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Background


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Background


background

I was a successful finance professional in Hong Kong for many years before leaving the stress behind for a complete life and career change . This culminated in me following my passion and launching ‘Rowena Hunt – Health & Wellness’, through which I have been practising as a Wellness Consultant in HK for the past few years (as featured in the SCMP). I also actively share my passion for yoga through teaching the practices that supported me through the hedonistic finance years and which continues to be my strength and my inspiration.

Without doubt my greatest qualification is having worked, lived and breathed life in HK's finance centre because it gave me the ability to truly understand the particular needs of my clients.  This incredible, exciting and challenging experience taught me how living with imbalance can have a profound negative effect upon life & health, motivating me to make a difference, one person at a time.

 

"Rowena has been through so many lifetimes and can call upon heaps of experience in working with others. I would (and do) highly recommend anyone to take her up on her services. This is such a great opportunity to move towards balance with a truly dedicated and insightful lifestar!"
Dylan Bernstein, World Renowned Yogi (Stillness in Action)
 

AADP - Board Certified Holistic Health Coach and member of the American Association for Drugless Practitioners 

  • I qualified at the world’s largest school of nutrition, New York’s ‘Institute for Integrative Nutrition’, in their cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program.
  • During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
  • My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.

 

Registered Yoga Teacher  Yoga first came to me in 2005, but I was introduced to the Ashtanga tradition in 2009 & fell in love and I am now a dedicated daily yoga practitioner & teacher. I have been blessed to study extensively & globally with senior teachers from the Ashtanga lineage, with some influences from the Lyengar lineage, including Chuck Miller, Clayton Horton, Anthony 'Prem' Carlisi & Heather 'Radha' Carlisi  at AYBRC and Paul Dallaghan & co. at ‘Samahita’, where this year I embarked upon advanced studies in pranayama with Sri OP Tiwariji. I feel blessed to have met world-renowned Ashtangi Chuck Miller only 8 weeks into my Mysore practice and I soon began to travel around Asia to study with him - Chuck's profound teachings continue to speak to me in my practice, through me in my teaching, and are with me each & every day of my life. However 'my teacher' on this yogic journey continues to be Dylan Bernstein; when I met Dylan on my very first day in an Ashtanga 'Mysore-Style' room, I had no idea of the deep & lasting impact that this meeting would have. I continue to study with Dylan regularly, to assist him in the Mysore room when the opportunity allows, was a guest speaker at his 2016 training in Shenzhen and was blessed to teach alongside him for the month of October 2016 at AYBRC.  I am deeply grateful for Dylan's support and guidance, both on the mat and in the realms of philosophy and scripture. I offer thanks too for the strength, balance & insight that my daily yoga practices continue to bring to me in my life and work.

 

The world of wellness is an ever growing, ever changing one.  My training is never 'finished' and this journey continues to expand with new studies, new theories, new texts and new teachers, not to mention new experiences. My greatest teachers are my clients and I value every new lesson.

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The Recipe


The Recipe


the recipe

  • Take one healthy dose of country life, a blessed, beloved childhood, farm-fresh foods & a passion for animals.
  • Add a large helping of ‘obstropolous’ teen rebellion, then starve of nutrition to reduce in size in the vain hope of meeting society’s expectations.
  • Mix well with positive outlooks and the endless support of wonderful friends & family.
  • Fling north to steep well in the knowledge of revered psychology professors, whilst simultaneously blending with multicultural perspectives.
  • Introduce one incredible, inspirational husband and knead both well into a steadfast dough.
  • Spin round the world until dizzy and drop lightly into Hong Kong. Bake at 33deg/90% humidity, whilst wrapped in a full business suit.  Add a large helping of stress, lashings of pretentious influence, an unhealthy portion of pressure, feed 80% processed food for a few years and pickle daily in large quantities of alcohol.
  • Meanwhile split the dough (previously kneaded) into two countries ‘for the sake of our careers’.
  • Inject a world financial crisis, a healthy dose of realism and a large slice of loneliness and reunite the dough in South Korea in order to ‘prove’ together in a less heated environment.
  • Add extra large dollops of love, yoga and accupuncture.
  • Throw in a bit of passion and soak well in salt water during a diving holiday.  Hey presto, we have a bun in the oven!
  • Flip the original dough, the bun (and a dog!) back to Hong Kong and deposit together in a house in the jungle. 
  • (NB/ for the next part you will require a blender, a juicer, a whole host of super foods and a yoga mat)
  • Re-condition the dough to optimum health, then soak completely in global nutritional theories, research on bio-individuality & lifestyle management to produce optimum results.
  • Totally remove processed foods & chemicals in favour of whole, nutritionally-dense foods and a yogic-inspired lifestyle. 
  • Occasionally pickle slightly in small quantities of fine wine in order to maintain a little natural rebellious nature.
  • Raise the bun in a chemical free manner until it surpasses all nutritional expectations and maintain in beloved harmony until old enough to butter itself!

