About Dr. Yakel

face shotMy Philosophy

The human body, as with all of life, is pure intelligence that is always seeking to achieve greater states of health and wholeness. The disease process, therefore, is the expression of an intelligence system seeking to adapt, heal, grow, and evolve despite both acute and chronic stressors. The job of the practitioner is not to remove the symptoms that emerge as part of this process, but to support the body’s intelligence allowing for the completion of the healing process. My philosophy is that the human body serves as the conduit through which pure intelligence emerges and evolves. When supported, a person may fully express their greatest truth and potential physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

After receiving his bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and working for a contractor for the Department of Defense, Dr. Yakel left this career to follow his heart and pursue his passion in the field of natural health and wellness. Choosing chiropractic, the largest drug free health profession in the world, he received his doctorate in Chiropractic from Parker University in 2006.

“The question I’m always asking myself is “How can we love more?”  What I’ve learned is through a clear functioning central nervous system, balanced brain chemistry, and access to an open heart can we truly fulfill our potential as humans to love.  I aim to support this in every client who walks through my doors.”

In 2009 Dr. Yakel was pushed to his physical limits when he was involved in a traumatic car accident resulting in nearly 30 fractures and massive internal damage.

However, after years of intense recovery (including addressing an addiction to oxycontin) what has emerged is a desire to truly push the limits of human potential and to experience  what it means to truly be whole.

“The experience truly left me with a deep appreciation and certainty of the body’s ability to heal.”

What if your pain and symptoms were really an opportunity for growth and healing?  By repressing the symptoms we suppress our own growth and evolution.  Instead, what if we looked at our pain and symptoms as a way to break apart from what’s not working in our life and to springboard into greater states of healing?  It is Dr. Yakel’s job to help you support the body’s healing process, allowing space for what is emerging.  He will illuminate the path to greater health and wellness by being your health guide and mentor on the journey. You will be responsible for being present and engaged in the healing process and allowing the new growth to emerge.


CV – Jonah Yakel, DC, DACACD(c)


2016 – Diplomate in Addiction and Complusive Disorders

2006 – Doctor of Chiropractic, Parker University, Dallas, Texas

2001 – Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

Post Graduate Training

2016 – Torque Release Technique

2016 – Auriculotherapy

2014 – Present – Nutrition training, Stuart White, DABCN Nutrition– 36 hours, Individual tutoring over 10 years Standard Process laboratories

2006 – Advanced Flowtrition training, certification, and teaching over 10 years with Dr. Lance Wright, D.C.

2014 – Raphaelite Work Training in healing and transformation with Himayat Inayati, Th.D.

2013 – 2015 – Suluk Academy, New Lebon, New York

2005 – 2006 – Advanced training in Network Spinal Analysis


The Art of Being Healthy, Dr. Gilles LaMarche, October 2013

Heart to Heart: The Path to Wellness, Alska, 2014


2006 – Present – Chiropractic and nutrition practice, LifeGate Chiropractic and Wholeness Center, Tucson, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Overland Park, KS.

2008 – 2010 – Stewart Chiropractic, Phoenix, AZ

2008 – 2010 – Chiropractic Backup Services

International lecturer and teacher of chiropractic, Flowtrition, and nutrition practice growth and methodology.

Providing training, consultation and seminars on functional medicine, motivation, business growth and development for chiropractors, medical doctors, physical therapists and other healing professionals since 2012.

Development and presentation of Awaken the Healer Within training.

Produced and hosted a radio show on natural healing and nutrition featuring guests including Dr. John Demartini, Dr. Stephen Cherniske, Dr. Brian Cabin, and more, Tucson, Arizona

Jonah Yakel, D.C.
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