Philosophy and Mission

The Phytolistic Philosophy

  • Plant foods heal. 
  • Movement, love and hydration ameliorate our natural healing process.
  •  Healthy Digestion = Reduced Inflammation = Improved Immunity = Better Health
  • Our bodies are healing machines:  It is our responsibility to remove those things which inhibit the natural healing response and to cultivate those practices which restore it.
  • Stress breeds dis-ease.  Learn how to down-regulate.
  • The diaphragm is the most important muscle in the body; it facilitates breathing while massaging your internal organs and it has connections to nearly every muscle and organ in your abdomino-thoracic cavity.  Stretching and stregnthening this complex breathing mechanism will change your life.
  • Massage and compression of myofascial tissues facilitates hydration, circulation, nerve conduction and pain perception. 
  • Study your Self: You have the answers.  Be still and listen for them. 
  • Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls are indispensible. Don’t leave home without them.
  • Our skeletons are not intended to hold us up, this is the job of our muscles.  If you don't use them, you'll lose them (and the mobility in your joints).
  • Yoga is a malleable practice.  With the right guide you can work out knots, increase range of motion, and set your mind at ease. 
  • Success is directly correlated to support.  
  • A great coach is a rare find but the magic really happens when we learn to motivate, care for and inspire ourselves!



My mission is to educate and advocate for plant-strong holistic life skills.  I teach empowerment.  

My mission is to help the roughly two-thirds of Americans who are currently suffering from diet- and lifestyle-related chronic illnesses so that they may learn to care for themselves in such a way that they will not fall prey to this statistic.

My mission is to connect with those individuals who are ready for change, to coactively coach them towards a new balanced and holistic lifestyle so that they look better, feel better and live longer in their bodies.  My work is to illuminate and motivate my students, whom I love dearly, about eating, moving, breathing and living with awareness so that they are able reconnect to their bodies, their sense of self and the world around them.

I am awed by the adaptive, resilient, healing capacity of the human form.  

I am honored for the opportunity to work with so many diverse and inspiring people -- just like you.