Yoga + Nutrition

RDN, RYT-500


Learn a little bit about me and my passion for sharing yoga & nutrition. (1:13)

How I use yoga to encourage healthy eating habits. (1:11)

My body positive yoga journey from my first yoga class in Tampa to my teacher training in Thailand. (3:19)

My personal nutrition journey & food philosophy in a nutshell. (3:14)

I discuss a few differences between a dietitian and a nutritionist. (1:32)

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My nutrition philosophy stems from a place of Intuitive Eating, listening to your body and making peace with food.  Using yoga and meditation can help cultivate a mindfulness when it comes to your health and making food choices.  I encourage body positivity and acceptance and I advocate Health at Every Size (HAES).  Negative body image results from a disconnect between who we think we should be and who we actually are.  We have been made to believe that every trendy new diet is the magic answer we’ve been looking for that will transform us to fit the impossible beauty standards of our society. And when it doesn’t work, we feel like we have failed. Research has proven over and over again that diets do NOT work! Let’s work together to ditch the diet mentality and learn to listen to what your body actually wants and needs.  This is the path to a sustainable way of eating.  The psychological effects of chronic dieting can be extremely harmful. I want to help you overcome these harmful messages, ditch dieting for good, and make peace with yourself and food. Don’t let consuming thoughts about food or exercise take anymore of your life away. It’s time to enjoy life, enjoy food, and enjoy being you!   True connection of body and mind with a mindful eating practice supports a happy and fulfilling food-life balance.  


Welcome, I’m Dianna! I grew up in New Jersey, went to college in Tampa, Florida, completed grad school in New York City, and now settled in beautiful Santa Monica, California.  I love animals and have a rescue dog named Kai.  I’m passionate about healthy living, which for me means being in nature, self care, eating foods that make me feel good, and practicing yoga and meditation. I look forward to meeting you!


  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD, RDN) since 2013

  • Masters Degree in Nutrition Education from Columbia University

  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    • Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group

    • Women's Health Practice Group

  • Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from the Commission on Dietetic Registration

  • Virtual nutrition counseling and nutrition classes since 2016


  • RYT-500 (Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance

  • Completed my 200 hour certification through Holistic Yoga Flow in Venice, California

  • Completed my 300 hour certification through Selena Garefino Yoga in Phuket, Thailand

  • Teaching virtual, corporate and studio classes since 2016

Here to support and guide you to connection and balance through nutrition coaching and yoga.



About My Logo

The third chakra, called Manipura, is located near the navel in the area of the solar plexus. It's a source of personal power and governs self-esteem and the power of transformation. It also controls metabolism and digestion. 

This chakra is open and healthy when you feel self-confident, self-motivated and a strong sense of purpose. 

Inside this chakra, we've incorporated a citrus slice to represent the balance to be found using both nutrition and yoga. 

Go with your Gut!
Channel your Manipura chakra to make tough decisions:
1. Close your eyes & place your hand above your belly button
2. Think about the problem/decision
3. Notice the feelings you receive from your third chakra regarding the decision (Sinking/nauseated feeling could indicate a wrong choice and a sense of lightness or easier breathing could indicate a right choice.) 


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