Ayurvedic Health Counselor
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I have always been fascinated with health, and how the body works and heals. Following this passion lead me to obtain my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Maryville University in 2008. I’ve been blessed to follow my dreams of taking care of critically ill neonates and pediatric patients for the past 12+ years. During this path, I knew there were ways to take control of your own health to help prevent disease and promote longevity and therefore I found yoga, aromatherapy, brewing kombucha, and other small holistic changes that benefited my health. I wanted to help others do the same, yet an advanced nursing degree didn’t seem to fit.
I discovered Ayurveda “the knowledge of life” in the Fall of 2016. On a quick miraculous whim, I signed up to attend a Yoga Journal Live event. Within hours, I had my event registered for, lodging booked, plane tickets bought, and vacation approved from work! The Universe had plans!! I happened to pick out a day-long workshop on Ayurveda. The course description piqued my interest by talking about treating the body holistically and naturally. On the day of the class, I was blown away and hooked! I learned about pranayama, abhyanga, the basics of Ayurveda that included the 5 elements to the 3 Doshas, and how we can treat dis-ease from the root. I was shaking with excitement at the end of class and that evening I started searching for an Ayurvedic school!
In Fall 2018, I began my journey as an Ayurvedic student at the California College of Ayurveda. I have loved every minute of it. I love incorporating the wisdom of Ayurveda into my life, and teaching my kids about the practices I am learning (when they are willing to learn)! By working with my own Ayurvedic practitioner, I have stopped using caffeine (it was making my fatigue worse), increased my energy, decreased my stress levels, and I have decreased the cold, tingling sensations in my feet (with multiple lifestyle changes). I can’t wait to help make Ayurveda more known in the midwest and to lead you on your Ayurvedic journey! I can’t wait to help others bring excitement and newness back to their health and lives. It will take time and patience, but it will be so worth it!
When I am not in session with my clients, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our 4 kids, being out in nature, hiking, reading, yoga, grabbing a cup of tea with a friend & tinkering in the kitchen with herbs!
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