Hello, I’m Hannah!
I’m a professional dance artist, movement arts consultant, teacher, and functional nutrition coach. I have a passion for helping people feel more vitality in their bodies through the complementary healing arts of movement, music, and nourishing food. These original healing arts have served as companions on my journey toward health and happiness, and I want to share them with you.
My goal is to make healthy home cooking easier for you with the right tools, knowledge, and resources so you can dance your way through the kitchen.
To you try to feed your family healthy food but lack the time, resources, and inspiration in the kitchen?
I have solutions for you!
Are you struggling with health challenges and searching for ways to support yourself on your healing journey.
I can help!
Do you want to feel more empowered in the kitchen?
I’m here for you!
One of the best things we can do to uplift our mood is feed our bodies wholesome food.
Digestion is key to health and happiness. It’s not just what you eat, but what your body can absorb and metabolize. It all happens in the gut. Our emotional, mental, and physical well-being is directly impacted by how our body responds to what we eat. I want to help make the journey towards a healthier lifestyle a little easier for you.
Food is medicine, and cooking can be an act of self-care, creative expression, and love.
By re-embracing the art of the home-cooked meal, we are participating in a profound and revolutionary act. Healthcare begins in the home, and the cook is the primary care physician. We rob our bodies of vital nutrients and outsource our healthcare when we turn to processed foods and convenience foods to sustain us. How can we genuinely flourish unless we nourish?
I advocate treating ourselves with grace and kindness and learning to honor our bodies and what we put in them. I believe we can inspire ease and confidence in the kitchen with the right tools and knowledge and approach our food with the respect – and playfulness – it deserves. I do not promote any particular diet but champion your unique physiology, life history, circumstances, and your body’s innate ability to heal with the proper nutritional nudges and lifestyle adaptations.
A Passionate Team of Healers
None of us can do good work alone, and we all have something unique we bring to the table. I am blessed to have an incredible team of healers to lock arms with in the shared mission of helping to heal our communities and planet. They include nutritionists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, therapists, bodyworkers, and other health and wellness practitioners. If you are struggling with health challenges and searching for answers, I can point you in the direction. I’m happy to give referrals, so just ask!
What does cooking have to do with dance?
The sound of music provides nourishment to the soul as the taste of food provides nourishment to the body. Different flavors of sound and taste impart different nutrients and spiritual medicine. Dance is the body’s way of digesting emotions.
As expressions of human culture that bind us together, dance, music and food preparation are traditional healing practices that our ancestors imbued with spiritual nourishment and practical wisdom. Movement, musical, and dietary diversity embody spiritual medicine and nourishment unique to a time, place, and people, but also profoundly human in its creative capacity to heal. I view these embodied arts as complementary ways to encourage respect and trust with the body, and reverence for and conversation with the natural world. My background in the cultural arts, dance anthropology, and embodied healing practices informs my work with food and the value of developing an intuitive relationship with the body. We are permeable beings and what we put in our bodies profoundly affects how we look, think, feel, and live our lives.
I’ve been a professional performing artist, movement arts consultant, choreographer, and teacher for over 25 years. I grew up on the stage, immersed in the classical western dance arts, and engaged in community musical theater productions throughout my youth. Later, my interest in anthropology, history, culture, religion, and psycho-spiritual healing practices drew me to study dance from the Near East, North Africa, and Central Asia and obtain degrees in Dance Ethnology and East-West Psychology.
As a performing artist, I frequently performed for weddings and other community events and partook in different cultural rituals and traditions. Food often played a central role in these festivities, and I came to view each cultural form of dance and music as a unique kind of medicine and spiritual nourishment. I liken music to the scent and taste of food, inspiring the dance that digests emotions.
Biological diversity promotes the healing of our planet, just as dietary diversity promotes the healing of our body. The more choices we have, the greater our capacity for adaptation and healing. It brings me joy to inspire others to move their bodies in new ways, explore the embodied healing arts from different cultural perspectives, and teach people how to make nourishing meals that feed the body and soul. Movement, music, and nourishing food – and I would add beauty, art, nature, healing touch, laughter, and community – are keys to healthy living, So let’s add some flavor and color to your life. Let’s get cooking!
Like to cook, or want to learn how?
The healing benefits of home cooking are being re-embraced, and not a moment too soon. Our health has suffered as a result of our industrialized, fast-food and drug-addicted culture, and by reductionist science when it comes to nutrition and the body.
I want to help you feel more empowered in the kitchen so cooking can be a joyful, gratifying, and nourishing experience. Healthcare begins in the kitchen, and the cook is the family’s primary care physician.
Like to dance, or want to learn how?
Like healing foods, dance is one of the oldest forms of medicine. Culture and communication, including music, language, and dance, began at the hearth. What better ways are there to lift your spirits and shift your mood than dance, music, and nourishing food?
Stimulating the internal processes through movement is key to digestion and health.
Join one of my group classes or schedule a private coaching session!
The cookware you use matters.
We may think about eating healthy, but don’t consider how we are preparing our food. What we put in our environment we put in our bodies, and it is the little things we do every day that have a big impact.
Chemicals and heavy metals releasing from cookware affect the taste and nutritional quality of food. Cooking on the safest, purest cookware available is something you can do to protect your loved ones.
Let’s Dance & Dish!
Want to get together for a special time with your friends? Book me for a dance and cooking workshop!
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