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Joanna Rose Health and Wellness

About Me

I am Joanna Rose Baker, a full time Mama as well as Holistic Health Coach, Reiki Master, and Energy Practitioner. I am dedicated to my health and healing and sharing my awareness with others, and have been since 2006. 

My healing journey began at a time when I was addicted to fast food, recreational drugs (pills), sugar, relationships, overdoing, and just about anything else that kept me from being with myself. As I slowly removed my dependence on these distractions, my anxiety reached new levels that brought on panic attacks, disassociations from my body, and worsened my ongoing IBS. My self esteem was at an all time low, and having come from an abusive upbringing, I was not nice to myself or those around me. One year into my marriage everything came to a head, as relationships tend to show us our mirrored parts-both shadow and light. I knew I had to change, or I would spend the rest of my life miserable and sick. 

It's not been an easy road, but so very worth the effort I've put into growing myself into the person I am today. I healed my IBS and anxiety, completely came out of my shell and showed myself what I can do when I balance my mind, body, and spirit. 

I am currently working towards my next step. After having and nursing a beautiful baby boy back in 2014 I was diagnosed with Post Partum Depression and PTSD. From the sleepless nights, moving from our home base, and losing my Mom I finally hit "rock bottom" with end- stage Adrenal Fatigue. It feels like my "rock bottom" in that all the awareness from a (mostly) lifetime of abuse is emotionally draining and came to a head with all the major life changes happening at once. As my son grows and I continue to nurture and nourish us both, my health has improved greatly and I am putting myself out there once again to create and share what I have learned

          My Mission

My Mission is to empower men and women to heal themselves naturally (physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually) in order to live a life filled with joy, good health, and self directed intention and purpose. 

Are you curious about how my health coaching program can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule a consultation with me today. We can get to know each other and I can tell you, specifically, how I can help you. I work both distantly and locally (Baltimore, MD). 

My Training

I graduated from College of Notre Dame of Maryland with a Bachelors degree and went straight to work for a small insurance agency. While I met wonderful people there and learned a lot about myself, I knew this was not the work for me. My soul was starving! I knew I liked to help others, and really enjoyed when I would get into conversations with agency clients about food, nutrition, and energy consciousness.

It was while I was in college that I first learned of Reiki (2006). After my initial experience and resonating with its precepts, I knew it was for me and worked with it for years mostly on myself, but also for friends and as donation to those in need. I graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Spiritual Healing in 2012, a 2 year energy healing program that focused on the mind-body connection. Over the years I learned methods in Meditation, Sound Healing, Color Therapy, and many other forms of Energy Medicine that work with the chakras and subtle energy bodies.

In 2012, I joined Institute of Integrative Nutrition to expand my knowledge. 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, training, and personal growth experience has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, preventive health, and Energy Medicine. 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.