Meet Toni

Meet Toni

My name is Toni St. Clair, and it is my mission and passion to change lives!

All too often, we think of a healthy lifestyle as “either/or”. Either we’re leading a healthy life–or we’re not. We put so much pressure on ourselves and with the very best of intentions, we complicate what should be simple almost beyond our ability to bear it.

Who I Am

I am a transformation health coach with a focus on functional nutrition, lifestyle and mindset, a wellness consultant, and motivational speaker.  I  am a certification candidate in nutritional endocrinology (using food to manage and manipulate hormones), and I have received multiple but interrelated certifications as a live food chef and instructor, plant-based nutrition educator, Hatha yoga teacher, and natural eyesight improvement teacher.

What To Expect

I have the skills, training, and tools to help you balance your health and transform your life by meeting you where you are to get you where you want to be.  My approach is to provide my clients with the skills and resources to make sustainable changes in a manner and pace that is comfortable, affordable, and practical.

I am the proud creator and host of the popular Your Life In Balance Summit; an event that included 17 thought leaders who provided  resources and practical information and strategies to create balance and flow in your life and a life full of joy, vibrant health, energy, prosperity, and fulfillment of your potential.

My Journey

 

All too often, we think of a healthy lifestyle as “either/or”.  Either we’re leading a healthy life–or we’re not.

We put so much pressure on ourselves and with the very best of intentions, we complicate what should be simple, almost beyond our ability to bear it.

“OH, I’M FINE, THANKS.”

My own story began when I graduated with a degree in accounting (believe it or not!) and quickly moved up the banking and insurance ladder in the Washington, DC area. If you asked me how I was doing, I’d immediately say “Oh, I’m fine, thanks.”

But the truth was that I never really felt GREAT. A life centered only around work left me feeling stale. I got through the days, crashed at the end of the week, and subsisted on the standard American diet without really thinking much about it. I started looking for ways to get back to that great “I can do anything!” feeling that I still remembered, and thus began my own research into healthier lifestyle choices/

FINDING WHAT WORKS BEST

I gradually transitioned from a pretty typical American way of eating, with lots of meat and dairy, to a focus on fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts. I felt better and better, started getting my mojo back, and eventually settled on a mostly raw diet, which is what works best for me. I believe each of us has to find the answer that works best for us. It’s not one size fits all. Eating meat’s right for some, vegan or vegetarian or raw food works best for others. In fact, lots of folks move back and forth depending on what’s working for them at that particular moment.

I also gradually realized that too many high-powered days in my executive office routinely ended with that flat, no-energy, weight-of-the-world-on-my-shoulders feeling that probably feels pretty familiar to you, too. And with that realization began my journey to find ways to stay active, to exercise restoratively, in ways that felt natural, comfortable and were kind to my body. That led me to explore yoga and Pilates.

FROM PERSONAL TO PROFESSIONAL

Over time, I started accumulating professional health and wellness credentials as my interest in the “why” and not just the “what” deepened.

I became an RYT-500, the highest level of certification awarded by the blue-chip Yoga Alliance.

I studied practical nutrition education at the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, earning a certificate in Advanced Whole Plant Food Education, and became a chef and educator in the art of raw food preparation. In addition, I am completing my certification at the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, focusing on using food and complementary lifestyle changes to correct hormonal imbalances.

Finally, I earned a teaching certificate from the Natural Vision Center, specializing in practical techniques that improve vision without glasses, contacts or surgery.

MY BIGGEST SURPRISE

The biggest surprise about working towards a healthier lifestyle was how complicated everyone made it seem. Recipes with lots of ingredients and lots of prep and gadgets galore. Stuff I had to buy or hours at the gym just to get active.

I thought I was getting back to the true foundation of life–but it felt like a second job and a lot of shopping!

What I came to realize over time is that…

….simple and sustainable actions yield the most efficient and effective results.

And the whole point of thinking about it–indeed, the only reason to think about what and how we eat, how we stay active–is to make sure that we love how we feel, all day, every day, so we can do what we want to do in our lives.

Turns out, it’s not just about “healthy” vs “unhealthy” at all.

It’s just about…balance.

Balancing intuition about what feels good and right for our bodies, with intelligence about the latest science and research.

Balancing emotional and physical strength with flexibility and resilience.

And balancing rest with movement.

My Passion

TrueSelf TotalHealth was created from my desire, or more accurately my calling to transform lives.  I have discovered from my own journey of transformation and also my journey of guiding others,  that to truly transform your health, you must also transform your life.  You simply cannot achieve optimum health if you are not expressing your full potential and you cannot express your full potential without having optimum health.

For today, my goal is simple: to make sure that when you leave my website, you take something of value with you – whether it’s a fresh idea, some inspiring words, or something as practical as a self-assessment tool that helps you take the next step.

To your  health and happiness,

Turns out, it’s not just about “healthy” vs “unhealthy” at all.

It’s just about… balance.

Sign Up To Get The "Your Life in Balance" Go-To Guide. It's 100% FREE!

Complete the form below for instant access
We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe.

My Tools

Contact me!

It’s time to take care of your health now! All you need to do is just send us a message via the form below.