Svetlana Strizhevskaia

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I am an ardent lover of healthy lifestyle, a wellness coach and an alternative medicine practitioner. My mission is to help people overcome difficulties at all levels of life using various tools that include:

  • psychology
  • yoga
  • breathing techniques
  • meditation
  • aromatherapy
  • herbal therapy
  • nutrition

At the same time, I take a great joy in teaching. I successfully taught a course consisting of a series of classes on ‘Plant-based lifestyle: a new paradigm for health’ in the fall quarter 2019 at the Bechtel International Center of Stanford University. In these classes, besides cooking vegan items with demonstration, I presented the theory of plant-based lifestyle and explained to my students the connection between food choices and health outcomes, which was well appreciated.

How did I come to the path of wellness? I had a long history of depression, several chronic diseases and dependence on medicine for the most of my life. However, I managed to overcome depression and most of the physical issues on my own. Today, I am completely free from pills. I created a course on Wellness where I included all the knowledge and practices that helped me to improve my health and well-being.

I am happy to share my knowledge and help people in best ways I can.