A photo of Rochelle Barcellona, owner of Nourish Mind Body & Spirit, yoga and meditation teacher, and ayurvedic counselor, sitting on a log by Lake Natoma in Folsom, CA

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Nourish was founded by Rochelle Barcellona, who discovered yoga and meditation after a serious injury that occurred in 2009 right after she graduated from culinary school. She didn’t see improvement in her injuries until she began practicing yoga, and then fell in love with the practice. Her practice not only improved her injury, but her entire life as well.

While enjoying a successful career as a personal chef for six years (after a successful 24-year advertising career), Rochelle felt called to combine her culinary expertise with her love of yoga and meditation. This led her to The Chopra Center where she became a certified Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle instructor and now teaches the five-part Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle workshop series in corporate and private settings.  Rochelle is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher® through EMBODYOGA® and the Yoga Alliance. She currently leads guided meditation classes for individuals, groups, and corporate employees both in person and online. The styles of yoga she teaches are yin, slow flow, vinyasa flow, all-levels hatha, yoga nidra, and kids yoga. (She is approved to teach yoga, meditation and mindfulness through several homeschooling programs.) Rochelle teaches yoga weekly at several studios, including Sol Flow Yoga, 5 Feathers Yoga, and Soul Yoga at Serenity Spa at Palladio. Check the calendar for teaching days and times.

Rochelle’s personal goals are to help others live healthier and happier lives through the practices she has learned through Ayurveda. To this end, she is making a big impact on the health of employees by teaching the Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle workshop series in corporations and individual Ayurvedic counseling, especially for those who have been diagnosed with an illness. She continues to utilize her culinary skills by teaching her clients to cook and eat according to ayurveda. She also hopes to instruct school teachers so they can incorporate mindfulness practices into their classrooms.

Some of Rochelle’s teacher trainings include:
200-Hour EMBODYOGA® Teacher Training with Karen Miscall-Bannon
Level 1 Teacher Training with YogaKids
Yin Yoga Teacher Training with James Kapicka
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training with Sarah Moody
Yin Yoga Assisting Workshop with James Kapicka