When you eat is more important than what or how much you eat.
Although all three are extremely important.
Ayurveda takes an individualistic approach to health and well-being first by maintaining the existing health, then healing any imbalances that could lead to disease. One person’s medicine is another one’s poison – meaning there is nothing innately good or bad, just good or bad for each individual, depending on what qualities that person may have.
Connecting us back to the rhythms of nature, Ayurveda focuses on prevention and healing using foods & cooking, herbs, daily & seasonal routines, and regular practices to bring balance to the mind and body. There are never harmful side effects…only side benefits!
When imbalance occurs, ayurveda doesn’t just treat the symptoms. The first step in healing is to isolate the cause of the imbalance, so that it may be curtailed in order to prevent the disease from returning. Healing is generally done by balancing the doshas – reducing an aggravated dosha or possibly building a depleted dosha. For more chronic imbalances, a full cleanse (panchakarma) may be used.
What is Health?
Ayurveda says that health is balanced functional energies (vata, pitta, kapha), balanced metabolic fires (agni), balanced bodily tissues (dhatus), timely removal of waste products (malas), a pleasant soul, sharp senses, and a peaceful mind.
That’s pretty robust compared to western medicine that describes health as absense of disease! Ayurveda not only aims for health, but it strives for vitality, strength, brilliance, longevity, vibrance, happiness, and a true love for life.
Ayurveda is a natural complimentary practice to yoga. Both originate from India and are documented in ancient Sanskrit texts. Their philosophies are completely interwoven and both rely on each other. One must practice ayurveda to live long and stay healthy…so that one can practice yoga to focus the mind and ultimately experience divine connection and realize his/her true Self.
What to Expect?
An ayurvedic consult is a meeting in which we discuss your lifestyle, food choices, mental tendencies, preferences, imbalances and health goals that you may have. During our meeting I will educate you about ayurvedic practices and specifically how to use them for your own doshic and mental balances.
After our meeting you will receive a list of suggestions for your daily routine, food choices, herbs, and most likely some type of yoga and meditation routine. You may also get super stoked during the meeting to learn how much sense this ayurveda stuff makes and will be inspired to learn more!
Appointments available in Salt Lake City, UT and online. Seasonal live appointments available in Arizona and Wisconsin as well.
- Discover your dosha
- Enjoy better digestion
- Build your immunity
- Establish a balancing daily routine
- Use home remedies
- Learn more about cooking & spices
- Lose or gain weight
- Develop your spirituality
- Calm your mind
- Create beauty and skin care products in your kitchen
- Feel more vibrant and happy
When most people hear of ayurveda, they think of the three doshas, which are the three functional humors of the body. We are born with our own unique prakriti, or balance, of vata, pitta, kapha. If one or more of these doshas aggravates or depletes, imbalance starts and disease follows. These energies are affected by food, seasons, environment, lifestyle and more.
Action, Transportation and Movement
Physical: slim, short/tall, oval face, dry skin, thin hair, small joints, long fingers, prominent bones, uneveness
Balanced: quick & flexible mind, creativite, imaginative, joyful and happy, talk a lot, excited, alert, loving, highly alert
Imbalanced: fearful, anxious, restless, ungrounded, insecurity, obsessive compulsive, depression, bipolar
Transformation, Heat, Fire
Physical: medium body, sharp nose & chin, penetrating eyes, pink skin, freckles/moles, early grey or balding
Balanced: intelligent, good memory, logical, good speakers, leaders, clean/neat, charismatic, brainy
Imbalanced: angry, critical, competitve, meticulous, dominating, controlling, workaholic, aggressive
Growth, Connection, Lubrication
Physical: full-bodied, round face, round nose, big round eyes, luscious hair, soft ivory skin, larger joints, stocky hands
Balanced: sweet, loving, happy, caring, nurturing, faithful, grounded, patient
Imbalanced: congestion, obesity, laziness, swelling, weak digestion, hoarding, shy
Work at a yoga studio? Organizing a wellness event or festival? Belong to a community that is interested in health and wellness? I can bring ayurveda to you!
I offer ayurveda workshops and classes that introduce ayurvedic practices and techniques. Ayurveda is quickly gaining popularity as people are looking for natural solutions for health. In ayurveda, health includes not being sick, but it also includes vitality, a peaceful mind, sharp senses and longevity.
Ayurveda is accessible to anybody. It’s not a religion and it’s not another new age fad. Its success is time tested and it heals lives. My workshops introduce the philosophy behind ayurveda, the foundational aspects of the system, and how to practically apply some of the wisdom of ayurveda to transform your own life.
Yoga Alliance continuing credits available.
yoga teacher trainer
It is indeed ayurveda that heals, which allows us to practice yoga to focus the mind.
I have been teaching for yoga training programs since 2010 and this is my greatest passion…to share the wisdom of yoga and ayurveda with aspiring students who are on this path with me. Let’s talk about what I can bring to your program.