Ayurveda means “Life Knowledge.” It is Traditional Indian Medicine.
The beauty of Ayurveda is in the shlokas, or chanted phrases, through which the knowledge has been preserved for over 5,000 years. Ayurveda teaches us to know and love ourselves, to care for ourselves in the way that is unique to each of us. Based on the five elemental system of ether (space), air, fire, water, and earth, Ayurveda describes three doshas, or biological humors: Vata (ether + air), Pitta (fire + water), and Kapha (water + earth). Each of us is made up of all five elements, and therefore, all three doshas; however, most of us have one or two dominant doshas that characterize our physical and psychological make up. This personal combination of Vata, Pitta and Kapha is known as our prakruti or constitution.
As an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant Andrea provides clients with personalized diet, lifestyle and Yoga (positions, breathing and meditation) recommendations that pertain to their particular needs and address signs or symptoms (like sleeplessness, weight gain, or feeling ungrounded) they would like to see shift or change in their life.
As a Yoga teacher with a focus on Ayurveda Andrea works with students to create balance with the varying seasons, times of day and their individual prakruti (constitution).
Andrea began studying Ayurveda at the Kripalu School of Ayurveda in October 2013 and recently completed a 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with a focus on Ayurveda as well as her Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certificate (as recognized by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association).
Meeting with Andrea for Ayurvedic consultations has helped me explore tools to support a satisfying quality of living for myself. As someone who prefers not to use prescription or over the counter medications I appreciate Ayurvedic methods and that they can be tailored to my unique needs. Andrea has helped me to feel empowered to explore my wellbeing as a holistic entity. She is an incredible listener, a kind soul, and a skillful Ayurvedic consultant and yoga instructor. — Raina L.
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