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I'm Kara

Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Licensed Acupuncturist
Certified PN1 Nutrition Coach


Stay accountable and consistent with friendly and compassionate guidance.

I live and breathe this stuff every day and have dedicated my professional life to helping people like you become fitter, stronger, and healthier than ever.

Whatever obstacles arise, I’ll help you overcome them by modifying your program or offering new solutions.


In the end, know I’m here to support you every step of the way, no matter what life throws at you.


My Story


I have always loved helping others while learning new, manageable ways to live healthier lives.


I first discovered Chinese Medicine while traveling. Living and working in Costa Rica, I thought about my dream career. I wanted to incorporate different aspects of health with a hands-on and self-care approach. 


I became an Acupuncturist and Herbalist, worked aboard cruise ships for a couple of years, then opened up my practice in Western North Carolina.


I met my handsome husband, bought a beautiful home, and had an adorable baby boy. 

After five years of running a successful Acupuncture clinic and living the dream, we decided to travel the world. 

Several months of living out of suitcases and dealing with the stress of nomadic life (with a toddler) taught us infinite lessons. The long vacation provided us with new insight. And we were ready for a fresh start.

My experiences, time off, and travel have showered me with knowledge, understanding, and the ultimate appreciation for a Holistic Life.


And the ambition to guide others along their journey. 

Finding Holistic Health


Through years of trial and error, I've discovered how routines, made up of beloved rituals, create automatic ease throughout each day.


Morning and evening habits and regular check-ins are the foundation for health, happiness, and contentment. 

I found out I was pregnant right when COVID-19 hit. I closed my practice for two months, sat on the couch, and ate an extreme amount of Nutella (who didn't, right?). 

I gained more weight than needed for a healthy pregnancy and struggled to lose it after birth. I decided to be the positive role model I strive to be and dove head first into learning as much as possible about nutrition and weight loss. 

I studied nutritional science, ancient cultural cuisines, and modern-day struggles. I tested different concepts and learned what was realistic and what worked for me. I studied other possibilities that could work for others as well. 

I first fell in love with Yoga my first time in Costa Rica. After attempting many exercise regimes, I know Yoga is my best fit. As a mother, I discovered fitness opportunities through play, everyday activities, and strength training. Along the way, I learned many fitness routines and collected endless resources. I love helping others find their dream movement protocol, as I've found mine!

Mindfulness became a full-time part of my life after the loss of my brother. Living in a jungle, in the middle of nowhere, without internet brought attention to my tendency to use distraction as a coping mechanism. Without my usual escapes, I turned to mindfulness. My relationship with my inner self was nourished and blossomed.

Overwork, stress, weight gain, sedentary habits, and poor posture led to bad skin and self-consciousness about my overall appearance and how I felt within my body. While traveling, with all the time in the world, I investigated Holistic Radiance techniques. Utilizing the modern application of ancient practices, I discovered facial and skincare rituals that work.

As an Acupuncturist, mother, and all-around caregiver, I specialize in hands-on healing and relief for various health concerns. I'm passionate about providing others with the ability to care for themselves and their loved ones in the comfort of their own homes. 

Through travel and time off, I could fine-tune my behaviors and actions. Trying new foods, routines, and educational resources provided me with perspective.


Conquering challenges in each new location gave me insight into adaptation and new ideas for success.

I want to share these gifts with you!

I'm here for you!

I want to share your victories and challenges, root you on, hear your story, and encourage your ideal Holistic Life. 

I look forward to meeting you! 




Family Wellness &  Self-Care

Mindfulness for
Sleep, Stress & Recovery

Facial Yoga & Radiance

Pre- & Post-Natal

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