Here is an interview with Lenna Groudan. Lenna is one of our guest speakers. She’ll be presenting at the Natural Health & Wellness Workshop, on March 7. Her session is called, “Natural Beauty”. She will talk about natural cosmetics and provide a hands-on experience. If you want to join us for this session, register and choose the March 7 session.
LA: Why are natural practices important to you?
LG: I was born and raised in Venezuela. My exposure to a holistic approach to health and natural healing started at an early age. I grew up very close to my maternal grandmother “Abuelita” who lived her life following a very holistic and spiritual approach. I went back to my holistic roots after having issues conceiving and trying traditional medicine without success. I did three months of acupuncture and was able to get pregnant naturally. I always tell my kids that they are miracle babies.
I have a great passion for living healthy, for learning and for helping people. Following my passions, I took my passion for more natural healing to the next level by keeping not only the body but also the mind and the soul in balance – as a whole. I decided to make this pursuit my calling. Since then, I have taken many classes and have received a number of certificates in order to learn more about how to help myself, my family, my friends and my clients reestablish and retain their overall health and well-being through a more natural/holistic approach.
Living a healthy life is very important to me and my family and using natural/holistic modalities is our preferred approach to achieve this.
LA: Why did you choose your practice(s) and what is your focus?
LG: The last few years I have learned and worked with different holistic natural pursuits until I realized that creating and making our own bath and body products with my kids and husband was so much fun that I needed to share it with the world. Teaching my kids about healthy living and creating awareness at such an early age to make healthy choices for their bodies is one part of my focus. The other part is to help educate moms and kids by making natural, organic, fun products to create that awareness as well. Listening to my 6 years old talking about healthy food and products is just a confirmation of this focus and effort.
Living a healthy life is not only about eating healthy food and exercising but also putting healthy products in… and on your body. If you do not put it in your mouth, do not put it on your skin. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, therefore, anything you put on it gets into your bloodstream very quickly… for good or bad. More and more, we see people with skin issues that can be relieved with natural products, if they know about these natural choices. We want to be knowledgeable and mindful of the choices we make.
LA: What can people expect from your workshop?
LG: My workshops are educational, dynamic, and most of all…fun. Time goes fast when you are having fun learning how and why to make your own body products with just natural, organic ingredients. Most of the ingredients we use are eatable, very surprising.
LA: How should people prepare for your workshop?
LG: Come ready to have fun and to learn more about how to use natural, organic ingredients to make your bath and body products. I encourage attendees to think about what health issues they, or their families may be having that could be related to, or relieved by their skincare regimen. Please also think about any questions you may have regarding specific ingredients they should look for or avoid.
Join us on March 7, for Lenna’s session.