Meet the team in our Baltimore wellness center.
I love being an effective healer and I am constantly teaching myself in traditional and non-traditional ways to help myself and others feel whole. Being in true partnership with clients as they walk their journey is one of the greatest joys and responsibilities of my life.
In 2004, I began studying aikido, a Japanese martial art, with Kinokawa aikido as a formal way to learn more about myself and grow spiritually. I have grown to the rank of second degree black belt and am now an owner of Falls Road Aikido.
In 2005, I graduated from Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly the Tai Sophia Institute) with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and have been licensed with the state of Maryland to practice acupuncture and am the owner of Strength & Vitality Wellness Center since then.
From 2000 to 2006, I supported people having difficulties as a crisis counselor for Grassroots. In 2003, I became a certified acupuncture detoxification specialist through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). I loved serving in community programs so much that I underwent training in both Maryland and New York to become a registered trainer with NADA.
I became one of the foremost authorities on acupuncture in Maryland and worked all over the state training addictions professionals and consulting on the use and benefits of acupuncture for the treatment of addictions.
Welcome to our practice! I am the friendly face at the front desk of Strength & Vitality Wellness Center. I’ve been with Cara-Michele’s office since March of 2017. I appreciate how positive the environment here, we all work extremely well together to provide the best service for you! I enjoy interacting with each and every patient, who walks through the door. I love the positive energy felt by everyone and I really appreciate that attentive care Cara-Michele and team strive to provide, as individuals and collectively to each patient. I am here to answer any question that you may have and to assist you in any way. I am looking forward to speaking with you!
I am a resident of Baltimore county, but I was born and raised in New York. I enjoy being outside, reading and spending quality time with loved ones. I value my faith, family, and friends and hold a strong belief that the people we serve give my life meaning!
Wendy Kurtz – Certified Health Coach and Colon Therapist
Wendy became interested in helping others after years of struggling to manage her own health issues (Type I Diabetes and various digestive issues). She discovered that the keys to wellness were not found through medications and conventional medicine, but included a combination of proper nutrition, exercise, emotional/spiritual balance and cleansing toxins from the body that can cause disease. She decided to become a Health Coach and Colon Therapist to share her knowledge and to fulfill her passion for working with others to improve their health and happiness. Wendy received her training in Nutrition at Integrative Nutrition in New York City and is I-ACT certified in Colon Hydrotherapy. She also has degrees in Psychology and Business from the University of Maryland and Penn State respectively. She is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Wendy believes in healing the body holistically and offers individual health coaching sessions, colon hydrotherapy services and juice fasting programs.