Shiva is a 2017 Mississauga campus graduate, currently working in Milton, ON. Shiva is the founder of Shiva Nassiri, an illustration and design firm that focuses in design for holistic brands. Since graduation, Shiva has used her unique ability to infuse nature, human connection and design, to raise the bar for the brands she works with. Shiva recently opened the doors to her creative design studio, working with the health and wellness community. Through her work, she helps empower her clients to elevate their profile and brands. Her unique ability to holistically merge brand presence and global wellbeing is unique in the marketplace. Shiva has helped her clients do this with personalized branding, graphic design, web design, infographic illustrations, and hand lettering. Shiva originally graduated from Sheridan College and then made a bold move by deciding to go back to school at IHN a few years later. She had a lot of her own health issues and experienced what making a lifestyle change could do for her and imagined what it could do for others. It was difficult making this transition since she had no idea if she could ever bring her two passions together. When she was ready to start her own health and wellness business, she realized how much she loved the designing process. Other students began asking her for help, which eventually lead her to extend her services to the health and wellness community. | Instagram | LinkedIn


Rachel is a 2016 Mississauga campus graduate, currently practicing in Toronto, ON, but works with clients worldwide. Rachel is the founder of her practice Rachel Molenda, where she focuses in assisting individuals master intuitive eating. As an Intuitive Eating Nutritionist, Rachel combines the principles of holistic nutrition and emotional eating to help women end the war on food and their body – for good! Rachel is the Host of The Fill Your Cup Podcast (catch a new episode every Sunday at 8pm EST), a podcast created as an antidote to overcome disordered and emotional eating. She is also the creator of DIY Kombucha Online (in partnership with Joyous Health) and The Intuitive Way For Eating – a 4-month 1:1 online virtual consultation program to help women exit diet culture, re-discover their intuitive eater from within and start paving their way to wellness that works. Rachel just recently relaunched her own website, where you can find a ton of resources to support you on your intuitive eating journey as well as various ways to work with her.

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Leanne is a 2018 Toronto campus graduate, currently practicing in Toronto, ON. Leanne is the owner and founder of Maplehern Cooking School, where she teaches how to cook your way to better health.  Leanne’s passion for food and cooking started at a young age growing up in the restaurant business. That led her to the University of Guelph Hotel and Food Administration program, where she earned an honours Bachelor of Commerce.  She spent the next 20 years honing her cooking skills as a chef in the restaurant industry and starting a family. When the restaurant hours were starting to conflict with family life, Leanne decided to fulfill a passion of becoming a nutritionist and enrolled at IHN, graduating with first class honours. As the owner of Maplehern Cooking School, Leanne has been offering hands on cooking classes for the last 15 years. As a holistic nutritionist she has now expanded her offerings to include nutrition consultations, wellness workshops and programs to help families get delicious and nutritious meal on the table that the whole family will eat. Leanne’s goal is to make you comfortable and confident in the kitchen. Cooking delicious and nutritious food does not have to be complicated and it is Leanne’s mission to show you how. Her latest venture is partnering up with a couple of other IHN grads to create an online platform to answer all your burning nutrition questions at Ask The Nutritionists.

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Javiera is a 2016 Mississauga campus graduate, currently working in Toronto, ON. Javiera is currently working as a Sales and Marketing specialist for KOA Natural Foods, a local snack company that focuses on using deliciously natural ingredients. Prior to her studies at IHN, Javiera graduated from the Nutrition and Food program at Ryerson University. Her interest in food only flourished from there and in 2014 she started her company Healthy Tastings, where she provides food demonstrations and brand awareness for companies. Javiera’s work with KOA includes working with popular brands like Kewaza, Better Brownie and Lilo Clusters, and is excited to offer brand new packing services! KOA has purchased a completely automatic bagging system in an effort to expand their business focus to include co-packing. They are currently accepting new manufacturing businesses partners who need to increase their daily/monthly/yearly capacity and lower packaging labour costs. Capabilities include packaging in stand-up pouches for applications like cereal, popcorn, crackers, cookies, and more! Javiera is very excited about this new opportunities welcomes all inquiries from businesses and individuals.

