Hello! My name is Stephanie.
In 2008, 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 100 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.
I am also a recent graduate of Functional Nutrition Labs. Here, I studied the full body systems such as the digestive, immune, neurological, cardiovascular and endocrine systems. In this course, I learned to ask the question - why - instead of how can I address and fix the symptoms. The body functions as a whole and when one part is unbalanced, it affects the rest. I address the root cause, not the symptoms.
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 clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
In 2012, I graduated from Iowa College of Natural Health with 650 hours of training. I am certified by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) and am a Licensed Massage Therapist.
In 2015, I attended a John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Seminar.
This 3 day seminar forever changed my view on how the body is affected by trauma and repeated injury. It has helped me gain perspective on the body as a whole and has already helped me transform many of my clients who are now pain free and have re-gained range of motion.
In 2018, I studied Stott Pilates (both reformer and mat) and am also a pilates instructor. I've enrolled in a 200 hour yoga teacher training program to deepen my knowledge of the mind body connection and how to best support my clients in their quest for overall health and balance.
I look forward to working with you!