Jen Hoy's journey towards healing work began at the age of 5, when two threads connected
simultaneously: she realized that she saw and knew things that other family members were unaware of, and she began to learn
to cook. But while her natural abilities as a seer and medium were resoundingly discouraged, her blossoming talents in the
kitchen, even while very young, were rapidly cultivated. By the age of 10, Jen had started her own little bread baking business.
The family garden, raising barnyard and companion animals, fishing, and foraging for wild food and herbs, all gave her an
awareness of nature and nourishment which was connected to the Earth, and which became the foundation of all of her subsequent
work with food and healing. In her spare time she voraciously read books on metaphysics, healing, and shamanism, trying to
find answers for the part of her that was so different from the people around her.
By the age of 18, Jen was living in Italy, attending L'Universita di Padova, working as a translator and interpreter
and studying the country's regional cuisines. She received classical training in culinary arts, but her path led her steadily
towards food as a tool for healing. She owned an organic catering company-Cuisines of the Sun- in Miami Beach for 6
years, then partnered with Katie Haje in New York City to create Elemental Foods, a catering company whose mission was
bringing sustainable, healthy cuisine into the mainstream.
years in the culinary field, Jen remained haunted by the little girl she had left behind, the one who
Knew, who Saw, and who carried a medium's prodigious skill in her little body. In 2002 a mysterious, major health crisis led
Jen to reclaim this abandoned aspect of herself, prompted in part by the realization that she would not heal if she did not
reintegrate. It was also the catalyst for the birth of Body Spirit Nutrition.
this time Jen resumed formal studies in the areas of psychic development, medical intuition, nutrition and energy work. She
received certification as a nutritionist, completed advanced training in Integrative Counseling with author and healer Tom
Monte, and studied with Qi Gong Master Robert Peng. Additionally, she has trained at the Ohashi Institute; with medical intuitive
Patti Conklin; with the head of the Mexihka Medicine Council, Tzen Tzatzoehetzin; and, most recently, with metaphysician and
healer Derek O'Neill. Jen is a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners; the American Holistic Health
Association; and the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. She travels extensively in the
U.S. and abroad to deepen her skills as an intuitive and healer.
than 20 years, Jen's work encompassed conscious support of wellness, through physical and energetic healing. In 2002 she began
actively practicing intuitive counseling and diagnosis. She works privately doing intuitive readings, energy healing, nutrition
counseling, and teaching psychic development; and leads workshops and wellness seminars on a variety of subjects, including
the energetics of food, wellness issues, and bioenergetic healing. She wrote for the New York Times company for several years
and is currently the Guide to Whole Foods and Healing for about.com (www.macrobiotic.about.com). Hoy co-authored The Well Rounded Pregnancy Cookbook (Random House, 2007). Deeply committed to helping
others, Jen Hoy continues intensive studies in energy medicine and nutrition, continually integrating timeless world traditions
into a contemporary paradigm for healing.
Her private practice is based
in Laguna Beach, California and New York City.
“So I saw it during my last week at the Ashram, I was reading through an
old text about Yoga, when I found a description of ancient spiritual seekers. A Sanskrit word appeared in the paragraph: ANTEVASIN.
It means, ‘one who lives at the border.’ In ancient times this was a literal description. It indicated a person
who had left the bustling center of worldly life to go live at the edge of the forest where the spiritual masters dwelled.
The antevasin was not of the villagers anymore-not a householder with a conventional life. But neither was he yet a transcendent-not
one of those sages who live deep in the unexplored woods, fully realized. The antevasin was an in-betweener. he was a border-dweller.
He lived in sight of both worlds, but he looked toward the unknown. And he was a scholar.”
eat, pray, love