What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is often misunderstood and misrepresented as being an Indian system of Holistic Nutrition. Although Ayurveda absolutely highlights the importance of diet and offers much in the way of nutritional recommendations specific for each unique individual and their needs, it's scope is so much wider and broader than this.
Ayurveda is one of the oldest traditional medical systems known to the world today. Original texts date back to beyond the 6th Century BC , and before that Ayurveda was an orally transmitted tradition - some claim it has existed for almost 10,000 years!
Ayurveda can be translated as: "AYUS" - Life & "VEDA" - Science
= Science of Life, or more fittingly, Science FOR Life.
The Intention of Ayurveda?
Ayurveda understands that each person is unique and as a result, each person's path toward optimal health is unique. Ayurveda helps individuals to know what types of lifestyle, food, colors, aromas, sounds, yoga and touch therapy will create a state of balance and harmony in the body and mind. When the body and mind are in harmony, normal physiology is restored and healing takes place.
Ayurveda defines physiology in terms of three forces called "Doshas". The three doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Vata governs the physiology of motion in the body. Pitta governs the physiology of metabolism. Kapha governs the physiology of structure. Each person has all three of these doshas within them. The balance of these three doshas at the moment of conception defines what Ayurveda calls one's constitution or "Prakruti". These doshas also fluctuate in accordance with how we live our lives and as they increase or decrease they cause different conditions, illnesses and dis-ease in both body and mind. This is called "Vikruti". The goal of Ayurveda is to restore the proper balance of these physiological forces . This is accomplished by utilizing one's senses properly and living a lifestyle aligned for health and wholeness. Ayurveda utilizes diet, colors, aromas, sounds and touch to restore balance. In addition, Ayurveda is one of the most advanced herbal sciences in the world. Herbal medicine plays an important role in Ayurveda. Other tools often used by the Ayurvedic Practitioner include: Yoga, Meditation, Purification Programs (Pachakarma) and Lifestyle Coaching.
Ayurvedic Consultations with Tiffany
Through an in-depth evaluation of your state of health, lifestyle practices, physical and emotional attributes, I will develop an understanding of your unique constitution and any root causes of imbalance or illnesses you may be experiencing. Your constitution or Prakruti will be determined and a program will be developed to bring you back to your state of natural ease, balance and health. You will be supported to make the changes in your life that will bring lasting effects and enhance your healing process. Overall, your treatment path will be one intended to restore your full alignment to nature and in turn return you to your optimal state of living.
Initial Consultation (1.5-2 hours): $125.00
Follow-Up Consultations: $75.00
5 Consultations (Initial & 4 Follow-ups): $395
10 Consultations (Initial & 9 Follow-ups): $695
* Sliding Scale possibilities are always considered.
* It is highly suggested in Ayurveda that you enter into your own healing path with guidance and full empowerment. To do this best, Ayurveda is not a prescriptive medicine that offers quick fixes or medicine for symptoms. Instead, we engage in a process of healing that takes time and commitment. For this reason, I often suggest that you devote at least 5 sessions to your own well-being so that together we can implement therapies and track the shifts and healing process that occurs and adjust where necessary. Once balance is restored I will offer you a 'maintenance program' to keep you attuned to that state of effortless healthfulness.
Ayurvedic Body Therapies with Tiffany:
Ayurveda Journey - 3 hours - $290 - including:
- Face Massage
Abhyanga (Warm Oil Massage) - 60 minutes - $100
Shirodhara - 60 minutes - $100
Shiroabhyanga (Ayurvedic Head Massage) - 40 minutes - $60
Karna Purana - 30 minutes - $50
External Therapeutic Bastis - 40 minutes - $60