Maria Sorbara Mora, MS, RDN, CDN, PRYT, RYT, CEDS
Maria Sorbara Mora, MS, R.D., CEDRD, CDN, PRYT, RYT, is the Co-Founder and Director of Nutrition and Yoga Services at Aurora Behavioral Health, a comprehensive yoga-based eating disorder treatment center in New York City. Maria strongly holds the belief in the holistic model for recovery, allowing for change and transformation. In addition to her role at Aurora, she is the founder of Integrated Eating, PLLC maintaining an extensive practice, including nutrition and yoga therapy services, psychotherapy and yoga therapy groups, clinical supervision, and professional trainings. Among Maria's certifications as a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) and Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN), she is also a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD). In addition to these certifications in the field of nutrition and dietetics, Maria also holds certifications in the field of yoga therapy such as a Certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner and Group Facilitator and a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher. Maria has developed Integrated EatingTM a unique approach to the treatment of eating disorders, which combines and elevates the concepts of mechanical, mindful, and intuitive eating. She has written for the International Journal of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and for Making Connections, The National Eating Disorders Association Publication. She has also written a chapter for Carolyn Costin’s new book on yoga and eating disorders, which is due out in 2016. In addition to her passion for writing on the topic of yoga in the treatment of eating disorders, Maria has presented internationally on her work. She is currently working on several writing projects, including a book and workbook on Integrated EatingTM, as well as a book on using spiritual concepts in eating disorder recovery. Her passion to guide individuals along the path of recovery is only trumped by the moments of inspiration given to her by those she is honored to treat. Her life mission is to support individuals in recovery to awaken to the truest of all teachers…themselves.