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Meet Rachelle of into the woods.

M.S. Exercise Physiology
Wellness/Behavioral Psychology

Personal Trainer/CSCS
Yoga RYT

Rachelle Ballard is a certified yoga instructor, personal trainer, and wellness coach. She earned her master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Wellness Coaching with an emphasis on Behavioral Psychology and Nutrition at the University of Utah. She co-founded The Little Wellness Place to provide options to her clients. Rachelle’s specialty is in her ability to create individual programs, per client, per day. Based on emotions, body cues, physical/emotional history, and environmental factors at the time of each session, Rachelle creates a ‘wellness recipe’. This may include specific movements, meditations, lifestyle modifications, internal/external processing, creativity, examining sleep health, and food relationships.Rachelle helps her clients rediscover their own conversation with the self. No two clients have the same program, because no two people are the same. Using the model of total wellness: from sleep to nutrition, movement to social health, Rachelle helps her clients find balance and happiness in their mind and body. In this state of wholeness, creativity and empowerment may return. Rachelle is here to listen. With a session at Into the Woods Wellness, you are seen as an individual. She will help you rediscover what a healthy balance looks like for you, personally.


Valenti Acupuncture with Amanda ValentI

 My name is Amanda Valenti and I am licensed acupuncturist here in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am an explorer of many things–Integrative Medicine Practices, the outdoors, and athletic pursuits. In practicing Chinese Medicine I aim to bring health and wellness to my surrounding communities. I believe one can sustain a happy healthy lifestyle via nutrition, physical movement, and stimulating the smooth flow of Qi.

I received my Master’s of Traditional Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. I attended the four-year Masters Program at The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine completing 3,600 hours of academic and clinical practice. During the 540 hours of clinical internship I treated patients at the UCSD Oncology Center of Integrative Medicine, the American Legion Veterans Clinic and at the Pacific College clinic on campus.

My focuses are on but not limited to sports medicine acupuncture and injury rehabilitation. I am also passionate about treating emotional disorders, women’s health, auto immune disorders, and minimizing the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

I consider myself to be quite the outdoor enthusiast. I am a climber, snowboarder, hiker and yogi. After grad school I felt a deep pull to be near the mountains, craving accessibility to trails, mountains and rocks, eventually leading me here to SLC. In September of 2015 I relocated myself and my 7 year old malamute pup here to SLC and opened Valenti Acupuncture!