Holistic Health is actually an approach to life.
“Rather than focusing on illness or specific parts of the body, this ancient approach to health considers the whole person and how he or she interacts with his or her environment. It emphasizes the connection of mind, body, and spirit. The goal is to achieve maximum well-being, where everything is functioning at the highest possible levels. With Holistic Health, people accept responsibility for their own level of well-being, and everyday choices are used to take charge of one’s own health.”
– Suzan Walter, MBA
Holistic Nutrition uses various combinations of food and nutrients to help individuals achieve optimal mental, physical, and emotional health. It can be used as a preventative health approach for the average person without ailments, or as a modality for symptom management for people living with chronic illness or other medical conditions. Creating a healthy relationship with food is probably the most important strategy we can start with.
Nutritionists can provide a basic education along with helpful strategies to implement healthy changes in your day-to-day life. We combine a fundamental understanding of nutrition with the latest evidence, and major dietary theories, to provide targeted information in a simplified way. Together, we can find sustainable ways for you to become the healthiest version of yourself.
- No fad diets, no periods of starving and no unnecessary supplements.
- Just real food combined with the nutrition education you need for long term results.
- Breaking free from the misconceptions of your modern-day medical system.
Are you tired of going to your family doctor and being told nothing is wrong, but yet you still don’t feel well? Test results keep coming back normal, yet you know something is wrong? Finally, you are sent off to a specialist, but feel you are getting dissected – every problem gets a different specialist? Soon you have a list of doctors, all treating your ailments as different and separate problems, generally with a pill attached to each one.
As Nutritionists, we are trained to treat your body as one cohesive unit, and we help to put the pieces together for you. We offer education and strategies to apply the information in your daily life.
- Addiction Recovery
- Adrenal burnout
- Auto-immune disease
- Blood Sugar Management
- Brain fog
- Chemical Sensitivities
- Cholesterol Management
- Digestive ailments
- Food Sensitivities
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- General Nutrition
- High cholesterol
- Hormonal imbalances
- Immune dysfunction
- Inflammatory conditions
- Intermittent fasting
- Menu Planning
- Mental clarity
- Sinus infections
- Sports nutrition
- Thyroid disorders
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Weight management
- And More…
If you’ve experienced gas, bloating, abdominal pain, acid reflux, diarrhea, constipation (or a mix of both), it’s time to learn your triggers and get control of your symptoms. Gut health is also related to a host of other conditions such as allergies, anxiety, acne, autoimmune disease, brain fog, fatigue, headaches, women’s hormonal health, weight imbalance and more.
What to Expect
Our approach to nutrition is simple, practical, and compassionate; treating the whole person, not simply a set of symptoms. We aim to meet our clients where they are and help them make small changes that feel good for them. With a passion for helping people discover the power of food and its ability to heal the body, we take into account your lifestyle and biochemical individuality to formulate optimal eating habits just for you.
We have seen time and time again that small, gentle shifts can make a significant difference, and we provide tangible tools to help you with any transition. We do our best to provide balanced, well-rounded information and pride ourselves in offering conscious and sound advice that is realistic. We do not promote one specific diet, or believe in extreme fad diets. We strive to create an open, safe space (online or in-person) that is free of judgement and shame, as food can be a sensitive subject for many.
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What is Included in a Nutrition plan?
- Nutrition Counselling
- Supplement Protocols
- Meal Planning
- Grocery Shopping List
- Strategies and specific tips and lifestyle recommendations
A nutrition plan may include any of the following based on your preference and need.
Together, we forge a partnership and travel on your journey toward optimal health and wellness
Holistic Nutrition Services
Not Sure Yet?
The first step is to listen, ask questions and learn more about you. I take time to speak with all potential clients prior to working together. I listen to your story and health goals to ensure my program is a good fit for you to achieve the results you want.
The intake process is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle to create a solid foundation, ask questions to clarify the health issues you face, or understand the purpose of your visit.
Your initial consultation begins with a comprehensive assessment of your current diet and lifestyle, with a review of the intake forms and questionnaires. This is followed with questions so I can understand your health goals, concerns, food preferences, schedule and expectations.
When you leave, you will have suitable first steps and simple changes that you feel comfortable with. They can include dietary changes, supplements or small lifestyle changes that will help create a positive environment for further changes moving forward.
Changing your eating habits is a process. This session is designed to discuss any challenges or new issues, reassess your goals and fine tune your plan to keep you on an optimal track.
Follow-up sessions provide continued support and may be used for in-office appointments, grocery shop tours, or in-home cooking sessions.
Follow-up sessions may be booked on an as-needed basis.
Customized meal plans are a great option to help plan healthy meals for yourself and your family. A meal plan can ensure you are receiving adequate nutrition with any dietary preferences or requirements. Meal plans can also serve as inspiration and as a general meal guide.
The 7-day Meal Plan includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options tailored to your goals and/or health condition. Recipes provided when needed
Includes: Initial consultation, plus a 45-minute follow-up, and 7-day customized meal plan with recipes and email support
It is important to note that Nutritionists may work with your family doctor, specialist, Naturopath or other healthcare professionals and can be a key member of your health care team.
