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It’s rare for anyone to get an hour to explore their wellness goals with a trained professional. As an Integrative Nutrition* Health Coach, I create a supportive environment that enables you to articulate and achieve your goals. Throughout my education, I have been exposed to the most cutting-edge dietary theories and studied highly effective coaching techniques to help you find the right lifestyle that works best for you.

Most approaches to healthy eating dwell on calories, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and bad foods, I coach my clients to explore basic improvements and implement gradual changes during our work together. As these pieces accumulate, my clients find these changes collectively creating a much larger impact than they originally anticipated. We work on what they want to improve within the circumstances of their unique situation.
  • No one diet works for everyone.


    I will guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you. I will also help you make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals.

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Spring today, Winter tomorrow. What this weather is teaching us & why we all need a big snow storm!

More and more my practice shifts to focus on healing imbalances in my life and in my body.

Imbalance is inevitable. Look no further than the recent extremes in weather to exemplify this. Three weeks ago, Chris and I were hanging out by the river in T-shirts. Tomorrow the forecast predicts a foot of snow. We all need a good snow storm, though. When the snow falls heavy on the Earth, it brings with it the unavoidable invitation to SLOW DOWN. We are asked to find more quiet as the world becomes blanketed in snowy stillness. Snowstorms bring more Yin energy to our predominately go go go Yang lifestyles.

Luckily, there are plenty of other ways we can find balance every day. Here are some ways you can re-balance your mind and body:

  • Meditate.
  • Practice both Yin & Yang styles of yoga.
  • Bring mindfulness to the way you eat.
  • Take a bath.
  • Get a massage.
  • BREATHE.
  • Practice gratitude.
  • Take a walk out in nature.
  • Make time to nurture & nourish yourself every day.

Need a way to kick-start this practice? Join me Saturday, March 18th to create balance in your life, body, & mind as we unite Yin and Yang energy in our yoga practice. Slow down & reset, revitalize, & restore your sense of inner calm as winter winds down & comes to an end once more. 

Meditation Made Easy

  • Come to your meditation space.
  • Light a candle or some incense.
  • Set your timer.
  • Sit up on something (blanket, cushion, bolster, block, etc) with your hip creases higher than your knees. Be towards the front of your sitting bones, and keep your spine long.
  • Relax your tongue, face, and shoulders. Then soften your belly.
  • Connect to something greater than yourself or bring a hand to your heart for a moment and connect to the feeling of gratitude.
  • Breath.
  • Keep coming back to your breath.

#21Valentines Meditation Challenge
  • Meditate for 5min for the first 5 days.
  • Either stick with this for all 21 days or increase to:
  • 10min for the next 5 days.
  • 15min for the next 5 days.
  • 20min for the last 6 days.

Don't worry about whether or not you're doing it right! Just practice relaxing and coming back to your breath! Xoxo

Be Your Own Valentine in 3 Simple Steps!



I recently started the next phase of my yoga training by enrolling in Sally Saenz's 100 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training. The first day of our training we each made a vow to cultivate Yin energy everyday. Yin energy is quiet, still, feminine, slow, and calm. As our lives get more and more Yang, we need to make time for Yin energy more than ever. One way to do this is with a daily meditation practice.

We all know the benefits of meditation, but how do we bring it into our lives? Follow these 3 simple steps and join me for a 21 Day Meditation Challenge!

21 Valentines Meditation Challenge
  • Follow the 3 Simple Steps to start a daily meditation practice
  • Meditate for 21 days beginning 1/28/17
  • Take a picture of your meditation space, post it to social media, tag me, & use the hashtag #21Valentines for a chance to win a FREE in person 60min Yin Yoga Private Session with me!
3 Simple Steps to Start a Daily Meditation Practice
  1. Create a Sacred Space: You can meditate anywhere. And I mean anywhere. My husband and I live in a one bedroom apartment, so my meditation space is in my kitchen! It's important to have a designated space where you will meditate because then you will be more likely to do it. Spend some time creating the space you will use for the next 21 Days. Make sure you are sitting up high enough on something so that your hip creases are higher than your hips, light a candle or some incense, and cover up with a blanket if you get chilly.
  2. Make the Commitment: Commit to a time when you will meditate. You can use the acronym RPM (rise, pee, meditate) or RAW (right after work) if those work for you. I use RPM. I get up early, pee, and go right to the kitchen to my meditation cushion before the rest of the house wakes up.
  3. Show Up:Show up every day and practice meditating. Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect. Meditating is not about stopping your mind from thinking. It's about stepping away from the thinking mind, noticing that there are thoughts, and not attaching to them. With this practice we cultivate stillness and calm as we connect to the quiet part of ourselves that is always there waiting for us.