About
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Hi! My name is Tatjana Pleus and I am a National Board-certified health and wellness coach based in Los Angeles, CA. I currently work for Noom as a health coach manager. As a health and lifestyle coach for over 3 years and meditation guide for over 5 years, I train new coaches and help my clients reach their health and wellness goals. I also earned a certificate from Yale University for completing their renowned Science of Well-Being course. 

I've been interested in meditation since 2010 when I discovered a book about the health and healing wisdom of the ancient Mayan civilization. Their holistic view of life and strong connection to nature inspired me to incorporate many of their practices into my own life.

Before settling in Southern California, I studied and worked in several countries including Mexico, Costa Rica, Australia, Indonesia, and New Zealand. During my travels I soaked up wisdom from other indigenous communities. Much to my delight, many of their practices and way of life were also grounded in nature.

 

I've taken this wisdom and combined it with my passion for lifestyle medicine, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and meditation to cultivate a balanced recipe for my own physical and mental well-being. These practices also influence and come into play with my clients. I strongly believe that once we tune in and re-connect with nature and engage all our senses, we can create a happier, healthier life. Understanding our connection to nature, the cosmos and to each other is also an important component in developing gratitude and pleasure in life. 

 

I also enjoy learning about and incorporating practices like Qi Gong, Zen Buddhism, yoga and Native American wisdom into my health and wellness coaching. 

 

In my spare time I love taking adventures near and far with my husband Brandon and my dog Poppy. I also play the ukelele and flute, and often incorporate them into my guided meditations. 

“Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with the truth.” Thich Nhat Hanh