Who We Are

Wellness Via Design coaches guide each client as they learn and explore what it takes to create and maintain a healthy home and lifestyle.

What is Wellness Design Coaching?

Wellness coaching is a partnership between coach and client that is focused on self-knowledge, andragogy (adult learning) and goal setting. The coaching relationship is focused on changing behaviors and accessing the deep wells of self-knowledge within every human being to create real and lasting change. Coaches listen to clients and assist them in uncovering their inherent wisdom, creativity and unrealized motivations. In a coaching relationship, the coach gathers historical data and client concerns, while keeping the focus on the future goals and actions that will lead each client to their dream outcome. The coaching method of design allows each client the opportunity to create a functional, balanced and healthy space truly suited to their lifestyle. Trends, furniture and finishes will come and go, but truly healthy living can have a profound and lasting impact.
Air Quality
While air pollution in our cities is a serious concern, a more pressing issue is the growing body of scientific evidence indicating that indoor air is often more polluted than the outdoor air in the most-industrialized cities. 
Water Quality
Water is a precious life-sustaining molecule which makes up 70% of the human body. Yet, clean and pure water is becoming increasingly difficult to find, even in our own homes. Tap water in the United States includes a hearty dose of industrial and agricultural contaminants linked to a multitude of negative health effects.
Lighting
As lighting technology moves forward, some advancements including fluorescent and LED lights have left us a bit in the dark when it comes to our health. Both fluorescent and LED lighting lack the near-infrared light our eyes need. These bulbs also often operate in the 3500K to 6000K spectrum, a spectrum that is detrimental to our eyes.
Acoustics
Health conditions including heart disease and high blood pressure can be linked to unhealthy noise levels both at home, and as you go about your daily activities.
Electromagnetic Radiation EMF/EMR
When we look at our bodies in terms of electricity, it is easy to see why outside interference can affect our internal systems. Extensive independent research has shown enough evidence to conclude that bioeffects of EMF/EMR can, and do occur at low levels. Levels that are well below the federal guidelines.
Consumer Products, Finishes, & Furniture
We have reached a point where toxic chemicals have consumed and infiltrated every part of our environment, including our bodies. Consumer products can contain any number of the over 80,000 chemicals currently used in the United States, most have not been tested for safety.  
Biophilic Design & Forest Bathing
Biophilic Design and Forest Bathing are two areas of research focusing on human exposure to nature and natural elements. Our modern homes, which are often lined with artificial lighting, drywall, painted wood trim, and synthetic carpets, are often lacking the true natural elements needed to connect us with nature.
Feng Shui
Concern for the environment has been an element of Feng Shui for millennia. Tao, or “the Way”, means living in harmony with ourselves, each other, and the natural world. Creating balance in our homes, living with intention, and being mindful of our lives,  environments, and outcomes creates a greater propose.
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Kristina Sleyster
Kristina Sleyster

Founder

Licensing & Certifications:

Texas Board of Architectural Examiners Licensed & Registered Interior Designer

NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer

AFPA Certified Health & Wellness Coach

Kristina is a Licensed Interior Designer and Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Her passion and dedication to healthy living and the environment began in college as her own health declined. For her, the toxicity of the air, water, food, electromagnetic radiation, building and consumer products found and consumed in our homes and businesses became evident. Kristina realized these issues play a key role in her health and the declining health of our society. Through years of experience and research Kristina has obtained a wealth of knowledge. As the ‘canary in the coal mine’, Kristina has learned firsthand the importance of putting wellness first when creating a balanced and beautiful environment. 

Kristina earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design and graduated Cum Laude from the Southwest University of Visual Arts.  Kristina’s interior design work includes: new construction and renovations of hotels, healthcare facilities, commercial offices, multi-unit residences, model homes, and single-family homes.