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Caren's Story

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

The purpose of this studio is to develop a business model for a Holistic Health Future for Personal Trainers and Yoga Instructors to work together in one office to help in clients' physical wellness needs. A patient typically comes from the DR's office and then Nutritionists and the Physical Therapists. No one is there usually to help in the transition to home practice after the treatment is prescribed and the insurance sessions run out.

This is when it's important to go to the Personal Trainers and Yoga Instructors after the medical experience is exhausted. Holistically the opportunity is there to include Chiropractors, Massage, Acupuncture and other healing and energy modalities.

Your decision is to find what works for you in your life. A certified fitness nutritionist coach can help you actually do the work that was prescribed by the dietician while also developing a realistic and doable fitness routine to use at home. If you do not do the work, the work doesn't add up, and you won't get the results at all. The results come with the sweat. So does the smile.

My Studio is available now. I do not diagnose, medicate or treat illnesses. I do not prescribe meal plans. I work with educating you to make personal decisions about your own meal planning and fitness goals. I use fitness classes for strength and stability, and yoga classes to support flexibility for strength and stability. I do not do massage or do hands on body work. I can refer to you to people with these specialities.

My aim is to help you not be alone or on an unhealthy path in the process of healing your life when things go out of balance. It's natural to interact with life. I've gone through a lot and have landed on my feet after taking a few breaths. I got into Yoga because my clients at the salon would always tell me to take a class. I said I never had time and that I was too busy at the salon.

"That's why you bring yoga practice into your life Caren".

In 2013 I finally walked in the doors of an Iyengar Studio and it changed my life. The hardest challenge has been to build my confidence, and I'm still working on it with a smile and a tear of gratitude. You don't have to go through life from a perspective of weaknesses. Challenges maybe. And you do not need to do it alone anymore.

I offer Short Term and Long Term Sessions for:

Strength and Stability Fitness to maintain independence.

Flexibility Fitness for your mind and your body.

Nutritional Fitness as a Coach.

Detoxification and Cellular Regeneration Specialist.

Life Coaching for special moments in life.

And Education Courses will be coming.



In 1989 I took and passed the G.E.D. Test in place of attending High School.

Attended Cosmetology School and Graduated in May 1990.

Began working in corporate environment and found it was not a healthy environment for my talents and passions to flourish.

University Studies Major in Philosophy with 2 study abroad programs:

Italian Studies and Philosophy at University of Siena, Tuscany.

French Studies at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada.

Most Favorite Class Last Semester: Human Performance and Nutrition.

Most Favorite Philosopher: Baruch (Benedict) Spinoza.

Independent Studies: Philosophy of Being and Spinoza's Ethics; the first 15 propositions concerning God.


1989 GED

1989-1990 Cosmetology

1991-1999 UMass

Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy

1997 Italian Language and Philosophy Studies in Tuscany

1998 French Language Studies in Quebec

2000 Horseback Riding Instructor

UMass 1991-1999 Beginner 1 - Intermediate 2

Dressage Show Scribe 8 Years at Stoneleigh Burnham

Favorite Discipline: Dressage Riding

2007 Equine Myofascial Release Classes


Small Business Ownership

Amherst Hairstylists 2002-2022 ongoing

2002 Opened the first 6 chair Hair Salon after working 12 years as a Hairstylist while a university student. 3 business relocations (2011,2013, 2018).


2003 Developed exercise induced asthma and a severe left shoulder tendinitis after 1st year in business and started learning about recovery process for repetitive shoulder injury survival:

Swimming therapy, Massage, Myofascial Release, Rolfing, Reike, Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, Chiropractic Neural Networking, Integrated Positional Therapy, Shamballa Multidimensional Energy Work, Medical Physical Therapist Sessions and then working with a Personal Trainer at a local gym.

2006 Endometriosis Diagnosis and several surgeries; learned about condition.

Crash of 2008 ugh. Started working with a personal trainer at a gym again.

2011 moved salon into a smaller building unknowingly with black mold and was on antibiotics for almost 3 years until mold was discovered. (Learned about Liver Cleansing and Lymphatic Drainage and Herbal Detoxification).

2013 Got married and moved business again 5 years later after divorce in 2018.

2018-2019: Divorced, 7 deaths: my older brother, mother in law, lifetime friend's father, matriarchal Aunt, a friend and 2 very special long term clients; filed bankruptcy and moved my business. Fell apart and asked for help and surrendered to the truth. Got therapy and support group attendance.

