The Holistic Intervention Program delivers.
“At the beginning of this class I was not honest with myself. I still pushed my problems away. The weekly meetings with Alexandra and the group calmed me down and I finally realized the cause of my emotional and mental pain. I regained self-awareness in all aspects (nutritional, physical, social, and spiritual), which made me comfortable about addressing these issues as they arose. I understood that I did not have to hold back anymore and learned to communicate about myself. I even passed this knowledge on to my family and fiance. This program will never leave my mind and will always be there for me. I can only imagine how beneficial something like this could be with after returning from deployment. Everyone could only benefit greatly.” (Susan F.)
Alexandra’s Holistic Intervention Program made me consider things that I otherwise would have never thought about. These new perspectives help tremendously in all areas, not only professionally but also in my personal life. What an educational experience – not at all as expected – but so beneficial!” (Thomas T.)
“These classes have allowed me to be happier with myself regardless of my external circumstances. It has allowed me to focus on the good that gets me excited for life. I feel healthier, my back pain is gone and i am setting personal goals, which I already started reaching.” (Nancy S.)
“I feel much more aware of what I want and how I portrait myself. Personal goals (professional and private) are much easier to set and accomplish now. Alexandra’s physical approach to yoga, tai chi, and meditation has really helped me gain peace of mind, as well as better control over the stress in my life. Overall, this course has been a fantastic experience.” (Victor V.)
“This course has helped me to reaffirm the necessity to lead a fulfilling lifestyle in its entirety. That includes health, fitness, job, relationships, sleep, etc. I am finally motivated to make changes and stick to hard decisions. Alexandra brought knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm with her. Without any one of those three the class might not have been nearly as successful. It’s simple though – she lives the way she teaches and walks her talk.” (Bear W.)
” It is nice to finally have a path to follow to a better life.” (Christopher S.)
Before I met Alexandra I thought I knew how to be healthy. But in reality I was using sleep medicine every night, I was not eating well, and I felt sluggish all the time. Alexandra provided me with information and the tools to make better-informed decisions about what I was putting in my body.
One of my goals while working with Alexandra was to get off my sleep meds. I had taken some form of sleep medication for over 10 years and was addicted. I would get so stressed about sleep that it even affected my personal relationships. It was like my life revolved around my sleep habits and it was terrible. Alexandra pushed me to be free of them and with her help I did it! It is the greatest feeling to have the freedom to sleep normal now!!
Under Alexandra’s lead, I felt motivated to try integrating more fruits and vegetables in my diet. I incorporated juicing in to my life, which has made me feel more energized. Clarity and focus returned. Moreover, I rarely get sick anymore.
Lastly, Alexandra has helped me find what is right for me. I’m sure this journey will be an evolving, life long one but I now have the tools, information, and when I really direction, Alexandra, to help make those positive changes. I am so grateful to have gotten to meet and work with her.
(Kelly W., Alaska)
Thank you for your guidance and encouragement. I was impressed with how you tailored your program to my needs and issues. I never felt that I was pigeon-holed into your program. The information and discussion were always pertinent to my needs and what I wanted to work on.
Like a counselor, I felt that I could open up to you about any issue, even if awkward or personal. Most of the time, I put on a very positive face around others, but around you I felt comfortable discussing things that make me feel insecure. I never felt judged or patronized. You were always supportive, positive, and encouraging.
At the beginning of the program my goals centered around weight and size and other body-image objectives. But I learned that my 52 years old shape is not something to shun in an effort to regain my 25 years old shape. I have grown to accept and fully appreciate all that this body can do…that with care and conscious choices about nutrition, activity, rest, and stress, for instance, I can do anything I want.
Thank you for the journey of acceptance and learning to make aware choices!
(Silvia W., Minnesota)
I started working with Alexandra six months ago, and I am amazed at the changes I and my family have made for the better! We are now conscious about our food choices. We no longer drink diet drinks (which is a miracle because we were completely addicted to them), and we avoid unhealthy sugars or processed foods. Each of us has lost weight: I lost 15 pounds, my husband lost 24 pounds; and my daughter lost 5 pounds – so far, because we finally have the tools to continue losing until reaching a healthy weight);
When I got in touch with Alexandra, I really felt like I was at a crossroads in my life. I was either going to just let myself go, health-wise, or I was going to take back control. She has been one of the most amazing people I have ever met. Not only does she have a vast amount of knowledge regarding her profession, she works with you in such a way that it doesn’t seem like work at all…she is a friend and truly wants to help. I have heard the adage “no one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” Alexandra personifies that.
It was such a simple switch!
- I am not waking up in pain
- no more sugar-cravings
- I have so much more energy
- I am no longer anxious or moody from processed foods
- I was able to stop taking medications I had been taking for almost eleven years and I cannot imagine ever needing them again.
Alexandra and this program have been so influential! The cool thing is that I still feel like I am on this journey with her and she will always be there. She is a treasure and this program has put me on a path that I never want to leave. I believe what my husband and I are learning will last us for the rest of our lives and make growing old together enjoyable and invigorating. I hope what my daughter is learning will stay with her also and she will hopefully pass on a lifetime of healthy living to her children as well.
