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Wendy Retzer

Hi, I'm Wendy Retzer

Founder of Playful Heart Living

This is my Story

Holistic Physical Therapist & Wellness Coach, Wendy Retzer guides people to connect the dots between their mind, body & spirit in order to reduce their stress, improve their energy and health. She is committed in helping people tap into their own tools to create lasting results.

Wendy creates a personalized plan for each person she works with based on their goals & needs. 

Wendy understands, at a personal level, what it takes to go from chaotic days with no energy, to waking up feeling grounded and connected. Ten years ago, in her late 30’s, Wendy had a breakdown and learned she had a heart condition. That diagnosis alerted her to wake up, change her life and evaluate how she was living each day. She began creating daily practices and introducing "pause moments" and "play dates" into her day. She went from having chronic neck & shoulder pain to being able to move freely. Where she struggled with the guilt of saying "No" to volunteer opportunities before, she had the confidence and energy to say "Yes" to taking care of herself. It has been through these experiences and simple shifts in how she connects with her day that has enabled her to gain her health and energy back to live a vibrant energetic life once again.

Wendy's background as a Holistic Physical Therapist in the past 28 years has given her a unique perspective when it comes to working with people. She has seen people from across the lifespan from 0-105 years old. She has worked with a variety of diagnosis from Parkinson’s, strokes, back injuries, sciatica, jt replacements, balance & vestibular issues. All different personalities, sizes and challenges. The common theme she's learned from people who really soar and continue to do well in life even when tragedy or trauma happens are those who have tools, healthy tools and they know how to use them. They access and leverage their support systems. Those who don’t have this skill set and its a skill set struggle a lot more from from her experience. 
Wendy lives in North County San Diego with her husband of 29 years and is the mother of two sons, both in their 20’s. Some of her favorite personal “play dates” include: stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, yoga, dancing, being with friends, traveling, skiing, listening to live music and creating art.

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