Started with third personal trainer and then transitioned to working with a female personal trainer and yoga instructor who has been my mentor ever since.


2019 Reiki Level 1 Certification.

2019 decided to finally take time for myself and my spiritual and personal well being. I then planned a gifted trip to Bali for 2 months in the summer starting in May of 2020 to complete 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification.

April 2020 cancelled trip. Covid Descended on the World.


I made a decision to not just give up my Inspiration to complete the tasks I had begun the path to achieve. So I got to work and figured out how the Universe was going to guide me toward my purpose. When life pushes you around and gets you stronger and more resilient it's happening for a reason. Be flexible and be humble. Go online and figure it out. Meditate and reflect on past errors of judgement and own them and do the work to move on and correct the behavior for a more improved and balanced result. Strengthen your base and educate. Educate. Educate. Make a plan and get to work. And this is what I was Inspired and Guided to do.

Advanced Holistic Health and Fitness Studio

My Health Certifications and Diplomas

A Body of Work to be in Service to Others:


2020 International School of Regeneration Detoxification Specialist Certification.

2020 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification - Online Yoga School.

2021 Chair Yoga and Restorative Yoga Studies.

2021 Certified CPR ISSA

2021 Certified Personal Trainer Certification ISSA

2021 Fitness Nutrition Certification ISSA

2021 Exercise Therapy Certification ISSA

2021 Lifespan Coach ISSA (halfway done)

Working on:

Glutes Specialist, Bodybuilding Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Certification: ISSA.

Ayurvedic Yoga and Naturopathic studies. Blogging. Writing 3 books.

2021 April Opened The Health and Fitness Studio.


I purposely opened with the next paragraphs and decided to encourage the reader to read these words again with the idea that reading them again will build a better context. This is who I am. I am not the next perfect insta-model Influencer. I am a woman in her 50s with a Huge Ass Smile and Tons of Gratitude. I am human, I have my own life challenges just as everyone else has in their life. I am just here to bring some light to guide a hand who asks for help. Not to grab as many as I can on the way past them. I wish you all the best in life.

The purpose of this studio is to develop a business model for a Holistic Health Future for Personal Trainers and Yoga Instructors to work together in one office to help in clients' physical wellness needs. A patient typically comes from the DR's office and then Nutritionists and the Physical Therapists. No one is there usually to help in the transition to home practice after the treatment is prescribed and the insurance sessions run out.

This is when it's important to go to the Personal Trainers and Yoga Instructors after the medical experience is exhausted. Holistically the opportunity is there to include Chiropractors, Massage, Acupuncture and other healing and energy modalities.

Your decision is to find what works for you in your life. A certified fitness nutritionist coach can help you actually do the work that was prescribed by the dietitian while also developing a realistic and doable fitness routine to use at home. If you do not do the work, the work doesn't add up, and you won't get the results at all. The results come with the sweat. So does the smile.

My Studio is available now. I do not diagnose, medicate or treat illnesses. I do not prescribe meal plans. I work with educating you to make personal decisions about your own meal planning and fitness goals. I use fitness classes for strength and stability, and yoga classes to support flexibility for strength and stability. I do not do massage or do hands on body work. I can refer to you to people with these specialties.

My aim is to help you not be alone or on an unhealthy path in the process of healing your life when things go out of balance. It's natural to interact with life. I've gone through a lot and have landed on my feet after taking a few breaths. I got into Yoga because my clients at the salon would always tell me to take a class. I said I never had time and that I was too busy at the salon.

"That's why you bring yoga practice into your life Caren".

In 2013 I finally walked in the doors of an Iyengar Studio and it changed my life. The hardest challenge has been to build my confidence, and I'm still working on it with a smile and a tear of gratitude. You don't have to go through life from a perspective of weaknesses. Challenges maybe. And you do not need to do it alone anymore.

I offer Short Term and Long Term Sessions for:

Strength and Stability Fitness to maintain independence.

Flexibility Fitness for your mind and your body.

Nutritional Fitness as a Coach.

Detoxification and Cellular Regeneration Specialist.

Life Coaching for special moments in life.

And Education Courses will be coming.

Work In Progress


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