THE WELL Q&A: Pilin Anice

Our Health Coach and Mindful Movement instructor shares insights on living a healthy, balanced life.

Pilin Anice

As a holistic health coach, yoga, dance and meditation instructor, Pilin is passionate about helping others connect to their higher self through food and movement. She has supported clients in meeting their health and wellness goals for over 10 years and is a true believer in using real, whole food as both fuel and medicine.

Pilin is an alumna of Howard University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, has studied at The Ailey School and is a Kripalu-trained yoga instructor. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children, and is currently completing her very first cookbook! She has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, BET/CentricTV and YogaXpress.

Follow Pilin on Instagram here.

One lesson you’ll take away from the COVID-19 pandemic?

Do less.

Favorite quote?

"Let the beauty we love be what we do."  — Rumi

Snack you pack when you’re on the go?

I don’t pack a snack, I pack a meal! Usually, a hummus wrap or burrito with avocado. (Find a few of our Health Coaches' easy go-to meals here.) 

Instagram accounts that get the most likes from you?

Anyone I follow.

Best beauty/grooming secret?

Oil cleansing!

Morning and/or bedtime rituals?

Ayurvedic rituals are essential for me — some of my faves that happen daily are tongue scraping and oil massage. I also meditate everyday for at least 20 minutes. (Shop our WELL-vetted tongue scraper here, and shop our essential oil collection here.)

Wellness travel essentials?

Tongue scraper and my oils.

When you really need to chill out, you…

Take a hot bath with epsom salt and essential oils. (Shop our sustainably sourced essential oil collection here.) 

Instant mood lifter?

Music and dancing.

Most used condiments?

Nutritional yeast and coconut aminos

How do you take your coffee or tea?

I don’t drink coffee, but I love herbal tea, straight! My faves are nettle, red raspberry, and CCF (coriander, cumin and fennel seeds).

Hydration strategy?

I have a water bottle that I refill six to eight times a day.

Simple smoothie recipe?

Almond milk, banana, peanut butter and chocolate protein.

How do you reboot?

Time in nature.

Preferred mode of movement?

Dance and yoga.

When you feel a cold coming on you…

Take a shot of ginger and vitamin C, drink a garlic tonic and then go to bed!

What's sacred to you?

My time.

Last time you laughed — and at what?

My son, who loves to play and act silly

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