HEALTH COACHING

A Health Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority who works with clients to help them feel their best through food and lifestyle changes. Instead of prescribing one diet or way of exercising, Health Coaches tailor individualized wellness programs to meet their clients’ needs. Relationships, exercise, career, and spirituality are just as important to your health as the food you eat. Health Coaches understand this and take a holistic approach to supporting the whole person. Find out how health coaching stacks up against other health and wellness jobs. (Definition taken from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition)


OUR HEALTH COACH

Rachel Dollard

Spiritual Director & Health Coach


Rachel did her first stretching on the soccer field and track.  After years of hard-impact sports, she found yoga and discovered the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits from slowing down her body and mind on the mat. She still likes a good run, but cannot do it without yoga!  Rachel loves guiding students as they befriend their bodies and find balance, grace and healing on their mat. Rachel completed a 225-hour yoga training through Holy Yoga in 2012 and has been teaching a Vinyassa-Hatha style since then.

Rachel also guides students in mindfulness off the mat through health coaching and spiritual direction. She believes that we all have the inner wisdom to know what our body needs; we are just often disconnected from it. She teaches women to restore this connection to create confidence, peace, and freedom so they can feel at home in their body. This process is not about deprivation or struggle, but about listening to your body, paying attention to your unique needs, and making sustainable lifestyle and nutritional changes. She is trained by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (2014) and Sustainable Faith (2017).

When not teaching or coaching, you can find Rachel on a trail in the Appalachian foothills with her husband and goldendoodle.

To find out about rates or schedule an appointment with Rachel, email rachel@nepheshwellness.org.