My name is Dori Ann, a Minnesota native and wife to my husband Derek and mother to my two sons Dominick(8) and Daxton (3) I began learning about holistic practices and lifestyle when I began working at a holistic dental practice. After a year of working there I found out I was unable to have children do to a chronic undiagnosed health issue that was mistreated for years by conventional medicine. It was devastating, not only to myself but also to my future husband. I decided in that moment, this was not the end of the road but rather an obstacle to over come and I would be a mother. When people would ask, “Are you going to have kids?” My answer was always the same. It is not a matter of “If” it is a matter of “When” and “How.” So I began my journey to find health through alternative and holistic modalities. Both of the dentist I worked with became my mentors and helped me find balance both physically, mentally and spiritually and I immersed myself in knowledge and education on the best ways to live a holistic lifestyle. I have also found mentors in Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, EFT, Articular Therapy, and many other Eastern and Western healing philosophies. In this journey, I experienced great strides in my health but most of all, I was able to find my life purpose to help people find their healthiest balanced self.
I graduated from Hennepin Technical College in 2005 with an associates degreed in Applied Science and became a Licensed Dental Assistant.
I started working with a Holistic Dentist in 2006. I trained under Dr. Ronald L. King DDS until 2010 when he passed away from cancer. During my training with him.
I completed a course in Applied Kinesiology in 2007 and completed trained with Dr. Hal Huggins in Colorado Springs 2008.
I also attended the University of Minnesota Dental school and completed a Restorative Function Course and can place dental restorations. (2009)
I returned to school in 2015 and graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between.
I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including:
I completed my Personal Trainer Certification at ACE in July 2019.
My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, functional medican, person training and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with my clients to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.
Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationships as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that will transform your life.