Hi! My name is Isabella and I am the founder of Surya Bella Wellness.
Through my work as a holistic health practitioner and yoga therapist, I guide others in reaching their ultimate state of physical and mental health. I specialize in recovery from anxiety, depression, addiction, and abuse.
By utilizing the tools of yoga therapy, Ayurvedic medicine, Western clinical herbalism, holistic nutrition, meditation, and deep inner inquiry, we get to the root of the problem. I don’t believe in quick-fixes or BandAid approaches, I take a whole-person, integrative method to mental wellness – a full life transformation!
My Journey Within
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 physical and mental 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. It also supported me in my recovery from domestic abuse and has brought me towards a deeper pursuit of mental balance and freedom from suffering. Although 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).
A Brighter Future
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, mental, and spiritual 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 in my company Dharma Digital.
Let's Work Together!
Holistic Healing Paths
In these 1-month, 3-month, or 6-month healing paths, we work together to address your health issues with recommendations on nutrition, herbs, lifestyle, yoga therapy and ongoing support.
Private Yoga Therapy
If you prefer to concentrate only on yoga therapy, then this path is for you! We can work together in as many sessions as you prefer to heal your body, mind, and soul with yoga therapy.
My Training & Qualifications
Yoga Veda Institute (NAMA) (2020 to Present)
Sarahjoy Yoga School (IAYT) (2021 to Present)
Hill College (NANP) (2020 to 2022)
Hill College (AHG) (2020 to 2022)
Hatha, Ashtanga, & Adaptive Yoga Teacher
200hrs Shiva Yoga Peeth (2015), 300hrs World Peace YS (2015), & 300hrs My Vinyasa Practice (2020 to 2022)
Health & Wellness Coach
Hill College (NBCHWC) (2020 to 2022)
B. Sc. in Psychology, Biology, & Religion
Western Washington University (2014 to 2019)
Trauma-Informed & Brain-Sensitive Yoga
Sarahjoy Yoga School (IAYT) (2021)
Yin & Restorative Yoga Teacher
Yin Yoga School – Bernie Clark (2020) & Wild Lotus Yoga (2020)
Yoga Nidra & Meditation Teacher
World Peace Yoga School (2015)
Reiki Level 2 Practitioner
Indian School of Reiki (2015)
Sanskrit & Jyotish
Ananda Ashram, Dr. Scott Roos, and Steven Highburger (2021 to Present)
Ethnobotany, Permaculture, & Herbalism
Raven’s Roots Naturalist School (2018 to 2019)
Bellevue School District (2013 to 2014)
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 yoga therapy for a wide range of mental and physical health issues but with a primary focus on recovery from anxiety, depression, addiction, and abuse. We also offer private yoga therapy sessions, retreats, and courses to deepen this experience and create a sustainable form of wellness for all.