About Sarah Baker
Author, Holistic Health Specialist, Meditation Teacher, Maternal Wellness Educator
Feel like you’re spending all your time doing everything like juggling working or caring for your family, and not enough time on your own health and mental/emotional well being? I’m here to help!
I am a holistic health specialist and maternal wellness educator on a mission to help you achieve total mind + body wellness by simplifying nutrition, meditation/spirituality, and holistic lifestyle practices, and combining these three pillars of health with my signature multi-sensory healing therapies.
My passion is to help people uncover the root cause of their symptoms, and teach them how they can heal themselves. Many of my clients and students come to me to learn how to heal from and manage ailments related to burnout, chronic stress/anxiety, overwhelm, and big life events like becoming a mama. I pride myself on combining a multitude of holistic health modalities that I have studied over the last decade to help my students create a deeply healing holistic wellness practice; from meditation, energy work, and mindset coaching; to nutrition, holistic lifestyle practices and multi-sensory rituals. I create fully comprehensive programs to guide folks on their own unique journeys.
Originally trained in plant-based and integrative nutrition and holistic health consulting, I have been working with and educating people from all over the US for almost 10 years through my specialized nutrition, wellness and mindfulness meditation protocols.
I am the author of two published books, Holistic Wellness and The Vegetarian Cookbook for Teens. I founded an online publication in 2013, Balanced Babe, where you can find over 700 articles on various holistic health topics, recipes and so much more! I also have a podcast, Simplified With Sarah, where I focus on offering simplified tips to make wellness and nutrition seem a bit less overwhelming. I also teach meditation and multi-sensory rituals through Sense Sanctuary; a healing wellness brand that offers meditative workshops and classes, and healing services. You can also find me regularly contributing wellness correspondence to various Chicago morning shows such as ABC’s Windy City Live, Good Day Chicago Fox, WCIU The Jam, WGN Midday News and more
I transitioned into the field of health and wellness after working in the fashion industry as an international high fashion model for 13 years. I smoked a pack of cigarettes a day, went through eating extremes; from eating regular big macs to struggling with orthorexia (obsession over what is being consumed), and other self-sabotaging tendencies. By going through my own healing journey, I was able to uncover my own innate healing capabilities, and thus my formal education to get credentialed to do what I do today begun.
I currently work with clients remotely but will soon be offering private office visits, and for certain services such as my postpartum doula offerings, I offer private in-home programs.
I also help expecting and new parents navigate the exciting and sometimes scary season of life: motherhood! If you’re pregnant and don’t know where to begin when it comes to appropriate types of lifestyle shifts to make (or ditch for 9 months), I’ve got you covered with my prenatal program that covers nutrition, lifestyle practices, meditation/labor prep, and everything you need to feel supported during your pregnancy. If you’re about to welcome new life to this world, I help YOU, mama, recover and thrive while you transition into your new life through my postpartum doula and nutrition, holistic health and meditation services (usually in the comfort of your own home).
No matter what challenges you are facing, I help you work through any setback. Don’t have enough time to cook healthy meals? Don’t know how to meditate? Feel like you never have enough time to implement any form of self-care or wellness practices into your life? All of this can be worked through. No matter what’s standing in between you and your physical and emotional health, I’m here to help you knock down these obstacles and reclaim your health.
- Certified in plant based nutrition through T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
- Certified in Integrative Nutrition & Holistic Health Coaching: The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, AADP
- Certified Advanced Reiki Practitioner & Certified Reiki Master
- Internationally Accredited and certified meditation teacher: Thought Transformation Institute
- Internationally Accredited and Certified Holistic Mindset Coach: Thought Transformation Institute
- Hypnobirthing Educator (May 2021)
- Postpartum Doula: CAPPA
- Studied Nutrition & Dietetics: UIC