Ana-Maria Mihai, CNP
Ana-Maria is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and a First Class Honors graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. With a strong technical background, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, she enjoys solving problems, learning and getting involved in new projects and applying these skills in her holistic nutritional practice.
Ana-Maria’s own journey to achieve health and well being balance led her to a career change in mid-life. Her interests are traditional cooking methods, using whole foods as well as aromatic and medicinal herbs and creating programs to improve digestion and increase energy levels. She is a firm believer in the body’s innate capacity to be healthy and strong with proper nourishment and mindful living.
Ana-Maria’s passion is to share her experiences and knowledge with other people as they embark on their own personal journey seeking balance, growth and transformation and help them discover the benefits of whole foods. Her philosophy is that nourishment needs to take place at all levels: physically, mentally emotionally and spiritually.
HFP04 Holistic Food Preparation
The kitchen is the unique laboratory where pure, natural and whole ingredients are transformed into healthful, vibrant dishes. Hands-on experience in preparation of breakfast “power-drinks”, nourishing soups, simple one-pot dishes and several Ayurvedic food items brings another dimension to the holistic curriculum. Emphasis is on proper preparation of grains through soaking, sprouting or fermentation and choice of healthy un-processed oils and fats to preserve and enhance nutritional value of foods. Raw foods, fermented condiments and other high enzyme preparations will be explored. All cooking classes are vegetarian.