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Ayurveda

We are all 5 elemental beings:
Earth
Water
Fire
Fire
Air
Ether 

While we all have some of each element inside of us, your unique combination of these elements is called your constitution or "prakruti".  This is your mind/body type that came together at the time of your birth.

  • Pitta dominant types consist of mostly fire & water.

  • Kapha dominant types consist of water & earth.

  • Vata dominant ypes of wind & ether (space).

The practice of Ayurveda supports us in maintaining balance in mind/body/spirit as the seasons of the year and life shift.  When there's an imbalance present different from your balanced prakruti state it is called your "vikruti".

 

Ayurveda is all about living in harmony with the seasons to maintain balance. This includes many different practices including daily rituals, seasonal cleanses, yoga, seasonal diet, pranayama (breathwork), meditation, sound, movement and so much more.

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Seasonal Eating

Eating with the seasons is the quickest way to manage or prevent seasonal imbalances.  When we flow with the change of the season vs against it then we are setting ourselves up to live optimally and in good health. To do this, we favor specific tastes and qualities that are opposite of the season we're in.

 

This can get a bit tricky when first getting started. My seasonal cooking workshops are a great way to support you on your journey to healthy living.

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Daily Self-Care

The sanskrit word for oil means love. Maybe that's why we take self-care so seriously. Learning to slow down and take time for daily self-massage (abhyanga) with herbal oils has many healing benefits for both mind and body.

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Sense Care

Your senses are the gateway to the soul. Sensory care is a staple in Ayurvedic practices (dinacarya). Your daily sense care regimen is aimed to support healthy digestion and assimilation while also preventing imbalances leading to disease.

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Seasonal Diet & Cooking - Spring 

(Kapha Season)

Learn to eat for Spring in this Kapha balancing diet & cooking workshop. Whether you have a Kapha imbalance, or have a lot of Kapha in your constitution, this is a great workshop for you.

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Seasonal Diet & Cooking - Summer

(Pitta Season)

Prepare for Summer in this Pitta balancing diet & cooking workshop. Whether you have an on-going Pitta imbalance, or have a lot of Pitta (fire) in your constitution, this is a great workshop for you.

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Seasonal Diet & Cooking - Fall

(Pitta / Vata)

Prepare for end of Summer/Early Fall in this seasonal diet & cooking workshop. Whether you have an on-going Pitta/Vata imbalance, or have a lot of Pitta or Vata in your constitution, this is a great workshop for you.

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Seasonal Diet & Cooking - Winter

(Vata / Kapha)

It's late Winter / early Spring for this seasonal diet & cooking workshop. Understand how the shift in seasons can affect you and learn some new recipes along the way.

Need personalized support?

I'd love to help dial  in your diet and lifestyle so that you live a happy, healthy and balanced life. Let's schedule a time to chat today.