An “Outside of Boston” native, Jeanette first lived in Maine where she received her B.A. in education and women’s studies at Colby College. Her interest in holistic health, plant-based eating and conscious living began during her study abroad program in Kingston, Jamaica in 2004.
Two years later, while working as a server at Berkeley, CA’s Café Gratitude, one of the most successful raw food restaurants in the country, she learned about raw and living foods, juicing and Sacred Commerce. Returning to her Northeast roots in 2007, Jeanette attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC, where she became a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She later coached people on how to make step-by-step changes to their diet and lifestyle through green smoothie workshops, e-newsletters, and individual coaching sessions.
In 2009, Jeanette completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program with O2 Yoga in Boston and a children’s yoga teacher training with Childlight Yoga. She moved back to Maine shortly thereafter and began teaching at Yogave, a yoga studio offering ‘by donation classes’ in Falmouth, which quickly became her second home. This is where she met Kathleen Flanagan. They quickly became friends and started discussing their shared ideas for ways to give back to their community.
Jeanette’s passion for healthy foods grew as she served green smoothies with her bike blender at the Falmouth Farmers’ Market, earning her the new nickname “Fender Blender Gal.”
Jeanette is incredibly excited to combine her passion for raw foods, plant-based eating and yogic philosophy in the Roost venture. She believes that the nutrient dense food grown in our Maine backyard can be a gateway for more mindful speech, thought and action. She and Kathleen hope to cultivate a space where people will experience the pleasure of healthy eating, a joyful atmosphere, and a service that will satisfy every appetite.
“I am so blessed to be opening Roost House of Juice with Kathleen Flanagan! There are many people to thank for inspiring me on this path of holistic health, wellness and ‘present moment’ living: Daisy Mom, Daddio, Eppy, JR, Adrienne Martin, Amy Wolfe, Shirley Campbell, Livity, Matthew & Terces Engelhart and the Café Gratitude Community, Troi Boulanger, Mimi Loureiro, David Clark, Lisa Maxwell and, of course, Kathleen Flanagan!”
Peace, Solidarity, and Livity,