Workshops, Trainings and Retreats
Prepare yourself for a Transformation:
Deepen your practice with one of our unforgettable workshops, continuing education courses or choose from various retreats. Each unique workshop or training delves into specific topics to enhance your knowledge and teaching skills or personal practices. These events and workshops run at different times and locations throughout the year and range from half or full day, week long intensive training, or recurring series.
YTT Continuing Education:
Danielle’s in-person continuing education workshops, train teachers to be better informed on the physical mechanics of the body and how to apply that knowledge to asana. They also show you how to ethically lead group classes that are accessible and sensitive to all. The programs are designed to help teachers build on their strengths, while discovering their own unique voices.
15-Hour Experiential Anatomy and Myofascia Release
This course can be hosted as a stand alone or it can be added into any 200 or 300 YTT.
Join Danielle Gilmour, renowned yoga teacher on Yoga International for an experiential and engaging breakdown of the human body as it relates to the practice of yoga. You won’t just sit there and take notes; you will learn how to directly apply this essential information to your practice.
This course is designed so students retain what you learn by examining and feeling key anatomical landmarks in your own body. When we integrate anatomical knowledge experientially, we develop an inspired and organic ability to communicate a new depth of understanding. As we work our way through the different areas of the body, we then explore further with myofascial release and corresponding anatomy-focused yoga classes.
Each lecture is broken down and referenced in the Yoga Anatomy Training manual. The manual has ample room for note taking and comes complete with anatomical diagrams, and further simplifies the complex system of the human body including bones, ligaments, fascia, tendons, and more, in an easy to digest fashion.
Through studying advanced integrative anatomy in this course, we cover all the superficial mover muscles and the deep stabilizing muscles, how the myofascial network of the body ‘connects the dots’. After every group of muscles, we palpate the muscle so you can actively find the origin, insertion and differentiate the muscles when grouped together. Followed by myofascial discovery and release, ending with an asana practice focused on targeting and cueing for the specific muscle groups.
Having a strong foundation and understanding of how the muscles work will provide you with tools to teach or practice with more confidence and clarity.
100-Hour Sequencing and Experiential Anatomy
In this 100-hour course you will learn how to artistically communicate with students to guide them through yoga classes. Create theme-based unique programs that are deeply layered with anatomy and experiential knowledge. Through the asana practices, you will build a three-dimensional library of language and imagery that will spark new realizations in your students.
Asana Sequencing and Inspired Communication
Communication is like conducting a symphony with our words. In order for everyone to play in harmony, we must have a clear internal vision of what we’re trying to convey. We build and clarify this internal vision through our own embodied experience, which we can then translate and transmit to our students through our cueing. From this anchor, we can teach with greater depth, potency, creativity, and spontaneity.
Without the support of actualized experience, teaching can remain flat and dispassionate.
Sequencing will be a deep exploration and uncovering of the truths that are born from and within your personal practice. In this 100-hour journey, you will engage in concentrated studies in sequencing and theming. By positioning these technical studies within a greater experience of practice, you will integrate this understanding and be able to act as a transmitter of the teachings.
Why do you need, or want more anatomy?
Studying anatomy is about more than learning the muscles and bones; it is about recognizing our own holistic, multi-dimensional embodiment. When we integrate anatomical knowledge experientially, we develop an inspired and organic ability to communicate a new depth of understanding.
A deeper understanding of how the body works and functions as a community of muscles firing together allows you to have intelligent sequencing and a conversation with students’ bodies to better guide them through their journey in your class.
Through studying advanced integrative anatomy in this course, we cover all the superficial mover muscles and the deep stabilizing muscles; and how the myofascial network of the body “connects the dots” and inspires strength and grace.
After every group of muscles, we palpate the muscle so you can actively find the origin, insertion and differentiate the muscles when grouped together. This is followed by myofascial discovery and release, ending with an asana practice focused on targeting and cueing for the specific muscle groups. Once something has been felt and digested from within, this information can develop potency and be integrated into wisdom.
By the End of This 100-Hour Module You Will Be Able To:
- Feel confident teaching, having 10 hours of teaching group classes
- Target an area of the body for myofascial release
- Have 6 targeted asana programs for specific body areas
- Dive deep into the layers of your personal practice
- Design and build empowering sequences
- Be confident in your teaching style
- Skillfully and intuitively pace your class teaching for maximum student experience
- Create graceful and safe transitions to seamlessly integrate the class into one continuous flow
- Cultivate the techniques necessary to hold students in the practice space skillfully, seamlessly, and intuitively
- Develop your authentic and empowered teaching voice
- Experiment with a variety of practices to develop an experiential understanding of each practice’s effects
- Create powerful and inspirational thematic journeys from a place of personal connection and intuition
- Find greater trust in your own inner wisdom and gain confidence in your teaching
- Cue the physical body in asana, from the visceral to the subtle
- Develop your own internal library of metaphors, imagery, and creative language that you can draw from to expand your teaching and cueing
- Use integrative hands-on assists that work with the intelligence of the body to help students integrate the actions of the pose
- Intelligently cue students in order to help them self-adjust
- Enrich and advance your personal yoga through daily immersive practices
- Deepen your connection to your own voice, empower your presence, and hold space as a teacher
- Be ready for job auditions