Nala Walla, MS, NTP, CGRS
Integrative Wellness | Ancestral Nutrition | Somatic Griefwork
Nala Walla is an integrator. She weaves a holistic and commonsense approach to wellness as a Certfied Nutritional Therapist, Grief Recovery Specialist, and Permaculture Designer. Her compassionate and empowering style of coaching helps to repattern deep connections to soul and to place, via human and more-than-human communities. Foundational work in traditional and ancestral nutrition combines with somatic release techniques to encourage healing and unwinding. Deep attention is given to developing personalized ritual practices which support the grief process and foster ongoing relationship to ancestors .
Nala completed her undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College, and
her masters work at the University of Washington and Gaia
University. A firm believer in ongoing education, she has continued her studies
with the Moving On Center, the Center
For Kinesthetic Education, the Nutritional Therapy Association, and the Grief Recovery Institute. Nala has also been a Certified Permaculture Designer for over ten years, and is the current leader of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
If you are considering working with Nala, here is a message to you:
“Navigating the maze of wellness information these days can be disorienting, especially with so much contradictory advice on the web. Just as MDs typically receive no standard training in nutrition, therapists often receive no training in griefwork. If you find yourself amidst an unfamiliar landscape of grief, it is wise to find a guide who has actually traversed this terrain themselves. I offer guidance to those who are interested in exploring grief, rather than psychologizing it. Like the trusted advisors and medicine-women of old, I help people chart a grounded, intuitive, and somatically-based course. If you get the feeling that grieving is a sign of sanity, not pathology, we can work together.”
Please call to schedule a free half-hour consulation.
NALA WALLA MS, NTP, CGRS
• Nutritional Therapy
• Somatic Grief Support
• Movement Repatterning
• Paleo and Ancestral Nutrition
• Digestive & Inner-Ecology Health
• Advocacy for Transitioning Vegans and Vegetarians
• Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practice Design
• Whole-Family Nutrition Strategies
• "On-The-Go" Strategies for busy moms, business travellers, etc.
• Sustainability Education and Hands-on Seminars for adults and children
Repatterning is Foundational
The approach in a repatterning session is, in essence, to offer support for optimal nutritional and somatic function. Implicit is a profound respect for the human body's ability to regain balance once its basic needs are met. In contrast to the conventional focus on chasing individual symptoms, this foundational approach taps into the innate intelligence of the body, and ensures that changes we make are systemic, holistic and lasting.
Repatterning is Empowering
In a repatterning session, we are provided with 'take-home tools' and skilled guidance to activate our inborn healing capacities. This focus on self-reliance aims beyond a dependence upon practitioners or drugs to simply "fix" the client. In repatterning work, it is the client who takes the lead in their wellness journey. Repatterning is thus both a privilege and a responsibilty:
we are supported to create healthier
patterns at our own pace, and simultaneously recognize that no one else can do this work for us. The limits lie only in our willingness
Repatterning is Integrative
Repatterning work combines nutritional and epigenetic sciences with somatic practices (along with a helping of good old common-sense) to approach wellness in a way that honors the entire mind-body system. By gently increasing
awareness of our habits and their connections to pain, tension and fatigue, we begin the process of "reprogramming"' healthier
Repatterning is Connective
A key aspect of this work is reconnection with our own bodily wisdom, and the understanding of ourselves as natural systems, with various levels of ecologies: from the individual body and our own "microbiome", to the social bodies of our families and communities, onward to the greater ecologies of our landscape and the earthly body. We highlight the systemic relationship between the inner and outer, the neurological
and ecological, thus creating more effortless integration between self, community and place.
makes a wonderful complement to other health and community care modalities such as herbal medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, counseling, etc.
WHO BENEFITS FROM INTEGRATIVE WELLNESS SUPPORT?
Have you been...?
• Seeking support for chronic health issues related to digestive dysfunction, food sensitivities, and nutritional deficiencies.
•Wondering if your depression or anxiety might be related to unresolved grief
• Hitting plateaus in conventional medical treatment, talk-therapies,
• Interested in deepening connection with and supporting your local foodshed.
•Feeling deficient on a vegan or vegetarian diet, and wanting to find to omnivorous approach that is ethically and ecologically sound
• Looking for portable and practical strategies for staying healthy and relaxed even while "on the go" (busy moms, travelling executives & touring artists, etc.)
• Stymied by highly-structured training
in the arts, in business, in academia, and wishing to restore flow and play to your career and life practices.
• Looking for an "outside
the box" approach to help break through discomfort, creative
blockages, and tension.
• Seeking to integrate sustainable methods of self-care into your daily regime.
• Seeking improved 'range-of-motion' in personal, team and community life.