MEET MIKAELA

Mikaela’s background in kinesiology combined with a lifetime of holistic healing practice gives her the unique ability to empower people, adding in striking balance and harmony within the mindbody. It’s not just about food and exercise; Mikaela uses human connection to intuitively meet her client’s needs.

 

Mikaela’s philosophy is rooted in biodiversity; the understanding that each body has unique needs and must follow a personal path to optimal health. If happiness starts in the body, then food must be the key. Whether it’s in the form of food, love, or experiences, the choice of what we use to fuel ourselves with will affect who we are and how we grow into our healthiest and truest selves.

Mikaela holding a can of pickles

MIKAELA'S PASSION FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION STARTED EARLY.
SHE WAS OFTEN FOUND IN THE KITCHEN PLAYING WITH FOOD OR IN THE GARDEN GETTING MESSY EATING VEGETABLES.

A can of pink-colored pickles in Mikaela's hand
Mikaela playing with beet-colored hands

Her hunger for knowledge and adventure has led her to enriching experiences, taking her around the globe and back, always exploring cultural traditions to discover new ingredients, health benefits, recipes, and culinary practices. 

 

When Mikaela was 17, her father had a heart attack. Instead of using the traditional Western approach, he vowed to use lifestyle and food to heal himself. He lost 70lbs by eating whole foods and taking worldly supplements in all forms to miraculously regain his strength and improve his vitality. It was so successful, he achieved a mind and body state far better than before he fell ill.

 

After watching this real life example of food as medicine, Mikaela began immersing herself further in the study of food and healing traditions. She started training under well-recognized, LA-based chef Wayne Forman and decided to leave her masters in Physical Therapy to continue her pursuit of food and nutrition. After more than 10 years of studying nutrition, food, and the physical body, Mikaela has found her passion and loves sharing her secret ingredients for health and happiness. #EatToLove

HIRE MIKAELA

  • Recipe Development

  • Retreat Design

  • Menu Creation

  • Editorial Collaboration

  • Workshop Hosting

  • Health Consultation

  • Pop-Up Dinner & Event Curation

  • Private Chef

CREDENTIALS

  • BSC in Kinesiology, University of Victoria

  • Certified Holistic Health Counselor accredited through the State University of New York and Institute of Integrative Nutrition

  • Privately trained by Chef Wayne Forman, owner of Wayno’s Catering based in Los Angeles, California

  • Raw Chef Training, RAW Foundation, Vancouver BC

  • Certified Personal Trainer and certified Sports Nutritionist through the American Sports and Fitness Association

  • Member of American Association of Drugless Practitioners

The table full of different dishes

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