Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristin Mitchell.
Hi Kristin, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I relocated to Los Angeles about a year ago from New York, one of the fun outcomes from the events of 2020. I moved out here with a job. But shortly after relocating, I knew the job wasn’t sustainable. So! I quit, took two months to travel, and now I am officially doing the work that I’ve wanted to do for about five years which is bodywork and coaching. I have an immense love for the body and immense sympathy for people who are dealing with emotional pain. My practice, Nourish the People, is a way for me to help people heal themselves while being creative. Using information and techniques that I love.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I don’t know if the road is ever smooth… but yes and no. I have been through my fair share of mental health struggles, as many of us have. I am actually very grateful for the depression that I fell into last year because it ultimately made me reroute and get honest with myself about who I was and what I wanted out of life. Sometimes it takes hitting and recovering from a rock bottom to get the courage to do what matters to you. That was my experience. As the law of the universe has it, your struggle always walks hand in hand with your refuge. So now, I am finding a lot more ‘ease’ and ‘smoothness’ in the process of growing. If that makes sense.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
Nourish The People was born in 2018 out of necessity to keep a creative agency professionals from completely burning out. I was an Exec Assistant turned Ops Manager, teaching yoga outside of the office. I realized that the people who needed ‘yogic’ practices the most were the ones who never had time to go to yoga. This taps into one of NTP’s key principles which is simplicity of information. I recognize that ‘healing’ and ‘wellness’ can be overwhelming. For that reason, I intentionally share information in the most easy to digest way. My mission is to help people live with more ease. My technique is by first helping people identify where they are experiencing ‘dis-ease’ in their lives. Is it because of anxiety and overwhelm? Are they experiencing digestive pain? Insomnia? From there, I have three pillars of tools in which we can work to address the ‘dis-ease’ and ultimately find their ‘ease’ of living. The pillars are bodywork (acupressure and cupping), slow yoga, and coaching. I am building and in person bodywork practice in Los Angeles which is my most exciting facet at the moment. Bodywork allows me to use Traditional Chinese Medicine systems to move energy in the body and provide people physical and emotional relief. It’s an incredible practice, and people feel something instantly. Virtually – I offer coaching sessions to help people navigate big change. Even in these sessions, we incorporate the body. Body, mind and consciousness are a part of everything I do because what we come to learn is that it’s all the same thing. This is why another tenant of Nourish is magic. Your body and mind have the magic ability to heal themselves, I just help create the container for them to do so.
Before we let you go, we’ve got to ask if you have any advice for those who are just starting out?
Just start doing the thing. You’re not going to be perfect. You’re going to doubt yourself a lot, feel underprepared a lot, have imposter syndrome a lot, feel afraid a lot. Keep going anyway. Everything has to start in small steps. Everything has to come from a place of uncertainty. So take all of those things as indicators that you’re actually on the path doing the thing which is Great. You’re not failing, you’re moving forward. At least – this is what I’ve been waking up and telling myself everyday.
- In Person Bodywork LA – $85 / session
- In Person Slow Yoga LA – $160
- Virtual Bodywork – $60
- Virtual Slow Yoga – $125
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.nourishthepeople.co
- Instagram: @nourishthepeople.co