Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old holistic system of healing native to India. “Ayurveda” means the “science of life” and aims to foster harmony with nature and well-being in the body, mind and soul. According to Ayurveda, the universe is comprised of the five elements of space, air, fire, water, and earth. These elements combine to create the three doshas: Vata comprised of space and air (the energy of movement), Pitta comprised of fire and water (the energy of transformation) and Kapha comprised of water and earth (the energy of stability). All three doshas are present in everything around us and their qualities can be seen in the food we eat, the activities we pursue, the weather etc. Each of us is born with a unique ratio of all three doshas that determine our constitutions and the expression of our physical, mental and emotional characteristics. We all come into the world in a state of perfect balance, but over time, due to environmental causes, trauma, and inappropriate diet or lifestyle choices imbalances emerge. Ayurveda seeks to guide people back to a state of constitutional balance through diet, lifestyle, and herbs.
Ayurveda is a powerful tool for anyone seeking optimal health and wellness and can help with anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, digestive issues, skin issues, weight management, reproductive health and much more.
I began studying Ayurveda in 2008 with my yoga teacher, Christine Hoar. Through Christine I learned the fundamentals of Ayurveda and how to tailor my diet and lifestyle to my unique constitution. Over the next several years I learned to appreciate and value this powerful and personalized approach to healing for its ability to teach me about myself and resolve chronic symptoms. In 2013 I decided to further my studies and trained at the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. I am a Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, and am registered with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
Ayurvedic consultations last one hour and are available in person or via skype. We’ll discuss your health history, current health concerns, and your constitution before going over dietary and lifestyle recommendations to help you work towards optimal health and wellness.
Initial consultation: $100.00
Follow up sessions: $75.00