Ingrid Edshteyn, DO, MPH

Founder, Board-Certified Preventive & Obesity Medicine Physician

Dr. Ingrid’s broad studies in cognitive science, eastern philosophy, and medicine come together in her role as Founder and Director of Wellness at Valia Lifestyle. She is also the Associate Executive Director of Education at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), a non-profit society for health professionals who are committed to transforming our health system by empowering healthy lifestyles. Her passion goes back to 2004, when Dr. Ingrid established Cornell University’s Meditation & Yoga Club and served as President of Cornell's Seven Spirits Kung Fu organization. Her course continued to medical school and then to residency training in Preventive Medicine, when she simultaneously earned her Executive Masters in Public Health from Columbia University's Mailman School. Dr. Ingrid is fortunate to share her passion for wellness and lifestyle design with the Valia Team, crafting unique programs for authentic health of body and mind.  

Here is a snapshot of her national and international presentations on Lifestyle Medicine. 



Medical Fitness Director

As our Medical Fitness Educator, Jeff Young trains Valia Lifestyle fitness professionals and designs client training programs for musculoskeletal conditions, chronic diseases, injury recovery, strength and conditioning and fitness achievement. A kinesiologist who has strong ties to the medical field, Jeff was previously on staff at Duke University Medical Center and the Center for Sports Medicine at Penn State. He has served as Fitness Educator for Beth Israel Medical Center’s Friedman Diabetes Institute and UCLA Medical Center’s Gonda Diabetes Institute. Most recently, Jeff was the Fitness Coordinator for Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Continuum Center for Health and Healing, which evolved into the most comprehensive academic integrative medicine and medical fitness facility in the US. Jeff has led seminars and workshops for the Medical Fitness Association, American College of Lifestyle medicine, and the American College of Preventative Medicine. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Penn State University’s Kinesiology Alumni Program.