Private Ayurvedic Consultation: Nutrition and Lifestyle
Ayurveda appeared from the spiritual texts of India, called the Vedas, the world’s oldest extant literature. “Ayur” means life or daily living, and “Veda” means knowing. It teaches us how to recognize the power of self-knowledge in harmony with nature’s rhythms. Ayurveda takes a holistic approach to a person’s whole being and wellness. This system of healing has been practiced for over 5,000 years and connects human beings to the natural world, keeping or returning a person to their rightful balance.
“Ayurveda offers specifically tailored recommendations for every individual, ranging from general lifestyle changes to the treatment of disease. Ayurveda is a system of individualized healthcare and a complete system of preventative medicine.” ~ Eat-Taste-Heal by Thomas Yarema
During an Ayurvedic Consultation, you will learn about Ayurvedic principles and how they apply to living in a balanced state of overall health and wellness with a deeper sense of joy and happiness. In our session, we will discuss the daily habits (dinacharya) and rhythms of life in correlation to the natural rhythms of nature. After a review of your health history, lifestyle, routines, goals, and any issues you wish to address, we will determine your Ayurvedic constitution. From an Ayurvedic perspective, we will also look at other factors such as energy level, diet, sleep, personal practices (ex. yoga, meditation, prayer) and other parts of your life. Together, we will work with you to develop an Ayurvedic wellness plan which includes a daily routine (dinacharya) to bring balance to your life. Along with foods, herbs, and body practices, this will include tools to help support you on your journey with practices that fit into your own lifestyle.
The purpose of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultations is to provide insight and recommendations on lifestyle habits to engage the body’s natural healing ability.
Your first appointment is approximately 1.5-2 hours and has a one-time charge of $125-$175. Follow up sessions range from $80-$150 depending on time needed. During the consultation session you will:
obtain lifestyle recommendations for dosha balance including:
- identify major health concerns
- gain a deeper understanding of your constitution
- acquire an overall health and lifestyle assessment
- daily practices of asana, pranayama, meditation, dietary recommendations and more…
- receive support/treatment recommendations and personalized treatment plan to apply immediately following our session (dinacharya or daily routine). This is one of the single most powerful Ayurvedic tools for improving overall health and wellbeing.
This session is a collaborative effort, making you an active participant in choosing what is best for you and your lifestyle. Intake sessions are casual, private, and confidential. Follow up sessions are recommend for accountability and treatment adjustments.
Life Style and Spiritual Wellness – Whole-Hearted Living: A Journey to an Amazing Life!
Learn to peel away the layers of misbelief, find your truth, make better choices, calm your emotions, find mental stillness, and create clarity of thinking
In our small group or private session, I teach spirituality through a mixture of eastern and western philosophy that is easy to apply to your daily life. My personal practice is in the Christian faith but I have gained a very open perspective on religion and spirituality through years of personal challenge, education, study, and growth. To attend or receive a private session, you do not have to be religious, but you must have an open mind about a spiritual life and the connection of us as humans to a source that is greater than us.
The first steps to personal growth are awareness of obstacles that need to be removed and changes that need to be made in order to grow. In our sessions, you will learn the keys to happiness, mindfulness, balance, energy and more. Our journey will be through virtues of life through the Yamas and Niyamas of the yoga philosophy, to find more ease and flow through your life. I have studied these ancient practices and found a link between to their traditional structures to make them easier to apply to modern lifestyles. The virtues of life consist of love and forgiveness, courage and gratitude, compassion and truthfulness, dedication and commitment, patience and understanding, self-discipline and wisdom, and surrender.
Yamas are ethical standards to conduct our lives. Niyamas translate as observances through self-discipline and spiritual practices. Often guidelines to ethical conduct leave us feeling overwhelmed, defeated, or boxed into a set of unrealistic rules.
The Yama and Niyama practices do not limit us from living life, but instead, enhance the deeper meaning of happiness and joy. These practices open us up to life many possibilities, supporting us on our personal journey of growth. It is our habits that limit our understanding, keeping us stagnant with our full potential out of reach.
In our sessions, I will offer practices and guidance that I have used through my education, practiced in my personal life, and have used for my clients in their personal growth. The practices are realistic and easy to incorporate into your life, with long-lasting, life-changing benefits. Remember that making effective changes takes discipline, routine, and accountability. According to research, it takes 21 days to change a habit and more to build a long-lasting change and routine.
Consistent practice is the key to change and personal growth. You will learn to peel away the layers of misbelief, find your truth, make better choices, calm your emotions, find mental stillness, and create clarity of thinking.
- You will receive a variety of practices along with lecture notes and homework. You will receive:
- Ayurvedic daily routine practices (dinacharya) and lifestyle practices
- Yoga and other physical practices
- Meditation techniques that are easy to apply
- Pranayama (breathing techniques)
- Stress management techniques