About Sam

about happy healthy humanIn tough situations, we have two options: we can shut down or we can level up.

I want you to level up.

I want you to emerge stronger, more confident, and balanced from whatever life throws at you, whether it’s a career change, a new baby, or stress.

Change is hard, so how do you use these changes to emerge as a more wholehearted, happy person? Yoga says we need stirha and sukha – strength and ease. They say we’re successful when we feel strong and confident (the sthira) AND open hearted and flexible (the sukha).

We need both our left and right brains – our facts and our emotions – to reach our highest potential. My goal is to provide you with emotional, non-biased support and state-of-the-art information so that you can find confidence and joy in your life.


Samantha AttardWhat I do

As an Ayurvedic coach, private yoga instructor, and birth/postpartum doula, I work with you to create an integrative, personalized plan.

I have seen the power of both Eastern and Western medicine for healing. I got a PhD in Nutrition at UNC Chapel Hill because I was fascinated with learning how to optimize our brain and body systems. Meanwhile, as a yoga instructor and Ayurvedic coach, I learned that is more to health than our weight or vitamin levels. In fact, one of the most powerful ways to change our physical bodies is through our thoughts, emotions, and our environment.

Now, I teach people to live in harmony with their thoughts and the world around them, so that they can live the life that they have always wanted.

I specialize in helping you navigate some of the biggest changes you can face:

  • expecting a new baby
  • a career change or jump into entrepreneurship
  • moving to a new city
  • unbalanced hormones or getting off of hormonal birth control
  • a relationship change

I help you see that you’re not alone, and that you’re strong enough to navigate the difficult emotions that accompany these transitions.


Working with Sam has been a wonderful experience! Sam asked the right questions to get to know my goals and priorities quickly, and then offered highly customized solutions during our sessions. I’ve made several positive changes as a result of our time together. And, Sam is deeply knowledgeable and lovely to be around. Great experience, highly recommend!
– Jill W., Entrepreneur


Doing yoga with Sam has transformed my confidence in my skills and in myself. Sam is kind, perceptive, passionate, and prioritizes teaching over telling. I’ve gone from feeling “meh” about yoga to absolutely loving it, and more importantly, sticking to it! I HIGHLY recommend Sam to anyone looking to develop a passion for yoga.
-Maya N., Postdoctoral Fellow


About Happy Healthy HumanWho is a Happy Healthy Human?

You! A Happy Healthy Human comes in all sizes, colors, creeds, genders, ages, sexual preferences, or life situations.  All that’s required: acknowledging that you’re a vital soul and light in the world. 

We Believe:

  • life is better when it’s lived with intention.
  • the more you name what you want, the more empowered you are to reach it.
  • healthy living doesn’t have to be boring, tasteless, or dull.
  • taking care of yourself is an act of service to others.
  • how you do one thing is how you do everything.

Thank you for being part of our community.

To learn more, check out my blog/podcast, take the Discover your Dosha Quiz, or schedule an Ayurvedic consult with me.

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