Alyssa Dougherty is a Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor and earned her Masters of Nutrition and Integrative Health (with a concentration in Human Clinical Nutrition) from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She has a BA from Stanford University.
Alyssa turned to meditation and other holistic therapies after a debilitating, chronic digestive illness changed her life. Experiencing the tangible benefits of a daily meditative practice, including reduced stress and inflammation, was an integral part of her recovery. Adopting mindful eating techniques helped her to embrace newfound dietary restrictions, leading to the development of allergy-friendly recipes devoted to balancing mind, body, and spirit (all naturally gluten, dairy, and refined sugar-free).
As a teacher, Alyssa offers restorative sessions focused on healing the body through the mind by targeting stress, cultivating more self-compassion, and embracing change.