Food Allergies & Intolerance
Healthy Cooking/Meal Planning
Diet and Detoxification
Hey, I’m Elisangela!
I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CNP), Certified 200-RYT Yoga Instructor and Reiki Master from Los Gatos, California - with a burning love for all things nutritious, delicious and endorphin-inducing! As a curious soul for all forms of natural healing modalities. I’ve been a health nut for as long as I can remember, excitedly indulging myself in all sorts of tropical fruits from a very young age. I am originally from the State of Sao Paulo – Brazil and being a Brazilian I was raised between healthy tropical fruits and barbecues.
Despite having 3 traditional Brazilian meals a day and snacks I still had trouble gaining weight. I had been skinny my whole life! I had tried overeating, high-fat, high-carb diets and everything else with no success. So, I developed an unhealthy relationship with food and often turned to it to ease overwhelming emotions or stress. Many in my own family had a broken relationship with food as well and had developed diabetes.
Despite my unhealthy relationship with foods and having my share with junk food - I still had a pretty good instinct for healthy foods that never really left me.
My life changed radically once I moved to the United States in 2006. I was shocked to see the health problems and obesity rate, which I had heard of it but seeing it was painful. It was then that I made the connection between nutrition and health, right then and there I knew I had found my calling! I had to do something about it to help people with health problems.
Firstly, I was able to free myself from my broken relationship with food and my body and finally started to fall in love with them again. I was able to gain weight in a healthy way. Today I appreciate food for the energizing fuel and nourishment it provides.
With my new found passion - I wanted to spread the word to help others to see the connection between nutrition and health as well. So, I left everything behind - my International Business career, family, friends, my dog and my life in Brazil to become the best Health & Wellness Coach I can be. For the past 10 years, I have studied many different healing modalities including Holistic Nutrition & Natural Health & Healing, Yoga & Mindfulness and, Reiki energy healing.
I feel extremely lucky to have found my true calling in teaching and coaching. Seeing my clients and family living healthier and happier lives is really satisfying.
Master in Arts in Holistic Nutrition and Natural Health from University of Natural Health
ACE Health Coach
RYT-200 Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance)
Mindfulness Master Practitioner
Certified Reiki Master Practitioner