About the Hygeia Project
Cynthia Moore MS, RDN, CDE, FAND
Cynthia is the Founding Director of the Hygeia Center for Wellbeing. She partners with others to bring the best self-care education opportunities to those who visit the site. Co-birthing the Hygeia Center with other collaborators has been Cynthia’s dream for 20 years. She believes self care skill building opportunities (such as those available through the Hygeia Center for Wellbeing) are a necessary evolution in healthcare. Cynthia’s vision includes having high quality experiential education be widely available to people who want to maximize their health and wellbeing.
“My training in nutrition has been a wonderful framework for assisting others in rebuilding health. I enjoy assiting others in healing from the inside out."
I believe we can trust our bodies and minds to heal and restore given the right conditions of sleep-rest-healthful foods-regular exercise and stimulating life purpose. As a RDN/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and CDE/Certified Diabetes Educator I’ve seen what small course corrections in lifestyle can do to animate health, minimize reliance on medications and promote greater confidence in my clients. I seen that most sustainable change starts on the inside!”
Cynthia has worked in preventive, therapeutic, spa, culinary and medical education settings for over 30 years. She is a Duke-certified integrative health coach, and coach-facilitator for the Wellness Inventory. For the last 12 years she has been involved in practical applications of positive neuroplasticity as a provider/facilitator of EBT-Emotional Brain Training. Cynthia holds BA and MS degrees in nutrition and graduate coursework in counseling, mind-body skill regulation and pastoral counseling. She’s also an instructor of Integral Yoga, Cardiac Yoga, & Stress Management Yoga.
Deirdre Walsh, Certified Health Coach
Deirdre Walsh is a certified integrative health coach. She received her training at the Duke Integrative Medicine, affiliated with Duke School of Medicine in Durham, NC. She also completed two levels of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, based on the work of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. She has a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and has supplemented her learning with courses in information technology tools for health. Prior to her career in coaching, she worked for twenty-five years in the health care industry as a consultant and health researcher.
Adrienne Jamiel, MA
Adrienne sees yoga and meditation as a transformative process revealing the peace that emerges from learning to welcome the “stuff” of our daily lives. She is a certified yoga instructor and iRest® Yoga Nidra meditation teacher who has been in private practice in New York City for more than 20 years. Adrienne specializes in the creation of playful and encouraging learning environments both online and in person.
Adrienne leads a variety of weekly yoga classes at a hospital based adult day care center for seniors with various levels of cognitive and physical disabilities. She developed and recorded a CD used by the memory-impaired program.
She was the principle instructor in a yearlong research study on the effects of meditation practice on chemical dependence in adults.
Adrienne is the creator and director of the nation’s first nationally registered Yoga Teacher Training with a Specialty in Women’s Health and Healing and has completed advanced-level study in yoga therapy for women at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) in Chennai, India.
Adrienne holds a MA in Exercise Science and is a master level anatomy instructor who has presented at numerous conferences.
Adrienne Jamiel, MA, ERYT500
Certified iRest® Yoga Nidra meditation instructor
Certified Yoga instructor in the Kripalu tradition
The Hygeia Center for Wellbeing is an on-line center offering education in self-care skills that maximize vitality and health.
Hygeia is the goddess of mental & physical health. In Greek lore she was the daughter of Asclepius, the father of Western medicine. In Ancient healing temples, the Hygeia influence rekindled health through healthful sleep, food, and water, regular exercise, and the prevention practices that today we’d call healthy self-care.