When you start learning the basic principles of Ayurveda, questions immediately pop up about how it all relates to YOU – you, with your unique habits, preferences, body type, and personality quirks. This is where Ayurveda shines as a system for guiding our health decisions. There are no “one size fits all” recommendations; it’s all about personalization, which is what makes it so brilliant, but it can also make it a bit confusing.
So, let’s talk! Consultations are a chance to dive deep into your specific health concerns and the factors that have contributed to them. I will help you understand basic Ayurvedic principles as they relate to you, so you can see the rationale behind what is happening in your body and mind, as well as the steps to move towards balance.
(Please note: For the remainder of 2013 and the first half of 2014, I am studying with my primary teacher, Dr. Vasant Lad, in New Mexico. Therefore, I am only available for phone/Skype consultations.)
What to Expect
Before our first appointment, you will fill out a health history and current lifestyle survey. During our first meeting, we will discuss your concerns and goals to determine if we are a good fit. I will ask detailed questions about your daily routines, diet, digestion, exercise, stress patterns, sleep, work life, and relationships. I may also use eye, face, fingernail and tongue assessment to get a fuller picture of your prakriti (your inborn mind-body constitution, defined by your primary dosha/s) and your vikriti (your current imbalanced state, defined by which dosha/s are elevated).
Then we will discuss my educational suggestions and create a plan together to move towards your goals. My suggestions may include dietary changes, lifestyle modifications, changes to your routines, stress management strategies, yoga or breathing practices.
Many people find it helpful to meet on a regular basis; the ideal frequency depends on your situation. Some like to meet weekly during a difficult transition, while some drop in each month to stay on track. Others come in quarterly to help navigate seasonal changes.
Initial Assessment Consultation (90 minutes): $150
Ayurvedic assessment and personalized recommendations
Follow-Up Consultation (60 minutes): $95
To explore additional recommendations and implementation guidance (only after your Initial Assessment)
Wellness Package: $295
Initial Assessment + two 60-minute Follow-Up Consultations
Currently, I am only available by phone/Skype.
To Make an Appointment
Call Ivy at (512) 230-2312 or send an email.