(Rebecca S., Washington D.C.)
Having a personal coach is brand new to me. Never in my recollection had anyone listened deeply and tenderly to my rambling about stuff that by then had played so many times in my brain it no longer made sense. Never in my recollection had anyone connected the dots of my disjointed tale and assured me that I wasn’t a lost or hopeless case. Alexandra’s plan to restore, rejuvenate and regenerate energy and strength to the whole of me, mind, body and soul, made sense to my brain and brought peace to my heart. So I accepted her plan and gratefully surrendered the paddle which she would use to steer our wa‘a (Hawai’ian for canoe) to that place where strong, joyful living would be mine once again. And it worked! Mahalo.
(Anuhea R.-G., Hawai’i)
Believe in yourself, feel free, mind your body and its needs, don’t let others influence your self-esteem… be healthy and be yourself! All these were goals I never succeeded to achieve until I began working with Alexandra. Step-by-step, I gained more force to reach my goals with her help and guidance. My health problems are mostly gone and my life is better than ever! THANK YOU!
(Melanie L., Germany)
Every session with Alexandra taught me something new and exciting. Now, I am able to pass this on to others. I feel much more aware of what I want and how I see myself. Personal goals are much easier to set and accomplish. Before working with Alexandra, my perspective on nutrition was completely different. Her additional approaches of topics like yoga, tai chi, and meditation have really helped me gain peace of mind as well as better control over the stressors in my life. Her workshops are a fantastic experience.
Alexandra and her coaching program have been so influential! The cool thing is that I still feel as I am on this journey with her and she will always be there. She is a treasure! Her 6-month program has put me on a path that I never want to leave. […] I have lost 15 pounds, my husband 24 pounds, and our daughter 5 pounds. We finally have our energy back!
Alexandra is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. Not only does she have a vast amount of knowledge regarding healthy foods and lifestyle, she works with you in such a way that it does not seem like work at all. She is a friend and truly wants to help. I have heard the adage “no one cares how much you know until they know how much you care” – Alexandra personifies that. She still kindly encourages me and always talks to me on the same level.
I believe what my husband and I have learned will last us for the rest of our lives and make growing old together enjoyable and invigorating. I hope this will stay with my daughter and she will pass the healthy lifestyle on to her children for a bright future.
(Client, Washington D.C.)
I have been attending Alexandra’s yoga class for the past five or six months. If this was not a class that I did not enjoy, I would not have put the time and effort into going to her class every week. Alexandra teaches a different type of yoga than the ones I usually go to which I really liked. Because this was a restorative class it is smoother and much more relaxing. I believe Alexandra is a great teacher and her style of teaching is great as well. She cares about each individual and made sure that everyone was comfortable in the pose, if they were not, she would provide alternatives. Because Alexandra focuses on each individual she makes the class seem like its a one-on-one environment.
(Ling Li, Alexandria, Virginia)
I attended a yoga class lead by Alexandra Roach – the first such class I have attended on JBAB. The class was challenging, yet not intimidating. Mrs. Roach took time to focus on technique for each person in the room, all while maintaining a calm presence. I am notorious for carrying stress in the form of knots on my shoulders, yet it melted away over the course of a short 45 minutes. As I sit here now, I am mentally clear and calm, with muscles relaxed over my whole body, including my shoulders! Considering the stressful life I lead, this is a feeling I look forward to experiencing over and over again.
(Audri B., Washington D.C., USA)
Alexandra and her 6-month coaching program has opened a whole new world to me. She taught me techniques that I never knew existed. She keeps me accountable and encourages me to move on when I experience down-times. My diet has more variety now and I feel energetic again. Friends and family have noticed and commented on positive changes they have seen in me since I work with Alexandra. I can only recommend her program.
(Gale. K., Alaska, USA)
I feel healthier, more energetic, and calmer. My awareness to all areas in life increased tremendously throughout my work with Alexandra. She is God sent! After decades of trying to improve myself without success, Alexandra’s knowledge, listening skills, and compassion have truly lifted the load of baggage I’ve been carrying for too long. Finally, I can record successes.
(Client, Hawai’i, USA)
My overall nutrition and health goals have improved. Alexandra has helped me understand the value of these personal goals and I was able to increase my mindfulness of emotional and spiritual needs as well. This combined with the nutritional education makes for a well-rounded individual.
(Michael H., US Military)
Working with Alexandra has brought knowledge, passion and enthusiasm about the topics of nutrition, fitness, career, relationships, and sleep. Now I understand how important a holistic approach of well-being is. I now have specific goals that I can follow and achieve. Finally, I am aware of no only what I want in life, but also how to go out and GET IT!
I am simply happier with myself regardless of external circumstances. Working with Alexandra has allowed me to focus on my good and gets me excited for life again. I feel healthier, my back pain has almost completely vanished and I am starting to not only set goals but to reach them as well. I am more focused on what really makes me happy. In addition, my spiritual well-being has increased tremendously throughout this course.
(Nancy N., Alaska