About Kelsey Lowitz, MSOM, L.Ac.

ABOUT_headshotI Believe…

  • That our bodies provide us direct cues, though sometimes subtle and easy to ignore, for us to listen to and act on in order to make positive changes in our lives.
  • Big transitions in my life that felt like a “shattering,” also brought the greatest possibility for personal transformation.
  • The combination of modern Western Science with traditional Eastern Medicine can bring deep, powerful healing in mind, body and spirit.

My Journey

I’ve always been deeply curious about how life works. As a kid, science was always my favorite subject in school, and I followed this passion to Brown University, where I majored in Human Biology with a focus on ‘Understanding the Brain & Behavior’. Everything from Neuroscience to Cellular Biology to Social Psychology energized me and inspired my natural curiosity. Coming from a family of doctors, I followed the sage advice of my intuitive and caring father not to go pre-med when he suggested “there might be something better out there for me.” Not knowing what that was, I set out seeking to build a life based on what I thought would make me happy.

This winding path of self discovery lead me into teaching middle and high school science, a short career in biotech and then, seduced by the excitement and growth of the earliest “dot com” boom, a career in high tech for over a decade when,

I finally realized that even as I gained success by the measures of our culture and society, I was ultimately feeling more unbalanced and unfulfilled.

My achievements had removed me from my passion for science and how the brain and behavior work together. I became aware of this when I suffered from a seasonal depression that was linked to days with the shortest hours of sunlight, the longest hours of sitting behind a desk, and the highest revenue goals and stress levels at my online retail job. I had now taught myself how life doesn’t work.

Finding Balance

Let’s face it, most of us are living incredibly fast-paced lives. From a place of always doing and being “on”, there isn’t a lot of room for personal growth, until something cracks and it’s the only option. After 12 years in my corporate career, during which I went through a divorce, started therapy, and began a yoga and meditation practice, I finally realized that the only thing truly motivating me was not the spreadsheets, the emails, the presentations, the praise or even the salary and stock options, but the mentoring and connection with my team.

As my life became more “successful” on the outside, it felt more unbalanced on the inside, and it was the personal relationships and coaching that brought me true pleasure.

I’ve been teaching, mentoring and coaching within the context of my professional career for over twenty years. I formally trained with The Coaches Training Institute to become a Co-Active Transformational Life Coach in 2009, and completed the Advanced Coaches Training program with The Awakened Wisdom Experiences in 2010. I have been practicing yoga for 15+ years and am a certified 200 hr-RYT yoga teacher.

I completed a four-year Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA where I did 1000+ clinical hours, and am licensed by the state of California to practice Chinese Medicine, including Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Massage and Nutritional Guidance.

The Wisdom of Our Bodies

My life experiences have taught about the challenges we all have listening to the wisdom of our bodies. Times when I’ve made choices that left me stuck behind a desk or stuck in a relationship that wasn’t healthy, my life, mind and body have all felt stagnant and out of balance. Each time, this has been a wake up call to make a life change.

For me, it’s life long training to listen for the physical and emotional signals of “dis- ease” and respond with self-compassion and trust to move into more ease, balance and health.

Now, it’s my passion to help guide others towards the same realization of their own mind-body-spirit connection, and use all my tools of Coaching, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine that honor and work directly with that connection to create optimal health and wellness.

I would love to help you on your journey!

 

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Kelsey Lowitz
541 Athol Ave.
Oakland, CA 94606
510-788-0381