplative care. Jessie’s passion for yoga was piqued during her intensive yoga training at Kripalu in the Berkshires and she has since trained with Yogaworks founder Maty Ezraty to build on her knowledge of the practice. De Lowe’s immersion in healing practices has shaped her career, positioning her as a sought after instructor by private clients and studios alike. In addition to teaching at Equinox Beverly Hills, luxury boutique hotels including Viceroy Santa Monica have called upon Jessie to lead their high profile clientele in the practice of yoga.

Through HOW YOU GLOW, Jessie shares her yoga and healing knowledge with others. Through Wellness Packages, she shares services that include:

  • Private Yoga
  • Group Yoga
  • Glow Yoga (yoga + art)
  • Art Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Aromatherapy

 

HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE

NAME: Jessie De Lowe

NICKNAME: JAG, Jaguar, Snowflake

WHERE DID YOU GROW UP: Larchmont, New York

WHEN YOU ARE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…

BREAKFAST:

 My husband makes the most delicious Canyon Coffee and I make us both a green smoothie bowl, topped with my favorite Gjusta granola, strawberries, raspberries, sliced bananas, and pomegranate seeds. On cold days, a hearty oatmeal with berries, dried fruit, nuts and steamed milk.

LUNCH: I love to eat a big salad for lunch. The salad bar at Erewhon MarketGreens UpFarmshop, and the garden table at Soho House are my go-to salad bars, depending on where I’m teaching that day. The Kale & Brussel Sprouts salad at Thyme Café is so refreshing. The Mediterranean salad from Sycamore Kitchen is also one of my favorites. M Café’s salmon bento-box is another staple, I always bring it with me to eat on the plane when I travel.   

DINNER: I love Vietnamese food and I’m almost always in the mood for Pho from Nong La on Sawtelle, 9021pho in Beverly Hills, or  Blossom in Silverlake. Inaka is my favorite place for a delicious, clean, macrobiotic meal in the most peaceful setting. The Pita Grill on Fairfax is a hole in the wall serving delicious Mediterranean food. Their chicken kabob plate makes my mouth water just thinking about it!  I always get the fresh watermelon juice, which complements the spice perfectly. If I’m on the Westside, I go to Axe for their brown rice bowl and ginger tea. 

When I cook, I usually make honey baked chicken, oven roasted sweet potato fries, kale salad and Israeli cous cous. Hummus is always involved. I am trying to expand my repertoire of dishes!

SNACK: Usually fruit, like an apple, fresh figs or papaya, and some almonds. I also love dried mango. The dried figs with almond butter from Moon Juice are next level—the combination tastes like a jelly donut!!! Tara’s gluten-free, vegan, healthy GLOW cookies are my obsession, and luckily I almost always have them in my house. Warm water with lemon throughout the day, too. 

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO EAT HEALTHY? In LA: M Café for macro burger, salads, and bento box. Cuvee for the Cajun shrimp salad. Fresh Corn Grill for salad with grilled salmon. Inaka for grilled fish with vegetables and the miso/pumpkin seafood hotpots. Forage for rotisserie chicken and fresh salads. Blossom for chicken pho.  Beverly Hills Hotel for McCarthy salad. Liquid juice Bar for acai bowl. Beverly Hills Juice Club and Juice Served Here for juice and smoothies. Malibu Seafood for fresh grilled fish and shellfish right on the beach. Plate in Malibu for the best green juices and healthy food with a view of the ocean. SunLife Oganics for acai bowls and smoothies.

In NYC: Souen for soups, and amazing salads- I like the one in the East Village best. The Smile for Greek yogurt, fruit and the BEST granola. Liquiteria for juice, smoothies and my favorite oatmeal maybe ever. Café Habana for grilled chicken and corn salad (add avocado). Café Mogador for the best Greek Salad and Middle Eastern Eggs (I could eat here everyday- check out the one in Williamsburg). 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE?  Baby back ribs, mac and cheese, biscuits–if I can’t have my mom’s then Baby Blue’s BBQ in Venice is the place I choose.  Sweet potato fries are also very near to my heart. Tacos and a cold horchata from El Cactus! The godmother sandwich from Bay Cities. Indian food—I love garlic naan, tandoori chicken, mango chutney, saag paneer and basmati rice. Peking duck- Joss in Beverly Hills does this beautifully. Jitlada for spicy Thai food. Korean BBQ.  I could go on forever…

