Nutricia Consulting was founded in 2006 by wellness educator and herbalist Tricia McCauley. Tricia holds a master's degree in herbal medicine from the Tai Sophia Institute (now the Maryland University of Integratve Health), where she taught herbal preparations for two years to herbal certificate students and is currently a teaching supervisor in the holistic nutrition masters' program student clinic. She also attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), a Licenced Dietician-Nutritionist (LDN), a certified health coach (CHC), and a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200). Based in Washington, DC, she is the resident herbalist at Common Good City Farm and the owner of Leafyhead Lotions & Potions. Tricia designed 14 herbal tea blends on the menu at the District Tea Lodge, and teaches vinyasa flow yoga at Yoga District.
Severe food sensitivities began Tricia's exploratory journey with food and cooking 20 years ago. Allergy tests revealed no information about, and medicine did not affect the itchy red hives that attacked her body for hours at a time. Learning to cook with brand-new staples, cutting all gluten, corn, soy, garlic, and canola oil out of her diet for 12 years, and discovering the connections between digestion and stress, taught Tricia a great deal about patience and self-care. She is thrilled to have re-introduced her forbidden foods back onto her plate in the summer of 2011!
Tricia has worked in the Washington, DC theatre community since 1992 as a performer, producer, and teacher. She is a member of Actors' Equity Association and the Screen Actors' Guild.
Tricia's herbal and nutrition education, her background of dietary exploration, and her theatrical experience give her a unique toolkit. She brings creativity, compassion, humor, and personal understanding to her dynamic, interactive workshops and classes. She specializes in connecting people to the cycles of the earth and the cycles of their bodies, and to empowering her students to find creative solutions to improving health and happiness.
Tricia is also passionate about growing things, making things, dancing, biking around the city, being near water, astrology, acroyoga, curry, sunshine, bare feet, red wine, laughing too loudly, and smiling at strangers. Namaste.
"There are things you do because they feel right & they may make no sense & they may make no money & it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other's cooking and say it was good."
-- B. Andreas