Meet Joanna

Joanna is the founder of Golden Wings Wellness, a warm and inviting wellness center in Downtown San Diego, California. Golden Wings Wellness welcomes those seeking vibrant health and balanced healing in their lives. Joanna works in partnership with her clients to uncover the root causes of their physical issues through the exploration of nutrition, medicinal herbal supplements and integrative care.

Joanna earned the following designations: Clinical Nutritionist, Master Herbalist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Aromatherapist, QRA Practitioner, and Reiki Master.   

Joanna is a clinical nutritionist and master herbalist with a gentle and nurturing approach. She has over 20 years of experience in alternative medicine. Joanna is a gifted QRA practitioner with 13 years of experience. Q.R.A. (Quantum Reflex Analysis) is a method developed by Dr. Bob Marshall to “muscle test” the condition of one’s vital organs, tissues, glands, immune system, and other significant aspects of the body in order to identify imbalances and weaknesses. The goal is always to restore the body to balance and optimal health. Joanna trained directly under Dr. Bob Marshall himself and is one of Premier’s referral Practitioners.

Joanna’s passion for helping others in their healing journey began at an early age when she was faced with her own health issues. As she overcame the obstacles to her personal healing, Joanna began to develop the methodologies that would later assist others in overcoming their own health issues. Joanna studied various modalities all over the world.  She began her studies in Germany and continued while living in San Francisco in 1995. Her love of nature and travel encouraged her to learn about nutrition and medicinal herbs in the Costa Rican rainforest, in Mexico, Guatemala, Asia, Europe, and the United States.  Additionally, Joanna studied naturopathy at Clayton College of Natural Health.

Joanna’s ability to speak three different languages has enabled her to build an international client base. She learned from various renowned Naturopathic doctors, Shamans, and Herbalists from around the world. Joanna explored the ancient healing systems of Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is also a certified Aromatherapist. Always in search of knowledge and pursuing the desire to expand her healing repertoire, Joanna studied at the University of Notre Dame, University of California Berkeley and University of California San Diego. Joanna continues to learn and keeps up to date with the latest research, information and advances in her field by attending seminars, workshops, classes and lectures. She is an active member of the American Holistic Health Association and the American Herbalist Guild. Joanna also credits her clients as being a great and humbling source of learning for her. Throughout the years, her clients have shown tremendous courage, readiness to learn/research and the willingness to take responsibility as partners in the healing process. We at Golden Wings Wellness welcome you and look forward to assisting you in creating true balance and transforming your life.