Lisa Russell, BS, NTP
Certified Nutritional Therapist
Lisa is a Certified Nutritional Therapist with extensive meditation and mindfulness training. Rooted in the belief that food is medicine, Lisa helps women to prepare their body for pregnancy, properly nourish themselves while they are growing baby, manage changing symptoms during pregnancy (digestion, energy levels, mood swings, morning sickness, sleep quality), and prepare for the postpartum transition.
Her company, Gentle Leaps, blossomed from her desire to inspire others to live more nourishing & connected lives. In her late 20s, she realized that she never learned how to truly take care of herself. She learned that she needed to take care of herself in a holistic way, rooted in fundamental kindness & gentleness. This led her out of an intense & stressful nine-year career as a financial planner, and into a contemplative inner practice at a Zen Buddhist monastery for five years. Now, as a Nutritional Therapist, she helps women uncover the root cause of their symptoms, determine what foods will nourish their unique bodies, and solve the mysteries so they can start to feel better each day.
Lisa is excited to be part of the holistic approach at Hygge. She is here to teach and support you to determine what foods will best nourish your body, manage pregnancy symptoms, and provide mindfulness and non-toxic living recommendations throughout your prenatal journey.