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About Claire

I’m Claire – certified yoga instructor and holistic nutrition educator. My friends call me their medicine woman, but really my philosophy is that we are all our own healers given the right tools and knowledge.

I began my health journey when I was 15, struggling with chronic digestive problems and searching for the answers to my own healing. Armed with a juicer and a passion for those quiet moments spent creating in the kitchen, I began to uncover my health truth through purposeful cleansing and eating a plant-based diet. You can read more about my journey to heal my digestion here.

I knew sharing this passion for food was my calling. I went to college in DC to study international affairs, development and sustainable agriculture, and worked at the UN International Fund for Agriculture Development.

I traveled to India with an anthropology research grant, and deepened my studies in Ashtanga yoga and Ayurveda in Mysore. When I returned home, I found myself making a bigger influence in my local community, teaching yoga and opening minds one good meal at a time.

So instead of a life in policy shaping, I now choose to make an impact by sharing my knowledge in sattvic living and teaching women how to reconnect with their own inner wisdom through personalized wellness coaching, guided seasonal cleanses, transformational workshops and retreats. Learn more about my offerings and how we can work together to create balanced health and inspired wellness in your daily life.


Education

Nutrition & Wellness Education

  • George Washington University, BA (2011)
  • Body Mind Institute, Raw Nutrition Certification (2012)
  • Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Holistic Health Practitioner & Life Coach (2014)
  • Wise Woman Herbalism (2014 & 2015)
  • Fertility Awareness Method (2015)
  • Ayurveda & Women’s Health (2015-2016)
  • DONA Certified Birth Doula Training (2015-2016)

Yoga Education

  • Certified Yoga Instructor, E-RYT 200hr (2009)
  • Advanced Anatomy & Physiology (2011)
  • Intensive Ashtanga Yoga & Sanskrit Studies – Mysore, India (2011)
  • Functional Yoga Therapy, Advanced Assessments Training (2014)
  • Pre-Natal & Postpartum Yoga Training (2015)

MY FOOD PHILOSOPHY

“I believe the energetics of food and how you bless each experience is just as important as the type of food you eat.”

I’ve been vegetarian, vegan, raw vegan, pescetarian, and flextarian…when being culturally mindful living abroad. I’ve done the candida diet, colonics, and cleanses of all sorts. You name it – I’ve tried it. But what I’ve realized over my years of studies and personal trials, is that health isn’t static. What may work for you one month, may not the next. And that no single food, diet, or belief system is meant for everyone. So I’ve ditched the dietary dogma and strict beliefs, and have made the vow to honor what my body and soul needs in each moment.

I believe the energetics of food and how you bless each experience is just as important as the type of food you eat. Nowadays, my food philosophy tends to blend Ayurvedic nutrition with macrobiotic and raw food principles, though there are some days you might find me eating fish or enjoying some raw local milk. I focus on using organic, sustainably sourced ingredients that help support local agriculture efforts. I eat this way because these are the practices I’ve learned make me feel the best – eating simple, eating seasonally, and eating with intention.

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