Alongside Trauma in the Media
THE WATERLOO RECORD: SMOKING POT TO ENHANCE THE YOGA EXPERIENCE
June 24, 2019
"While del Rosso wants to differentiate herself from other yoga instructors, she also believes ardently in the benefits of marijuana to reduce anxiety and stress or ease pain and depression.
She says she has used cannabis daily for years to help with the trauma from long-term abuse she endured as a child. She immediately noticed benefits when smoking marijuana before doing yoga.
"I could feel things in my body differently; I was able to quiet my mind more easily," del Rosso says."
570 NEWS: CANNABIS YOGA EVENT BEING HELD IN WATERLOO REGION FOR THE FIRST TIME
April 14, 2019
"According to Del Rosso, there are a lot of studies on the impact of cannabis on anxiety and depression, and more studies connecting it to activities as well.
"Like nature walks, yoga and meditation, and combining that to get even higher benefits from those practices."
Del Rosso has a cannabis medical licence to treat her own anxiety and depression, and in her own experience, found that yoga and pot go well together".
LIVE BETR: WHEN HOME ISN'T A PERFECT PICTURE
March 9, 2020
“If we come from a place where we don’t have trauma, and were not severely traumatized as children, our idea of home is gonna be very different from somebody who has experienced addiction or homelessness or abandonment,” she said. “I think that’s why my idea of home started with, or ended with, what does home feel like in my body and then how can I bring that externally. I think it depends on where you come from, what your history is, and your understanding of self.”
4 WOMEN CANNABIS ENTREPRENEURS WORTH FOLLOWING
June 26, 2020
"In Ontario, Jessi del Rosso creates safe spaces to educate people about trauma and its effects on the nervous system. She founded Alongside Trauma to assist childhood abuse survivors and people living with PTSD.
Another ally to her business is cannabis.
Having used cannabis throughout her life, del Rosso decided to combine her social work expertise with a Ganja Yoga certification so people could feel less scared about their trauma".