Isabella Koepf

My Journey Within

Hi! My name is Isabella and I am the founder of Surya Bella Wellness. Through my work as a holistic health consultant and wellness coach, I guide others in reaching their ultimate state of physical and mental health through yoga therapy, Ayurveda, Western clinical herbalism, holistic nutrition, meditation, and the power of deep inner inquiry. 

I know firsthand how devastating it is to feel hopeless in the search for answers to health problems. Throughout my life I have struggled with various health issues that went undiagnosed and untreated. I spent years searching for answers, bouncing from doctor to doctor without getting any relief. Finally, I took my health into my own hands and delved into the world of natural medicine, where I finally found the answers I was looking for.

But my journey to holistic health and wellness was not a straight line, and I did not start off on the best foot.

When I was younger, I didn’t feel very connected to my body or soul. I spent most of my time partying and studying, engaged in mind-numbing activities. But when I was 18 years old, I went through a transformative experience during a trip to Israel and decided to leave my university studies behind in pursuit of a simpler and more meaningful existence.

My travels took me around the world, backpacking through Israel and Europe, until I ended up in a yoga teacher training program in Rishikesh, India. My time in Rishikesh was tumultuous, filled with difficulties and tough lessons along the way. But through all the darkness, I also found a connection with God and with myself. I slowly cultivated a deeper connection with my body, listening to my voice and honoring the inner being that had been buried within me for so long.

In a very real way, yoga saved my life. It rescued me from the depths of addiction and self-destruction, but I still experience struggles on my journey every day. Yoga has given my life meaning and has put me on a path where I finally feel like myself, but I know that my road has a long way to go before I reach “the end” (if that even exists). 

As I studied yoga further, I realized that before I could begin to try and move to the higher levels of spirituality, I first needed to address my physical imbalances and health issues. Without a stable body and mind, spiritual understanding cannot be achieved.

After opening myself up to this new realm of life in India, I returned to America to complete my degree in psychology, biology, and religious studies in the hopes of creating a true mind, body, and soul connection. I then pursued certifications in Western clinical herbalism, holistic nutrition, health and wellness coaching, Ayurveda, and yoga therapy to further round out my understanding of physical and mental health. 

It is now my goal to help guide others to discover their own inner healing capacity, to experience the power of natural medicine, and to move into a greater state of physical and mental balance so that they can achieve new heights in their spiritual journey. 

I also offer services as a writer, website designer, and marketing consultant to help other yoga teachers and wellness professionals share their offerings and further spread the knowledge and power of yoga, wellness, and spirituality through my company Dharma Digital

My Qualifications:

  • B.Sc. in Psychology, Biology, and Religious Studies 
  • Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) (in progress)
  • Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition (in progress)
  • Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (in progress)
  • Registered Clinical Herbalist (in progress)
  • Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (in progress)
  • 500-hour Certified Yoga Teacher

What is Surya Bella Wellness?

In Sanskrit, Surya means sun and in Spanish, Bella means beautiful. The goal of Surya Bella Wellness is ultimately to reignite the light of your own inner healer, like the rays of the beautiful sun, to bring you closer to a state of physical and mental balance. Surya Bella Wellness combines the Eastern wisdom of Ayurveda and yoga therapy along with the Western knowledge of nutrition, herbalism, and health coaching, to achieve a union of understanding and ultimate wellness. 

Surya Bella Wellness focuses primarily on one-on-one health consultations and coaching for a wide range of mental and physical health issues. We also offer private yoga classes, retreats, and courses to deepen this experience and create a sustainable form of wellness for all. 

Want to learn more?

Check out my latest blog post or contact me with whatever questions you have! I am always happy to help.

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