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
Melissa started her health journey back in 2006 after undoing colon surgery, which lead to more than an entire decade of studying holistic health and healing. It became an immediate passion of hers as she moved to New York City in 2007 to study at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition with her Mom; seeing clients for Health & Lifestyle Coaching. Soon after, she went to Cathy Shea’s School for Colon Hydrotherapy in Florida and practiced in 2011at SanaVita Center for Holistic Cleaning in NYC for seven years.
Melissa is also an artist, musician, yogi and a lover of nature and adventure. She feels it's important to not be held back in life, no matter what has ailed you along the way; to remember your resilience and your brilliance. Your body is an incredible fine-tuned instrument that is stronger and wiser then you know. Melissa feels passionate about bridging together the mind, body & spirit connection. She practices Reiki and Pranic Healing in helping people through this process and obtaining your ultimate wellbeing.
Melissa now lives in Southern California, as her adventure continues. She currently sees clients for colonics in Santa Monica as well as privately and remotely for energy healing.
It has been such an honor to serve people in their health and wellbeing over the years. I know no greater gift than this. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your journey.
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!