A flower bud neither has to be pried apart nor taught to blossom, when it is properly nourished by the elements of nature it will gradually unfold through stages into its own beauty and at its own pace. We too benefit when we align ourselves to nature’s inherent intelligence rather than trying to force ourselves into being or doing something that is inappropriate for our current state or in conflict with our nature. We benefit by recognizing this true nature and nurturing our growth through the practices we engage in (such as yoga), the food we eat, the environment we choose, the relationships we establish, and the balance we create between work and play.
Unfortunately, most of us in developed countries are disconnected from nature. We have spent countless years trying to control, ignore, or reverse nature…both on a personal and global scale! Then we wonder why we feel disconnected and out-of-sorts, malcontent, anxious, or ill. Yoga and Ayurveda are ancient sciences that are still applicable in this modern world because they are founded upon universal principles, such as cause and effect, human nature, and nature versus nurture. These sciences proclaim that quality of health is dependent upon quality of attention and consistent self-inquiry; dependent upon harmony between thought, emotion, action, expression, and relationship; and dependent upon respect of universal principles that can be adapted to each individual for the greatest quality of health.
By offering Ayurveda-related workshops or private sessions, I hope that you learn and apply Ayurvedic principles in a designated space (i.e., the yoga mat) and in your lifestyles, to establish greater harmony and vitality in your lives.
1.“Like” increases “like”
For example, to make cold water colder, add ice (cold).
2.Opposites bring balance
To make cold water warm, add heat.
3.The farther you stray from the natural order of things, the more likely dis-ease is to occur.
Simply put, processed food is not as nutritious as food that is “closer to the source”: unrefined and whole.
Constitutions, or dosha, are determined by dominant proportion of qualities, which are compared to the five elements of ether, air, fire, water and earth. See below diagrams for more information:
Reconnect to the natural rhythms of your body with a consultation with Amanda! Eat better, sleep well, and develop mindful habits to reduce stress and feel more present in all aspects of your life!
These include detailed questionnaires, individualized plans of action, and email correspondence between sessions.
1st session & treatment plan: $75*
Follow-up sessions (45-minutes or 4 emails): $50
Package of 5 sessions: $225 (save $25!)
*What does the cost of sessions cover?
A consultation is conducted in person, or via phone, email, or Facetime. On average, I spend two to four HOURS in thought, research and write up of a detailed plan following the first session. In addition to the face-to-face/phone/virtual meeting itself, every following session a represents an additional hour or two that I spend reviewing or modifying the treatment plan as we go, which is reflected in the cost of sessions.
How can Ayurveda help you?
I have assisted people with re-establishing homeostasis within their own bodies on many different levels! These are some of the conditions I have worked with people to overcome through the application of Ayurveda and yoga:
The people with the most success following these consultations are the ones who had a consistent yoga practice (2-3x per week) and were ready to “do the work”, so to speak. They put the suggestions into PRACTICE, whether addressing their yoga routines or lifestyle habits. I am here as a resource, to guide you, reinforce, and offer course corrections when needed.
Ways I may assist you, after we determine your dosha (mind/body/spirit type):