About Jo Bakal

Holistic Wellness Coach, Certified Nutritional Chef, and Reiki Practitioner/Teacher

I am a Holistic Wellness Coach, who received training and certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York City.  I received the certification in 2010.  I believe that one’s body is an often underutilized communicator – we need to listen to what our bodies are telling us – go with your gut!

In my youth, I was trained as a visual artist at the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Tyler School of Art in Rome.  As an adult, I transformed this creative energy into food alchemy, with delicious food as my new canvas.  I became a Certified Nutritional Chef in May 2017 with certification from the Nutritional Therapy Institute, in Denver.

My culinary specialty is transforming cuisines of all sorts into mouthwatering healthy alternatives, including gluten-free, dairy-free, meat-free, sugar-free versions that meet your taste and dietary needs.  In this role I act as consultant, chef, and coach, ensuring that your goals with respect to dietary health are met.

I am a Reiki Teacher and Practitioner, and I share this energy to reduce stress, bring balance, and promote relaxation to animals and people.  I know first hand how the stresses of school, work, family, and life affect one’s health.  As a mother of 3 and an executive at a Fortune 500 company, I use diet and Reiki as a means to healthy living and to cope with the stresses of everyday life.

What can I do for you?

I am here to be YOUR health and lifestyle champion providing the support you need for the healthy and balanced life YOU envision.

I am very hands-on and will guide you and encourage you to ensure success. I don’t believe in the drill sergeant approach; I develop a successful program that works with your goals, your needs, and your preferences.

I offer these services in person, by phone or skype.  Even Reiki sessions can be remote.  Just tell me about yourself and your challenges and goals in the comments field and let’s put my skills to work for you! Contact me to learn more.


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