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Natural Awakenings Milwaukee Magazine

Milwaukee Women in Wellness

In honor of May’s Women’s Health theme, we are honoring some of the many influential women in Milwaukee that share Natural Awakenings’ vision to educate, empower and connect in the realms of healthy lifestyles and eco-friendly living. Learn how these women share their passion to help others lead their best lives.

Sharon Roy, founder of Camp Serenity

S76W18582 Kingston Dr, Muskego  262-903-8774 ∙

Sharon Roy, a current educator at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for nearly 30 years, is also a yoga instructor who founded Camp Serenity as a water- and land-based yoga and retreat center.  She created Iron Lotus, a proprietary blend of yoga and weights to increase strength and range of motion while promoting mind and body conditioning.

Wellness services offered:
Land- and water-based yoga, Iron Lotus yoga, Sand & Land yoga, Paddleboard yoga, Full Moon yoga, Brunch and yoga.

Areas of specialty:
Iron Lotus yoga and Natural Therapy yoga in the water, sand, grass and studio. Sounds, smells, sights of Little Muskego Lake and the studio with heated floors are calming and restorative to create an environment for natural bonding in a private setting.

What is your philosophy or approach to helping your clients?
“I am passionate about teaching, and the visual and spiritual transformation in my yoga students has been extraordinary and profoundly satisfying.”


Donna Gladney, owner of Donna Fit 4 Life LLC

608 E. Clarke St, Milwaukee 414-793-5086 ∙

Gladney, a single mother of two, is a wellness coach in our community who recognizes the importance of exercise and nutrition as a means to prevent disease, live longer and feel one’s best. Her own personal health journey involved turning to more natural ways to heal with tremendous success.

Wellness services offered:
Personal training, nutrition coaching, meal planning, nutrition products, workout programming and fitness classes.

Areas of specialty:
Gladney specializes in both personal training and nutrition. She is an NASM-Certified Fitness Trainer and received her Associates degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Milwaukee Area Technical College in May 2020.

What is your philosophy or approach to helping your clients?
“My passion is to help people live healthy lives through nutrition and fitness. I believe health is wealth and it is important to fuel your body with goodness.”

Amanda Couturier, LPC, FNTP, owner of Whole Life Wellness 

13000 W. Bluemound Rd, Elm Grove 262-264-8825 ∙

Couturier helps her clients take their healing into their own hands by unlocking and utilizing the innate wisdom that lies within all of us. After a life-changing period in her mid-20s, Couturier learned how to listen to her body and honor it. She now helps others to do the same.

Wellness services offered:
Functional Nutrition and Life Coaching for Women

Areas of specialty:
Digestion and gut health, hormone issues, autoimmune conditions, managing fatigue and improving energy. Couturier focuses on supporting women with healing their relationship to food and to their bodies. She received her Master’s in Community Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2012 and became a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in 2019. She has nine years of experience as a licensed professional counselor.

What is your philosophy or approach to helping your clients?
“By learning to make sustainable nutrition, lifestyle and mindset changes, the women I work with are more equipped to create the lives they want to be living so they can truly thrive.”