Alexandra is a loving wife & mother of three. She established Holistic-Ways in 2012 and has been practicing since as a holistic health practitioner & movement teacher in the US and Germany.
She is the recipient of the US Army Civilian Service Commendation Medal for distinguished service rendered to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment while forward deployed in combat (Afghanistan 2010-2011) and its families. Alexandra was awarded the Meritorious Public Service Medal for highly distinguished service provided to US Army paratroopers by supporting and building resiliency within units of the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team and their families (2012-2015). Topics addressed were holistic approaches to nutrition, physical health & movement, as well as techniques in addressing moral injury and PTSD.
In 2019, Alexandra added herbal approaches (Western, Traditional Chinese Medicine and First Nation) to her repertoire after studying at the Clearpath School for Herbal Medicine (AHG). Now, she combines these complimentary techniques to guide her clientele.
For Alexandra, it is essential to look at the entire person, to facilitate your complete well-being on the basis of five areas: Nutrition & Herbs, Physical Activity, Relationships & Community, Career & Profession, and Faith & Spirituality.
God created us as unique persons. We are all different. This bio-individuality is the foundation of Alexandra’s health consultations and lifestyle suggestions. She is excited to accompany you on your path to becoming the “Best Version of Yourself!”
Holistic-Ways has been Alexandra’s business since she first started her integrative health coaching practice in Rhode Island & Germany in 2012. Holistic-Ways matured over the years while Alexandra saw clients around military bases in Washington D.C., Alaska, Massachusetts and through web-based consultations in Texas, Minnesota, Utah, and elsewhere in the country.
Now, Alexandra lives with her family in Northern Kentucky. She serves the Greater Florence/Cincinnati Area out of the Wellness Collective in Ft. Wright, as well as through online consultations. She hopes to turn Holistic-Ways into a local haven for everyone interested in and in need of Integrative Health Care.
During 3 more years, stationed with the military overseas in Germany, was invited to care for the elderly & sick in her diocese of Regensburg. She completed coursework and attended professional and in-house training to offer spiritual care & physical caregiving for those in need.
Since then, Alexandra has accompanied and cared for disabled, elderly and sick people during their afflictions.
Over the past few years and while on another military tour in Germany, Alexandra was able to study with Isabel Kammermeier, an herbal practitioner who teaches Traditional European Herbknowledge (TEH). This complimented Alexandra’s experience in North American & TCM herbalism and broadened her spectrum of how to approach treatment from a European point of view – approaching healing from a preventative instead of reactionary standpoint.
This is perfectly in line with Alexandra’s German upbringing and what her grandfather taught her as a child while taking Alexandra on walks through the native forests & fields, learning about the healing effects of plants & mushrooms.
Clearpath – School of Herbal Medicine interweaves tools & knowledge of Western Medicine, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Native American Healing Traditions and herbs to explore & address major health issues of our culture & time. The 3-year-long program offers essential skills & training in caring for and educating others about their health, and developing competence to become active Community Herbalists.
In combination & the other 4 areas of holistic health, Alexandra sees herbal medicine as yet another tool in her toolbox to serve to serve her clientele even better.
Alexandra improved her hands-on farming skills as a part-time apprentice at Brookfield Farms, a bio-dynamic farming enterprise in Western Massachusetts. This experience provided her with a 360-view and deep understanding of food – from the grower to the consumer – and allowed her to even better serve her clients at Holistic-Ways.
Brookfield Farm also taught Alexandra the concept of Community-Supported-Agriculture (CSA), supplying the local, but also the Greater Boston Area with fresh farm produce.
Alexandra is dedicated to her family, friends and clients. One reason why she always strives to educate herself further. In spring of 2018, she finished her studies of Sustainable Food & Farming at the prestigious Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. There, Alexandra also earned her Permaculture Design Certificate.
Alexandra is a Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (CHHP) and received her training from the world’s largest nutrition school, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. There, she learned about more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, and based on the concept of “Bio-Individuality,” Alexandra will help you create a complete and personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
Alexandra is board-certified and licensed through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).
For two decades, Alexandra has continuously educated herself, trained and taught classes concerning bodily fitness, workouts, and personalized activity. She was first certified as a Fitness, Movement & Alignment Teacher in 2009, and a Personal Trainer in 2012.
Formerly working with active-duty troops of the U.S. Army, much of her work was focused on building resiliency of the body & mind, as well as restore those areas to a healthy balance.
Alexandra’s current clients profit from her experience, as she is able to address physical ailments of the body and suggest stretches & strengthening exercises. She also collaborates with chiropractors if adjustments of the body’s alignment are needed.