My Story

 



Stephanie Lum : AADP Health + Wellness Coach

Member: Nutrition and Metabolism Society, Weston A. Price Foundation, Holistic Chamber of Commerce, Yoga Alliance, National Association of Professional Women, The American Association of Drugless Practitioners

Stephanie draws upon her 10+ years of personal experience, education and immersion in the world of both holistic and conventional health care to support you in navigating through a committed, life-changing journey. She founded Hungry for Nutrition after going through her own process of feeling stressed-out and out of tune with her body, struggling with digestive disorders, food intolerances, bouts of sugar blues and cravings, low-energy, chronic neck, back, knee and sciatic pain. 

She searched to no avail to find relief. The quest for knowledge of the transformational went on a wild goose hunt from trying Chinese herbal medicines, extreme detoxing, supplements, flower essences, acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, massage, chiropractics, atlas balancing, polarity therapy, body management evaluation and strength training exercises, an exploration with ergonomics and insole shoe inserts to getting active release technique (ART) treatment once a week, yoga and meditation.

Through her education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) Stephanie accessed her own empowering journey of self-healing. She learned that proper tools to cultivating a pathway to a more balanced, happy and healthier lifestyle were through the means of primary foods, proper whole food nutrition and mindful awareness practices. She discovered that the missing link wasn't if she could find just one solution to her physical ailments, nor was it just tied to if she ate better a couple times a week and exercised a bit more on some days and weeks than others. It was bigger than that, it was about having a consistent and holistic approach to connecting the dots to create balance within her overall wellness and lifestyle. 

Stephanie strongly believes in being curious about the process and about passionately living out an extraordinary, healthy, content, and balanced way of life. She works with clients that are hungry for change and hungry for both physical and emotional nutrition. Stephanie encourages her clients to grasp the reigns of responsibility to empower themselves and shift their belief systems, behaviors and lifestyle. 


The body is a unique self-organizing system and if left to itself, it tends to become more organized. Thus, if you give the body and mind what it needs it will naturally heal itself!   



Training and Certifications

Stephanie received her training as a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) through the State University of New York at Purchase College and is certified through The American Association of Drugless Practitioners. In 2009, under the instruction and guidance of Paula Tursi, she received her yoga teacher's training certification through Reflections Yoga in Gutemala, Lake Atitlan. She has experience teaching Somatic Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga to local communities in Manhattan NYC, Bali and Los Angeles. Additionally, she has several years of experience practicing Ancient Thai Massage, Qigong Body Movement, Meridian Healing and Pranic Breathing Techniques. 

In 2008, she studied with Lewis Harrison at The Academy of Natural Healing on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and became a Certified Integrative Bodywork Energy Therapist. The program allowed her to explore her unique ability to connect mentally and emotionally with people on a deeper level. The work gave her perspective on how a person's bio-magnetic fields can impact their physical and mental state  of being. The Academy of Natural Healing is an alternative education center and school offering diverse natural healing programs. It is run 
by Director, Lewis Harrison, an internationally respected visionary, speaker, teacher, and coach in the area of human potential and peak performance. Lewis inspires students to create their own career paths from the perspective of: “How many lives are you changing, and what kind of legacy are you leaving?”

In early 2004, she completed the Self Discovery, Initial Awakening and Healing Chakra workshops offered through Dahn Yoga. Later that year, she recieved a Dahn Yoga teacher Healer certification as a BMC (Brain Management Consultant) at Mago Gardens in Sedona, Arizona. The course is centered around the basic principles of Ki or Qi energy and Brain Management.

Experience
In 2012 she participated in the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center's (MARC) Program. MARC was created to bring the ancient art of mindful awareness in a scientifically supported and rigorous form to a renowned mental health research institution. In the last ten years, significant research has shown mindfulness to address health issues such as lower blood pressure and boost the immune system; increase attention and focus, including aid those suffering from ADHD; help with difficult mental states such as anxiety and depression, fostering well-being and less emotional reactivity; and thicken the brain in areas in charge of decision making, emotional flexibility, and empathy.

Recently, she has worked with the New Village Charter High School in Los Angeles teaching yoga and implementing their first nutrition program. On her time off, you'll find her practicing arm balances and stretching it out in the yoga studio, zooming down hills on her road bike, taking long walks, hiking through the lovely Cali mountains, playing the keyboard and guitar, belly-laughing it up with loved ones, and traveling with her partner, son and friends; passport in hand. Last but not least, of course you'll find her in the kitchen concocting and creating delicious synergetic whole food and beverage recipes. 



Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching.

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