Welcome to Karuna: Nutrition + Movement, we're glad your here!
If you're looking for KTRD Nutrition Consulting, you've come to the right place! We have recently undergone a business name change that will allow us to broaden of services and ensure that our clients have all the tools they need to lead happy, healthy lives.
We are really proud of our new name and we hope it will help our clients learn a little more about our values and philosophy. Because it goes way beyond healthy food!
First - KARUNA.
Karuna is a Sanskrit word that translates as compassion. In her years of counseling in her private practice, owner Kate found that her clients ability to make changes to their health and lifestyle came down to one thing - having compassion for their body and their choices. We are all SO HARD ON OURSELVES, and well, that's just not fair. We feel that self compassion is the first step to better health and positive relationships with food, and our goal is to teach children and adults to show more compassion for themselves with a whole-body approach: eating well, moving their bodies, sleeping, and decreasing stress. As always, our practice strives to provide a supportive, non-judgemental, body positive, and welcoming environment for all our clients.
Next - NUTRITION.
Well, this one is easier. This business was founded on a practice providing nutrition counseling using a "whole health" approach. Our new name will allow us to expand on this philosophy in new and different ways. We will continue our approach of using evidence-based, medical nutrition therapy implemented with a real life, whole food approach that is realistic and sustainable. With this, we will continue to take a strict "non-diet approach" as we continue to intertwine principles of intuitive eating and Health At Every Size®, to support our goal of compassion. We will continue to improve our program offerings for families struggling with meal planning, picky eaters, disordered eating and eating disorders, and weight management from a weight neutral, HAES approach. In 2018, we strive to bring new offers that take our clients outside the office and into the kitchen, where we can truly foster a new relationship with food.
And lastly - MOVEMENT.
It is our goal in 2018 to find new ways to bring more movement options to our clients. Exercise does NOT mean putting in hours at the gym, and we strive to find new, fun ways to help our clients move their bodies with confidence and joy . Movement has been shown to decrease stress response in the body, and as a result, reduce the heart rate, lower blood pressure, and ease respiration. Movement can improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, teach self-soothing techniques, breathing, awareness of emotions, the ability to be present, and fosters the development of a positive and compassionate relationship with the body. For children, structured physical activity provides both an energy and emotional outlet. It decreases stress, teaches control, socialization, discipline and relaxation. We believe that joyful movement is critical to mental and physical health and well-being.
We look forward to working and growing with you all in 2018! Please feel free to contact our office with questions about our practice, philosophy or to book an appointment.
Phone // 781-269-1623
Email // firstname.lastname@example.org