Nissa Valdez

 

Holistic Coach, Slow Beauty Skin Care, Manual Lymph Drainage, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

My mission is to help people connect to the beautiful stranger within, to feel at home in their bodies, and to fortify their allegiance to themselves. I am committed to helping people access their innate ability to heal themselves, in connection to the Earth and in partnership with one another. I am devoted to living in the path of beauty.

I founded my business in 2002 with a vision to create a sanctuary centered around beauty, sustainability, nourishment, and peace. I am committed to empowering people in the courageous act of learning about themselves by lovingly tending to themselves with Ritual Self Care. I am a certified life coach with over 20 years of experience in the world of spa and wellness and with these skills, I guide people in creating a lifestyle that supports them. I believe that when we care for ourselves we are then able to build fulfilling and rich lives, and that ripples out into the world.

I aspire to affect not just the individual but also the community, through compassionate self-discovery, and products that foster health, beauty, and sustainability. I have years of experience working with pregnant women as well as people living with all stages of cancer and chronic illnesses. To learn more about my work with people with cancer check out this article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for my mentors and teachers, many of whom are clients. I am honored and humbled to be entrusted with the knowledge that has been passed down to me by many special people and so happy to be using these skills to help others in my life’s work.

Coaching

  • Spa Wellness Coaching, ASTECC. 2020
  • NLP Master Practitioner, iNLP Center. 2020
  • Life Coach Certification, iNLP Center. 2020
  • Inner Dynamics Practitioner, iNLP Center. 2020

Therapeutic Massage Training

  • New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts, Santa Fe, NM. 157 hours training in massage therapy. 1996
  • Scherer Institute of Natural Healing, Santa Fe, NM. 680 hours training in massage therapy. 1997
  • Bodywork for the Childbearing Year. Prenatal massage certification – 34 hours. 2001
  • Craniosacral Therapy, Upledger Institute – completed levels 1&2, 48 hours. 2003, 2004
  • Heated Stone Massage, Scherer Institute of Natural Healing. training – 16 hours. 2004
  • Strain Counterstrain, Jones Institute – 20 hours. 2008
  • Infant Massage Instructor Certification, International Loving Touch Foundation – 24 hours. 2009
  • Oncology Massage Certification, Peregrine Institute of Oncology Massage Training – 300 hours. 2009-2011
  • Manual Lymph Drainage Certification, Klose Training. 2010
  • Pediatric Craniosacral Therapy, Milne Institute. 2010
  • Pediatric Massage Certification, Liddle Kidz Foundation. 2010
  • Manual Lymph Drainage, Basic & Advanced Neck & Face, Vodder School – 40 hours. 2016
  • Manual Lymph Drainage, Basic Body, Vodder School – 40 hours. 2017
  • Manual Lymph Drainage, Therapy 1, Vodder School – 40 hours. 2017
  • Manual Lymph Drainage, Clinical Wellness, Vodder School. 2017
  • Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Santa Fe School of Massage – 3 year, 700 hour certification program. 2015 – 2018

Esthiology

  • Aveda Institute, Minneapolis, MN. 600 hours in Esthiology Science. 1998
  • Dr.Hauschka Skin Care. Advanced skin care training, approximately 150 hours. 1999-2009
  • Oncology Esthetics Certification. 2014
  • Manual Lymph Drainage, Basic & Advanced Neck & Face, Vodder School. 2016
  • Holistic Esthetics Certification, ASTECC. 2019

Yoga

  • Forrest Yoga Teacher Training Course. Yoga Teacher Training – 619 hours. 2003
  • Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Prenatal Yoga Training – 32 hours. 2005
  • Therapeutic Yoga Training. White Lotus Foundation – 35 hours. 2011
  • Mind Body Solutions. Adaptive Yoga Training. 2012
  • iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Training – 36 hours. 2012

Accreditations

  • Board Certified Massage and Bodywork Therapist (NCBTMB) since 1997
  • Licensed Esthetician since 1998
  • Certified yoga instructor since 2003
  • Member of the Society for Oncology Massage
  • Certified Clinical Wellness Therapist through The Vodder School
  • Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist – RCST

“Beauty is the harvest of presence…”

– David Whyte