Growing Up in Sedona
We were born and raised in the small, spiritual town of Sedona, Arizona, where we learned the importance of the mind-body-food connection early. Whitney’s lunchbox was full of twigs, berries, and chlorella!
Health Struggles & City Life
When we moved to NY, our busy lives overtook our healthy lifestyle. Danielle, became a yoyo dieter trying everything to get the perfect body. When her last diet landed her in the hospital, she vowed to never diet again, but to find a solution that would nourish her body. Working on Wall Street, Whitney quickly fell into the fast-paced, high-stress culture of 80-hour work weeks and after-work dinners and drinks. She knew these treatments were just putting Band-Aids on her symptoms, and that she needed to get to the root cause of her skin issues by taking her health into her own hands.
We knew there had to be a better way; food was medicine and nourishment – and we quickly realized we were not eating enough vitamins, minerals, and greens. We researched eastern and western modalities - everything from ayurveda to the microbiome. Danielle did a 180, and instead of going to med school, went to nutrition school. And we started cooking fresh, organic, plant-based meals for each other!
Sakara Life Was Born
In 2012, word soon spread, and we started delivering our clean, organic meals by bicycle to our friends. Fast forward to today: we have recruited an incredible team of 80, and deliver to 48 states across the country -- helping people transform their own lives through the power of food.
The S-Life Pyramid
Our Founding Principles
These are the pillars that make up the Sakara Life, the building blocks of our S-Life pyramid that inspire, nourish and empower us on a daily basis. When each of these areas in your life is nourished and supported, that’s when you are able to take flight.