Faces of the NTA: Meet Rachel Alm
Get to know Rachel Alm
How long have you worked for the NTA? What is your role?
I went through the NTP program in 2007 with the wonderful Cathy Eason as my instructor and am now enjoying my eighth year on the teaching staff. I love my role as a Lead Instructor!
What attracted you to work at the NTA?
Thank you, NTA, for creating a dynamic, experiential space to cultivate curiosity, to honor diversity, and create a culture of wellness! I can’t imagine any profession more uniquely suited to my training and experience than this one! What started as a childhood interest in both education and health has since become a full-on lifestyle and passion project, complete with decades of experience putting theory into practice.
What do you love about working for the NTA?
I get to combine my love of learning and teaching with my academic study, all while using a heart-centered approach, and I get to do it alongside the most amazing people!
What are you most proud about accomplishing in your time at the NTA to date?
Fostering connections! It’s amazing to watch the intellectual, interpersonal, and introspective connections that have been sparked over the years in my classrooms. I’m particularly proud to be offering resources that bridge nutritional therapy and herbalism for those who are drawn to it.
Describe the NTA in three words?
Real. Supportive. Expansive.
Describe yourself in three words
Unique. Warm. Grateful.
What do you love the most about our community?
That every single person brings their unique gifts to the greater community, that we all share a common thread of studying holistic nutrition, and that we are stronger together as we walk our talk through this crazy, beautiful world!
What is your favorite fat?
Butter. Straight up.
What is your least favorite food?
Milk. No thank you.
What’s your most used cook book or recipe blog and why?
I’ve just discovered Colleen at www.growforagecookferment.com She makes the most gorgeous, herbally-inspired creations, and uses the traditional practices we know and love as NTPs and NTCs! I’m excited to try her dandelion root muffin recipe, lemon bars with thyme and honey, and coconut cauliflower curry.
In your mind, what are the biggest challenges the holistic health community faces?
Three big things: the right to practice, collaboration over competition, and making a living doing this vital work.
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