Currently Resides: New York-Miami
Hometown: Orenburg, Russia
Nadya Andreeva is a certified wellness coach, author, and speaker professionally trained in mindful eating, yoga, and meditation. Her mission is to support women in reconnecting to their bodies and creating a trusting mind-body relationship. Through mindfulness, the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, and positive psychology Nadya helps her clients to live in alignment of desires and action when it comes to achieving their personal image of their best self. She holds an MA in Organizational Psychology from New York University and a Wellness Coaching certification from Wellcoaches.
How were you introduced to Ayurveda?
As a kid through my parents’ library.
How has Ayurveda changed your life?
It helped me work through my hormonal and digestive issues, and to get rid of psoriasis. It also gave me wonderful tools that allow me to choose my diet and routine based on how I feel. It is flexible, adaptable, and always encourages me to stay in touch with my body and my surroundings.
Which Banyan product are your currently using and why?
I Travel Well because I travel often, Fennel, Coriander, and Cumin seeds for tea that accompanies me throughout my day in my thermos, Chyavanprash to support my immune system.
When are you most likely to go out of balance and how do you bring yourself back in balance using Ayurveda?
Since I work for myself and make my own schedule, as a Pitta person I tend to overextend myself and overwork in front of the computer. It depletes me and leaves me with a sense of a burnout. Now I am aware of this tendency and use the following things to keep my ambitious Pitta in check:
- Fennel tea in the a.m.
- Affirmation: I have enough time to do everything that I need. I am able to get things done with ease and staying relaxed. I am not my work and I show love and care to my body no matter what I get done in a day.
- Throughout the day I come back to slow deep grounding breathing and listen to slow music.
- A splash of rose water helps to cool my eyes after sitting at the computer.
Favorite place in the world?
Still a lot of places to explore but for now, it is my home in Miami where I can sit and watch the ocean even while working.
Spending time with people who inspire me and reading.
Who inspires you?
Women who are not afraid to follow their passion, who prioritize taking care of themselves so they can take care of others better, people who do not wait for better times to enjoy life, and those brave souls who are not afraid to act in accordance with what feels good not just what society says should be done.
How do you make a difference in your community/world?
I try to elevate people around me through kind words, smiles, and feeding them good food. I share my experiences in the most authentic ways in the hope that it may help others. I write at www.spinachandyoga.com, inspire people on www.facebook.com/spinachandyoga and teach lots of free online classes to support people on their journey to a healthier life.