My name is Dr. Suzanna Braeger.
I hold a Ph.D. in Biology. I am Holistic Health Coach and Nutritionist, Certified Yoga and Pilates Teacher.
I have been always interested in Nutritional Science and a Healthy Lifestyle. Since my early childhood, I have been looking in nature for answers to my questions. During my trip to India in 2010, I got closer to the philosophy of Yoga and Ayurvedic Medicine. There I learned the foundations of Yoga and Ayurveda. In 2011, I gained certifications as Hatha Yoga and Pre/Postnatal Yoga Teacher, Pilates and Spine Balance Instructor, and later as a Holistic Health Coach and Nutritionist. Since then, I have been working as Yoga Teacher and Holistic Health Coach and guiding people towards their personal health goals.
I started my career in natural sciences in 2003 as a biologist. In 2006, I completed my first functional dietetics training abroad in England. In addition to my research career, I have been working as a health and nutritional consultant since 2010. In India, I learned the foundations of Yoga and Ayurvedic Medicine. In 2011, I became a yoga instructor. After I finished my Ph.D. degree in Biology in 2016, I took part in the Doctor of Naturopathy course at the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine. Lateron, I became a Master Health Coach and Master Vegan Nutritionist. My passion has been always to educate, train and guide people towards a healthier lifestyle.
I am a happy woman, wife, and mother. It took me several years, however, to embrace all my potentials and shine again. I had to face several health issues myself, and I had to use all my knowledge to heal myself. It took me years to learn how to handle stress differently and regain my health. I succeeded in leaving my pain behind and learned to look at diseases and health issues in a holistic way, which provided me with a completely different mindset.
My goal is to work parallel to Western medicine to bring the benefits of natural healing, the basics of functional nutrition and whole food plant-based diet, as well as the importance of exercise, stress management and self-improvement to many people.
To expand this work, I became the Director of the Health & Nutrition Department of the Body ´n´ Soul Wellness Academy, where I teach the following certified courses: Nutritionist & Wellness Consultant, Vegan Nutritionist, Holistic Health Coach.
For the Body ‘n’ Soul courses, my main goal is to provide course participants with a science-based comprehensive knowledge. The aim is not only to provide knowledge and information, but also to enable future nutritionists and health coaches to understand the physiological processes of the body, functioning of the organ systems, to identify dysfunctions and to be able to shed light on cause-and-effect relationships. Furthermore, I like to emphasize the importance of functional nutrition and how the quality, quantity and proportions of nutrients affect the hormonal balance of the body and the body’s self-healing abilities. My courses aim at providing a comprehensive knowledge that enables consultants and coaches to develop personalized nutritional guidelines, diets, lifestyle programs and life management strategies to best support their clients’ health development.
Within each course, nutrition therapy, detoxification and of course physiological basics are priorities, as they have a key role in health recovery. As a biologist and Master Health Coach, I feel it is my obligation to put the profession on a solid foundation. I strongly believe that combining nutritional therapy, movement therapy and stress management with naturopathic tools is a holistic approach to health maintenance or health restoration. More about my courses can be found here: https://bnswellness.com/product-category/courses/health-nutrition-courses/