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. And one snowy day, after walking through Central Park and talking with a group of our girlfriends, 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 are dietitians who believe in a non-diet approach to eating. We specialize in recovery from disordered eating using an Intuitive Eating approach and body acceptance rooted in Health at Every Size (HAES®).
We believe in an unapologetic way of eating and movement. No one knows you and your body better than yourself. Following someone else’s rules around how many calories you should eat or how you have to exercise ignores your intuitive ability to know what you need. We will help you learn how to tap into your internal cues and learn to trust yourself around food and movement. We are helping build 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.
Meet the Team
Jasmine Hormati, MS, RD, CLC
Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
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 and brush off the looks or comments I get when someone finds out I’m a dietitian who actually enjoys carbs.
It wasn’t always this way though. When I first started to learn about nutrition, I let the food police take over. Whole grains only. Veggies with every meal. 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 larger bodies. This is not okay.
I want to help people throw out diet culture and make long-term changes in their lives. Everyone has a connection to food, but dieting has interrupted that. I’m here to help people develop relationships with food and movement that works for their body and that they can enjoy.
- Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
- MS in Nutrition & Public Health – Teachers College Columbia University
Autumn Rauchwerk, MS
Registered Yoga Teacher
Hi there! My name is Autumn. I’m a Registered Yoga Teacher and a nutritionist.
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.
- Registered Yoga Teacher, additional training in Yin, Reiki, and Anatomy
- CPR + AED + First Aid
- MS/RD to be completed June 2021 – Teachers College Columbia University