My training began at a very young age as the daughter of two parents entrenched in the organic, slow food, living with the land & health food store culture(s). My upbringing has truly shaped who I am and instilled the interest and passion to live a life in harmony with nature (it’s a tall order in these tech driven world we live in today) and a life that glows. And finally… to help others to do the same. My continued passion for holistic health was recognized after becoming a 500 hour Certified Yoga Instructor. I have been teaching Yoga (& it’s 8 limbs) for nearly 20 years. In 2005 I completed three years of study at the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism, where I became a Certified Clinical Traditional Family Herbalist.
Later, I received my training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition‘s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program.
During my training, I studied over 200 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with my clients by honoring each persons bio-diversity and making sure they don’t get crammed into one dietary theory that may not work well with their uniqueness. My aim is to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. Results that bring them closer to their own version of Glowing Brightly and sharing their innate gifts with their great community and also with the world.
I look forward to speaking with you very soon and scheduling a time to talk about your goals, dreams and desires and to see how we can help you to live your brightest life as well! Click Here to schedule your first 30 minute session with me. Ready to have an advocate? Schedule Time With Me – Upcoming Events
I have completed trainings and certifications from the following institutions: