“I went to Anna feeling “stuck” and rudderless. My Ayurveda consult was thorough, insightful, and nurturing. Anna provided me with a number of specific suggestions for diet and lifestyle changes, and some simple routines to incorporate into my life – not radical changes, but small modifications and additions I actually could DO. This, in itself, was empowering. A number of Anna’s suggestions have proved to work very well for me and are bringing the balance and focus back into my life.” –Dee, Plant Biologist, Paddling Enthusiast,VA
What is Ayurveda and How Can it Contribute to my Health?
Ayurveda translates as ‘science of life.’ Ayur (life), Veda(science/knowledge). It is the sister science to yoga and is said to be 5000 + years old. Ayurveda is a mind-body health and wellness system based in the elements, rhythms and qualities of nature. As human beings, we are part of nature and carry the five elements of space (hollowness in the mouth, lungs), air (breath), fire (cellular intelligence, gastric juices), water (plasma) and earth (bones) within our bodies. Each element has certain qualities: Space is clear and subtle, air is light and dry, fire is hot and sharp, water is wet and cold (in general) and earth is heavy and dense. Each element has several other qualities, these are a few examples. Ayurveda organizes the elements in the body to three doshas or constitutional types. Vata (Space and Air), Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Water and Earth).
Each of us is born with a particular constitution that does not change over the course of our lives, but it can become disturbed or unbalanced due to poor food and lifestyle choices. According to Ayurveda, we are healthy when our dosha is in balance, and sickness and disease are caused when our dosha is out of balance (usually in excess).
As a certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor, Anna is trained to assess your dosha and make practical diet and lifestyle suggestions that can boost your digestion, grow your vitality and increase your resilience to stress. Ayurveda focuses on the importance of daily self-care for improved health and wellness.
What happens in an Ayurveda consult?
Your initial Ayurveda consult is all about you and learning about what matters to you regarding your health. Anna spends an hour getting to know you and asking questions about your concerns, diet and lifestyle routines. She will also have you fill out a Dosha Quiz that assists her in assessing your constitutional type according to Ayurveda. Once she has gathered enough pertinent information, Anna makes specific and practical dietary and lifestyle suggestions that can help address your health concerns and bring your dosha (constitution) back into balance. The information Anna shares with you can help you know yourself and your body better so that you are empowered to make choices that contribute to your health and wellbeing. The initial consult is an hour and a half and can be done in person in Asheville or via Skype from anywhere!
In your follow up you share what is working and not working with Anna so that, together, you can make tweaks to your self-care routine if needed. Follow ups are great coaching opportunities to move past challenges that may have arisen while implementing diet and lifestyle changes from your initial consult. They keep you on track and support you on your journey of self-knowledge, health and balance. Follow ups are forty five minutes to one hour an can be done in person in Asheville or via Skype from anywhere!
Lasting Changes Package
Implementing new diet and lifestyle choices can feel challenging, even though they are good for you. Anna’s ‘Lasting Change Package’ includes an initial consult + three follow ups that occur over a month or two month period (you choose). The consistency of visits, coaching and implementation can help you create new habits that contribute to a positive shift in and sustaining of your health and wellbeing.
Mondays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. in-person initial consults or follow ups at Anna’s consult room in downtown Asheville.
Tuesdays 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Initial consults and follow ups done via Skype only.
Fridays 10 a.m. – Noon and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Initial consults and follow ups done via Skype only.
Initial Consult (1.5 hours) $115.00
Follow up (45 min – 1 hour) $65.00
Initial Consult + Follow-Up $150.00. Save $30!
Lasting Changes package (Initial Consult + 3 Follow Ups over 1 or 2 months) $275.00. You save $35.
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