Holistic Health Coach

Nellie Brau


I’m passionate about food and my belief that food is at the root of feeling well influences all that I do. My own journey with food has led to a wide-range of emotions and experiences. Ultimately, I’ve learned that viewing food as a relationship, one that deserves respect and consistent investment of time and energy, leads to true nourishment and joy.

Like any relationship, a dichotomized, “all or nothing” approach to food and eating doesn’t lead to balance. For that reason, nothing is off the table in my kitchen. While most of my recipes focus on fresh, plant-based ingredients, I’m an omnivore and use my senses to guide my eating choices.  

I’m in my element when I’m gathered with friends around a table of great food that is both delicious and beautiful. I love to curate meals and environments that enhance your senses and leave you feeling refreshed.

Outside of the kitchen, I like to unroll my yoga mat on the regular and travel when I can. Culture is a life-long passion and my love of health, food, and culture has lead to my living abroad and visiting numerous countries in pursuit of answering my favorite questions: “what’s good to eat here?” and “how do you heal?” In my study of culture and health, I co-developed and taught a course at a local university, which explores how culture influences well-being.

My purpose is to harness my interests to inspire and create offerings that support others in feeling their best. I live my purpose every day and I hope my work encourages you to invest in your own well-being, no matter what stage in your journey. 

If you’d like to chat about working together, or if you have collaboration ideas, I’d love to hear from you! Send me a message with your idea, or to say hello.

Thank you for visiting! 


To learn more about the principles that guide my work, take a look at my philosophy. To learn more about working together, take a look at my personal, couples, and organizational coaching offerings.

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Master of Arts, Holistic Health Studies
St. Catherine University

Bachelor of Arts, Cultural Studies
University of Minnesota

National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach
International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching

Registered Yoga Teacher
CorePower Yoga

Ayurvedic Specialist
Maa Yoga Ashram

Proud Partner of The Coven

In 2018, I partnered with The Coven in Minneapolis, a work space designed for women and non-binary individuals to pursue growth through connection, collaboration and content. Haus of Ojas coaching appointments take place at The Coven in downtown Minneapolis. Don't forget to tell me if you are a fellow member for discounted rates! 


Photos of Nellie by Allie Bornstein Photography and Lesly