Whole Health Coaching integrates mind and body to design a personal health and wellness plan built just for you. Using wisdom from the east and wisdom from the west we can construct a balanced wellness plan to support you and help you attain your health and wellness goals.
Everybody’s journey is different and we are here to work with and support you on your personal journey. Whether it’s weight loss, adopting healthy habits, lifestyle changes, trouble sleeping, stress management, injury support, healthy eating, chronic pain, anxiety/depression the list goes on. We will support you and get you on the road to radiant health and vitality.
We are whole human beings what we eat, say, do (physical activity included) are all connected. When we have aches and pains in the body we seek out physical exercise or yoga to give us some relief, which is not wrong. But we have to go deeper what are we eating? Are we eating foods that cause inflammation? How can we modify those foods to not cause us so much pain? This is what Whole Health Coaching does.
When we have some form of skin irritation most of us run for the lotion/topical solutions again not wrong and can be very helpful. But what about our diet? Are we eating tons of light, dry, cold, crunchy foods? Eating some warm and moist foods can go a long way to soothe the skin. Remember our skin is an organ, it’s the largest organ in the human body.
Rather than dividing our health and wellness goals into pieces and parts let’s focus on the whole. We get better results when all the parts and components are working together. That is Whole Health Coaching.
What can you expect from your session? This is all about you, be ready to talk about yourself. Once you book your session you will get an email with a link to fill out an assessment form. During your session, we will discuss your assessment and I will ask follow-up questions if needed. This will help us determine your Constitution and imbalance (if any) your Prakriti and Vikriti. (You can read more about Ayurveda here)
Why is knowing your constitution (dosha) important? Knowing your Prakriti and vikriti will help to determine what activities, foods, daily routine, and habits will be most beneficial for your dosha (constitution).
Pitta dominant people are very driven, the over, over workers. Finding a balance of rest and work will help “chill” them out pitta is made up of fire and water. Finding balance will help them be less irritable, frustrated, and hot-headed.
Kaphas (water and earth) have the sustainability to run marathons and do strenuous exercise, however, their drive to do so tends to be very minimal. A Kapha dominant person benefits from more vigorous activity and a little heat and spice in their food.
Vatas (air and space) are generally the first one at the starting line of a marathon (if they remember) however they light the candle at both ends and don’t have the stamina to keep up like Kaphas. Vatas are always on the move, and so is their mind, they benefit from slower, calmer exercise, that helps them focus.
These are just very watered-down examples just to give you a little idea of what the doshas are before coming into your first Whole Health Coaching session.
Some other areas of focus (depending on your goals, remember this is all based on what you want to accomplish, the program will be designed just for you)
Our relationship with food. Food is not a reward, “cheat days” should become a thing of the past. Food is nourishment, there are no magical foods, kale is not the be-all-end-all for everybody.
It’s true we are what we eat. Our bodies use the nutrients from the foods we consume to build/make the tissues in our bodies.
Understanding health comes in every size, there is no “perfect” size. We need to focus on self-care and self-love, embracing our own uniqueness.
Menopause... Am I right ladies! There are things we can do to ease some of the “stuff” that happens during this wonderful time of transition. The biggest thing to do is Embrace it!
Injury prevention and post-rehab.
Your first session is about 90 minutes. Follow-up sessions depend on what your goals are. For some Personal training or private yoga instruction may be the direction we take, we will discuss and edit your program during our sessions together. If you have your physical routine in place (your gym and/or yoga practice) a follow-up can be two to three weeks out to go over, tweak and/or edit any goals (diet/lifestyle/routine).
Each plan is different and created just for you, if it’s not working or you don’t like it we work together to create one that will work. I used to tell my clients at the gym all the time, Spinning is great, if you like to ride a bike. If you don’t like to ride a bike it’s not going to work for you and that’s ok. Two things, you’ll force yourself to do it and be miserable which will yield no (or minimal) results, or you’ll just quit altogether.
It’s all about finding your joy. Let’s find you joy and balance together.
Christine is a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor through the Himalayan Institute, a Certified Health Coach through the American Council on Exercise, a Registered (yoga alliance) Certified 500hour Yoga teacher (E-RYT500) through the Himalayan Institute, Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise with Specialized certifications in orthopedic and Clinical exercise (ACE) and a Fully Certified Warriors at Ease Teacher -- Trauma-informed adaptive yoga specific to military/veterans (PTSD/TBI/MST/Moral Injury)