Yolanda "Yoli" Valdes, Ph.D.
Believes passionately in the whole "Life Balance". She has Doctorate in Philosophy, specializing in Holistic Life Counseling, and incorporates her 20 years as a multidisciplinary holistic healer along with her tenure studying under the tutelage of some of the world's most prominent spiritual leaders, and parlays them into her "LifeBalance" design theory, giving birth to the ultimate in mind-body-spirit-home design called ZENTAO®.
She studied at the nationally accredited Decorator Training Institute (DTI) under instructor and founder, Ron Renner, ASID, CID, NCIDQ Certified, one of the nations first licensed interior designers and Florence Design Academy in Florence, Italy.
She began working as a design associate working closely with an architect and designer Armand Aubery (RIP) of Architecture and Interiors. Wearing many hats, she learned a comprehensive approach to interior design, decorating and project management working principally for high profile clients worldwide. She has practical experience in custom furniture design and production, contemporary art as well as construction project management.
What is ZENTAO HOME?
It's graceful, inspired and balanced living!
A holistic and conscious approach inspired by nature for the wisdom of body, mind and spirit. It is a fusion of psychology, BioGeometry, energy medicine, and simplicity and an eye for beauty. During her living in Italy for many years, Yoli found the real meaning of design by seeing the beauty, engaging in its culture and the history of architecture.
This special niche is a way of helping individuals bring healthier space to their daily lives.
Your Physical Space
"Your living space is an extension of yourself."
The state of your physical space is key to your health and well-being. Not many people realize how clutter, unnecessary items and the flow of furniture negatively impacts the energy in a home.
Living in the energy flow is at the center of the Zentao® and the only way to truly connect with your inner Zen. Taking time to review your space, how it matches up with what you truly need and simple ways to make it more effective can go a long way in helping you live a healthier, happier life in inspired balance.
When you shift focus to just the things you need in your home, there is a lightness that shows up in your life. You are able to create a simple space that energizes and balances you depending on what you need most. When your spirit feels right with the home, you can make some really big inner changes with greater ease. We can offer tips on how to cleanse and clear the energy of your space to synchronize with your body and get you feeling more inspired and energized.
Our desire is to nurture peaceful living by making the home a sanctuary. We start with inspiration from the client's personality and lifestyle, color and stylistic preferences, as well as the architecture of the space that exists or needs to be created. We use an intuitive approach and the beauty we find around us, paying attention to details such as natures colors and patterns, to offer specific changes that lead to simple gracious living.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish and Italian