Integrative Practitioners Collaborative

Networking for wellness practitioners


Louisville Integrative Practitioners Collaborative (L.I.P.C.) is a free monthly meeting for local practitioners that provides support, learning and networking. Space is limited to 25 people; a reservation is required. 

Integrative wellness practitioners are healthcare and healing arts professionals who are committed to seeing the whole person within their cultural context and the interconnection of all systems in the body/ mind. They actively cultivate a professional lens of multiple evidence-based modalities in their field and/or interdisciplinary fields for understanding optimal human growth and development.  When clients work with integrative wellness practitioners they are engaging in a deeper understanding of their mind/body connection and exploring a collaborative treatment plan that can include a synthesis of Western and Eastern healthcare modalities, psychotherapy, movement, nutrition, mindfulness, lifestyle changes, and coaching.

We typically meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 8:30-10:00 a.m. with the following schedule: 

8:15- Doors open, coffee + tea available

8:30-9:00- Introductions; please come prepared to introduce yourself and your work to the group in 30-45 seconds

9:00-9:30- Speaker; rotates monthly, we seek to learn from practitioners of varying healthcare modalities

9:30-10:00- Networking, collaboration, development of new ideas in small groups


  • You're a health care or healing arts professional who serves from a holistic perspective.
  • You enjoy sharing new ideas and gain inspiration from collaborating with others with a similar approach to client/ patient care. 
  • You want to make the most effective use of your time while meeting other local practitioners.
  • You have a multidisciplinary approach and  you want to further expand your knowledge of what Louisville has to offer in order to make better referrals for your clients. 
  • You value learning from the expertise of other local practitioners. 
  • You embrace the idea of community over competition. 

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Jessica's expertise centers around holistic wellness and behavior change. From yoga to aromatherapy to neuroscience on behavior change, she is informed by a variety of modalities in her practice, all with one goal in mind: physical and emotional well-being. She loves working with folks who face complex health issues, including autoimmune diseases, diabetes and other chronic conditions because it's so rewarding to witness folks heal and take back their sense of well-being, much like she's done in her own life. 

Jessica in a nut-shell: Mama x4. INFJ. Yogi. Foodie. Feminist. Plant Lover. Creative. Forever Student.


Registered Nurse

Robin has been Registered Nurse for over 33 years, receiving her Bachelors Degrees in Nursing, Psychology and English from the University of South Dakota. Working as a nurse in cardiac, behavioral and school nursing, she has seen the impact stress plays on our body, mind and health. She uses biofeedback to help you to connect with your body to reduce pain, manage stress, headaches, smoking cessastion and so much more. She is also a reiki master and loves the benefits of essential oils. 

Robin in a nut-shell: Mama x3. Nurse. Artist. Healer. Hiker. Traveler. Life Changer. Wellness Advocate.


specializing in trauma

Julie has a great deal of experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety and PTSD, as well as families with various interpersonal issues. Clients often seek her to assist in navigating through difficult relationships with family members, as well as coping with recent or past traumas. Using EMDR and Havening, she teaches clients that they can lessen negative emotional and physical reactions to past trauma. Mind-body connection is an integral part of her practice.

Julie in a nut-shell: Mama x3. Foodie. Avid Exerciser. Lover of movies, travel and books.



Shelly is passionate about helping people bring deeper awareness and balance to their lives, in order to create more meaningful and inspired living.  She counsels and creates from an integrated wellness approach that includes developmental, relational-cultural, and body-centered models of therapy and healing. She attended graduate school and trained at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee. Shelly leads a class series, Integrative Strength Training, which is an 8 session/4 week immersion into aligning with your authentic self and creating a strong core from the inside out.

Shelly in a nut-shell: Mama x1. Intuitive. Passionate Learner. Mindful. Nature Loving Coffee Connoisseur.

Elder Master

8th Degree Black Belt

John is the head instructor and owner of the Shaolin-Do Martial Arts School. His 40+ years of practice will help guide you through learning basics and prepare you for more advanced practice.

He teaches a four part Tai Chi series at Meridian Integrative Wellness. Benefits of Tai Chi include: stress reduction, balanced emotions, improved circulation, posture, flexibility, balance, memory and more. 

John in a nut-shell: Family Man. Disciplined Practitioner. Lifelong Learner. Calming Spirit.

Wellness Chef

author of

Rhona has a degree in journalism from the University of Kentucky and is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She's been creating healthy dishes for her family's restaurant Ramsi's Cafe on the World for over 20 years and is the author of, a website dedicated to healthy cooking and other practices for a life of vibrant energy.  She has hosted an array of seasonal offerings, including Veg-Centric, Seasonal Edition: Delicious plant based dishes using seasonally appropriate produce, Healthy & Easy Instant Pot Meals, and World Broth: Healing Bone Broth Recipes from Around the Globe. Rhona also writes about food, teaches cooking classes and creates personalized menus for private clients.

Rhona in a nut-shell: Mama x3. Entrepreneur. Writer. Passionate cook. Prana junkie.

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach 


Alyson is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Speech-Language Pathologist.  She specializes in helping educators, medical providers, and caregivers of individuals with special needs prioritize and find time for much needed self care.  She has an integrative approach that will help you explore the connection between the way you fuel your life (career, relationships, etc.) and the way you fuel your body (food and exercise).  She believes eating quality, whole foods is one of the key cornerstones to healing our bodies and brains.  BUT-- all the kale and broccoli in the world cannot fully counteract a stressful lifestyle. Healthy eating alone cannot counteract toxicities in other areas of our lives.  Her goal is to build ongoing community and support amongst those experimenting with changing their eating and lifestyle habits. 

Alyson in a nutshell: Healthy Habits Enthusiast. Nature Lover. Traveler. Caregiver. Forever Student. Recovering Perfectionist.