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO INDULGE? In addition to the answer above, NYC: –Joe’s Shanghai for soup dumplings  –Ed’s Lobster Bar for the best lobster rolls and French fries –Vinegar Hill House for the potted chicken liver with toast. –J.G. Melon for my favorite cheeseburger and fries –Lovely Day for the ginger fried chicken. LA: –Din Tai Fung for soup dumplings  -The original Katsuya in the valley for Izakaya sushi – Asanebo  or Matsuhisa for an indulgent and phenomenal omakase experience  –Il Piccolino for stone crabs and linguine vongole –Esquela for chewy chips with guacamole and crispy beef and pickle tacos –Roscoe’s for fried chicken and waffles –Joan’s on Third for the club sandwich and Chinese chicken salad –Dan Tana’s for chicken Parmesan –Sqirl for literally everything on the menu and especially the fresh brioche toast with jam –Animal for the pork belly sliders

But, without a doubt, my absolute FAVORITE place to let go and indulge is when visiting home and my mom, who is a professional chef and cookbook author, is making dinner. She whips up everything from fresh bread, to baked clams and whole fish in a wood burning pizza oven. I could live off of her challah bread and homemade butter. She also makes  ice cream cake for everyone’s birthday each year filled with their favorite ice cream flavors, candies and cookies. It is heavenly. 

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH? A never-ending omakase sushi experience…if we’re dreaming, at Jiro in Japan. 

WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK/ YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE? Do smoothies count? Honey baked chicken. Its my mom’s recipe and reminds me of the smell of my house growing up. Always makes me happy and nostalgic. 

WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP IN LA? Melrose Place and Larchmont Farmer’s markets on Sundays, Bristol Farms, Trader Joe’s for dried fruits and nuts, and Erewhon for whatever I can afford ;) 

WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIME? (HOW OFTEN & WHAT DO YOU DO) I teach or do some amount of yoga almost every day and take one hot yoga class per week to detox. I love to hike, walk on the beach, or jog along the path on Santa Monica blvd near my house. I much prefer to be outside than in a gym. I have become addicted to Ben B’s Soul Cycle class- it gives me energy for the whole week! If I’m feeling like I need to rest, I always listen to my body and take it easy. 

WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE? (PRODUCTS, FACIALS, ETC.) I’ve been trying so many new products since starting How You Glow, so I’ll let you know when I find my favorites. 

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE NATURAL MAKEUP/ BEAUTY PRODUCTS? Most of my products are pretty natural. I use coconut oil as eye makeup remover, Kristie Streicher’s Aforé Oil –I use it on my face and massage it into my eyebrows before bed (smells heavenly), and Rose Water spray throughout the day. For makeup, I’m really into RMS Living Luminizer to highlight brow bones, cheekbones, and the corners of the eyes. The Earth Tu Face Skin Stick is great for chapped lips or dryness. 

IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT 3 PRODUCTS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU? 

 1. Lavender 

2. Peppermint 

3. Frankincense  (all essential oils from Young Living)

WHAT PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY/FITNESS/HEALTH GURUS DO YOU SWEAR BY? Everyone has something to offer and teach. I’m always looking to learn from others, that’s what motivated How You Glow. There is a “guru” within all of us.  For yoga, I love so many, but  Elena Brower, Vinnie Marino and Maty Ezraty are very inspiring to me.

TOP 3 FAVORITE SONGS?

1. “This Must Be The Place” by The Talking Heads

2. “Idioteque” by Radiohead

3. “Heartbreaker” by Mariah Carey

Anything by Jay Z / Kanye West / Paul Simon / Bob Marley / Thom Yorke / Arcade Fire

MOST LIFE-CHANGING BOOK? The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, How You Do Anything Is How You Do Anything by Cheri Huber (I often refer to this for art therapy inspiration)

WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? My family.

DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY. Wake up to great coffee, fresh fruit and delicious croissants in bed.  Go for a long walk, exploring farmers markets, shops, and restaurants then take an amazing yoga class, preferably on the beach, followed by a relaxing massage. Eat a delicious dinner with friends and end the night with a bubble bath, cozy bathrobe and an episode of The Sopranos.  

WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE BEAUTY TIP/SECRET? Sweat often, breathe deeply, stay hydrated, do what you love, surround yourself with positive inspiring people, love and accept yourself exactly as you are & only wish the best for others. After you’ve done all that, go to the Korean Spa! That place will make you glow for days. 

WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW? a good night’s sleep, laughing, enjoying delicious food with people I love, yoga, gratitude, beautiful scents, massages, creativity, new experiences, nature, my family, learning what makes others GLOW. Being madly in love with my husband makes me glow the brightest.