Areas of Expertise

  • Functional Nutrition
  • Metabolic Typing
  • Medicinal Foods
  • Traditional Foods
  • Ayurveda
  • Special Therapeutic Diets
  • Pre & Post-Natal Nutrition
  • Nutrition for Brain Health
  • Nutrition, Lactation & Infant Feeding
  • Infant & Child Nutrition
  • Sexual Health
  • Menstrual Health
  • Fertility
  • Childbirth Education
  • Hormonal Health
  • Pre & Post-Natal Health
  • Pelvic Floor & Pelvic Health
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Lactation & Breastfeeding
  • Birth & Postpartum Doula Support
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Teaching & Learning
  • School Placement & Adjustment Issues
  • Extracurricular & Enrichment Programs
  • Other Learning Issues
  • Life Stages & Developmental Milestones (Physiological, Emotional & Social Development)
  • Early Childhood Interventions
  • Behavioral Health
  • Preventative Health
  • Genetics & Epigenetics
  • Optimal Brain Functioning
  • Cognitive Health
  • Improved Concentration
  • Improved Processing
  • Memory Loss Prevention
  • Improved Memory
  • Alzheimer’s Prevention
  • Brain-based movement
  • Mental Fitness
  • Qigong
  • Somatic Movement
  • Brain-based Movement
  • Functional & Dynamic Movement
  • Healing after injuries
  • Rehabilitative movement for people with disabilities & musculoskeletal issues
  • Wellness foundations: Diet, Exercise, Sleep, Supplementation, Stress Relief & Management & Lifestyle Change
  • 12 Dimensions of Wellness
  • Wellness across the lifespan
  • Family Wellness
  • Self-healing
  • Recovery from surgery, illness or injury
  • Chronic Pain
  • Guided Meditation
  • Aromatherapy
  • Comforting Touch
  • Self-massage
  • Acupressure
  • Detoxification
  • Digestive Health
  • Life Coaching
  • Vagal tone
  • Diaphragmatic breathing
  • Guided breathing techniques
  • Breathing difficulties i.e. asthma
  • Reiki
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Chi & Meridians
  • Prana & Chakra Systems
  • Energy fields
  • Clairvoyance
  • Conscious channeling
  • Mediumship
  • States of consciousness
  • Advanced Skills

Ongoing Training

As part of my commitment to my own growth and desire for professional excellence, my training is ongoing. I am currently involved in the following training:

  • Paula Method Practitioner Training, Year 2 of 3
  • IBCLC Pre-requisites

MY STORY

Hi, I’m Nina!

MSEd., CHHP., FDNP., CD., CBC., PPNE, CCCE.
Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner
Certified Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor & Infant Feeding Specialist
Professional Energy Healer,
Coach, Educator & Consultant

I’m the Founder of Whole Brain Whole Body and it’s my belief that we can  optimize our human potential in all areas of our life – at home, at work & beyond – through optimizing our health. It’s not enough to be pain or symptom-free. At Whole Brain Whole Body, I provide rare and much needed comprehensive services to individuals, families, organizations, children & teens. From brain-based wellness services to early childhood interventions, holistic lactation consults, fertility coaching, pelvic pain consults, autoimmune healing programs & much, much more, these services bridge critical gaps in alternative care. In the hyper-specialized and compartmentalized world we live in, I bring back a focus to the interconnectedness of the whole brain and whole body. I work alongside highly qualified professionals in an Integrative Wellness Team to help you put your health back in your own hands where it should be. Together we bring an integrative and holistic yet functional approach to healing.

I am the Founder of several initiatives, including Integrative Institutes and Centering Families to which Whole Brain, Whole Body is affiliated. My work is born out of a deep desire to re-imagine the human experience, and that includes re-imagining health, work, school, birth, parenthood & beyond.

I am a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, Doula & Infant Feeding Specialist and Professional Energy Healer. I have a Master of Science in Education and bring 20 years of experience serving hundreds of individuals, families and organizations in a variety of capacities as an Educator, Consultant, Parent Coach, Mentor & more, including serving the New York City Department of Education for over 10 years as a Teacher & Educational Consultant. My multi-sectoral and multi-dimensional expertise brings together many areas of human development including: health & wellness, maternal & fetal health; adult & child development; teaching & learning; family systems; leadership, business & entrepreneurship; organization development; systems change; community development; personal and professional coaching, mentoring and consulting. You can read more about my areas of expertise and ongoing training by clicking through the panel to the left.

My own personal experience as well as my professional training informs my work. Personally, I’ve spent over 18 years on my own healing journey to resolve many of my own health challenges and throughout that process, I have trained professionally in the modalities that actually worked. I have successfully healed many health conditions I previously suffered. Here’s a glimpse into what my life used to look like:

Conditions I've Healed From:

  • Asthma
  • Severe Eczema
  • Recurrent skin infections
  • Acne
  • Recurrent UTIs & yeast infections
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Chronic constipation
  • Gut dysbiosis “Leaky Gut” & SIBO
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic athletic re-injury
  • Nerve pain & nerve damage
  • Chronic hip pain
  • Chronic pelvic floor spasms & pelvic pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Chronic plantar fasciitis & foot pain
  • Other musculoskeletal dysfunctions
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Chronic PTSD

As someone seeking ever deepening embodiment, my healing journey is ongoing. This is particularly important for me as I have a rare set of pelvic injuries and nerve damage (pudendal neuralgia) that I manage daily. I have been told by many doctors that I wouldn’t be able to function in any of the ways that I currently do without drugs for pain, surgery or other interventions. Yet, I am drug-free and – on most days – I am also pain-free. However, it isn’t my goal to only be pain-free and symptom-free – and that shouldn’t be your only goal either!

We all ultimately want to fully use our capacities in all areas of our lives – to expand into the fullest use of ourselves. To that end, I’ve created healing protocols & practices for clients which reflect evidence-based best practices that have transformed my own life as well as the lives of my clients.

As a result of my personal and professional experiences, I am uniquely positioned to provide a range of services to individuals, families, communities & organizations as I have honed a variety of skill sets to work with the foundations of human development across sectors, life stages, and roles. I am particularly driven to optimize human potential from the beginning of life through late adulthood – whether in the workplace, in the home or at school. My breadth and depth of expertise is sought after by companies and professionals in many fields.

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