“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” ~ World Health Organization 1948 ~
Julie Cerrato, PhD, AP, CYT, CAT is a Corporate Wellness Consultant and Health Educator, specializing in workplace wellness, ergonomics, health e-Tools, green/sustainable office, nutrition and fitness.
As a highly motivated, results-oriented, Corporate Wellness Consultant, Julie offers a unique blend of allopathic and alternative medicine training unlike any other wellness professional. Initially a cancer biologist, Julie’s wellness journey began a decade ago, with her first yoga class. Since then, her path has developed her into an expert in alternative health modalities with degrees in Yoga, Ayurveda (Indian Medicine) and Acupressure. Her experience ranges from customizing holistic wellness plans for individuals and companies to building and managing an integrative yoga and fitness studio. Julie is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, certified Yoga instructor and founder of Well-Being Integrative Health Consulting (WB-IHC).
At WB-IHC, Julie empowers corporate clients to take control of their health and well-being by creating, implementing and managing customized corporate wellness programs. Her Workplace Wellness programs utilize her remarkable background to provide immeasurable employee health rewards and substantial corporate financial savings.
On the health education front, Julie is a leading advocate for holistic wellness. Beyond her Well-Blog Julie is San Francisco Holistic Health Editor for www.examiner.com, Ayurveda Co-Editor for www.allthingshealing.com and a Health Advisor for www.wholesomeone.com. As an avid wellness writer, Julie designs innovative e-Tools including e-Newsletters, e-Learning Modules and e-Libraries, with the most current health and wellness information and resources. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter for her latest wellness tools.
For a healthy mind and body, Julie incorporated a strong culinary component into her Ayurvedic practice that even blossomed into a holistic cooking business www.cookwellchef.wordpress.com. Julie values food for its therapeutic qualities and advises regularly on nutrition, diet and clinical health concerns. Her passion for holistic cooking has led Julie to be featured on VeriaLiving TV, PhillyBurbs, Experiencing Nirvana TV, The Master’s Channel TV and Culinary Conversations Radio, and a guest Chef for healthy living gourmet food stores like Whole Foods Market and The Tubby Olive. Holistic Cooking is now a staple in her corporate wellness programs. A professional cooking instructor and self-trained personal chef, Julie is also well-versed in managing special-needs diets such as gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. She creates new and inventive menus for wellness clients, holds regular cooking classes and offers an on-site comprehensive nutritional evaluation of corporate food services with healthy recommendations and educational materials.
Julie’s approach to Yoga is similar to her integrative wellness consulting style. She teaches various forms of yoga with a significant emphasis on therapeutic asanas and pranayama (yogic breath). Julie also uses her training in alternative health modalities to blend Yoga, Ayurveda and Acupressure for a unique, well-rounded yogic experience.
Intersecting with her passion for health and wellness is Julie’s ardent interest in medical outreach programs and traveling. Julie has studied Ayurveda and Yoga in India, received a Pancha Karma certification from Ayur Greens in Kerala and assisted at Dr. Shekhar Annambholta’s medical camp to treat over 300 patients. Julie continues to draw from her alternative medicine training and travels to bring the most effective treatments and therapeutic modalities to her clients for optimal wellness.