Hi there! I'm Kathy Brown, registered dietitian and yoga teacher, also known as The Yogi Rd. I've been interested in well being since I was a teenager because of my lifelong interest in athletics (I played volleyball for 12 years) and how physical exercise can impact health. When I was in college, I took a nutrition course and my mind was blown away because of the impact that nutrition had on total well-being; so I finished my degree as a dietitian.
I took my first yoga class in high school PE and was intrigued by it from the beginning. I had continued to practice it on and off throughout college and decided to become a yoga teacher after graduating college.
Through my education in nutrition and yoga, I discovered how intertwined they are and how having a regular practice of both can impact not only physical health but mental emotional and spiritual health as well.
I decided to focus on women's health and children's health because of the experience I had when I was a young adult. During this time, I experienced disordered eating that led to me losing an unhealthy amount of weight very quickly. Beyond just the weight loss my view on food was unhealthy in the sense that I viewed it as either "good or bad", "healthy or unhealthy" foods. I would focus on eating only what I considered "good" or "healthy" foods and avoid at all costs anything "bad" or "unhealthy". This is something that I've come to realize many young women go through. I hope to help women and children learn the importance of health without feeling deprived of the foods and activities they love to do.
As I have grown into adulthood and started a family of my own, this desire to help other women and children has only deepened. My passion is to help bring a sense of freedom and joy into eating delicious food while keeping it simple, fun, and fulfilling for both the body and the soul.
Connect with me…
I love to chat on social media (I use Instagram the most) or send me an email with questions you might have.
My food philosophy…
I do not recommend counting, measuring, weighing, or portioning foods. There are no food rules, just simple techniques that fit your personal and unique lifestyle. It is my goal to give you the tools you need to make informed food choices that make you feel happy and healthy.
Three main guidelines I follow and recommend:
1) Start from a place of compassion.
Self love is the key. When you initiate any practice or routine from a place of love and compassion, you end up enjoying the journey much more. Instead of fighting against your body, take some rest and allow nutritious foods to flood your cells and nourish you from the inside out.
2)There is room for all foods.
Although I specialize in plant-based and vegan foods, it is not the only lifestyle I recommend. I am a firm believer in making all foods work. Depending on your unique lifestyle and needs, we will work together to find what fits your needs best.
3)Health is more than just healthy eating and exercise.
While these two factors are two main pillars of health and longevity, they are by no means the only ones. Mental, spiritual, and social health are just as important. Working with other health professionals to cover this entire spectrum will put you into the best trajectory to achieving your ultimate well-being.