Mia’s approach to health is simple: to provide holistic, high-quality support to diverse individuals at any stage of life.
Mia Primeau grew up in a small town in Rhode Island. Her Italian grandparents lived downstairs in the basement of their small home, which her father and grandfather built together. Her upbringing is best described as simple — and Mia still values the simple things above all.
Mia grew up with a front-yard garden, and always loved the fresh produce it produced and the amazing foods her grandma would make with it, like fried zucchini-flowers and string-bean salad. However, as was the case for many families in their community, fast and processed foods were common in her family’s diet.
As a young adult, Mia’s mother and grandmother were both diagnosed with cancer. Through diet and lifestyle changes alone, Mia’s mother persevered through stage 4 breast cancer. Mia became interested in the connection between diet and disease, and the concept of nutrition as medicine. As a result, Mia began changing her own habits and studying nutrition. After graduating with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island, Mia went on to pursue an MA in Somatic Psychology. Mia’s grandmother passed during this time, which drove Mia to focus on end-of-life care and death-acceptance issues for her masters work.
On her professional path, Mia founded the Yoga Program at URI, taught yoga and mindfulness on a personal and group level, facilitated group and individual grief and acceptance therapy at Pathways Hospice, and taught wellness at a public middle school.
Since joining Stanford, she has developed and taught classes on acceptance and presence.
Mia enjoys her work at Stanford tremendously, especially learning about the unique qualities and characteristics of each individual she has the honor of coaching. On her own time, Mia loves to learn about health and wellness and spend time outdoors with friends. She continues to value the simple things above all — especially human connection, which she believes is nature’s best medicine.