AYURVEDA – AYUS, LIFE; VEDA, KNOWLEDGE
Ayurveda is an ancient science of healthy living. It is a powerful, natural way to nurture total wellbeing. Rooted in India, and dating back well over three thousand years, Ayurvedic medicine co-evolved with the science of Yoga. It is a holistic system of natural medicine that seeks to help each individual develop deeper physical and psychological vitality through supportive rejuvenating practices. Ayurvedic practices can also be used as effective compliments to modern western medicine.
Ayurveda uses diagnostic procedures such as pulse and tongue examination, observations of mental and physical characteristics, as well as assessing long term patterns and habits to diagnose each person’s unique constitutional make-up. According to Ayurveda, no two people share the same constitution, thus what may be healthy for one person, may not be for another.
An Ayurvedic consult will help you determine your unique constitutional blueprint. Treatments may include; dietary changes, herbal medicines, physical exercise, sleep adjustments, pranayama (special breathing exercises), yoga asana, specific massage/body therapies, behavioral changes, attitude adjustments, specific meditation techniques, effective detoxification procedures, and rejuvenation practices. Ayurvedic treatment is uniquely comprehensive, and aims to gently improve all aspects of an individual’s life, so that each person may live well and symptom free.
Ayurveda places great emphasis on proper digestion, restful sleep, and the effective management of our physical and creative energy. These three aspects of life must be in balance to experience total wellness. Each person will receive recommendations to build Ojas (strength and immunity), to prevent and or remove ama (toxins that cause poor health caused by improper foods, or impaired digestion/or elimination), and, to increase the flow of prana (vital life energy) in the body and mind. Lifestyle and food regimes are given to each person according to their dosha.
Ayurvedic treatments aim to balance the three doshas, which are the subtle governing principles of the body and mind. Vata, representing space/air, Pitta, representing fire, and Kapha, representing water/earth. These three aspects determine one’s physical and mental state. An Ayurvedic consult can help each person discover the right foods, herbal medicines, and lifestyle adjustments for their own unique doshic make up.
Ayurvedic treatment can help with most conditions caused by imbalance. Learning how to balance your dosha, and how to keep it balanced, can significantly improve and empower your life. At first glance Ayurveda may seem complex, but once practiced it becomes very simple. As these practices become familiar, we develop more energy, greater health, deeper comfort, and alignment of mind, body and spirit.
The Center for Ayurvedic and Yogic Healing, offers many Ayurveda services. Our goal is to educate and support people in adopting an Ayurvedic lifestyle and meditation practice, so that peace and radiant health may be experienced.
Ryan Strong offers Ayurvedic consultations for anyone wanting to learn about their current health and state of their dosha. Ryan offers ongoing support and follow up visits for each patient. Ryan also offers Pancha Karma (internal cleansing), and seasonal cleanses throughout the year. It is important to note that although Ayurveda is simple, it may take time and guidance to incorporate it into your life. Lifestyle changes do not happen overnight, and appropriate follow up support may be necessary. The Center for Ayurvedic and Yogic Healing does offer student and senior discounts, sliding scale rates for those in need, and discounted package follow up visits.
Initial Ayurvedic Consultations with Ryan Strong
This initial meeting usually takes about 90 minutes. During this time Ryan will take a comprehensive health history, take pulse (for in person visits) and examine the tongue. This meeting will provide you with a detailed overview of your current state of Agni (digestive strength), Ojas (strength/immunity), the current state of your dosha, and, if Ama (toxins) are present. During this meeting Ryan will give specific recommendations and guidance in regards to your health. These may include herbal medicines specific to your needs, dietary and lifestyle changes, body therapies, and more. This meeting provides an in depth, systematic overview of your health, and is a great starting place for those who are in need of deeper healing.
These visits are typically one hour and are used as a “check in”, to assess the progress of your health after Ayurvedic treatments and lifestyle changes have been applied. Ryan will provide support, guidance, and new recommendations towards your treatment, to further assist you in moving into deeper doshic balance.
Follow-up Visit Package
Follow up visits are very important as part of the initial healing process. You may purchase five follow ups after your initial consult as a package for 400, this provides a 50 dollar discount.
Ayurvedic Consult and Natal Chart Reading
This package combines both an Initial Ayurvedic Consult and a full Natal Chart Reading (done at separate times). With a combined value of $370, you save $50.
Mentoring For Students
Ryan offers education, support, tutoring, and guidance for students studying Ayurvedic medicine and Vedic Astrology (Jyotish).
Chelynn Tetreault is a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Doctor, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist. Dr. Tetreault Specializes in female health, reproductive health, fertility, pre-natal, post natal care, infant, child care and Pancha Karma. Chelynn’s practice, Lotus Ayurveda and Ayurvedic retreat/ Pancha Karma Center is in Williamsburg MA. Chelynn began her private practice in 2005. She supports clients to maintain vitality and optimal health so that they can heal themselves from a variety of imbalances. Chelynn teaches locally, and internationally. Dr. Tetreault’s has an unique ability to blend both practical and authentic traditional approaches to female health and spirituality. She offers Vedic Astrology, Ayurvedic and Spiritual counseling, as well as classes and seminars, online or in person. www.chelynnt.com
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