Ayurveda translates as the "Science of Life". Ayurveda is a mind-body, holistic system of health care that teaches us that when we understand our unique constitution (mind, body & emotion type) and align ourselves with natural rhythms and cycles of life, we can achieve optimal health. It teaches us that we each are a unique biological, psychological and social force and therefore each person's path toward health is unique. There are no broad strokes of 'good or bad' in Ayurveda. Ayurveda offers tools for assessment and understanding of our uniqueness, and it offers tools for action to establish balance and harmony when are out of synch and struggling.
Ayurveda answers questions of: Why does one person get up and 5am and run 10 miles and another needs three cups of coffee to form a sentence by 9am, Why one person can seem to eat anything and not gain weight and another struggles to lose weight no matter what diet, Why does one person sleep like a rock and another wakes frequently and into full conversations in their head and Why one person has a calm and steady mental and emotional disposition and another has an anxious or fiery disposition.
When working from an Ayurvedic perspective you will learn how food, movement, lifestyle and relationships have an impact on your alchemy (your unique mind-body chemistry). You will understand how what you consume (not just food, but what you hear, see, and interact with as well) effects your "dosha"- your unique mind, body & emotion type. You will understand how and why stress effects you the way it does and from Ayurveda strategies you will learn tools to develop resiliency and durability. Life, stress, relationships & consumption, can throw you out of balance and Ayurveda has the tools of awareness and the tools of action to help you establish balance, awaken your healing potential, and achieve optimal health.
Ayurveda & Holistic Wellness Consultation
In the Initial Ayurvedic and Holistic Wellness Consultation we will address all mind, body, and emotional health concerns. Integrating the wisdoms traditions of Psychology, Yoga and Ayurveda we will develop a unique and holistic picture of your health and we will identify specific practices, interventions and strategies that will improve health and well-being. Assessments will include identifying your constitution (dosha)- your physical, mental and emotional state and uncover imbalances causing low energy, digestive issues, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and any other concerns you have. This holistic assessment will generate a specific and unique protocol that will address all issues and create a plan to improve health and well-being based on your goals. Drawing from Psychology, Ayurveda and Yoga, your plan will include personalized recommendations in nutrition, lifestyle, stress management, health behaviors, emotional healing, thought regulation, breathing practices and exercise. You are a unique dynamic biological and psychological force and the initial consultation will give you an accurate view of your healthiest self and how to get there.
Ayurveda is self-healing, but you need guidance and support to facilitate the healing. After understanding your unique alchemy in the AHW Initial Consultation and beginning your journey into health, the follow up appointments will help you adapt your practices to the changes in your life. Ones alchemy is influenced by time of day, seasons the year, seasons of life, stress, lifestyle, and relationships and these are always in flux. AHW follow-up will offer you ongoing tools and support. Follow-up appointments allow time for you to integrate your recommendations, return with new insights and observations, and delve deeper into creating balance. These appointment will also adjust and add to your current protocol to build an effective repertoire of skills and strategies to maintain health under all conditions.
Throughout the year, as the seasons change, a variety of Ayurveda & Yoga workshops and classes will be offered. Please check the class schedule to see what is coming up. Here are examples of some of the workshops and classes: 1/24 or 25: Intro to Ayurveda: Understanding Your Mind-Body-Emotion Type : 2/07: Ayurveda and Aromatherapy 2/21 or 22: Ayurveda and Dosha: Foods for Balance 3/09: Ayurveda Health Habits: Dinacharya- daily practice to support mind-body health TBA: Ayurveda & Yoga Spring Practices TBA: Ayurveda & Agni: Stoking the Digestive Fire TBA: Ayurveda & Yoga: Summer Practices TBA: Fall Rejuvenation TBA: Ayurveda & Yoga: Fall Practices TBA: Ayurveda and Seasonal Eating