Nice to meet you!
Summer Lee, NC, RYT-500, CPA
I believe there is no one-size-fits-all approach to food and nutrition. My nutrition philosophy is an inclusive one, and I believe there are many different paths to optimal health. I don't get bogged down by dogma, fad diets, or labeling foods as "good" or bad". Instead I'm focused on getting back to basics. Eating with the seasons. Thinking about long-term health rather than a quick-fix. Mindfulness and intention. Simplicity.
Living in our modern world is complicated and stressful. I believe achieving optimal health should not feel like another chore on a never-ending to-do list. Eating should be fun and delicious; free of judgement and shame. My empathetic, supportive approach makes me an excellent partner for clients looking to improve their health through food and positive lifestyle change.
I moved to the Bay Area in 2010, primarily to surround myself with a community of people who value health and wellness. For much of my life, I have struggled with emotional eating, body image issues and anxiety. Expanding my nutrition knowledge and cooking skills has empowered me to improve my relationship with food and my overall health.
I originally started practicing yoga in 2006 as a way to "get a good stretch" to balance out my love for running. In the beginning, I saw it as a purely athletic practice, and enjoyed the positive impact it had on my physical health. That has evolved over time as I've experienced the profound impact yoga has had on my mental and spiritual health as well. This experience has lead me to seek out deeper knowledge and training so that I can share yoga with others.
In 2016, after working in the corporate world as a CPA for almost 15 years, it became clear I was not living my true passion. So I decided to embark on a career shift. I now use my passion for food, nutrition and yoga to help educate and support others in their own health journey.
Bauman College, Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant
Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Certified Mind Body Eating Coach
Yoga Garden, 500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification
Yoga Garden, Restorative Yoga Certification
Yoga Garden, Kids & Teens Yoga Certification
Yoga Garden, Trauma-Informed Yoga Certification