Having worked as a designer since 1993, Jodey has always found delight in creative pursuits. After completing a degree in Fashion at Kingston University, UK, She has worked for many high-profile companies, including Levi's, Patagonia, The North Face and the Gap. Travel played a significant part in her work; visiting different countries for inspiration and production were quarterly events. After a time, she took a creative sabbatical of personal travel, visiting the rich sacred landscapes of South America and engaging with local medicine workers, healers and artisans.
In 2006 a friend introduced her to Ayurveda.
A few years later, Jodey visited Kerala, India, for a work trip and fell in love with the culture; that trip had a profound effect and was the start of a soul-searching journey towards Ayurveda and alternative medicine.
The experience led her on a 10-month part-time certification, in 2011, as an Ayurvedic Health Counsellor at Mount Madonna Institute of Ayurveda in California. Jodey was dipping her toe into what would become her passion and reshape her outlook on life and her own health. At Mount Madonna Institute, she was first introduced to her teacher Dr Vasant Lad, a renowned Ayurvedic physician and author.
Christmas of 2012, she returned to India for a personal retreat at Poonthottam Ayurveda Ashram and hospital in Kerala. The effects were palpable. Ayurveda, like all Vedic sciences, is a vast subject and lifelong learning. Hungry for knowledge, Jodey decided to leave her 20-year career in fashion to study full time with Dr Vasant Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute, New Mexico. Jodey completed her Ayurvedic practitioner certification and Yoga teacher training in 2015. During her time there, she was introduced to Jyotish astrology, a sister science to Ayurveda and Vastu, the yoga of space.
At the end of her final year, Jodey became pregnant with her daughter. She was 41 and followed all of the ayurvedic protocols during her pregnancy. Jodey experienced a healthy home birth and followed an ayurvedic post-partum regime, all to the most positive and enriching effect. To augment her personal experience, she continued her studies in Ayurvedic obstetrics with Dr Amruta Athale, founder of the Arya Ayurveda Institute in Pune, India.
The culmination of Jodey's studies in Ayurveda and its sister sciences, her previous career in fashion design and personal experience have created Inner Farmacy and her blog The Daily Dose, offering Ayurvedic insights for women , giving you the tools to live a modern life using ancient wisdom. It is a Vedic perspective on style, health food and practice so that you too can cultivate your own, Inner Farmacy.