I'm Myriam, a Functional Nutrition Graduate, Certified Holistic Health Coach and Herbal Medicine & Integrative Oncology student. I've learned that when given the right conditions, the body is able to heal itself and experience balance and vibrant wellness.
My journey into self-care and holistic health began in my teens as I struggled with myriad health issues that began in childhood, after many rounds of antibiotics, monthly hospital visits for high fevers and upper respiratory infections. A steady diet of highly processed and sugary foods left me feeling low energy, sick and toxic most of the time, before I even fully understood what toxicity meant. I also suffered from chronic skin and digestive issues and seemed to come down with every virus and flu that came along. At age 19, I underwent a week-long supervised fast in the Florida Keys and started learning about the process of illness and how to get well with nutrition and lifestyle. I experienced the many benefits of massage and taking regular saunas and learned about intestinal cleansing, something I continue to incorporate into my life today. I am inspired to learn as much as I can about the process of healing the body, mind & spirit through holistic methods and evidence based protocols.
After more than 40 years of self-study and practicing several disciplines of holistic wellness on myself, friends and family, I completed my studies at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2013.
After my graduation from IIN, I continued my studies with several mentors. I have completed: Full Body Systems with Functional Nutritionist Andrea Nakayama of the Functional Nutrition Alliance and Functional Nutrition Lab, a leader in the field of Functional Medicine Nutrition. I've taken many courses- including several with David Crow, renowned herbalist and founder of Floracopeia as well as courses in Ayurveda and Detox. I did a Detox certification with the Health and Sciences Academy out of the UK and Teaching Toxins from Detox Specialist Lara Adler among other courses in the health field. I studied Women's Health & Hormones with Sara Gottfried, Harvard trained MD. Most recently, Most recently, I completed a Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner Certification under the guidance of my mentor Andrea Nakayama, founder of the Functional Nutrition Alliance and also completed Foundations of Integrative Oncology with Dr. Nalini Chilkov to become a cancer literate practitioner and help my clients with a health plan specifically for cancer, at any stage. I am currently studying Herbal Medicine for Women with Aviva Romm, MD.
I consistently take cutting edge courses and trainings and have listened to/ purchased, hundreds of hours of health summits on Digestion, Depression, Women's Hormones, Thyroid Health, Brain Health, Detoxification, Functional Medicine, the Microbiome, Arthritis and Cancer to stay up to date on the latest in nutrition and science and to better serve my clients. Now in my late 50's, soon to be 60, I feel stronger and healthier than in my 20's and long to share what I've learned about health and wellness with others. It has been a long and winding road to health, but I have gained so much of value in the process.
An avid yogini, I began practicing yoga 26 years ago, after the birth of my second eldest daughter. I practice yoga and meditation to cultivate more love, joy and acceptance in my life. Yoga has afforded me a deeper understanding about the many layers of human beings, as well as made me stronger, happier and healthier, supported me through some of the most challenging times in my life. I completed a 200- hour yoga teacher certification under my teacher and mentor, Ian Darrah, a master spiritual teacher in Miami and Peru. I've also studied philosophy of yoga with Harvard scholar Douglas Brooks, PhD and participated in several yoga retreats and yoga workshops locally and abroad. I'm certified to teach Kundalini yoga to children and teens yoga and have taught pro bono to high school girls, the senior population and special needs groups. I believe yoga is for everyone and incorporate yoga and meditation into my wellness programs.
My mission is to passionately inspire others to take control of their health and experience vibrant wellness of mind, body & spirit. I embrace my wellness practice and yoga teaching with a sense of reverence and deep gratitude. I feel Divinely guided to do this work as my mission here on earth.