My name is Diana Weil and I am a certified yoga instructor and integrative nutrition holistic health coach. I am also currently getting my M.S in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University.
I grew up in the desert with an eccentric family who prioritized health, adventures, and creativity. Food was a central focus in my family, with dinner being the main way to connect with one another. I remember pouring over recipes and cook books with my father from a very young age and deciding what meals we should cook. I used to daydream of him owning a restaurant that I could work at while taking orders in roller skates. The restaurant became a reality, thankfully the roller skates did not. There was never a moment where I didn’t love cooking or food.
After graduating college with an interesting, but impractical degree in Anthropology from the University of Colorado, I headed to Costa Rica for an intensive yoga teacher training. Feeling inspired after two months in the jungle I began my health coaching career with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. It was an amazing year long process where I learned that nutrition is so much more than vitamins and counting calories.
We are so often blindsided by the image that health is reserved for the wealthy, for those who can afford to shop at Whole Foods and have glorious kitchens to cook in (or maybe that last part is just me). I’ve learned that being healthy is so much more than just looking at the nutrients on your plate, and that sometimes the absolute best thing you can do is to eat that chocolate cake. Its about balance not deprivation. I’ve learned that I can make drool worthy meals in my 4′ by 11′ kitchen. And that I can shop somewhere else besides “whole paycheck” and still find quality, yet affordable ingredients.
Everyone has the ability to be healthy, and we all get to define what that is for ourselves. Whether you are vegan, gluten free, or full blown carnivore I want to be a part of your journey. Nutrition can change someone’s whole world. And I want to be apart of that change.
- MS Nutrition and Integrative Health candidate
- Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition
- 200 hour registered yoga teacher from the Nosara Yoga Institute
- Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training from Corepower Yoga
- BA in Anthropology from the University of Colorado