Dr. Amy grew up in the rural southern states of the USA. She started her holistic practice in New York City starting in 2000, then flourished with her own super successful retreats in Bali from 2009 till present. She’s also the co-founder of The Ark retreat center in Ubud, Bali.
Her holistic studies began as a child with her mother as her first teacher and inspiration; living close to nature gardening, foraging, picking polk salad from the fields and watercress from the creeks.
She received formal education from The University of Georgia and graduated as a naturopathic doctor from Trinity College of Natural Health in 2012.Amy is also a singer and songwriter, nature lover, and loves all types of music, dance, and healing. She’s married to Anthony Abbagnano - they live in Ibiza Spain with their lovely dog Luna, and their two feisty cats (who love to walk with the dog) !
About Pure Raw & Nu-De
Amy Rachelle founded Pure Raw in 2005. She recently launched Nu-De, a holistic nutrition and detox school. Nu-De's mission is to bring together like-minded people to learn about food and fasting - physical to emotional, recipes to remedies, science to spirit. Nu-De approaches food as a means for celebration, healing, and self-understanding; and fasting as a way to thoroughly create lasting health benefits.
Nu-De also provides practical solutions and strategies, practices and protocols for everyday life - and long term healing. Nu-De believes good health isn't based only in eating well and exercising, yet also in a healthy self-image, how we live, and wholesome relationships.
Nu-De teaches individuals, classes, workshops, retreats, and Teacher Training programs both online and live. Students learn a broad spectrum of technical knowledge, detailed to their interest, while gaining immediate experience coaching and teaching.