Sandrine Kom – Nutrition Coach & Yoga Teacher
My father is from Cameroon and my mother from Russia. I was lucky to grow up with the traditional ancient wisdom of my Russian and African grandparents.I was born and grew up in Paris and then I had the opportunity to live and study in Berlin for over 12 years. In 2000 I moved to the historic and picturesque city of Florence where I have been living since.
I graduated from Berlin University in Communication Sciences and Economics and obtained my diploma as a Nutrition Coach at the Centre de Formation à Distance (CFD) in Brussels. I concluded my 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at “Yoga Garden” in San Francisco (Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance International).
Though never overweight, as a young adult I struggled with my relationship to food. I loved and still love food but I often used it as a way to comfort myself. This led me on a continual search for how to maintain an ideal weight. After having tried a plethora of diets, fasts and exercice regimens, I realized that the best and simplest way to maintain a healthy weight was to learn to slow down my pace at the table. I have learned that it is essential to listen to and respect the signs our bodies send us while we eat. This realization gave me a great sense of freedom, as I no longer felt fear or guilt around food.
My experience led me to the decision to dedicate myself professionally to helping people with the same problem struggles by improving their everyday eating habits, so that they too, can gain a new sense of freedom.
A Nutrition Coach is a “trainer” who guides people through a particular moment in their life, giving them strength, energy and creating a positive way for them to improve their relationship to food through self-acceptance.
In a fast-paced world, it is essential to find calmness and tranquillity. Together with deep reflection, these aspects can help guide us along the way to reach an equilibrium in our relationship to nourishment, without sacrifice or deprivation.
Moderation is like sobriety: we would like to eat more, but we are afraid of hurting ourselves.
(François de La Rochefoucauld)
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