585. From Western to Chinese Medicine to Biogenetics
Sarah was only 15 when she started college in the U.S., with her sights set on dual study in pre-med and international business. But while in Israel on a special study program, she started to shift towards holistic medicine and moved to Beijing to study Chinese medicine. This was the beginning of defining a career on her own terms.
Sarah Mastriani-Levi, creator of Mannafest Living, serves as an International Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach. She is referred to as a boldly authentic spiritual pioneer, creative visionary and inspirational catalyst. She lectures internationally, offering workshops and holistic health coaching for the health-curious to the avidly health-conscious. Sarah hosts the podcast Simple Change—Creating IMPACT One Conversation at a Time. Her guests discuss simple changes they have implemented that shifted the trajectory of their lives.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
“I finished high school at the age of 15 and went to college early with some very ambitious goals in pre-med and international business. About three years into it, I had an opportunity to go live abroad and study Hebrew in Israel. I ended up shifting away from the conventional medicine mentality to looking at things a lot more holistically. I was seeing people who were going into the conventional medical system falling into this cycle where they went in with one illness and came out with four.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
“From Israel I went on to Beijing to study Chinese medicine and become an accredited practitioner. I worked for the World Health Organization and got a lot of training in a hospital there. I was looking for the spiritual aspects, and I went up to the border of Mongolia to study village medicine, and to connect with how people were healing, and learn what were the influences on healing. Was it shamanic practices, or Western practices that had leaked in, or was it what I came to refer to as “grandmother medicine?”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
By the time I was married and had kids, my practice became primarily consulting, which later came to be called lifestyle coaching. I was working in gardens with people growing things to help them heal naturally. It was a self-made clinic and then a coaching practice. Gradually I focused on integration of the entire lifestyle in working with people so that they could do the same. Recently, I’ve incorporated biogenetics as I’ve learned to read raw DNA. I created a unique lifestyle protocol to help my clients. It is definitely a signature program that will help people who want to step things up to another level.”
On Her Bookshelf
Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, by Michael Newton
A Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan, by Carlos Castaneda
Journey To Ixtlan, by Carlos Castaneda
How to Live a Good Life, by Jonathan Fields
Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance, by Jonathan Fields
Steps to Success from Sarah Mastriani-Levi
1. Find out what excites you enough to keep you awake at night.
2. Ask yourself, “Am I willing to scale back my life to create something else, something I truly want, to allow it to grow?”
3. Your legacy is not so much what you leave behind but what you give while you are here.
4. Take advantage of what biogenetics can tell you about living in alignment with your DNA.
Connecting With Sarah Mastriani-Levi
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