As WholesomeOne’s Director of Health, Julie offers her wellness expertise in Ayurveda (Indian Medicine), Acupressure, Aromatherapy and Yoga. Initially a cancer biologist, Julie’s unique background of allopathic and alternative medicine fostered her career as a Corporate Wellness Coach and Health Educator specializing in workplace wellness, nutrition, fitness, ergonomics, health e-Tools and holistic living. She has conducted over 1500 wellness consultations and has authored numerous natural health articles, several of which can be found on WholesomeONE.
For a healthy mind and body, Julie practices yoga, rock climbs, hikes and incorporates a strong culinary component influenced by Ayurveda into her life. She loves to share her knowledge of exercise and food’s healing power in customized consults and promotes natural health and a holistic lifestyle. Namaste.
Dr. Lederman is a board certified Internal Medicine physician, actively practicing in central NJ. He completed a combined Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine/Public Health residency at Griffin Hospital/Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Lederman earned a Masters in Public Health at Yale University School of Public Health with a focus on chronic disease epidemiology. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Drexel University School of Medicine which allows him to be active in teaching medical students and medical residents during their training.
He has run seminars with medical students at the Yale University School of Medicine on different topics of public health needs and concerns. He is committed to incorporating evidence-based, holistic approaches on a daily basis in his clinical practice.
Melissa Gutierrez is the co-founder of SMARTer Bodies and co-creator of SMARTer Yoga™. Her practices as a yoga teacher, energy worker and somatic educator have led to many therapeutic discoveries. She is considered an expert in creating movement patterns that help clients release physically, emotionally and mentally to create extraordinary results. To work with Mel is to integrate your body and mental state so that you can move in space in ways you may never have imagined possible. Melissa has a B.A. in Psychology/Religious Studies from Smith College (2003), has certificates from Karuna center for yoga, the Breathing Project, is a level 2 Reiki practitioner, is Redcord Active certified and has ongoing education studying different forms of somatic movement.
Certified Structural Integration Practitioner
Certified by the International Association of Structural Integration, Minki is structural integration professional who offers sessions from his Queens-based private practice. He received training and certification from the New School of Structural Integration in Laguna Beach, CA. He also has an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and professional membership with the International Association of Structural Integration.
Edan is the founder of Kinetic Healing Arts where he utilizes medical massage and Ortho-Bionomy to heal busy New Yorker’s and athletes. When he’s not practicing bodywork, he teaches massage to couples who want to learn about this wonderful healing art. Edan has taught both in person and online at the New York Open Center, The Learning Annex and at various workshops and retreats. His latest work includes teaching bodywork and self-care online via Skype in his Healing@Home program as well as putting out an online video program in self-care- www.DissolvePain.com He is an Associate of Ortho-Bionomy, a profound healing modality with roots in osteopathy and martial arts. He maintains professional membership with American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Society of Ortho-Bionomy.
M.Ed, CHC- Doula, Holistic Health Coach
Cristie earned a Masters’ Degree in Education, then trained as a CBE/Doula at Child Birth Internationl and a Holistic Health Coach at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. At Real Life Wellness, Cristie works with busy people who want to eat and live well so they can enjoy the dream lives they are creating. Everyone wants to be healthy and it’s not as unattainable as people think. There is no one right answer, but there is an answer for everyone and Cristie is passionate about helping people find it.
An ACE-certified personal trainer, fitness expert, author of “The Fit Executive” and founder of iBodyFit.com, Franklin helps clients reach peak levels of physical fitness through both in-home and online personal training sessions. He also educates his clients on basic nutrition know-how.
Franklin has been featured in SHAPE, Muscle and Fitness, USA Today, FitBie & more. He is a Polar Heart Rate Monitor Ambassador and one of SHAPE Magazine’s Top 50 Trainers in America. Franklin is available for online personal training at iBodyFit.com.
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
A mom, physician, health educator, and wife: by nature, a juggler of life’s abundance. She has the honor to practice and preach Naturopathic medicine in Portland, Oregon, where her practice focuses on family medicine. She has studied both Western and Eastern Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and practice a lively marriage of the two. She is the creator of the Nourish Me Superfood Supplement and cookbook, The Nourish Me Book.
