A little bit about me.

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A little bit about me.



I thought I’d introduce myself, so we can get to know each other a bit better.

I’m Tori.

I’m 45 years old and I live in Adelaide with my 2 amazing children and our beautiful Labradoodle, Daisy.

One thing you might not guess about me is that I haven’t always been healthy.

… But more about that later.

Tori Vallen Adelaide Health Coach
The kids and I at Port Noarlunga


I love Adelaide.

I’ve travelled to some beautiful places in the world, but I’ve lived in Adelaide my whole life – aside from a couple of years living in Melbourne in my 20s.


I’m Artistic.

Growing up, I was musical. I loved to play piano, sing and dance.

As a teenager I taught myself how to play guitar and performed original music around Adelaide.

I still love to play music with friends or at home with my kids.


Me & my trusty Maton acoustic


I’m A Crazy Dog Lady.

I’m an animal lover. I especially LOVE dogs.

My dad would roll his eyes when I would say “It followed me home!”, while my mum would be working out which room the new stray would sleep in…


What a beautiful poncho! Thanks Daisy.


I’m happiest outdoors.

I love the sun. I love to swim or be in or near the water. I adore hiking and spending time with friends and family (or combining both!).



Tori Vallen pool


Another thing about me: vibrant health wasn’t always my ‘norm’.

Like I was saying earlier: some years ago, I didn’t feel as great as I do now.

I struggled with poor health, going from one specialist to another, looking for answers.

Neurological, infertility, autoimmune, mental/emotional, hormonal, inflammation, excess weight, adrenal dysfunction and a long list of other imbalances and debilitating symptoms.

It was difficult for me to find the right kind of help.

No-one seemed to be able to tell me exactly what was wrong, how or why it happened or what I could do about it.

No-one seemed to provide the type of care & support I was looking for.

I felt alone, frustrated and scared.


Overcoming my own health challenges taught me so much.

I was inspired to study Integrative & Holistic Nutrition, Functional Medicine and other aspects of food, lifestyle, toxicity, movement and mind & body medicine.

I felt motivated to turn my health around, step by step, and then teach others how to do the same.

I wanted to change the face of healthcare.

I decided to open a business that would nurture women in the way they most needed it.

With a cup of tea in a beautiful serene space and create time for them to be truly heard.

My deepest desire was to combine excellent healthcare with warmth and compassion.

I wanted to provide struggling women with the support they needed to become the best versions of themselves.

Which is why I created JOIA.



I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a bit better!


Wanna ask me something? Or tell me what’s going on for you?

I’d love to hear from you! Email me at tori@joiawellness.com.au.




Tori Vallen

Founder of Joia Wellness Integrative Nutrition Health Coach