WHAT IS AYURVEDA?
Ayurveda is not merely a system of medicine, it is a way of life.
This system encourages us to catch imbalance before it begins to create disease. Through food, spices, herbs, natural oils, daily and seasonal rhythms, and gentle seasonal cleansing, the body, mind, soul, and senses are brought into balance- and maybe even bliss. Ayurvedic practices improve digestion, nourish the tissues, calm the mind, and discourage toxicity.
The science of Ayurveda links an intuitive understanding of the qualities of our world, to how we are each affected by foods, lifestyle, and environment. When we try to live outside of the laws of our universe (example: sleeping in the daytime, eating foods out of season), we end up swimming against the current of nature, which drains our vital energies and results in low immunity, and eventually disease.
The Ayurvedic system of medicine recommends changes, often simple ones, in diet, lifestyle, and environment to bring individuals into balance with the elements of their constitution, climate, and daily life.
Super interested? Read more in the cookbook.
The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook
Eat delicious seasonal food, balance the body, and heal the gut with simplified, traditional Ayurvedic wisdom and over 100 simple recipes designed to get you cooking in the kitchen.
Let’s partner up on making diet and lifestyle changes. Here is how it works: at the first meeting, I will get a clearer picture from you about your health background, present state of body/mind, and current routines.
We will discuss your Prakriti (constitutional make up) and Vikriti (present state of imbalance). In this session, we will begin to see what qualities may be diminished in your present state, while other qualities may be in excess. I will offer diet and lifestyle suggestions to restore equilibrium to body/mind and with this, your body and mind into a state of health and happiness.
I take great care to offer tips and resources for integrating and maintaining healthy routines that work with your daily schedule and responsibilities. These changes may take time, and we begin by focusing on the few things that are most likely to be effective for bringing you into balance during the present season and stage of life. As new routines are integrated, self-awareness will guide you into choices that support well-being.
Initial Consult: $120 (1 hr)
Follow-ups: $75 (45 minutes)
Package deal: Schedule initial consult, and a follow-up 4-6 wks later, and receive both for $175.
Cancellation policy: Half-fee due if cancellation is less than 24 hours advance.
NOTE: I am currently only consulting with friends and family of existing clients. If you have been referred by a friend or family member, please email me to set up a consultation, including Skype consultations. If you do not have a referral, please consult with my team at Boston Ayurveda School.
Close to Boston? Right here, you can immerse yourself in learning about the ancient science and applying its practices to your life. This training is led by Hilary Garivaltis, Anusha Seghal, and yours truly on the yoga piece.
The program will take place again in 2017, one week-end each month April-November at Down Under Yoga Newton. Please learn more about the program here, including application process and continuing education opportunities.
Seasonal cleansing is a key element for staying healthy in times of transition, and for ensuring your good habits stick around. Take a step back at the change of seasons, eat simple, rest and relax, and take stock of habits that may not be serving you. A seasonal cleanse is a reset button to get you back on track, and replace old habits with new, more beneficial ones.
The anytime home cleanse
The guided community cleanse
A 4-day program of recipes and lifestyle recommendations you can do on your own anytime you need a reset.
A 10 day program offered seasonally in October and April. In person and online through the Boston Ayurveda School.