My Training & Approach

My Training 
I completed the Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor course at Kerala Ayurveda Academy based in Fremont, CA.  This, combined with years of personal experience and mentorship under Ayurvedic Practitioner Ronly Blau, has prepared me to lead seasonal Ayurvedic cleanses as well as support my clients in personalized diet and lifestyle programs based on ancient Ayurveda.  I have also completed Dr. John Douillard's Pulse Reading Course and continue to learn more deeply about this valuable tool through active practice. 

I received my health coach training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw, vegan, and macrobiotics, and everything in between.

I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including: 

  • Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath, director of Kerala Ayurveda Academy
  • Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Dr. Andrew Weil, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Deepak Chopra, MD, leader in the field of mind-body medicine
  • Dr. David Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center
  • Dr. Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
  • Dr. Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach
  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
  • Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
  • David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
  • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
  • Mark Bittman, food writer for the New York Times and bestselling author
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing
  • and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities

My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with clients like you to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.

Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationship as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.

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My mission as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor and Holistic Health Coach
is to empower my clients to take control of their lives by supporting them in improving energy, mental clarity and digestion, and to find a way of eating that is right for their body type.

I specialize in:
Seasonal cleansing
Healing digestion
Natural weight loss
Improving energy
Personal wellness plans
Children's health

I create a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can explore what health and healing means to you.

In my programs, you will discover how to:
Prepare food that is deeply nourishing for mind, body and soul
Understand your unique body type and how to bring it into balance
Practice pleasure and self care for deeper healing
Cultivate gratitude in everyday life
Improve your energy and mental clarity naturally
Deepen your relationships
Discover the innate healing wisdom you already possess

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.

Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.

Are you ready to start feeling better than ever?
Schedule an initial consultation with me today!
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