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Tricia is a 2018 Mississauga campus graduate, currently working in Toronto, ON. Tricia is the co-founder of Holistick, a natural beauty and skincare company. During her studies at IHN, the Nutrition and the Environment course really resonated with her, and helped her spark this passion. After graduating, Tricia wanted to create clean beauty products that are fun, exotic and effective because, there are so many toxic products on the market.  She travelled to Asia with her business partner (who is also her best friend), where they sourced oils straight from the farms, which is when the officially founded Holistick. The first products formulated were botanical perfumes, infused with Balinese floral essential oils. The Holistick line also offers nutrient-rich facial oils sourced from cold-pressed plant/fruit oils from around the world. All of the products are 100% natural, plant-based, vegan and cruelty-free; always with an island vibe. Tricia and the Holistick team will be in the One Of A Kind Winter Show at the Enercare Centre November 26th – December 1st 2019.

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Lubna is a 2016 North York campus graduate, currently working in Toronto, ON. Lubna is the founder of Healthy Vibes, a brick and mortal health food store located in Milton, ON. Lubna discovered her enjoyment for working with supplements and natural products and wanted to provide a local, accessible store to serve the public and clients. However in 2018, Lubna made the decision to step away from the retail store front to pursue additional endeavours. Since she has moved from the shop, Lubna is offering exclusive natural product pop up shops to the IHN community. She will be at the IHN Open House at the North York campus on November 23rd and at the Mississauga campus on November 15th, with a variety of supplements, health food, and various natural products being sold at 50% – 70% off retail prices! For more specifics on what products will be offered, please contact Lubna directly. | 647-515-8243


Marianna is a 2014 North York campus first class honours graduate, currently working in Guelph, ON. Marianna is the founder of Marianna Martinez Wellness, her private practice where she provides nutritional and energy medicine consultations. Marianna has had post graduate studies in pregnancy and early childhood nutrition and energy medicine. Marianna has a keen interest in spirituality and has studied a number of modalities. She is also a Reiki Master and completed a Light Priestess 3 level course with Litios. Marianna also writes nutrition based articles for English as well as Russian publications. Recently, Marianna started working with a Biofeedback machine that she has been dreaming about since she started studying at IHN. This machine reads the energy field of the person and helps to discover any imbalances in physical, emotional and energy bodies. She is offering a discount of 20% off for her Initial consultation for all IHN students and alumni for the months of October and November 2019! Usual price is $135. Please contact her directly for more details.

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Caroline is a 2017 Vancouver campus graduate, working remotely internationally. Caroline is the founder of Graines de Chefs, where she and her team of nutritionists and educators provide nutrition and healthy cooking workshops for kids, as well as their classes and families, in the Greater Vancouver region. Originally from France, Caroline moved to Vancouver in 2006. After her two boys were born, Caroline started to research how to keep them healthy naturally. She realized that nutrition was key for her children and also how much she had actually learned about healthy eating in her childhood. In France, family-style cooking and school restaurants (called “cantines”) contributed to her understanding of how to cook and eat healthy. After graduating from IHN, teaching kids appeared to Caroline as the natural way to go. Caroline believes that if you want to see a change in adults’ health, you need to start with kids and teach them at a young age how to take care of themselves. What is the basis of healthy nutrition? Cook at home, with fresh, whole produce. Caroline decided to start Graines de Chefs to pass this knowledge and values to kids and their families. Caroline has recently made the move back to France from where she is coordinating Graines de Chefs operations in Vancouver and planning to expand to other locations in BC.

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Molly is a 2015 honours North York campus graduate, currently practicing in Toronto, ON. Shortly after graduating, she founded her company, Get Real to Heal, and created the company’s flagship program, The Beyond Food Program. Molly has coached over 200 clients through the multi-phased Beyond Food Program, successfully getting clients off their medications, shedding unwanted weight (and keep it off) and interrupting the progression of diabetes. Now driving full speed ahead towards her vision of a global transformation in how we approach illness – turning our focus toward tending to our health instead of managing our illnesses – Molly is excited to be launching her second program: The One Year Practitioner Program. This program is designed to be a launchpad for practitioners post graduation to increase their effectiveness when working with clients, train them in the ins and outs of running a successful business, discover their niche and make some serious money. She believes that creating an army of effective and powerful practitioners is the quickest way to cause this global shift! To learn more, please join the Info Sessions on October 26th and October 30th.

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