Our Story

We are sisters – chosen sisters that is. We met each other during our first semester in grad school and after countless hours of studying, cooking, and climbing together, we ended up with matching tattoos and a desire to work together. 

One snowy day after walking through Central Park, we were inspired to create a more inclusive space for women in pursuit of health and happiness. And thus, mendinground was born – a space to heal your relationship with food and movement and reclaim your self-worth.

We love vulnerability, supporting each other through our deepest struggles, and also dancing our feet off whenever we can.

We are dietitians who believe: 

  • in a non-diet approach to eating and movement
  • there is no one-size-fits all solution to health
  • all bodies are worthy of respect
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Our culture has told us that being thin is better, beautiful, more worthy and we’ve internalized these messages and blame ourselves for not fitting the mold. If you feel unworthy because of this, we’re here to tell you that this is NOT your fault and we’d love to work with you to change that.

We specialize in recovery from chronic dieting and disordered eating using an intuitive eating and Health at Every Size (HAES®approachWe are building a community where no on has to explain themselves for what they choose to eat, how they choose to move their body, or what they look like.

We provide virtual 1:1 nutrition counseling and yoga classes so you can reconnect with yourself and live your most authentic life. 

Learn more about how we can help you get there.

Meet the Team

Jasmine Hormati, MS, RD

Dietitian & Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

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I love food and I love eating unapologetically. Having leftover pasta for breakfast. Just some milk and cookies for dinner. A salad with chicken for lunch. I enjoy it all.

It wasn’t always this way though. When I first started to learn about nutrition, I let the food police take over. A lot of “clean eating” with “cheat days”. I was lucky to be introduced to intuitive eating shortly after and pushed diet culture out of my life. I realized how much diet culture is ingrained in our society that has led many people to have difficult relationships with food. It even affects healthcare practitioners biases in how they treat people in large bodies. This is not okay.

I want to help clients reconnect to their inner wisdom and develop relationships with food, movement, and their body that brings them joy.  Everyone has a connection to food, but dieting has interrupted that. I use a client-centered approach to create a collaborative partnership so we can work together to reclaim your self-worth. 

Professional Bio: Jasmine Hormati MS, CIEC is a registered dietitian based in New York, NY. She specializes in disordered eating recovery and body image work by using an intuitive eating and Health at Every Size® to help clients heal their relationship with food, their body, and reclaim their worth. 

Jasmine earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Conservation and Resource Studies from University of California, Berkeley and her Master of Science in Nutrition and Public Health from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, cooking/baking, and watching TV shows (especially Ted Lasso).

Autumn Rauchwerk, MS, RD, RYT

Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor & Registered Yoga Teacher

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Hi there! My name is Autumn. I’m a Registered Yoga Teacher and a dietitian. 

I believe that you are the expert of your own body and that developing a healthy relationship with food and movement is all about learning how to tap into your own internal cues and trust yourself above all else. This means treating your body as your friend rather than your enemy and learning how to respect it rather than change it. My work is informed by Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating, and I focus on holistic, personalized wellness rather than weight loss. 

I love to go rock climbing, eating carbohydrates (I said it! The dreaded c-word!), meditate, dance, and make people laugh. I’m all about forming genuine connections and helping people develop relationships with eating and movement that work with their bodies rather than against them. I focus on progressing towards our goals while learning to love ourselves exactly as we are. 

CREDENTIALS

  • Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
  • Registered Yoga Teacher, additional training in Yin, Reiki, and Anatomy
  • MS in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology – Teachers College Columbia University
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