About Tricia McCauley MS, LN, E-RYT

A licensed nutritionist, certified health coach, and registered yoga teacher with 10 years experience, Tricia brings an engaging and passionate approach to her work. Tricia’s approach fuses modern science with traditional wisdom to create “a-ha” moments that inspire her clients to create new habits.


She holds a master’s degree in Herbal Medicine from the Tai Sophia Institute (now the Maryland University of Integrative Health), where she currently supervises graduate nutrition students in their clinical studies.

What is a Licensed Nutritionist?

Licensed Nutritionist is a designation for nutrition professionals who do not hold a BA in dietetics.  Tricia is licensed to practice nutrition in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland, by the respective licensure boards of those jurisdictions.  To achieve licensure, she passed a national exam and completed 1,000+ supervised internship hours to become a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and completes many hours of continuing education credits each year to maintain her licensure and stay current on the ever-evolving field of nutrition.

What is a Certified Health Coach?

Tricia graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2006, where she studied traditional diets and motivational interviewing.  Certification is provided by the National Institute of Drugless Practitioners.

What is a Registered Yoga Teacher?

The designation of E-RYT 200 means that Tricia completed her yoga teacher training at a school that is registered with Yoga Alliance, a nationally recognized organization.  She completed 200 hours of training at Yoga District here in Washington, DC.  The “E” stands for Experienced, as Tricia has taught over 1,000 hours of classes and workshops.  She has been practicing yoga for 15 years.