Our Team

Ian Kennedy
Head Practitioner

Ian Kennedy has in one way or another been involved in the health and wellness field even before he was aware that this would be his life path. His first meaningful employment just out of high school was working in a residential facility for the mentally and physically challenged. Patience, persistence and caring seemed to come naturally to him at an early age. His pursuit in the martial arts led him to teach for his first Karate instructor and later opened his own Martial Arts school. In that setting he found great satisfaction helping his students go beyond their perceived mental boundaries and physical limitations. Throughout those years Ian continued his own studies and received black belts in several classical Martial Arts.

This is where he was introduced to the many modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine, muscle response testing, energetic and esoteric therapies. After leaving that practice he found himself in his first of many classes in European Biological Medicine under  Dr. Thomas Rau. He completed that  two year training in 2008 culminating with an internship at the Paracelsus clinic in Switzerland. He has continued to explore the use of homeopathy, nutrition and anthroposophical approaches in assisting the health and well-being of his clients. 

Ian founded The True Wellness Center with his wife Kelly Kennedy and continues to guide people in restoring, maintaining and advancing their optimal health. He is on the advisory board for B.R.M.I. (Bioregulatory Medicine Institute) and is a frequent contributor to their newsletter. He has also been a presenter at a B.R.M.I. conference sharing his unique approach to health and wellness with other doctors and practitioners. Today, his multi-level approach goes beyond the health of the body for those seeking a deeper holistic lifestyle with what he has termed as a Bioregulatory Lifestyle. Currently, he is working on his first compressive book focused on living a Bioregulatory Lifestyle.

Kelly Kennedy
Head Practitioner- Lymph Queen LNRT, LMST

Kelly Kennedy is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in biology. Her interest in medicine began as a teenager while witnessing her father undergo conventional treatments for cancer, including lymphoma, for many years before his early passing. Realizing that good health is more than just taking medications and undergoing surgeries, she sought out alternative treatments for her food and environmental allergies that she had suffered with since childhood.  

Finding relief with herbal and energetic treatments, Kelly began to pursue her own education in classical alternative therapies culminating with a two year intensive in European Bio-Regulatory Medicine under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Rau who was then the medical director at the prestigious Paracelsus clinic in Switzerland.  Since then, she has also received her massage license, certification in Cranial Fascia Technique, and is currently studying to become a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner.  

Kelly continues to work with clients one-on-one and is now taking what she has learned and practiced over the past 26 plus years to build something that the world has not seen before. She also founded “FLOWE with Kelly Kennedy" which is her educational podcast and informational portal for the latest in alternative, traditional and Bioregulatory medicine. Her interview skills are not only engaging but her zesty personality makes each episode thoroughly entertaining. In addition, she is the sole distributor of Sound of Soul which is a unique heart rate variability device that converts heart beats into music and light. The Sound of Soul experience can have a profound effect on opening up a person to the greater possibilities of healing and self-awareness within us all.  

Kelly loves to talk about regulation, lymph, and fascia and is often referred to as the “Lymph Queen.” She lives with her husband, Ian, and son, Silas, in a town outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You can find her virtually on her YouTube channel and Instagram, as well as on her podcast. Be sure to follow and subscribe to stay updated on everything her and her dear practitioner friends have in the works when it comes to spreading the importance of coherence medicine and how it is the future of medicine as we know it.  

Sarah Eckhard
Bodyworker, FLOW Master, LMST

Sarah Eckhard first found True Wellness as a client in 2017 while she was in search of answers for her chronic skin problems, not yet aware that she was really searching for answers to heal her broken heart. It was a long journey to health and Sarah absorbed as much as True Wellness would teach her about her own healing process and the way our emotions connect with our physical sensations; this piece of the philosophy of Biological Medicine was what she had always believed to be true about health but had never experienced as a patient of typical western medicine her whole life. 

Since 2016, Sarah has been passionately teaching yoga, continuing to delve deeper and expand her knowledge of the practice wherever and whenever she can. Within her first three years as a teacher, she had taught over 1000 hours of classes and had 

Julie Pestrak
Senior Business Coordinator and Client Concierge

Julie Pestrak began with True Wellness in 2014 as a front desk support person and though we did not know it at the time, Julie would become vital to the operation of the business and also become the first true client concierge. The services she provides to people who are in their process of healing at The True Wellness Center is vital. 

Julies graduated from Liberty Christian School and gave eleven years of herself to children in her community as a preschool teacher. She also started a family of her own and has four fantastic children. Julie’s interest in health and wellness may have stated with her dedication to CrossFit and nutrition and her passion would take her to participation in multiple CrossFit competitions and her health interest did not end there.

Julie found that the Bioregulatory lifestyle that True Wellness offers people was a natural fit in her life and her interstate lead her to becoming a student of the Bioregulatory approach to health. Over the years she has become knowledgeable in many of the natural remedies and theories which comprise Bioregulatory approach.   

Julie is a certified lymphatic enhancement therapist and so much more. Julie guides people through the scheduling process and is often the first contact for people when interested in The True Wellness Center. Julie also takes care of billing and questions regarding scheduling, policies and procedures.

Her roles are many and her knowledge of how best to create an easy flow for clients and maintain a business that can service the community is second to none.

True Wellness would not have developed into what it is today nor would it  be on the forefront of Bioregulatory healthcare and our clients would not reap the full benefits of The True Wellness Center without her.  

Julie Pestrak
Senior Business Coordinator and Client Concierge

Julie Pestrak began with True Wellness in 2014 as a front desk support person and though we did not know it at the time, Julie would become vital to the operation of the business and also become the first true client concierge. The services she provides to people who are in their process of healing at The True Wellness Center is vital. 

Julies graduated from Liberty Christian School and gave eleven years of herself to children in her community as a preschool teacher. She also started a family of her own and has four fantastic children. Julie’s interest in health and wellness may have stated with her dedication to CrossFit and nutrition and her passion would take her to participation in multiple CrossFit competitions and her health interest did not end there.

Julie found that the Bioregulatory lifestyle that True Wellness offers people was a natural fit in her life and her interstate lead her to becoming a student of the Bioregulatory approach to health. Over the years she has become knowledgeable in many of the natural remedies and theories which comprise Bioregulatory approach.   

Julie is a certified lymphatic enhancement therapist and so much more. Julie guides people through the scheduling process and is often the first contact for people when interested in The True Wellness Center. Julie also takes care of billing and questions regarding scheduling, policies and procedures.

Her roles are many and her knowledge of how best to create an easy flow for clients and maintain a business that can service the community is second to none.

True Wellness would not have developed into what it is today nor would it  be on the forefront of Bioregulatory healthcare and our clients would not reap the full benefits of The True Wellness Center without her.