ABOUT

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NAME IT

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ATTEND TO IT

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I'm Alix

My journey in the wellness industry began with classical Pilates, a practice that not only sculpted my body but also grounded me in both my mind and my spirit. This evolved into a professional calling, eventually leading me to co-found Grace Pilates+Yoga in New Orleans. 

Recognizing the intricate link between the body and emotional well-being, I became a trauma and somatics coach as well as an Integrative Health Coach, certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). I also gained skills in guiding clients through EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) techniques. 

The creation of Wake Wellness was a natural progression in my expanding vision. Through Wake, I emphasize the importance of understanding the body's signals, teaching people how to heal from past traumas by creating a state of balance and resilience.

OUR MISSION

 

The daughter of strict well-meaning parents, I grew up thinking that I had only one choice in life. Go to school, get a good job, and build a stable life for myself. While this laser focus led me to a high-paying career in my 20s, it didn't leave me with any sense of who I was and what brought me joy.

After realizing I was too young to feel stuck, I walked away from it all and embarked on the ultimate journey of self-discovery. And I learned that once you step into who you really are, there's no going back.

If you're ready to walk away from your own limiting beliefs and build a life you love, I am ready to lead the way.

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MEET OUR TEAM

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David Long

Born and raised in New Orleans and Alexandria, Louisiana, Dr. Long's early life was marked by a commitment to medical excellence and community service. Completing his residency at LSU's Charity Hospital in New Orleans, followed by a fellowship at the Miami Vascular Institute, he honed his expertise in interventional radiology, leading to a distinguished 17-year tenure in private practice in Alexandria, Louisiana.

David's world was irrevocably altered in February 2020 when he lost his wife, Betsy, suddenly to a brain aneurysm. In an instant, he was thrust into the dual role of widower and single father, navigating the tumultuous seas of grief while steering his family through their collective heartache. It was in the darkest of these times that David discovered the transformative power of vulnerability and the healing that comes from embracing one's emotional needs. It was during this grieving period that he met Alix, whom he found solace and understanding with, offering him a sanctuary to rediscover himself. 

Their connection, grounded in mutual support and profound emotional communication, blossomed into a love unlike any he had experienced. This relationship, founded on the freedom to be genuinely oneself and to navigate sorrow with grace, led to their marriage and the beginning of a new chapter in San Antonio, Texas. Here, they have nurtured a blended, mindful, and connected family life, emblematic of their shared values and commitment to healing.

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