Dr. Sandy Cho is a medical writer with years of experience in academic, clinical, and industry medicine. She has been involved in developing health-related content for numerous and diverse therapeutic areas that include neurology, cardiology, women’s health, rheumatology, and pulmonology. Her past work in research has led to publications in Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology and Pediatric Radiology.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Lehigh University in Biology, Religion Studies, and Environmental Sciences. She earned her MD at The George Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Rich Snyder
Doctor of Osteopathy
Dr. Rich Snyder is an osteopathic physician and board-certified internist and nephrologist (kidney specialist). He has an integrative medicine based clinical practice in Pennsylvania. Keen areas of interest for him include high blood pressure, kidney health and kidney disease, alkalinity, adrenal health and fatigue and preventive and integrative medicine.
He’s written several books, including What You Must Know About Kidney Disease: A Practical Guide to Using Conventional and Complementary Treatments, What You Must Know About Dialysis: The Secrets for Surviving and Thriving on Dialysis, as well as the upcoming Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies. Rich is committed to helping people on their health journey through the most up-to-date holistic therapies and treatments.
Myra is an internationally published writer, speaker and conscious lifestyle activist. She is founder of both Gita for the Masses and Hridaya Healing where she teaches workshops on spirituality, conscious lifestyle, performs sacred ceremonies and works one on one with people for personal growth and mind-body-spirit balance. Myra’s guidance help people completely merge the material and spiritual realms of existence, showing people how to live fulfilling and integrated conscious lives. Teaching from a Shakti-based perspective, Myra puts special emphasis on personal empowerment, self-discipline, inner-transformative practices, healing from trauma and violence, inter-religious dialogue and interfaith harmony.
Chris is a Board-certified chiropractic physician from New York Chiropractic College. He specializes in Active Release Technique (ART®) and has the following certifications: ART® Full Body certified, Crossfit Level 1 Certified, Certified Sports and Conditioning Specialist. He is also educated in the Paleo Diet and positive psychology. Chris’ mission is to show people the natural way, bringing health, happiness, and hope to people in need through the Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic.
Ari was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, an incurable inflammatory disease of the digestive tract. His case was severe, and required over a dozen daily medications and several hospital visits. After reaching a personal low point in the hospital, he decided he would do everything in his power to strengthen his then weak body. Through a combination of yoga, nutrition, natural supplements and rigorous exercise (Ironman and Crossfit) he was able to fight back the symptoms of Crohn’s until he was finally declared free of all traces of the ‘incurable’ disease. Through the process of data collection, self tracking, and analysis, he developed Less Doing. It is a way of dealing with the daily stresses of life by optimizing, automating, and outsourcing all tasks in life and business. He advises companies and helps individuals be more effective at everything.
Alex is a Chiropractor by formal training but holds a Master’s degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition (Honors). He is a double-Board Certified clinical nutritionist and shares those certifications with medical doctors, pharmacists, and PhD’s who share a clinical focus on nutrition in their private practices. Professionally, he is the owner of the AZ Nutrition Center in Goodyear, AZ and has worked with clients across the United States and as far as the UK. He also serves as the Director of Health Education for Med-Chem Laboratories, in Goodyear, AZ which produces a coconut oil-derived dietary supplement that has been on the market for over 40 years. His professional expertise is in Functional Medicine – a healthcare lens which serves as a bridge between alternative and traditional medicine. Dr. Rinehart focuses on the natural support of body systems using evidence-based food as medicine and is an expert on the role of dietary fats in health and disease.
Birgit Lueders is a certified Master Herbalist, Iridologist and Yoga Instructor. Birgit first learned the values of an organic vegetarian lifestyle in her home country of Austria. In 2009 she officially established her business called, BirgitCare. She offers wellness coaching, based on a private personalized evaluation. BirgitCare’s holistic approach towards optimum health is rooted in the belief that our bodies have their own healing power. Customized herbal blends, super foods, vitamin supplements, exercise and good old fashion caring are the tools of Birgit’s success. Visit www.birgitcare.com to see the difference she has made in her clients’ lives. Birgit now lives in Drexel Hill, PA with her husband Mark and her two girls, Emma and Lisa.
