Ayurveda/Natural Life Medicine

Background: What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda, the science and medicine of life, is thought to be the oldest form of medicine in the world. Originating from India, it is the Mother of yoga (our lives), and a constant facilitator and reminder of the nourishment and harmony in everything that we do and experience. Called “Ojas,” Ayurveda brings out the maximum life force that we contain within us as protection of our immune system so that we can access spirit.
 
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Ayurveda Therapy Consultation with Michelle

Ayurveda Therapy Consultation: Balance and Heal Your Life with the oldest self-healing medicine in the world

A Consultation will include:
– A personal survey with very extensive questions will take place to create a diagnosis of your possible constitution. This will allow us to learn about the ways you operate so as to better understand how you get out of balance and into possible distress. Called “dosha,” our personal constitution is a very specific recipe to us of percentages of the elements that reside within us.
– Each person is a very unique mixture of constitutional elements. For this reason, a personal, hands-on assessment of your bones, skin, face, hair, tongue and digestion is observed from the moment of your birth as is your current and personal state. After a physical assessment, a psychological assessment is done to assess your mental abilities and emotional tendencies.
– We will discuss the relationship you have to your senses, your physical patterns of eating, daily activities, exercise and sleeping/dreaming patterns.


– From this a very specific recipe of the three doshas (your unique constitution) that you embody will be offered with further wisdom offerings in relation to the five senses (touch, taste, smell, sight, sound), offering basic insight on what can assist to balance your specific dosha or dosha combination, be it Kapha, Pita or Vatta or a combination with exact measurements.
– For the initial consultation, two hours is required to determine your long-term natural state, called Prakriti. – – From there, you may check in from time to time to determine your current imbalance that you are going through at the moment, called your Vikruti.

Please note: One does not have to be a yoga practitioner at all to receive a consultation. There will be no yoga at all in the consultation. One does not need to know a thing about Ayurveda or Yoga. If you are interested in accessing and getting inspired by this means of self-healing within your life and learning more about yourself through a deep examination, this is for you, all ages, all stages of any cycle that you are currently in. If there is an intense case that requires further and more in-depth consultation, you will be referred to a qualified Ayurvedic counselor or doctor so you have a reference of further guidance.

Read more about Ayurvedic Therapy from Michelle’s blog.

Investment:
Initial Consultation via phone: $165 (required)
Follow-up Consultations via phone: (after the initial): 1.5 hrs – $140 or 1 hr – $120

Book your consultation and register now: Nancy@swanriveryoga.com

Payment for all Swan River Private sessions is due at the time of booking. Appointments are not confirmed until payment is received in full. Any cancellations, changes to the appointment, or no shows, within 24 hours or less of the appointment time, are subject to the full charge of the session fee.

Consultations via phone or Skype:
All consultations with Michelle will be over the phone unless under special circumstances. Done remotely, she will send you afterward a follow up email of recommendations, self-empowering resources, prescriptions and advice, making this time far above and beyond the personal meeting you might have with her. She can also send you audio recordings and video clips as additional personal resources.

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About Michelle

Michelle has permission and certification as an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist from the Ayurveda College of California as directed by Dr. Marc Halpern at the Sivananda Ashram. Marc wrote the epic book on Ayurveda called “Healing Your Life” and has a bestselling Yoga Nidra. He is the President of the Ayurveda Association in The United States. She become exposed to the healing arts of Ayurveda most extensively in South India in Kerala and in Bali Indonesia where she went on a full retreat of learning the various arts of Ayurveda in the form of diet, purification techniques, cooking, marma/massage points and oiling the body, called “Abhyanga” and oiling the third eye, called “Shirodhara”. Noting that in India, Ayurveda is offered along side Yoga and often Reiki in all yoga studios or wellness facilities, she found very little support or education in this natural healing art and means of healing our life beyond the mat in our own country, as popular as yoga is. For this reason she went on a quest to unify the 2 together, making the practice of Ayurveda/ Yoga a 24 hour practice in everything that we do. Ayurveda reveals this in a very practical way and is accessible to everyone. It brings your inner medicine guide back to you and calls upon you to heal your life through the lifestyle choices you make it every moment. It is also the original means and creative way to live, invoking deep, self guided and empowering life transformations. Read more about Michelle>>>

*Note: Michelle may offer suggestions on specific books, body oils essential oils or life style and hygiene that is specific to you. Many of these things can be found in our Swan Boutique.

