Rachelle Wintzen, CNP, RYT

Rachelle’s professional life began in the performing arts world as a dancer, but her thriving career was cut short by injuries attributed to overuse and poor nutrition. Abandoning her disciplined lifestyle, she was drawn to New York City’s nightlife, where she worked in top clubs pouring endless bottles of champagne and creating top parties for the A-list crowd for almost a decade. Her new lifestyle eventually left her physically and mentally wasted.

Rachelle dedicated one year to a radical detox to flush her body of toxins, alcohol and drugs. Through lots of green juice and a 180 lifestyle change guided by her mentor, Gil Jacobs (Deep Cellular Cleansing Expert), she soon became addicted to living well. She traveled to Belize to host yoga and detoxing retreats and found a home there for 2 years. Through yoga, nutrition and her commitment to educating each client along the way, Rachelle has helped countless individuals from all walks of life lose weight, alleviate chronic symptoms and make healthy lifestyle changes that last.

In 2014 Rachelle opened The Chi Junky Studio, a wellness concierge & private Yoga studio. She has curated a team of wellness professionals who continue to help people from all walks of life meet their goals by making health and wellness simple, convenient, realistic and lasting.

She can also be seen featured in The Globe & Mail, Chatelaine, BlogTO, Best Health & The Social CTV to name a few. Rachelle graduated from IHN with first class honors and is thrilled to be returning as faculty. Rachelle teaches the branding modules in Professional Practice at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition.

  • PP001 Professional Practice

    This course is designed to provide the tools and skills necessary to succeed in professional practice. Practicing in health service, community, business and educational settings will be thoroughly covered. Topics include legal framework, marketing techniques, defining goals, consulting skills, time management, client relationships, building rapport, professionalism and a recap on effective communication skills.