Holistic Nutrition & Wellness Coach
Coach P is a registered holistic nutritionist, naturopathy expert and health coach from New Jersey. She is the founder Herbalosophy101- a holistic health and wellness brand. “God has purposed each individual for a great mission, but we must be well in mind, body and spirit to get the job done”.
She is an active member of WEGO Health and The American Nutrition Association. Coach P is also a sustainable food activist. She is a member of Food Democracy Now and Slow Foods USA. She fights for organic, fresh and whole foods for all. Being effective in the health and wellness industry for over six years – her experience and continuous education has allowed her to properly inform and inspire.
Rachael Pontillo is the bestselling author of Love Your Skin, Love Yourself: Achieve Beauty, Health, and Vitality from the Inside Out and Outside in, and creator of www.holisticallyhaute.com. She is also an award winning AADP board certified holistic health and image coach, licensed aesthetician, writer, and public speaker. Her writing has been featured in several leading health and beauty publications around the world, Rachael is a recipient of the Institute for Integration®’s esteemed Health Leadership Award and is also a skincare expert and speaker for NeoCell™. Rachael also serves as Vice President for the independent publishing company, Sennin Group, and is working towards a Ph.D. in Holistic Life Counseling.
Margaret Kinnevy originally began Acupuncture Philadelphia to provide treatment for pre-conception health to couples who trust in the wisdom of the body and know the benefits of complementary medicine. The practice has naturally developed into one that serves men and women with a variety of other medical needs.
The experience as a nurse clinician for 25 years has enabled Margaret to witness the profound benefits and limits of Western medicine. Her practice is grounded in the research that shows how assisting the body toward homeostasis and promoting healthy lifestyles are the pillars of well-being and the resolution of illness. She uses the research of the scientific community, and the medical wisdom of the East to guide the treatment choices she offers her patients.
Janet is a board-certified naturopathic doctor who trained at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She also has a Bachelors Degree in Science (Nursing) and an MBA. Janet operates a multidisciplinary health centre in Toronto, Ontario. While she uses a wide variety of treatment types in her clinical practice to address all kinds of health concerns, her personal experiences with fibromyalgia have led her to develop special interests in chronic conditions characterized by pain and fatigue, and treatment of these with orthomolecular medicine.
Sanela has studied various mind-body arts with many wonderful teachers, completing two Yoga teacher trainings, a Meditation teacher training, and an intensive Tai Chi teaching certification.
She currently teaches in Princeton, New Jersey, helping people reach higher levels of health, ease, and effortlessness in their daily lives. Her approach is mainly influenced by the Taoist philosophy of Wuwei (doing through not-doing), as interpreted by her main teacher Master Wonchull Park, and the understanding that deep relaxation of body and mind brings optimal health and action.
Sanela applies Tai Chi and the Wuwei approach to yoga and meditation which makes it possible for people of all fitness levels to enjoy these practices. She is available for group and individual instruction.
Manitari Araceli Patterson
Manitari helps her very active and busy clients to get the Balanced, Fulfilled and Blissful Life that they want and deserve. Using meditation and lifehacks, she teaches them that beyond the chaos there is always a peaceful space that can be reached at any time in the actual context of their lives.
Manitari fell in love with Hatha Yoga and Meditation at the age of 13. Traveling the world, she encountered and learned from great masters and mentors. She has been trained on Leadership, Coaching, Tibetan Buddhism, Bon Buddhism & Dzogchen, Sufism, teachings of Osho & Active Meditations, Shamanic Meditation and Healing Techniques.
Alesha is a Clinical Nutritionist who takes a holistic approach to your wellness. After suffering most of her life with different ailments, she discovered the healing power of foods.
Her nutrition company, Wholetrition, is on a mission to empower and educate women and their families on how to eat healthy, heal their bodies, and transform their lives. They get the tools and information through programs such as, Wholetrition In 12, so they can succeed with a healthy lifestyle.
Certified Holistic Health Coach
Michelle is a busy mom of three and owner of Essential Balance Health Coaching. She studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
In addition to giving workshops and lectures, she works with busy moms to lose weight, have more energy and implement a healthier lifestyle in their household by giving them new tools and lots of support to reach their goals.