Many years after obtaining my B.A. from Colorado Mesa University, I enrolled in an aromatherapy correspondence course from the Kal Kotecha Academy of Aromatherapy and Massage. I studied the history of aromatherapy, general anatomy and physiology, numerous essential oil families (including their chemical properties, extraction methods, usages, application properties and precautions), toxicity, physical and verbal assessments and current information relating to the use of essential oils and plant extracts for health and well-being.
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.
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.