Master of Science, Human Nutrition 
University of Bridgeport

Certified Nutrition Specialist 
Board of Certified Nutrition Specialists

Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist 
Maryland Board of Dietetic Practice 

RYT-200 Certified Yoga Teacher
Yoga Renew - Hoboken, NJ 

Certified Holistic Health Coach
Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Certified Usui Reiki Level 1 & 2 Practitioner

Traditional & Medical
Astrology Training 

Sound Healer

Meditation Teacher

Breathwork Facilitator

Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist | Maryland Board of Dietetic Practice

Certified Nutrition Specialist | Board of Certified Nutrition Specialists

Master of Science in Human Nutrition | University of Bridgeport

RYT-200 Certified Yoga Teacher | Yoga Renew - Hoboken, NJ

Yin Yoga Certification | Yoga Renew - Hoboken, NJ

Certified Holistic Health Coach | Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Certified Usui Reiki Level 1 & 2 Practitioner

Traditional & Medical Astrology Training

Sound Healer

Meditation Teacher

Breathwork Facilitator


Hi there!

Here are a few fun facts about me:

• I'm a Leo sun, Capricorn moon, and Libra rising...which basically means I'm a big-hearted, generous person who loves a bit of attention, needs to feel very secure, and craves harmony and beauty all around her. 

• I consider myself a vegan mac & cheese connoisseur.

• I love animals. My sweet shih tzus, Firenze and Sophie are my babies.

• I'm obsessed with sparkly things (hence the sparkles all over my site). I wish nifflers were real because I think we’d get along well.

• I have a severe case of wanderlust. I love exploring new countries and cultures and I'm always planning my next trip (even while I'm on one).

I'm Mary Ellen, and I'm here to guide you to nourish yourself from the inside out.

I once believed the only way to feel good was through listening to various “experts” on what to eat, how to move, and even how to feel, however, that only led me on a path of confusion, anxiety, and burnout. After years of denying my unique body what it actually needs, I have learned that true power comes from within.

Now I support women in connecting with themselves on a deeper level. I want to help you in reframing your beliefs around your body, food, and movment. I offer a unique combination of logical solutions and intuitive guidance to bridge the gap between science and spirituality.

Through my classes, coaching, and workshops, I create a safe container for you to connect to your inner wisdom and call back your magic & power. Using a blend of different frameworks, tools, and modalities such as yoga & movement, intuitive eating, meditation, breathwork, energy, sound, and astrology. I help clients tune into who they really are and what they truly need. Once you know yourself, you have the ability to use your unique talents (as well as your shadows) to heal and grow.

I bring an empathetic and practical approach to my work. My aim is to get my clients out of their heads and into their bodies so they can listen to and trust their intuition about what your body is telling you. I want you to experience the kind of balance, confidence, and nourishment in your lives that you have been desperately searching for.

As someone who knows what it feels like to look to others for answers and to give my power away, I want you to know that I’m not here to be your expert or tell you exactly what to do. Instead, I’d like to be your guide and help you find your inner strength & wisdom to trust yourself so that you can truly nourish your own body, mind, and spirit.

Mary Ellen Valverde MS, CNS, LDN is a Licensed Nutritionist & Registered Yoga Instructor who specializes in guiding clients in feeling clear and confident about what is uniquely nourishing to them. She works with busy women who feel frustrated with wellness and helps them reframe their beliefs around food and movement to unlock their full potential. 

By using a unique blend of scientific research, embodiment practices, and intuition, her clients are equipped with tools to deeply understand their bodies' unique cues, needs, and desires. Mary Ellen assists them in calling back their power and magic so they can live a life of vitality, authentic joy, and empowered self-expression.

About Mary Ellen