About Jovanka

Meet Jovanka


(that’s jo-VON-kah. Yeah, you got it.)


I know what it feels like …jovanka, jovanka ciares, yoga pose, woman in yoga pose

… to bounce from doctor’s office to doctor’s office, drowning in theories — but getting no answers.

… to move through your day with a twisted gut, a bloated belly, and mysterious aches + pains that just won’t go away.

… to watch your reflection drift farther + farther away from the smokin’ hot goddess you want to see, in the mirror.


And I know what it takes to turn your whole world around.


I’m Jovanka Ciares — a wellness expert, nutrition coach and a one-woman jolt of motivation for your sexy, happy + healthy life.

Ten years ago, my body was in chaos, and nobody was there to guide me — or give me the loving smackdown I desperately needed.

I had to become my own healthcare advocate, seek out my own remedies, test my own theories, and bring myself back to health.

I became a seasoned expert — the hard way.

And today?

I’m standing before you with over a decade of personal wisdom — combined with top-notch training from some of the leading voices in detox for weight loss, nutrition and mind-body wellness.

I’m here to remind you that your sexy body is a temple — even if it feels more like a run-down motel, at the moment!

And I’m living proof that transformation is possible — when you discover what motivates you.

So, why work with me?

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1. I’ve trained with the absolute best.

I earned my life coaching certification from The Spencer Institute, and completed masters-level coursework with Cornell University’s Dr. T. Colin Campbell. I’ve traveled to 30 countries
(and counting), exploring how people from non-Western cultures keep themselves vibrant, youthful + whole.

You want the best? I’ve studied at their feet. And I bring everything I’ve learned, to you.

 2. I’m a serious expert.

I’ve authored three books on clean food, cleansing + detox for weight loss, and I’m a featured expert on Fox News LA, NPR, CBS Radio, Telemundo — and a few of the most influential websites on the ‘net, including The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen and Positively Positive.

I’ve walked my talk (check out my TEDx talk here), right into the international media spotlight.

And I’m just getting started.

3. I’ve got a smokin’ hot track record.

I’ve helped nearly 1,000 clients create the sexy, happy and healthy bodies they were born to enjoy.


4. I keep it sexy, simple + fun.

The secret to mind-body wellness, permanent weight loss, pleasure + happiness? Less information, more motivation.

My inner New Yorker wants you to go-go-go, but my inner Puerto Rican wants you to laugh, dance + play.

With me, you’ll discover how fun taking care of your body can be.

5. I won’t let you fail.

My job is to help you discover what motivates you, so that you never run out of inspiration + commitment.

Failure just isn’t part of my (tri-lingual) vocabulary. Your body is too precious to wreck, and your life is too precious to waste.

 One body. One life. One chance to make it count.

Take one step today, and detoxify your body with The Clean Foods Diet Method, dial up your energy with The Sexy Belly Cleanse program, or sign up for a single hour of coaching with me — I call it The Jovanka Smackdown. 😉


Thank you for reading my story

— I can’t wait to become part of yours.





Official Bio

Jovanka Ciares is a former entertainment executive turned Wellness expert, detox specialist, nutrition educator and author. She is the creator of the Wellness Smackdown™, a proprietary detox and weight loss program for natural weight loss which was featured on the first season of ABC’s “My Diet Is Better Than Yours”background meet jovakna.

Jovanka studied nutrition with best-selling author Dr. T. Colin Campbell at Cornell University and life/wellness coaching at the Spencer Institute.  She offers lectures, workshops and wellness coaching in both English and Spanish.

She has spent over 10 years studying and experimenting with alternative therapies, nutrition, herbalism and more. Jovanka has personally experienced the healing power of a holistic lifestyle and proper nutrition. Her journey towards self-healing, peace and happiness became her motivation to inspire and support others to do the same.

Jovanka is a featured expert at Whole Foods, Veria Living, Fox News LA, NPR and CBS Radio. She’s also a regular contributor in Spanish-language media outlets like Telemundo and a contributing guest expert at The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, BlogHer and PositivelyPositive. Jovanka gave her first TEDx talk on “Rethinking Failure” in November 2013.
Meet Jovanka + sign up for her Sexy Body Reset: Get The Healthy Detox Guide at JovankaCiares.com!