In 2002, I started my career as a personal trainer. A few months in, I learned that the actual exercise is just the tip of the iceberg—if you want your client to be truly healthy, you also have to teach them the value of eating right, so I decided to get certified in nutrition as well. And only three years ago, I realized there was another super-important aspect to being healthy: meditation.
I felt like I had found the missing puzzle piece when I finally discovered meditation. I initially discovered it through yoga, and from there I deepened my practice through Landmark, Lightyear Meditation, and finally mindbodygreen’s meditation teacher training program. Through this program, I was introduced to meditation with Charlie Knoles, and that's where the light bulb went on. I realized there was more to wellness than just fitness and nutrition. It made me want to teach meditation to my clients and other people.
After doing meditation certifications and continued study with meditation masters like Charlie Knoles, Light Watkins, and Gabby Bernstein, I was slowly transforming into a coach of not just fitness but well-being. I found that some of my clients were happy to start incorporating meditation into their wellness regimen, and some are slower to adapt it, which is fine. I believe that everyone has the wellness triad—it just depends on what level you're on. In my opinion, these are the three most important aspects of wellness.