Mandana Mirabrishami

Assistant Instructor on the faculty of the Institute of Yoga Therapy and Meditation (IYTM), within Taksha Institute’s School of Integrative Medicine (SIM), Ms. Mirabrishami is a Nutritionist with a diverse and unique background in sciences, art, music, yoga, and dance. She has been practicing yoga for 17 years, and teaching yoga, dance, and science courses for 10 years. She believes that nutrition is both a science and an art, and in her teaching, emphasizes an integration of artistic practices to demonstrate how food and health can deliciously co-exist. She is one of the four founding members of a cutting-edge health-conscious, globally inspired bistro, where she has been involved with concept development, nutrition analysis, recipe formulation, and menu development. She is also currently involved in the production of a local televised cooking show in Santa Barbara, California. Her mission is to inspire others to develop self-empowerment through the arts and sciences. Ms. Mirabrishami holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Toronto, Canada and an M.S. in Nutrition from California State University, San Jose.