My passion is to empower our first-generation students to  discover their own vision for their lives and release generational beliefs and limiting mindsets. 

Hi, i'm Yuri!

about me

I am the CEO/Founder of Balanced Lifestyle & Wellness. Our mission is to empower purpose-driven go-getters individuals, especially women, to thrive with clarity, self-love, and resilience. Recently, we've expanded our coaching programs to assist couples in transforming their marriages with purpose and aiding parents in breaking destructive generational habits to nurture and strengthen their relationships with spouses and families.

Balanced Lifestyle & Wellness was born from my personal journey. Growing up, I witnessed my own mother struggle with unresolved developmental traumas, which left her suffering from stress and anxiety due to a lack of emotional coping mechanisms. Therefore, seeing many individuals, especially women, projecting their stress and anxiety in workplaces and to their families, inspired me to create a platform offering holistic solutions for mental and emotional well-being. Additionally, being raised in a multicultural environment led to experiencing cultural shock, loss of identity, and a sense of not knowing where I belong. I had to overcome generational and cultural limiting beliefs and learn how to harness the power of the subconscious mind, effecting transformative shifts in mindset and outlook.

Overall, I have over 10 years of up-to-date training and research in mind-body medicine to help you short-track your ability to learn and embody the latest cutting-edge information. I utilize solid frameworks from Mastering in Mental Health and Wellness to support your divine healing with ease and love. 



I am a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Nutritional Coach, Trauma-informed Life and Success Coach. I hold a Master's degree in Mental Health and Wellness from Grand Canyon University, and a Bachelor's degree in Public Health with an Emphasis in Health Education and Promotion.

Our coaching programs are integrated, drawing from mental health frameworks to facilitate breakthroughs and address developmental, generational, cultural, and collective traumas. We emphasize a holistic approach to align the mind, body, and spirit. Coaching sessions may include transformational methods and evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Non-Directive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Breathwork, and Mindfulness-based therapies.
Overall, I have over 10 years of up-to-date training and research in mind-body medicine to help you short-track your ability to learn and embody the latest cutting-edge information. I utilize solid frameworks from Mastering in Mental Health and Wellness to support your divine healing with ease and love. 

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A Few of my favorite things

favorite food:

tacos and ribs

vacay spot:

the beach

favorite show:

ncis

with friends:

bon fires & marshmellows

fav events:

Monster truck & motocross 

fun fact:

i'm only 10 states away from traveling the entire u.s.

sippin' on

strawberry lemonade

Marriage and Family Intern

Ashley Wood, a source of positivity and ambition, steps into her role as an intern with Balanced Lifestyle and Wellness with enthusiasm and determination. Originally from a charming South Carolina town, Ashley now resides in Rexburg, Idaho, alongside her husband and cherished daughter, as they pursue their studies at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Balancing the demands of academia with the joys of motherhood, Ashley is passionately pursuing her Bachelor's in Family and Human Services, driven by a deep-seated love for every aspect of her chosen field. Growing up in a rural community, Ashley witnessed firsthand the challenges faced by families in accessing essential support services due to financial constraints. This upbringing has fueled her desire to make a tangible difference, not only in her hometown but in similar communities nationwide.

The opportunity to intern with Balanced Lifestyle and Wellness aligns perfectly with Ashley's passion and purpose. Eager to dive in, learn, and contribute, Ashley is committed to the organization's mission of empowering individuals and families through relationship support, nutritional guidance, and financial empowerment. Ashley looks forward to making meaningful strides toward creating a brighter, more resilient future for all.




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Are You Ready?

Your Journey Starts Here, Friend.

IT’S TIME TO STOP HOLDING YOURSELF BACK AND OVERCOME THE limiting beliefs THAT iS PREVENTING YOU FROM LIVING LIFE TO YOUR FULLEST POTENTIAL

1. Book A Discovery Call

During this call, we’ll talk about your experiences to find clarity and strategy to create your dream life 

2. Choose Your Program

If we’re a good fit together, we’ll dive right in to address your needs from the root. It won’t be a walk on the beach – or maybe it will!

3. Regain Your Self-Worth, Reclaim Your Life

An in-depth understanding of your internal self and your needs will help you gain back the confidence to make informed health decisions and feel better than you have in years.

book a complimentary discovery call