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What is Ayurveda?

Often viewed as the first medical system, Ayurveda has been practiced in India for over 5000 years. It is a holistic science that believes that every body is unique, that wellness should be approached from looking at the whole (whole body as well as the mind and spirit) and that health and wellness depend on balance within the body, mind, and spirit.

In Sanskrit, the term “Ayurveda” means “The Science of Life” and its principles demonstrate that all of life is deeply connected and wellness should be approached by looking at the whole. This all-encompassing viewpoint is the basis of my Ayurveda Health Counseling and Programs. Through deep questioning and self-exploration exercises, clients are guided to learn about their unique constitutions and will receive individualized recommendations in diet and lifestyle to bring them back to balance.

Ayur:"Life"  Veda:"Science"

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Ayurvedic Wellness Programs

Lifestyle counseling

What is an Ayurvedic Wellness Program?

Ayurveda understands that the changes that are introduced slowly and methodically will be lasting changes. Wellness programs are an either 3 or 6 month commitment and are designed to address a specific wellness concern or give you a jump start on your health and wellness journey.  
Programs are offered for an individual and also for groups (grab your friends!)

How Might This Benefit Me?

​Participating in Ayurvedic Programs has given others:  ​

  • Preventative Healthcare Strategies

  • Reduces Women's Health Challenges

  • Improved Digestion and/or Elimination

  • Better Sleep

  • More Energy

  • Stress Reduction

  • Seasonal Allergies Reduction 
     

What to Expect:

  • Individualized recommendations based on your unique constitution

  • Continuous support throughout the program

  • Education on Ayurveda that will allow you to continue your self-care practice long after the program is over

Investment:

  • 3 Month Individual Program (6 Sessions) for $425

    • ​​Jumpstart your health journey
    • Includes a 90 Minute Initial Intake + Recommendation Session + 4 Follow-up Sessions​
  • 6 Month Individual Program (10 Sessions) for $685​

    • Make lasting changes

    • Includes a 90 Minute Initial Intake + Recommendation Session + 8 Follow-up Sessions

  • 3 Month Group Program (6 Sessions) for $305/Individual​​

    • For 2-6 individuals

    • Group support around goals 

    • Includes a 90 Minute Individual Initial Intake + Recommendation Session + 4 Follow-up Group Sessions + Ayurvedic Education Based on Group’s Needs

  • 6 Month Group Program (10 Sessions) for ​​$445/Individual

    • For 2-6 individuals

    • Group support around goals 

    • Includes a 90 Minute Individual Initial Intake + Recommendation Session + 8 Follow-up Group Sessions + Ayurvedic Education Based on Group’s Needs

Ayurvedic Health Counseling

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What is Ayurvedic Health Counseling? 

Health Counseling is more of an ad-hoc option and works well if you are self-motivated, have a specific question or are just curious to see what Ayurveda is all about. 

How Might This Benefit Me?

​Participating in Ayurvedic Health Counseling has given others improvements in:   ​

  • Preventative Healthcare Strategies

  • Improved Digestion and/or Elimination 

  • Better Sleep

  • More Energy
     

What to Expect:

  • Learn strategies to bring oneself back into and stay in balance

  • Continually deepen self knowledge and awareness

  • Build a self-care practice that will promote health and vitality throughout life
     

Investment: 

  • $165 for Initial Consultation (Includes Follow-Up Recommendation Meeting)

  • $70 for Follow-up Visits (30-45 minutes) 

Specialized Yoga Programs

Yoga by the Sea

What is Specialized Yoga?

Specialized yoga programs consist of one-on-one sessions that are geared toward a specific focus or challenge. They usually contain a combination of therapeutically-based yoga movements, breath-work, meditation and lifestyle suggestions that are designed to target your specific needs.

 

People use Specialized Yoga Programs to assist them in addressing musculoskeletal and psychological state challenges such as:

  • Anxiety

  • Stress Management

  • Depression

  • Posture Imbalances

  • Joint Instability

  • Arthritis

  • Menstrual/PMS challenges

  • Menopausal challenges

  • Plantar Fasciiitis

  • Piriformis Syndrome

  • Back Pain

  • Impaired Balance

  • and more

How Might This Benefit Me?

Those who have participated in Specialized Yoga have experienced the following:

  • A deeper understanding of and connection to their body

  • Received support with reducing or managing symptoms of a challenge

  • Experienced improved balance and mobility

  • Movement toward improved overall health and well-being
     

What to Expect

Because specialized yoga programs are designed for the specific individual, your journey will begin with a discovery session over Zoom that seeks to gather a general understanding of your current lifestyle. This includes things like how you spend the bulk of your time, what you do to tend to your physical and emotional well-being, a basic health history, and more.

 

If you are seeking a program that addresses a physical concern or issue, the initial session will include postural and movement assessments and muscle tests to better understand your unique structure and movement patterns and how to use yoga to address imbalances and dysfunction.

In the case you are using our time to assist in the emotional realm (anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain, grief, etc), our discovery session will explore support tools, self-care, and employ various practices and techniques of yoga to aide in a greater sense of well-being. Successive sessions build on the plan we co-create in our first session to ensure your specialized yoga program is the right fit for you.   

Investment: 

Learning about your body's specific needs takes time and possibly a little trial and error. Because of this, Specialized Yoga Programs require a 6 or 10 session commitment. 

  • 6 60-Minute Sessions for $480

  • 10 60-Minute Sessions for $775

If you have any questions about Specialized Yoga Programs and if one might be a fit for you, please don't hesitate to schedule a free 15 minute informational session. 

Public Classes

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What to Expect:

I love teaching group classes and try to make each one a unique and special experience. Using a mix of creative flows, "moon talks", plus yoga, Ayurveda, and breath-work education, there is always something new to experience. I teach a number of styles including Vinyasa Flow, Power, Slow Flow, Deep Stretch, and Restorative. Join me for a group class this week! 

New to Yoga?

Here are a few tips I recommend to newbie students: 

  •  Schedule a few private sessions or attend one of the slower-paced group classes (look for class titles like "Slow-Flow", "Deep Stretch", "Restorative", "Gentle", or even beginner classes if they are offered).

  • Try to get to the studio 15 minutes before the class starts to sign any paperwork and get yourself oriented to the space (where the bathrooms are, where you put your belongings, etc.)

  • If possible, introduce yourself to the instructor (we want to meet you and do try our best to talk to everyone, but we are human and can get distracted!)

  • And try to go in with a sense of humor - it can seem intimidating, but I promise it is just yoga. We all started somewhere and are all on different paths! I like to look at yoga as an adventure and exploration. :)