HOLISTIC HEALTH COACH, WELLNESS EDUCATOR, AND PLANT-BASED CHEF
I'm an adventurous foodie, passionate about vegetables and exotic flavors, and on a mission to spread the healing magic of plant-based eating near and far. I've extensively traveled the world for many years studying indigenous healing practices and medicinal foods and cuisines. I love to travel and to experience culture through food; as well as the challenge of transforming any dish into a healthy plant-based version.
Learning to nourish myself has been an empowering step on my healing journey, and I’m passionate about helping others get in touch with their innate healing powers. I believe that how we eat reflects all aspects of our lives and has a ripple effect on healing. If we eat healthy foods, we're also nourishing our mind, body, and spirit.
Eating is an essential aspect of being human and all cultures revolve around eating. This is why I pursued nutrition and culinary studies. What we eat is an essential foundation to healing. If we're not feeding ourselves with nourishment, how can we expect to sleep well, feel good, and be healthy? Food is a direct pathway to optimal wellbeing. We can truly heal our bodies through the power of foods.
“Let food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be food.” Hippocrates
I offer private nutritional coaching, cooking classes, wellness talks, and also specialize in catering for wellness retreats. I'm based in Tucson, Arizona however I also travel in surrounding areas and offer Skype sessions. I'm also the co-owner of Veg Box, a vegan comfort food concept.
I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I studied with leading wellness educators, including Dr. Andrew Weil and Deepak Chopra. I also completed an advanced accreditation in Integrative Nutrition and Health Counseling at the Teachers College at Columbia University. I'm a Certified Chef from the Natural Gourmet Institute, a health supportive plant-based culinary school.
Additional studies are a B.A. from Evergreen State College, 300-hour Certified Yoga Teacher, and on-going training in mindfulness meditation, energy medicine, and shamanic healing.
My mission is to support others on their journey of healing, empowering them to be their own health expert and reach their wellness potential.
My health coaching approach is called TaraVeda. Tara means compassion in Buddhism and Veda is Sanskrit for wisdom. The lotus logo is symbolic of beauty and growth. "No mud, no lotus." Thich Nhat Hanh
My coaching is based on bio-individuality. I'm here to help you find your most authentic expression of health, defined by YOU!
After searching the world for a healer to cure me, I came to the most empowering realization that I'm my own greatest healer. I'm passionate about helping others feel empowered in the kitchen and in their bodies.