If you’re tired of trying to figure out the most nourishing foods for you, which exercise works best or how to add self-care practices,
I can help.
It seems every year the diet and exercise trends change. And what works for one person doesn’t work for another. That’s because every person has a unique constitution.
If you’re frustrated with trying to make the right nutrition and lifestyle choices, let’s borrow from India’s 5000-year-old science of life, Ayurveda, and design a wellness program that works for you.
Ayurveda looks to Nature in order to understand our own nature: the five elements – earth, water, fire, air and space – that exist within each one of us in different quantities and combinations.
Ayurveda recognizes these elements through the three doshas: Vata (Air & Space), Pitta (Fire & Water) and Kapha (Earth & Water). While all three doshas are present in each of us, we have one or two dominant dosha(s) that provide our unique physical, mental and emotional characteristics. When there is ama (undigested toxins) in the body, excess doshas may stick to this ama and create dis-ease. We use diet, self-care and lifestyle practices to pacify the excess dosha(s), and clear ama from the body.
While we manage our individual nature, or constitution, there are also the seasons to be considered. Each season expresses a particular combination of doshas and can contribute to excess qualities of those doshas, pulling us off balance, (or nudging us toward balance, depending upon your unique constitution), as the seasons change.
A predominantly pitta person may struggle with the heat of summer yet find the cooling season of fall naturally nourishing.
As the seasons change, it is important to modify our diet in order to maintain balance. The salads that kept you cool in the heat of summer may not serve you well in the midst of winter. Ayurveda shines a light on maintaining harmony year-round.
It’s frustrating to bounce from diet to diet, fad to fad, fitness routine to fitness routine — never really feeling like any of it is working for you. Or if it is, it only works for a while.
Let’s talk about your current routine and explore ways to incorporate more nourishment into your day.
After a discussion about your current lifestyle we will identify your unique constitution: your predominant dosha(s).
You will receive nutritional guidance based on your constitution.
You will receive exercise/lifestyle guidance based on your constitution.
We will discuss a strategy to make simple, manageable adjustments to your current daily routine in order to support you in inviting balance into your life.
We will talk about how you can work with seasonal changes.
Initial sessions are 75 minutes. $145
Follow up sessions are 30 minutes. $60
In person in Calgary (I’m happy to meet for tea) or via phone or Skype.
Nourish: 21-day Detox Support
Receive a copy of Nourish: Ayurveda-inspired 21-day Detox AND support with your seasonal program (this may include movement or breath practices and :
We have 5 sessions together over the course of the detox.
We begin with the dosha session above.
Then we check in at the beginning of each week for 60 minutes to talk about your progress, answer questions and get prepared for the coming week (this may include movement or breath practices, meal planning and prep). If in Calgary, these sessions can be tailored to your needs. For example: if you are Kapha dominant and need some invigoration, our meeting may be walking and talking along the river. If you’re a pitta-type, we might find a shady spot to cool off and converse, or if you’re a vata, we might discuss quietly while in savasana 😉
We conclude the detox with a 60 minute session on next steps.
The entire program lasts 4 weeks. $299
Complete the form below and I will contact you via email to answer any questions and make sure that this is the right fit for you.
These sessions are not intended to diagnose or treat health conditions. Consult your physician before beginning any nutrition or exercise program.