LAUREN MONES, OTR, CYT
Live Free with a Healthy Gut program was born from experience. I was diagnosed with Crohns disease 4 years ago.
Since I can remember from early childhood having always been a finicky eater food was a source of pleasure when it wasn’t producing pain. I had a very sensitive stomach and being selective about food as a child helped manage the sensitive reactivity of my gut.
I received my BS in 1999 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Living in Boulder during my college years exposed me to a holistic way of living. This holistic lifestyle built the foundation upon how I approach healing.
After college, I founded Yoga Dharana and became a certified Anusara teacher in 2004. I helped hundreds of people heal their physical disabilities and disease through the power of breath, yoga, and meditation.
I had a strong calling to bring these healing methods to the Western medical model.
In 2011 I became a national board certified occupational therapist.
The combination of occupational therapy and 16 years of teaching wellness gives me a strong foundation in the western medical approach coupled with a passion and wisdom for holistic living.
Several months after being diagnosed with Crohns, I threw away my medications, cleaned up my nutritional intake and dove deep into managing my stress levels and emotions through yoga, breath, meditation etc. This is the only way of life for me and I am a better, healthier person because of it. The curse became the blessing.
I added high doses of good quality probiotics to my daily routine. I also added fermented foods to my daily diet. These foods brought me to profound levels of optimal health. It was then that I became fascinated with probiotic foods. I taught myself the art of fermentation. Fermenting Fairy is my way of sharing the gifts that I have received from these Super Foods with the world coming from a deep desire for all of humanity to feel good and be happy.
Live Free with a Healthy Gut is the joyful emergence of a personal path of healing met with serving a need in the collective whole.