Ayurveda

  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Astrology
  • Reiki
  • Abhyanga
  • Shirodhara
  • PanchaKarma

The word Ayurveda translates literally to the knowledge (veda) of life (ayur). Ayurveda is an ancient Indian path to self-healing aimed at holistically relieving the diseases of the body and mind. Often seen as a complement to more traditional, allopathic medicine, Ayurvedic medicine focuses more on the body’s own health defense mechanisms to address the root causes of distress. Rather than directly targeting and treating symptoms of illness, Ayurveda seeks to balance the entire body with its natural intelligence to heal itself. Using diet, herbs, detox treatments, massage, and energy healing, Ayurvedic medicine promotes a healthy and conscious overall mind, body, and spirit. Just as each of our personalities are different, our bodies are not created equal, and there is no one-size-fits-all course of treatment. An Ayurvedic consultation can enlighten you to your body type and offer targeted lifestyle changes that you might not have been aware of.

Start learning about yourself today. Schedule a consultation with Lisa, one of our Ayurvedic practitioners, today, or visit www.lisacohenayurveda.com for more information on Ayurveda in general.

  • Ayurvedic Consultation:
    $150

    Confused as to what is really healthy? Tired of trying to follow the latest health trend? What if your body type held the answers to all of your health questions? Intended as an introduction to both your physical and spiritual health, An Ayurvedic consultation is meant to provide the starting point or general direction for whatever your current focus is. An Ayurvedic consultation generally involves assessing an individual’s dominant Dosha, or unique body & illness type, and recommending a course of treatment or regimen specific to your circumstances.

    In each consultation, you will receive:
    1. a pulse & tongue diagnosis,
    2. A discussion of your Vedic chart,
    3. a detailed intake of your diet, sleep, exercise, and lifestyle,
    4. and recommendations to help balance your body type/areas to dig deeper.

  • Astrology Chart Reading:
    $125

    Using principles of both Western and Vedic astrology, this session focuses more on your spiritual and mental well being, and is personalized to suit both those naive to astrology and those more well versed. A natal chart reading with our Ayurvedic practitioner involves a more directed evaluation of your current astrological situation, and the opportunity to dig deeper into personal or current life circumstances.

    The session includes a summary report and personalized recommendations intended to provide a foundation for any personal goals. Unlike a typical astrological report, this personalized report is based uniquely on your one-on-one sessions, and becomes part of a written record reminding you of your real life progress.

  • Nutrition Counseling & Holistic Coaching:
    Initial Consultation:
    $150

    30, 60, 90 day customizable packages, combining one-one-one counseling, body treatments, and personalized diet & detox programs. Our Ayurvedic practitioners collaborate together regularly and will provide you with a structured plan to help get you started on your personal goals.

  • Mind-body counseling
    $75 per session

    Building off your first visit, these mini sessions are meant to be directed in the path that you specifically want to focus on. Be it for your physical health, your spiritual wellbeing, or somewhere in between, an Ayurvedic practitioner can help you stay accountable and monitor your progress.

    *Initial consultation required

Ayurveda relies on a holistic, or systems approach to healing, and Ayurvedic Practitioners are educated, trained, and NAMA-certified to help stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Herbal supplements are often recommended to promote your core nutrition, and can be used safely in conjunction with most synthetic medicines*. Onsite treatments more directly aim to stimulate your body’s natural functions, and are profoundly relaxing experiences in and of themselves.

        • Abhyanga:1.5 hours
          $120

          Abhyanga is an Ayurvedic massage involving very rhythmic flow and complete oilation of the body. Using custom blended herbal oils and techniques most suitable for your condition, this deeply nourishing treatment is meant to comfort your nervous system and settle your mind using a synchronized motion-pressure approach. The session ends with a soothing scalp massage.

        • Shirodhara: 1.5 hours.
          $120

          The Shirodhara is a profoundly relaxing treatment that calms the nervous system and integrates the mind and body. The session begins with a soothing scalp massage. It involves getting warm oil poured continuously over the forehead for about 15-20 minutes in a specific pattern. The warm oil stimulates marmas points or energy centers in the head which induces vasodilation and improves circulation. The body treatment is ultimately intended to help settle the mind, but the oil itself is very therapeutic to the skin and hair.

        • Combined Abhyanga & Shiro:2.5 hours
          $220
        • Reiki energy healing:
          $65/hour

          Reiki is actually a Japanese technique for stress reduction that also promotes spiritual healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us and is what keeps us going each day. If one’s energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, our bodies and our minds are functioning more efficiently.

        • PanchaKarma Detox Protocol*:Sessions & treatment times vary
          $650: 3-day $1100: 5-day $1500: 7-day

          PanchaKarma, or PK for short, is an Ayurvedic detoxification protocol that is a serious step towards restoring your body’s natural functions and removing impurities left by illness or toxins.
          There are many different procedures in PK, and each is meant to purify the body of accumulated toxins and promote your body’s own sustained purification. Abhyanga and Shirodhara are natural steps included in the PK protocol.
          There are clear effects noticed almost immediately after a treatment, but PK requires commitment and when combined with a healthy lifestyle regimen, can take up to a month to notice deeper, more foundational health benefits.

        • *A personalized evaluation is needed to assess treatment and to prepare the body.
Ask about heart-based meditation classes (absolutely free)!

Herbal supplements exclusively available from VPK by Maharishi Ayurveda, or MAPI. Ask your Ayurvedic practitioner about some of the reported benefits of herbs and other natural supplements*. Or click on each link below for more information on the therapeutic benefits of some of the MAPI supplements we carry:

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