Meet Wellness Center Practitioner, Gina Underwood!

"Since 8th grade, when I read books about individuals working with psychotherapists, I have been interested to collaborate with people to create the most fulfilling lives available to them."

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Gina Underwood is our newest Wellness Practitioner at our Wellness Center. She is a life coach, who has just returned to Louisville after having lived in Chile for a while. We are excited to have her on Team Rainbow!

Name:  Gina Underwood

Website:  www.iThriveDaily.com

What is your professional field of wellness?  

I am a Life Coach and Consultant.  

How did you get into this line of work?  

Since 8th grade, when I read books about individuals working with psychotherapists, I have been interested to collaborate with people to create the most fulfilling lives available to them.  

After 18 years of training and experience, I recently started my new coaching business:  iThrive Daily, as I believe people sometimes find coaching to be more accessible than psychotherapy. I wanted to start a business with a positive growth focus that could be meaningful to anyone, especially including someone going through a life transition or a rough patch.  And the collaboration could last for whatever timeframe is needed: a one-time consultation, short-term collaboration, or an ongoing personal growth process.

How does your work contribute to the wellness of our community?

While I am available to work with individuals in my coaching practice, I am also available to work with groups, including in the workplace, to identify ways to build resilience and wellness as well as effectively navigate life's inevitable challenges.

Why do you love Rainbow Blossom?

I love that Rainbow Blossom is a business with heart.  I think part of that is related to being family-owned from the beginning.  From the way Rainbow Blossom has evolved over the years (such as the development of the Wellness Center) to outstanding customer service to community events, Rainbow Blossom emphasizes that they really care about the people in our community...to me, that shows a lot of heart.

 

 

Meet Wellness Ambassador, Jessi Alexander

"There is a lot more to yoga than just the practice of the asanas/postures."

Name: Jessi Alexander

Website: YourYogaLouisville.com

What is your professional field of wellness?

Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa (Hatha Flow) Yoga Instructor both classes and private lessons; physical assists to help aid in proper alignment; nutrition

How did you get into this line of work?

I started in 2007 when a friend told me it could help my knee, which I still suffered from an athletic injury.  I actually started in the Bikram practice, but always felt there was something missing.  Once I discovered the practice of Hatha with all of the spirituality, study of the Sutras, pranayama (breath practices), etc. I found what was missing.  There is a lot more to yoga than just the practice of the asanas/postures.

How does your work contribute to the wellness of our community?

Everyday we, as the team at Your Yoga, are helping people.  We have helped with health issues, both physical and mental.  We have given people a place of non-judgement that they can come and be them self and learn the gift of yoga.  We offer classes for all people; we have built a safe community where all are welcome.

Why do you love Rainbow Blossom? 

Because of their continued support of Your Yoga.  I also love all of the purchase options I have available to me; not only grocery, but all of the other items that help contribute both to my personal yoga practice and to the studio.  And, for adding Life Bar!