Consultations in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Design


he word Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that evolves from the combination of two words, “Ayuh” meaning life and “veda” meaning knowledge. Ayurveda “Science of Life” or “wisdom of life” deals with nature and includes all aspects of life.

Ayurvedic Assessment

What makes Ayurveda effective is that it recognizes each person as a unique combination of the tridoshas (the three energies). These energies govern over specific principles within the body and mind; Vata is the movement force, Pitta is transformation and Kapha is structure.

The practice of Ayurveda focuses on finding each person’s optimal balance, current imbalances and how to restore equilibrium.

An ayurvedic assessment uses several tools to identify the current imbalances including tongue and pulse diagnosis along with detailed analysis of one’s lifestyle habits. Once the assessment is complete, a suitable chikitsa (lifestyle intervention) is developed.

Definition of Health According to Ayurveda

Sam dosha, samagni, samdhatu malakriyah
Prasannatma, indriyas manah swath abhidayate.

– Sushruta stru 24/41

Health is in balance when all three doshas (bioenergy) and agni (metabolic process) are in balance, and excretions are in proper order. When atman (soul), senses, manah (intellect) are in harmony with internal peace, the svastha (optimal health) is achieved.

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What’s Involved in a Session?

A typical initial Ayurvedic assessment is one and half hours. I will ask you detailed questions about your health, diet, and lifestyle. I will examine your tongue; observe the appearance of your skin, lips, nails, and eyes as well as listen to your pulse. We will discuss your immediate and long term goals and needs.

Based on the information collected, together we will create a customized program which may include diet, yoga, herbs, body treatment, sound and energy therapy.  My goal is not to overwhelm you with alterations to your lifestyle, so we will make sure the changes suggested are easily adaptable.

You will learn about your metabolic type (dosha) and how to restore balance and create long-lasting health and longevity.

50 HR

Ayurveda Immersion Training

dhanvantariTake a deeper journey inward through  Ayurveda’s approach to holistic well-being.

50 HR program consist of two 25 HR modules. Modules do not have to be taken consecutively.  Training is open to all levels.  Certificate of completion is given upon a completion of each module.

  • Foundation and Philosophy
  • Physiology and Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Preventative Practices
  • Yoga Integration
  • Herbology
  • Subtle Therapies (aroma and gem therapy)
  • Lifestyle Integration

Lifestyle & Prevention – 10/28-10/29, 11/11-11/12

Intervention & Application  – TBD

Tuition: $395 per Module (includes a printed manual and supplies)
$650 if registering for both modules at once