Hi! I’m Anna Shalray.
I’m a loss and rainbow mom, partnering with women to optimize hormone health, brave the challenges of medically and/or emotionally complex pregnancies, and create a nourished postpartum season.
As your coach, and confidant - my sole focus is to care for you and help you care for yourself, on this intense rollercoaster ride.
From balancing hormones and nurturing fertility, to creating a nourished pregnancy and postpartum,
I’m here to share resources, strategy and most importantly support!
Using the tools of my training as a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200hr), pre/postnatal, I’ll walk with you through the journey of supporting your hormonal health while creating a lifestyle you love.
From mindset to meal time…
From hormonal imbalance to early motherhood...
I’m here to help you find ease.
If this sounds like just what you’ve been longing for, click here to learn more about how we can work together.
We all want to feel in control of our health...
That’s why hormonal imbalances and infertility struggles are so hard. They challenge us to the core, steal our stability, and leave us feeling defeated.
Whether your wading through the physical symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, digestive issues, hair loss, muddled thinking, fatigue, pelvic pain, anovulatory cycles, or amenorrhea),
OR the emotional weight of searching for answers and relief;
You don’t have to do this alone!
I’m here for you, because I’ve been there!
I’ve experienced the frustration, anger, and confusion of hormonal health struggles, and how they ripple out into every area of daily life.
Discomfort and pain, limit concentration, making completing everyday tasks a challenge.
It can suck all the fun and romance out of your relationships, leaving you feeling isolated, stuck in an emotional prison, as hormones take over your life.
This pain, stress, and disconnect can make achieving hormonal balance, conception, pregnancy, and a nourished postpartum even more challenging.
Wondering if this support is for you?
During our chat we will:
Connect "face to face," virtually, share stories, and get to know one another.
Discuss your health history, family building goals and roadblocks/triggers, as well the obstacles and barriers that are keeping you feeling stuck.
Map out the simple steps you can take, right now, to begin moving forward!
Hop into the Craving Clean Community, where like-minded gorgeous ladies share recipes, connection, and encourage one another on their journey to wellness!
A few years ago, I was living in Los Angeles and found myself stuck in the daily grind. I was working 40-70 hours a week as a nanny, and although I loved the little ones, I was overwhelmed, and completely stressed out. I became engaged, and realized how uncomfortable I was in my own skin. My now husband traveled for work and we spent the majority of our engagement apart. This give me the time and space to really take a look at myself. I began to say yes to me, started to create some boundaries around work/home life, started incorporating more empowering movement like yoga and hiking, and spent time with friends and loved ones.
As the daughter of a home economics teacher (who cooked everything with a stick of butter and a can of cream of something) and a pastry chef father, I quickly realized that eating this way was no longer working for me. I started making small shifts around food, adding in more plant based, unprocessed foods. In just a couple months I lost 25 lbs and gained so much more. More energy. More excitement. More curiosity. What had I done to feel this good, and how could I help other women feel this same sense of empowerment?
That is what led me to study Holistic Health and Nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. While at IIN, I studied over 100 dietary theories, and lifestyle management techniques, from the world's top health and wellness experts. My passion for yoga, and a desire to deepen my personal practice, also led me to obtain my Yoga Alliance RYT-200hr. Bringing this knowledge along with my own wellness journey has enabled my work with my clients to completely transform lives! We have worked together on a range goals from weight loss, stress reduction, productivity, and menu planning to establishing sustainable self-care practices, child and family enrichment, and re-balancing hormones... A few of my clients have even brought home happy, healthy babies after infertility issues and loss, which is so dear to my heart.
My husband and I lost our first child, Audrianna, a couple hours after her birth. The outpouring of love, and support, that we received after loss, and the depth of love and sense purpose I uncovered, is what motivates my journey and practice.
Her presence in my life has challenged me, unearthed me, and inspired me to use this gift of life, and to use all the love I have within me, as I support other women on their journey's. (You can read more about our story HERE. <<<TRIGGER WARNING>>> This story talks in depth about infant loss, and may not be suitable for all readers.)
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I had the privilege of studying under experts such as:
Eric Paskel: International Yoga Teacher, Marriage-Family and Child Counselor, and Speaker Founder of Yoga Shelter, and creator of Yoga Rocks, Yoga Journal’s 14-day program, as well as one of Gaiam TV’s featured teachers. Eric's "Life and Teacher Training" Program is informed by his Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy, and meets Yoga Alliance standards for RYT-200hr certification.
Walter Willett, MD: Chair of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health as well as the author of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating.
Andrew Weil, MD: Director of Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona
A best-selling author whose books include: Spontaneous Healing and Eight Weeks to Optimal Health. Dr. Weil is a Harvard Medical School graduate and world-renowned expert on medicinal herbs, mind-body interactions and healing systems. He also started the Integrative Medicine program at the University of Arizona.
Deepak Chopra: World leader in the field of mind-body medicine
A holistic healer and author of more than 50 books translated into over 35 languages. Deepak is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and one of Time Magazine’s “Top 100 heroes and icons of the century” and “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.”