 

Ayurvedic Health Counseling with Amanda

A Consultation will include:
– A personal survey with very extensive questions will take place to create a diagnosis of your possible constitution. This will allow us to learn about the ways you operate so as to better understand how you get out of balance and into possible distress. Called “dosha,” our personal constitution is a very specific recipe to us of percentages of the elements that reside within us.
– Each person is a very unique mixture of constitutional elements. For this reason, a personal, hands-on assessment of your bones, skin, face, hair, tongue and digestion is observed from the moment of your birth as is your current and personal state. After a physical assessment, a psychological assessment is done to assess your mental abilities and emotional tendencies./two_thirds_last]
– We will discuss the relationship you have to your senses, your physical patterns of eating, daily activities, exercise and sleeping/dreaming patterns.


– From this a very specific recipe of the three doshas (your unique constitution) that you embody will be offered with further wisdom offerings in relation to the five senses (touch, taste, smell, sight, sound), offering basic insight on what can assist to balance your specific dosha or dosha combination, be it Kapha, Pita or Vatta or a combination with exact measurements.
– For the initial consultation, two hours is required to determine your long-term natural state, called Prakriti. – – From there, you may check in from time to time to determine your current imbalance that you are going through at the moment, called your Vikruti.

Investment:
Initial Consultation: $140
Follow-up 1.5 hour): $108

Payment for all Swan River Private sessions is due at the time of booking. Appointments are not confirmed until payment is received in full. Any cancellations, changes to the appointment, or no shows, within 24 hours or less of the appointment time, are subject to the full charge of the session fee.

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Ayurvedic Health Counseling with Kadie

A Consultation will include:
– A personal survey with very extensive questions will take place to create a diagnosis of your possible constitution. This will allow us to learn about the ways you operate so as to better understand how you get out of balance and into possible distress. Called “dosha,” our personal constitution is a very specific recipe to us of percentages of the elements that reside within us.
– Each person is a very unique mixture of constitutional elements. For this reason, a personal, hands-on assessment of your bones, skin, face, hair, tongue and digestion is observed from the moment of your birth as is your current and personal state. After a physical assessment, a psychological assessment is done to assess your mental abilities and emotional tendencies./two_thirds_last]
– We will discuss the relationship you have to your senses, your physical patterns of eating, daily activities, exercise and sleeping/dreaming patterns.


– From this a very specific recipe of the three doshas (your unique constitution) that you embody will be offered with further wisdom offerings in relation to the five senses (touch, taste, smell, sight, sound), offering basic insight on what can assist to balance your specific dosha or dosha combination, be it Kapha, Pita or Vatta or a combination with exact measurements.
– For the initial consultation, two hours is required to determine your long-term natural state, called Prakriti. – – From there, you may check in from time to time to determine your current imbalance that you are going through at the moment, called your Vikruti.

Investment:
Initial Consultation: $140
Follow-up 1.5 hour): $108

Payment for all Swan River Private sessions is due at the time of booking. Appointments are not confirmed until payment is received in full. Any cancellations, changes to the appointment, or no shows, within 24 hours or less of the appointment time, are subject to the full charge of the session fee.

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About Kadie

“Do I trust this awakening? Do I trust my true, divine nature?” I ask myself these questions every day. Sometimes the answer is a definite “YES!” Sometimes it is more of a “maybe?” However, the real blessing is that I consider this potential for awakening to be the ultimate truth, one that I know in my heart we are all capable of realizing.

