Namaste New York Chief Wellness Adviser Julie Wald Talks Reishi Mushroom Tea And Frankincense

Phebe Wahl | April 10, 2019 |

As the founder and chief wellness adviser of wellness concierge service Namaste New York (, Wald helps New Yorkers through holistic self-care plans and in-home sessions to suit their lifestyle.


My interest in wellness was first sparked by the need to heal myself.

My go-to superfood is reishi mushroom tea.

A digital detox is the new kale.

When I get off my wellness routine, all I need to do is take a walk (preferably in the woods or by the water).

My secret to staying healthy while traveling is a few drops of frankincense under my tongue in the morning.

My favorite spots in town to grab a healthy bite are Juice Press and abcV.

The podcast I love is Alphabet of the Heart/Into the Magic Shop by James Doty.

My dream wellness retreat is Angela Farmer’s women’s retreat in Greece [Eftalou].

The wellness trend I have yet to try but am curious about is red light therapy.

My top three tips for maintaining a healthier life are take walks outside, make love, eat clean.

Photography by: Jennifer Goldberg