'digging deep for lasting health'
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DISCLAIMER: I am not trained to provide medical diagnoses, and no comment or recommendation should be construed as being a medical diagnosis. be. well. &/or Kathleen Buchanan is not a substitute for your family physician or other appropriate healthcare provider. Choosing a holistic approach to wellness means choosing personal responsibility for your health care.
WHO IS be. well.?
be. well. is me, Kathleen Buchanan. I am an avid learner, mom, wife, anatomy enthusiast, lover of good food, and facilitator of exploration of movement.
I received RYT200 Yoga, Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, and Nutrition in Action certifications from Vera University, Vera Whole Health in Seattle,WA.
Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner from Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver, CO.
I am a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach through the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaches.
Completed Methylation & Clinical Nutrigenomics Parts 1 & 2 from Seeking Health.
Certified Gluten Practitioner through Dr. Tom O'Bryan.
Certified Microbiome Practitioner through Microbiome Mastery.
Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine Curriculum 12 CMEs from The Medical Cannabis Institute.
Completed course from The Neuroscience Academy with Dr. Sarah McKay.
Certified Level 2 Relax & Renew (R) Restorative yoga teacher from
Yoga for Parkinson's Disease training with Renee Le Verrier.
I am a proud member of NANP, ICHWC, Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Health at Every Size, Seeking Health Educational Institute, and Yoga Alliance.
I have published works on elephant journal online:
"Connection ~ One Touch, Many Ripples"
"The Modern Primitive ~ What Are We Striving For?"
"Our sessions together encouraged me to dig deeper, reflect further and therefore resulted in much more profound change than I could have achieved on my own. She managed to support my growth and learning by eliciting my own wisdom to answer my questions and address my dilemmas." ~ Faith, university professor
"I truly believe every part of my time with Kathleen was a blessing. Just about every goal I made was confronted by huge obstacles, but Kathleen would remind me of who I am and utilized my strengths to get me through them. She provided me with new tools to help me on my grief journey and new ways of thinking in regards to the person I am today." ~ Michele, grieving mom
"Together we found ways to tackle what seemed like insurmountable problems in my day to day life. I*m grateful and I know that I will use these new found tools repeatedly in years to come. Being judged was a fear I had & never once did I feel that way in this process. It put me at ease and allowed me to get the most out of her coaching." ~ Dana, pediatric nurse
“She listened and really got to know what was in my heart. I truly believe she cares. She helped me figure out ways to fill my inner jar, so I was able to give back to the ones I love. She was honest and kind. I found my voice and strength that had been hidden for quite a long time. I was reminded that I have self worth and I learned how to minimize negative self-talk. I am so thankful to have been given this opportunity. I believe it really helped me understand more about myself and therefore it helped the ones around me. I know I have a lot more to learn, but Kathleen played a huge part in guiding me back on track. Thank you!!” ~ Jessie, mom/interior designer
“Kathleen is gentle and patient and truly explores all options to help each of us get the best experience in yoga. She is a genius with bolsters and various aids so we can get the positioning and stretches we need with our various limitations in the class. I feel so cared for and respected by her. I look forward to her class.” Renee
“I am 55 years old and have been doing yoga for 4 1/2 years. I absolutely LOVE Kathleen. She is enthusiastic, warm, loving and very generous with herself. She is a superb teacher and very knowledgeable. I look forward to each and every class of hers. They are truly a treat to your mind and body!” Lianne
"I always look forward to my time with Kathleen. She is incredibly knowledgeable, so skilled in supporting her students, as well as pushing them to grow and try new things. I feel that she truly sees me. She meets me where I am, but always takes it to the next level. I adore her." ~ Audrey
My aim as a Coach, as a Nutrition Counselor, and as a Yoga Teacher is to help you uncover the best version of you - starting inside your comfort zone and progressively moving beyond it. I offer a range of services: from personalized one-on-one work, to multi-week group classes. All utilize goal setting, accountability, and support to foster sustained change. Let's do this!