Pearl Maria Batista Wilkinson is the founder and CEO of Pearl Wellness & Detox, an urban wellspring for healing. Pearl holds a Masters of Divinity from Yale Divinity School (May 2018), is a Certified Holistic Nutritional Counselor, Home Organization Coach, Speaker and part-time minister with her husband, Kyle Bruce Wilkinson (MDiv 2018). As such, she is fulfilling her passion for helping others to improve their mind-body-spirit integration and health, optimize their holistic potential and thereby experience more joyful, productive, purposeful and balanced living.
Pearl came into the field of holistic health education, coaching and speaking via her background in Montessori Education, holding a B.A. from Amherst College, Montessori teaching experience, and her AMS Montessori Training. She spent the better part of the previous ten years of her life traveling the world, educating, and researching a wide array of holistic health principles for energy, beauty, longevity and conscious living. Over the course of her studies, teaching and explorations, she discovered her purpose in educating others on the potential for whole-person transformation through a renewing of one's mind, body and spirit connectedness.
Pearl received her training and certification to practice Nutritional Coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and is a Board Certified Member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. At IIN she took full advantage of an opportunity to study over a 100 different dietary theories—combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts like the USDA food pyramid, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods. There, she studied under some of the most expert names in the fields of nutrition, mind-body medicine and natural healing: world-renowned experts such as Deepak Chopra MD, Andrew Weil MD, Sally Fallon Morell, David Katz MD, Barry Sears PhD, David Wolfe and many others.
In addition to her training in the field of nutrition, Pearl went on to receive training and certification to practice colon hydrotherapy from the International School for Colon Hydrotherapy and is also a Board Certified Member of the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT). I-ACT is the highest professional standard for colon hydrotherapists in the world today. She practices colon hydrotherapy and nutritional coaching out of her Central Park West office in Manhattan and has studied under a team of hydrotherapists who boast over 70 years of cumulative experience in helping individuals establish healthy bowel functions and achieve radiant health through natural lifestyle changes.
Whether in the classroom, leading a workshop, or meeting one-on-one with private clients her passion to dramatically improve the quality of other's lives is ever the same.
"It has been a pleasure to have Pearl as my health counselor; I have improved my health and have learned so much from her. I recommend her program to everyone. Thank you Pearl." ~E.C. NY, NY
Holistic Medicine has always been a passion of mine and an interest to which I have dedicated myself in personal study for several years now. It wasn’t until completing my undergraduate studies and working for four years in advertising as a sales and account manager, that I decided to take my passion for holistic health and wellness and turn it into a career. In 2016, I visited and learned firsthand about various holistic practices all over the world, and my eyes were further opened to the healing potential within this realm of medicine. Seeing different approaches to this form of healing and the practices of a range of such diverse cultures, made me all the more excited to return to the US and launch my career in holistic health and wellness with the help of Pearl Wellness & Detox and Cathy Shea. Upon my return to the States, I attended the Cathy Shea International School for Colon Hydrotherapy in Denver, Colorado where I began my hands-on training in the world of Holistic Medicine.
I’m personally drawn to this approach in holistic medicine for many reasons. One of them being the underlying philosophy that the body has a natural ability to heal itself; as long as we provide it with the proper care, attention and put ourselves in an optimal environment our bodies can do incredible things. Looking at people’s well-being as a whole (made up of mind, body and spirit) instead of in isolated pieces is also what makes this field of medicine so powerful and intriguing to me. We’re all complex creatures with our own experiences, feelings, and thoughts, and getting to know a person in mind, body, and spirit helps to paint a more complete picture of what, at the root of it all, is going on under the surface. I’ve had my own health issues in the past, which led me to see firsthand how powerful the practice of colon hydrotherapy in concert with wholesome nutrition and holistic care really is. I'm currently studying Eden Energy Medicine and am continuing my holistic studies in everything from herbal medicine, tapping, trauma therapy, womb healing and more!
I couldn’t be more excited to be working alongside Pearl at Pearl Wellness and Detox, and I look forward to helping you on your journey to total health!
Rachel is certified in Colon Hydrotherapy, Reiki Level 1, Quantum Reflex Analysis, leads Moon and Women's Circles, and is currently completing Year 1 in her Eden Energy Medicine certification.
It’s a pleasure being the Office Administrator at Pearl Wellness & Detox. My interest in holistic health and natural healing modalities stems from my own personal healing journey in fitness and good nutrition, as well as my career of over 30 years as a Social Worker helping others to find balance, peace and purpose in their lives. I recognized the importance of focusing on our whole selves- mind, body, spirit and emotions- to maintain optimum health and am thrilled to share this perspective with you. If I can answer any questions or help you get scheduled for an appointment, please don't hesitate to reach out via the contact form below or to call us anytime. I look forward to hearing from you!