Certified Holistic Health Coach & Wellness Practitioner
Hi, I’m Derenda! I’m a certified holistic health coach and wellness practitioner with a passion for helping people learn how to listen to their bodies and pursue healing and wellness on their own terms.
Listening to our bodies sounds simple. And it is. Well, it should be — but it’s easier said than done in today’s fast-paced world. The noise around us, and often in us, becomes so loud that we lose touch with the innate wisdom in our bodies.
For a long time, that was me. A trauma survivor who struggled with chronic fatigue and recurring bouts of overwhelm and stress, I couldn’t find relief no matter what I tried. My day job in Corporate America left me drained both physically and emotionally.
A close friend who saw my struggles encouraged me to try Jin Shin Jyutsu. I remember the session so vividly — my body hummed and flooded with a profound sense of wellbeing and peace. I learned that day that my body was capable of powerful things, and that feeling truly good was possible.
As I went on my own healing journey, I left my 9-5 job and immersed myself in many areas of mind-body healing. I first became a massage therapist, but pursued a certification in Jin Shin Jyutsu to access the deeper healing energies I intuitively knew my clients and I needed.
But it still wasn’t enough! Although my clients were experiencing profound healing through Jin Shin Jyutsu, I saw they still needed support in creating long-term lifestyle changes. I became a certified holistic health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to support true healing through real and lasting changes to health, diet, and lifestyle. It was the missing piece that allowed me to support my clients physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
I’ve worked in this field for over 30 years and I’m just as inspired today as I was when I began. This is the path I was meant for. I see myself as a lifelong learner of the healing arts and am constantly studying new and innovative modalities to better serve my clients. It gives me such joy to see them meet their goals and break free from habits and patterns that have held them back for years. Because not only do they know they can be more, they know they deserve it.
And so do you. Don’t tune out that inner voice that’s telling you it’s time for a change. It doesn’t matter if you’ve tried and failed before! There is abundant joy waiting for you. I’ll help you find your way.
I’d love to learn more about you, so let’s set up a time to chat and see how I can support your health journey!