I'M CHANDRA ZAS!
HEALTH COACH, MOTHER, PARTNER, MENTOR, AUTHOR.
Why I’m Here Sharing With You..
I refused to accept that this was my life and I started to question this prognosis and these medications. I remember walking out of the office and feeling 100% determined to live a life without medications. But I had no idea how I would do this. As I went to university I still suffered from depression and anxiety. For the next decade, I dove head-first into personal development, self-help, meditation, yoga, energy healing, dance, therapy, and psychotherapy. I was vegan, tried being a raw foodist, did detoxes, diets, and cleanses. I tried it all!
After graduating top of my class in graphic design, I chose not to pursue my career in a cubicle. I headed straight for yoga teacher training.
Learning To Think And Feel
I lived, worked, and studied at a raw food zen retreat center called BodyMind Restoration Retreats in Ithaca, NY. Beyond raw food cleansing, I learned about my mind. I learned how to watch my mind, I learned about awareness. I learned how to follow my breath. And I learned the beginnings of how to use my mind, instead of it using me.
For two years I studied and practiced Ayurveda at the Dhyana Center in Sebastopol. During my studies, I became attuned to the deep wisdom of Eastern medicine. My education in Ayurveda introduced me to a new paradigm of understanding health.
Eastern medicine is the greatest example of what the west is growing to understand as holistic health or the wellness paradigm. A person is a physical, mental, and emotional being. Understanding the interplay between these parts of what being a human is, is the greatest contributor for a healthy life.
I learned how to eat to heal my symptoms. I surpassed my own goal of living a high-quality life without any medications and have become a health example to everyone around me.
I recently had a blood test; the nurse told me that I have the healthy blood of a teenager. I live symptom-free, without any medications, by practicing exactly what I teach in my Food and Mood Program.
I’ve traveled the world. Started two successful businesses, and worked in many different industries. Tried all sorts of relationship structures, and explored the insights and magic of multiple different plant medicines. Married the man of my dreams, and birthed my daughter at age 37 who is the healthiest most amazing product of the work I do. I’m symptom, medication, depression, and anxiety free. I’m a published writer and most importantly I am excited to wake up every day and to live my life. I have no intestinal pain, I have a nourishing relationship with food, and my mind is clear.
Learn to use your mind, and not let it use you”
– David, Zen Master
I realized that after I had healed my Self, I was ready to contribute to the world!
I studied under and was certified by my mentor Master Coach Brooke Castillo, an educated psychologist, self-help guru. Studying with Brooke was the puzzle piece that brought my life’s experience together. I now felt equipped to help others make changes in their lives.
I used to think that life coaching was cheesy and lame… until I understood that a life coach helps people CHANGE. Now I think it is the best ‘job’ in the world.
I believe and feel in every bone of my body that coaching is what I am meant to do and I am profoundly grateful to share this revolutionary way of how to master your internal and external experience of life.