Marni Wasserman’s life is rooted in healthy eating. Culinary Nutritionist, Health Strategist and owner of the first plant-based food studio in Toronto, Marni uses passion and experience to educate individuals on how to adopt a realistic, plant-based diet that is both simple and delicious. She is dedicated to providing individuals with balanced lifestyle choices through organic, fresh, whole and natural plant-based foods.
What do you do to inspire your community?
I dedicate everyday of my life now to empowering the people around me to take control of their health and lifestyle by eating the best foods that nature has to offer. This means predominantly adopting a plant based diet that is stemmed from whole foods -nuts, seeds, grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes and healthy oils from avocado and coconuts.
I tell people to start simple, go back to the basics and “play” from there. Of course most people are overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, so I teach people how to prepare simple and delicious recipes with simple ingredients in their home. Most people don’t realize that they attain optimal health right from their very own kitchen.
What brought you to the mat for the first time?
I took my very first yoga class out of my love and desire for keeping my body moving. I had always entertained the idea, but it was just a matter of time. It was actually a Bikram yoga class that I first attempted almost 10 years ago. Now I have merged through so many different kinds of yoga and I think that Iyengar is now my favourite!
Who and what inspire you?
As a result of being so passionate about health and well being, I am totally inspired by helping others reach their goals. Engaging with my community is always pushing me forward to keep me motivated. My family, friends and my dog are also a huge inspiration to keep smiling and striving for what I want!
How do you set intentions in your life?
This is an area I have definitely been working on over the last few years. Now I make it part of my routine to set intentions for each day so that I can live passionately, lovingly and with gratitude. I try to journal, meditate and keep a vision board of all my hopes, dreams and aspirations.
Follow your heart! Only when you trust your true self, can you achieve what you want. It is about being real with yourself and really trusting that you know best! Also to keep trying new things and to keep an open mind! Life has a way of keeping you on your toes!
What is your favourite mala and why?!
My favourite mala is the mermaid mala. The contrast of the blue and brown is dynamite! Of course the message has so much meaning to me as well and it looks good with just about anything I put on!
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