Ayurvedic Practitioner

Facilitating Integrative Approaches to Health Care

What is Ayurveda?

The Knowledge of Life and Longevity

Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life,Veda = science or knowledge), a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vital while realizing their full human potential.

Ayurvedic doctors regard physical existence, mental existence, and personality as their own units, with each element being able to influence the others. This is a holistic approach used during diagnosis and therapy, and is a fundamental aspect of Ayurveda. Another part of Ayurvedic treatment says that there are channels (srotas) which transport fluids, and that the channels can be opened up by massage treatment using oils and Swedana (fomentation). Unhealthy, or blocked, channels are thought to cause disease.

Ayurvedic Consultations

Initial Consult & Follow-up

Duration: 1 hour / 30 minutes the follow up

Ayurvedic Consultation is the starting point for comprehensive constitutional analysis to determine body type, support health through diet and lifestyle counseling, address imbalances and make recommendations to facilitate wellness. Follow-up Consultation is a dialogue regarding status, collection of data for assessment, modification of care plan.

Ayurvedic Health Assessment

Constitutional Analysis

Duration: Included in the initial consultation

The Ayurvedic Health Assessment is a general overview of history, status, constitutional analysis, and recommendations.

Diet & Lifestyle Counseling

Wellness Regime

Duration: 30 minutes

Explanation and review of recommendations, care plan, and commitment agreement.

Pancha Karma

Detoxification & Rejuvenation Program

Duration: Sampler and Programs available

Pancha Karma means “five actions”. It is a highly personalized detoxification and rejuvenation process used to clean the body of toxic materials left by poor nutrition and imbalances in one’s constitutional nature. Ayurveda’s most powerful healing treatment therapy, Pancha Karma restores the body’s innate healing ability and strengthens the immune system.

1 Day Pancha Karma Sampler / 2.5 hrs.

  • Abhyanga
  • Shirodhara or Steam
  • Basti

3, 5, & 7 Day Pancha Karma Programs

  • Daily Abhyanga
  • Additions according to Personal Program
  • Basti

Also includes:

  • Daily Consultation
  • One / two Therapists available
  • Herbal Tea & Ayurvedic Food
  • Preparatory / Post-treatment Care Plans
  • Optional: Daily Yoga Instruction


Pancha Karma Therapy

Begins with an initial consultation to determine the body type of the individual, the nature of any imbalance, and degree of intensity appropriate for the care plan. The care plan includes a preparatory regime for a time before the series, as well as support practices, and post-treatment recommendations.

Daily Consultation

Each day the client will receive a consultation, three or more bodywork treatment therapies, and provided an Ayurvedic meal and herbal tea based on their needs.

Private Yoga Instruction

Including breathwork, meditation techniques, and postures, is available and highly encouraged in order to deepen one’s experience and enhance the healing benefits of the entire series.

Weekly Yoga Classes

Pacific Cultural Center & Yoga Institute

Duration: 90 minutes

Gentle Yoga / Monday / 9:30 – 11:00 am
Level 1 / Monday / 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Why Ayurveda?

Preventive Care

By attuning our diets and lifestyles to our unique constitutions, we maintain the balance within ourselves that maintains good health.

Beautiful Skin

Once you understand your skin type, you can find which ancient, natural skin treatments will best balances these qualities and promote healthy, beautiful skin.

Improved Concentration

Mental balance is no less important than physical balance. A balancing diet and lifestyle sooth our minds and allow for easier, more focused concentration.


Working under pressure aggravates vata and produces stress. This imbalance affects the joints first, like clenched jaws. Ayurveda, through diet and lifestyle, alleviates stress.

Revitalizing Energy

Ayurveda has a comprehensive, long-term approach to revitalizing energy. When we understand our constitution, we can determine how to balance ourselves.


When you are relaxed, you feel comfortable and content in mind and body, and so this is an important benchmark for physical, mental, and spiritual balance.


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