    This is how it all came about.  I love my life and feel blessed to have the most incredibly supportive family, the most wonderful friends in the world and also to have had many & varied experiences around the globe, whilst having learned how to make my life healthier and happier on every level along the way.
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About Wellness Consulting


About Wellness Consulting


What is WELLNESS CONSULTING?

Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it
— A.A. Milne 'Winnie-the-pooh'

Thank you A.A. Milne for reminding us there is always another way to do something, if only we "stop bumping for a moment" and take the time to think of it.

Life, Health & Wellness Coaches are knowledgeable advisors who provide ongoing support and guidance as you set goals to make sustainable changes, improving your health and happiness. As your personal Life Coach & Wellness Consultant I will listen carefully and guide you as you navigate the world of, often contradictory, nutrition advice, helping to determine what changes are necessary for you.

Your personalised program will radically improve your health and happiness. Together, we will explore concerns specific to you and your body and discover the tools you need for a lifetime of balance.

As my client you will…

  • set and accomplish goals in a way that is empowering and exciting
  • work to achieve and maintain your ideal weight and feel 'at home' in your own body
  • understand and reduce your cravings
  • increase your energy levels
  • work to improve digestion, skin, allergies, hormone balance and any other particular health concerns
  • learn about new foods and how you can easily incorporate them
  • improve your personal relationships, work situation and achieve a balanced lifestyle
  • discover the confidence to create the life you want, for your ideal future

Programs I offer include...

  • initial ‘ReBalance Consultation’ to discover the program that best fits your needs
  • any combination of life coaching & wellness consultations, group workshops, kitchen detox other special events
  • e-mail support and detailed feedback with 'homework goals' between sessions
  • guidance on new foods with recipes that are healthy and simple to prepare
  • coaching and support to help you make the dietary and lifestyle changes you want
  • simple but informative handouts that will increase your nutritional and lifestyle knowledge
  • my own personal commitment to guide you towards your best version of you, your health and your success

 

MY APPROACH

What will I not do? 

  • I will not put you on a diet.  Diets do not work.  Simple.
  • I will not lecture you on what you are doing wrong, rather guide you towards what you could be doing better.
  • I will not recommend juice detoxes instead of real meals, rather guide you towards real, whole food and delicious ideas to boost your body’s own immune system.
  • I will not leave you to achieve this on your own, rather be your support in the journey towards you changing your life for the better.

So what will we do together?

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good vs. bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.

Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy, as well as targeting any specific areas of concern that you may have. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.

Here are some concepts that we will explore during our work together:

  • ReBalance: The idea that we are born innately knowing what our body needs, what each craving is telling us and how best to fuel and energize our own bodies, but that we lose that innate knowledge along the way due to education from well-meaning but misguided role-models, marketing from the food industry telling us what our bodies require and what our cravings 'really' mean, life experience as we decide that healthy food has to be bland and boring and or course through feedback from our peers.  Once we are on this path together, you will 'ReLearn' how to 'ReBalance' your life and health, getting back in touch with what you once knew.
  • Bio-individuality: The concept of bio-individuality is that each person has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background. I use a personalized, holistic approach to ensure that you will have great success!
  • Primary Food: It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes Secondary Food. I will support you in achieving your goals, from eating the right foods for you to living an inspired, fulfilling life.

Are you ready to start feeling better than ever? Schedule an initial consultation with me today!

 

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