My mission is to bring to light the science and wisdom of Ayurveda and to show how Ayurveda's universal and simple tools can make profound changes in ones health and wellness. In teaching Ayurveda and Yoga, I wish to guide people to finding their own unique makeup, and their personal toolbox for bringing balance, wellness, and joy into their life. Because, after all, Health is Happiness.
I graduated from college with a degree in English and became a flight attendant for United Airlines. During that time I began to explore options for maintaining my health in a career that I found physically and mentally challenging. I began my studies with holistic nutrition and herbs, and I kept finding these interesting tools that seemed to really work. I would test out these treatments on myself and then share them with family and friends. In time, the word 'Ayurveda' become attached to these tools and I began to explore this science on my own.
Later, when I needed more support than Western Medicine had to offer, I chose an Ayurvedic practitioner who looked at my current constitutional imbalance and gave me just a few small changes to make in my daily life. These shifts put me on a better path to manage stress and opened the door to reevaluate the life I wanted to live. The bonus: the medical issue I was working with resolved itself without medical intervention!
For me, this was proof that the body seeks its own health and homeostasis. If one takes the time for self care, the body takes care of the rest.
After a few more years of self study, I signed up with the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and began my training to become a professional consultant in Ayurveda. I am so grateful for the gift that is Ayurveda and of being able to share that knowledge with others.
I offer consultations focusing primarily on diet and lifestyle, as well as Ayurvedic body treatments to manage disturbances in the body and mind. I assist clients in making wise herbal choices. I am an Experienced-200 and 500 hour certified Ayurveda Yoga Teacher. I teach public, group, and private classes with a strong Ayurvedic theme and I am able to tailor lessons to constitutional needs. I am continuing my education with Hilary Garivaltis (Kripalu School of Ayurveda), Dr. Gerard Buffo MD, and Dr. Anusha Sehgal MD (Ayurveda) in Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner's training. I am enrolled in Dr. Claudia Welch's Balancing Hormones and attend the annual New England Women's Herbal Conference...you'll sometimes even find me teaching there!!
May you seek and find your own nourishment, stillness, movement, and joy!!
Namaste (the light in me bows to the light in you).