Ayurveda Yoga Therapy:


  • Over 5000 years old
  • Preventative and curative
  • Uses lifestyle, diet, herbs, sensory therapies, and yoga to restore balance and health
  • Slow and intentional to create lasting change
  • Supported self-study: an Ayurveda Yoga Therapist will not just assume that they know all of the answers that are right for you. Instead, I will use my knowledge and training to provide you with the information and skills you need to learn about your body and mind. Together, you and I will use these tools to bring you into balance and harmony.
  • Can be used to treat physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual disease (*note: I am NOT claiming that this is an appropriate substitute for Western medicine or for psychiatric care where that is what’s indicated. An Ayurveda Yoga Therapist is not the same as an Ayurvedic Doctor.  What I practice is complementary to any other medical care you are receiving).

Ayurveda Yoga Therapy begins with an initial 2 hour consultation for $140. This includes a thorough intake of health history and current complaints, prakruti and vikruti identification, treatment plan, and an introduction to your personal remedies which might include some guided yoga asana, pranayama (breathwork), color therapy, sound therapy, dietary modification, aromatherapy, etc.

Ayurveda is the traditional yogic system of medicine and is considered the sister science of yoga.  It has a history of over 5000 years, is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), and is widely practiced today while still evolving.  Ayurveda is both preventative and curative.  It can guide us into “right relationship” with ourselves and our environment, bringing balance to the body and mind.  Ayurveda is about holistic well-being, not the treatment of just one disease or another. According to Ayurveda, disease is often caused by ‘misuse of the senses’ and learning how to use our senses properly and applying that knowledge are part of an Ayurvedic treatment plan. 

To be an Ayurveda Yoga Therapist, the practitioner must have completed at least 100 hours of training in Ayurveda.  The scope of practice of an Ayurveda Yoga Therapist is to help clients by identifying their prakruti (elemental makeup/constitution/dosha from birth) and vikruti (current imbalances), and recommending the appropriate chikitsas (Ayurvedic remedies).

Ayurveda Yoga Therapy uses lifestyle, diet, herbs, and sensory therapies (eg color, aroma, sound, and massage), as well as yoga (all eight limbs of yoga including asana/poses, pranayama/breath-work, and meditation) to facilitate healthy changes to support balance and health.

One of the main elements of Ayurveda Yoga Therapy is that it is applied slowly and deliberately.  An abrupt approach is not as therapeutic to the body and mind.  Ayurveda matches a client’s unique pace.  It also incorporates a great deal of svadhyaya or self-study.  This creates an opportunity to learn to listen to one’s body and to notice positive changes as they occur, as well as opportunities to notice one’s unique responses to their efforts so that modifications can be made if needed.

A Note

Your body is your own and is always respected and treated as such. It is my job and my privilege to be able to make recommendations and suggestions to aid you in your quest for better health.  You will never be forced to do anything you do not wish to do or anything that makes you too uncomfortable. (Change is inherently somewhat uncomfortable. This we must accept and choose to face. However, there are tools I can also teach you for managing this discomfort and for supporting you throughout your journey.)