42: Shifting from labs and supplements to breathwork and self-healing with Victoria Albina of Feminist Wellness
Today’s episode is so packed with useful information about our health and wellbeing! I chatted with Victoria Albina, Functional Medicine Life Coach and Breathwork Facilitator, all about ways to heal. Victoria was my functional medicine practitioner in NYC, and it’s been fascinating watching her evolve her practice from externally-focused to internally-focused, helping her clients to be their own healer, which we discuss at length in this episode.
In this episode, we discuss:
Victoria’s health journey and how it led to where she is now
Why Victoria decided to become a Nurse Practitioner
How she learned about herbs and nutrition
How Victoria’s practice is evolving from external to internal-focused, shifting the power to the patient
How she is moving towards a more feminist healing framework in her practice
What are energy leaks and how do they affect us?
How symptoms are a way of your body telling you something helpful
How Victoria balances science and softer practices
What the vagus nerve is, and what polyvagal theory is, and why they are so important
Victoria’s personal practice
How to balance intuitive eating and therapeutic nutrition
Victoria’s tips for managing stress
What is breathwork? How it works and what her routine looks like with it.
Victoria’s advice for connecting inwards to know what your body actually needs so you can self-heal
Mentioned in this episode:
Victoria’s Breathwork playlist on Spotify
Victoria’s post on the Vagus Nerve
Episode 40 with Jessica Peppler (who Victoria did her breathwork training with)
The Human Path, Sam Kaufman’s herbal school
Victoria’s free breathwork workshop on August 14
All the deets:
Victoria’s life coaching, functional medicine practice, breathwork sessions, and podcast can be found on her website, victoriaalbina.com
Follow Victoria on Instagram at @victoriaalbinawellness
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