As an integrative health and lifestyle coach I am passionate about your health and wellbeing. My main business is that of sustainable change. Together clients and I break undesirable habits or mindsets and replace them with inspired ones. While nutrition is of great importance in my work, I recognize that all of a person's being should be listened to and nurtured when addressing their health needs. We must honor the importance of our relationships with others and ourselves. We must move and groove our bodies, develop our purpose and sense of usefulness, and of course connect with our life force and meaning! While working together, we will develop a program which fits seamlessly into your life and addresses your unique needs and desires. You will create lasting change by rediscovering your inner wisdom, listening to your body's physical needs, connecting with your heart center, and ultimately by turning powerful ideas into inspired action.
Every one of us deserves to be overflowing with love, purpose and peace. Health is our launching board! I cannot wait to work with you and help you on your way.
Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coaching
Client Success Stories
"When I started working with Ana, I didn’t know what to expect in terms of changes to my body, mind and life in general. But within the first couple weeks, any preconceived notions were blown out of the water as things started changing positively. I was at the point where I needed to make severe changes to my diet and relationship with food, and with Ana’s expertise, guidance and support, I’ve been able to completely turn my health around. I feel 100% better most of the time; have learned a ton about nutrition science, real food and how our bodies react to it, and how my own body reacts physically and mentally to what I put in it. Ana has provided unwavering support and has never talked down to me or made me feel stupid/lazy/ignorant for a lifetime of poor eating habits and bad health decisions. I look so forward to our bi-weekly Skype chats because it’s like talking to a friend who just happens to know a lot more about this stuff than you do, and because it’s like talking to a therapist who approaches your mental health holistically with a foundation in food science. I can’t recommend Ana and her health coach program enough; it’s been completely life changing. People have asked me lately if I’m pregnant because I’ve apparently been glowing — but I am NOT pregnant; just healthier and happier than I’ve been in years!!"
"When I first began meeting with Ana six months ago, my initial hope was to improve my health and eating habits. From day one, Ana had me setting goals, which were fairly simple at first. Then it hit, me... I was in a rut and had been for years. Ana is passionate about what she does, yet gentle in her approach. Ana's knowledgeable insights and suggestions were helpful. But, more importantly, the questions Ana posed were what really made me sit up and realize that even small changes can make profound differences.
Ana is patient and sincere. Her desire to help and her compassion is comforting. At the same time, she is not afraid to ask the tough questions that dig deeper and really make you think. I found myself finally facing issues that I had avoided for years and actually feel I am on the road to resolving them.
Ana's sincerity and desire to help inspire change. After setting my initial goals, I left each meeting with an eagerness to attain my goals and found and continue to find success. Occasionally, I would fall off track, but that was the beauty of meeting every two weeks. Ana could always get me back on track without making me feel guilty for slacking. So encouraging and patient! I have ended my 6 months of sessions with Ana, and I must admit that I look forward with anticipation as I continue to set new goals and set the bar higher. Ana has given me the tools to meet life's bumps and detours head on with strength and confidence. I now find myself listening to that little voice in my head and in my heart that tells me to dream, whether big or simply and then, follow through.
I feel rejuvenated and optimistic of the future ahead. I no longer feel stuck. Ana helped me wake up that little inner spark that I reminisced about-- the one that made me simply enjoy life and dream. I also realized that I actually like veggies! Thank you, Ana!"
- Maria C.
"I reached out to Ana after having been with several doctors - general internists, dermatologist, psychologists. I didn't know what was going on with my body mentally or physically, I just knew that something "wasn't right" and I needed to find out the source of the problem and make a change. After unsuccessful rounds of antibiotics, costly doctors visits that were ultimately unproductive, and a lot of frustration, I reached out to Ana for help. I wasn't quite sure what I was asking for, but Ana accepted me as a client with grace and understanding beyond what I could have imagined. I immediately felt comfortable talking with her and opening up about my current station. She helped me understand mind and body and that they go hand and hand, and took time to listen to me, get to know me, and understand me as an individual in order to help identify the work that we would do together to become more whole, and well again. I didn't feel like a patient, I felt like a human. I can't say enough about the grace that Ana exudes. We explored diet options, vitamins/minerals, and other holistic based options to incorporate in my day to day in order to heal from the inside out. When I started with Ana, I was getting very little sleep, having weight fluctuation despite a generally healthy diet, and panic attacks. I continually struggle with depression and anxiety, but by the end of our first six months together, I could look back and see the changes that I made - body and spirit. Her listening skills allow her to adapt to my current state. Some weeks I would come to her with a glass half full, some with a glass half empty. She was wonderful at helping me address the problem and find a solution within our meeting, giving me homework or action to take during the time we'd be apart to sustain my progress, and encouragement along the way. I have so many useful skills that I have learned from her - everything from recipes and better-for-my-body substitutions to useful literature to doctor and exercise recommendations, the list goes on and on. Most importantly, I have Ana. She is the one I run to when my world is spinning and my body is reacting to it. I know I have someone to help me identify and solve problems in a way that works best for my mind and body, and that make me live life to my fullest - feeling healthy and thriving. I am so grateful for the tools she's given me, and the support that she continues to offer. I recommend her to anyone I hear that's not feeling their best, to those who have questions or have trouble sorting through all the information about diets and nutrition these days, or to anyone that just wants to be a more well rounded individual by taking care of their body/spirit."
"Ana has been a dream coach to work with throughout my health journey. When I first came to Ana I had a myriad of stomach and allergy issues, unsure if/how she could help. From the start, Ana always was confident we would get to the bottom of things and provided the guidance to do so. She was always a warm, reassuring person to go to when others did not understand how tough this elimination/re-introduction diet is. She is always available for any question whether it's diet, emotion, or anything that's impacting your life. I will miss meeting with her every other week and I would highly recommend her as a partner to take on your health journey."
"Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners" -William Shakespeare