A Y U R V E D A
nutrition + herbal medicine
“One who is established in the Self, who has balanced doshas, balanced agni (fire), properly formed dhatus (tissues), proper elimination of malas (wastes), well functioning bodily processes, and whose mind, body and senses
is full of bliss, is called a healthy person.”
~Definition of health according to Ayurveda.
The Science of Life
Ayurveda, “The Science of Life,” is the Ancient healing science from India. Practiced for over 5,000 years by millions of people to assist the body back to optimal health, maintain vitality & promote vibrancy. Ayurveda views health & disease as the end result of how we interact with the world over the course of our lives. Our perspectives, feelings & actions ultimately determine our overall health. Alignment with Nature’s cycles & our inner Essence create health & harmony while mis-alignment with our inner nature & Mother Nature create dis-ease. We can all learn to tap into this Natural Wisdom with practice, patience & LOVE.
Food is the most direct way to influence our state of body, mind & heart.
It is either our medicine or our poison. By
eating whole foods, with the seasons, based on individual needs we take our quality of life back into our own hands & unleash vitality for a long, healthy life. We are designed to be healthy until the last breath barring accidents.
Learn how to fuel yourself and your family best. Food is beautiful, creative, nourishing & to be enjoyed as a celebration of life. This is how I approach my Nutrition Coaching & every meal I prepare for clients, friends & family.
I draw from the ancient wisdom traditions of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Traditional Nutrition via Weston A. Price Foundation, Celtic and Native American Medicine all seasonal, local and
sustainably harvested organics.
The use of plants for healing purposes predates recorded history and forms the origin of much of modern medicine.
Many conventional drugs originate from plant sources: a century ago, most of the few effective drugs were plant-based. Examples include aspirin (from willow bark), digoxin (from foxglove), quinine (from cinchona bark), and morphine (from the opium poppy). The development of drugs from plants continues, with drug companies engaged in large-scale pharmacologic screening of herbs.
I began studying herbal medicine as a child in my mother’s garden. Every chance I got I was deep in the “weeds” looking for medicines to concoct poultices and teas. Since then I have studied Native American, Western European, Chinese, South American and Ayurvedic herbology. After completing my first Clinical Herbal Certification I taught herbal medicine at the Blue Heron Academy of Healing Arts for 3 years before focusing on my private practice. Herbs, both culinary and medicinal are a sacred gift to us on this Earth and there is no end to the healing power they offer. It is an incredible passion of mine and one which I hope to continue until my last breath. I continue my studies in herbal medicine, gardening and making medicine, there is always so much more to learn.
Learning how to manage & mitigate stress is one of the most important things you can do for you health & happiness next to proper diet.
We are all under stress of various kinds, all the time. Some people are better equipped to handle stress than others. Yet, we can all learn how to reduce, manage & recover from stress better. Stress is not inherently bad, life is full of all kinds of stresses that help us to become stronger and more resilient. However, chronic stress without healing and decompressing is destructive.
Stress is the main cause of MOST of the common ailments, chronic diseases & pain. Through breathing practices, meditation, journaling, changing perspective & shifts in lifestyle everyone can reduce stress & it’s damaging effects.
Initial Consultation is a basic overview of your health, including a full Ayurvedic assessment, Nutrition plan, Herbal
Medicine, Essential oils, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Therapy or other supportive therapies.
60 minutes $150
*Includes a phone follow-up.
**Available online through Zoom no matter where you are in the world. All Sessions will be recorded for
Designed for those that are looking to start making a change to a healthier way of life. Perfect for those who've just slipped into bad habits that want to break cravings, increase energy, improve digestion, lose a 5-10 lbs and improve overall well-being. Perfect for those that are pretty self-motivated and want support on a monthly basis. Includes Diet, Lifestyle, Yoga, Meditations and Reiki to support integration.
-One 90 min. session Intake
-Weekly 30 minute check in either by phone or in person.
-Individualized diet, lifestyle & stress management for thriving
**Available online through Zoom no matter where you are in the world.
Designed for people who are looking for steady support and plenty of time to transform old habits and dis-ease tohealthy habits and deep peace. This is for people who are ready to commit to a healthy lifestyle or who have further to go to breakthrough some health challenges. Includes Diet, Lifestyle, Exercise, Yoga, Meditations and Reiki treatments to support integration.
-One 90 minute intake session
-Weekly 30 min. sessions either by phone or in person
-Individualized diet, lifestyle & stress management
-Free access to seasonal group cleanses
-Personalized Yoga and Meditation practices
-Discounted Pancha Karma home cleanse or in person on Kauai
**Available online through Zoom no matter where you are in the world.
PRE NATAL & POST PARTUM
s e r v i c e s
6 WEEKS (3-5 DAYS PER WEEK)
Menu planning and sourcing all ingredients organic, in season and as local as possible.
Shopping and preparing fresh meals, snacks, drinks and teas for the mother. All the foods are very specific to her body’s delicate digestive system, post-birth. The menu will start out with extremely simple foods and become more complex as her agni (digestion) gets stronger. Daily assessments will provide that information to me.
Kitchen cleaning, dishes, help with laundry as needed to support the family. This time is in addition to food shopping and preparing and will be $25/hour.
Weekly herbal oil massage (Abhyanga) for mother.
Witch hazel and aloe cold pads for mother’s yoni during the first week or so of healing.
Infant massage education and support.
Belly wrapping guidance and support.
Help bathing the baby, changing, watching as needed.
Breastfeeding support with teas, salves for nipple care and latching. Guidance.
Elimination Communication education and support for mother and baby.
Meditation and Reiki energy healing for mother.
Gentle Yoga practices and Yoga Nidra to support mother during first 6 weeks.
I aim to keep my rates affordable for growing families. My labor is $25/hour (usually 3 hours per day) plus $15 per day delivery fee. Food cost varies depending on client preferences for vegetarian or locally raised animal products averaging between $75-150 per week. If the family is in need of extra support with kitchen cleaning, laundry, etc. that is $25/hour.
Average cost for 42 days of support after delivery:
3x a week delivery= $2250
5x a week delivery=$4650
*I also offer a la carte services such as just meal prep and teas or just postpartum oil massage. Ask for details.