Less than three years ago, I was nowhere near true connectedness, much less considering myself a part of the Divine. I was struggling with panic attacks, issues of self-worth (a lifelong process), and addiction (that 3rd chakra imbalance is SO real)! I had a moment of clarity and thought that there may be a different way to live and I took action. This was the ultimate act of self-love: to have the courage to try something new despite all of my fears and uncertainty. It was the greatest decision of my life.

At the start of this new path, I attended my very first weekend retreat at Swan River where I leaned about the power of Reiki and techniques for cleansing and balancing the subtle body. Everything shifted and I felt more alive than ever before. I had hope that things were going to be okay, and that I was going to be okay. In that moment, I knew deep down that these practices were a part of my path – something that I was meant to explore and share with others.

The trainings, workshops, and holistic health practices have been a constant in my life since that day. I find great peace in the sacred teachings of Ayurveda, yoga, mantra, essential oils meditation, and energy clearing practices– they have truly transformed my life. I am beyond grateful to Swan Michelle and Meghan Hays for their dedication and truly showing up to serve in ways that have inspired and saved me.

What you share truly grows stronger, and I am so honored to offer consultations to the Swan River community as an Ayurveda Yoga Therapist and Reiki Master. My greatest intention is to help others create balance and harmony in all aspects of their lives and to reconnect to their truth. I believe that we are all here to help each other wake up and to experience the freedom and love that is our true home. May we all be free. Namaste.

Ayurveda is a science that we have very practical, palpable access to, so that we can heal at any moment. It reminds us to be mindful of every action, from physical maintenance, life duties, work, recreation, and exercise to our spiritual practice, as THE medicinal remedies. Ayurveda examines our lifestyle habits and routines to bring us back into harmony with our original state. It utilizes all of the elements that reside within nature and our own bodies by examining our strongest imprints and tendencies that have imposed as a part of our nature.

The alchemy of natural medicine can be found within us and in our daily lives. Lifestyle practices and daily routines as an antidote can bring our well-being back into balance emotionally, mentally and physically instead of throwing us off with further imbalance and into disconnect or even disease. This naturally brings us back to the original joyful spirit that we are and into a state of homeostasis that resides within us all.
It is empowering to embody every aspect of our lives as means of joy and upliftment instead of further draining our life force and creating more stress and blockages. Ayurveda is a recalling back of our life and health.

Applying Ayurveda:
After learning and applying the Ayurvedic principles, we can sense and move energy to its optimal capacity, remove blockages that separates us from our natural state, holding, like a container, greater health, clarity, increased capacity, nourishment, adaptability, creativity, intelligence and enthusiasm. With this life medicine, we reawaken our fortitude and awareness to heal our life within everything that we do, be it work, family, traveling, eating, sleeping, changing, exercising, loving, interacting, taking care of business, or of course, even our yoga asana practices.

From the moment we wake up, we can use Ayurveda to address what habits are best suited for us within all of our five senses: taste (specific diet, the means of digestion and tongue reading); touch (specified yogic practices, marma and ayurvedic massage, Thai massage, the quality of the skin); smell (aromatherapy, oil therapy, cleansing the energy currents); sight (eye health, color therapy, meditation, visualization & beauty hygiene); and sound (ear health, music therapy, speech quality, listening and silence).
Other habits include the pace and clarity of our mind and physical body, the time of day we operate best at, the way we sleep, our relationships, our daily environments and the reason why we do everything that we do. It also helps us to understand the things that will throw us more easily off balance, which is personal to each individual.

Detoxify Extreme Imbalance:
Ayurveda addresses very specific and extreme imbalances or changes in our lives, such as aging, toxicity from food or the environment, stress, digestive issues, menstrual imbalance, sexual incontinence, infertility, trauma, accident recovery, insomnia, weight gain or loss, disease recovery and dying. Also extreme emotions, including grief, loss, lack of self-acceptance, depression, anger, impatience, jealousy, fear, anxiety, worry, lack of focus or lacking in feeling or motivation. Most importantly, proper expression and embodiment of Ayurveda assists in releasing “Ama,” which are toxins, or the inability to digest things, release attachments that block the life force, access inner motion, inflammation or stagnation. All of these are addressed for means of purification.

 

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