What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda Sanskrit: आयुर्वेद, Āyurveda, “life-knowledge”
Ayurveda is the traditional medicinal system of India. First developed over 2,000 years ago, Ayurveda is still practiced in hospitals and homes across India today. Within the health science of Ayurveda, the total human system is taken into consideration. The 3 constitutional Doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha incorporate not only the physical form but also the emotional, mental and energetic tendencies of the person. Ayurveda sees everything as having life force energy and energetic properties: plants and herbs, human beings, organ systems, as well as seasons, breathing techniques, postures and bodywork practices. The practice of Ayurveda aims to understand the constitutional balance of the client and to meet each person’s individual needs with therapies that are energetically appropriate to bring them back into optimal balance.
Ayurvedic counseling is an in-depth, friendly, holistic look at your life. Through each consultation, health concerns will be addressed. Sada will look at lifestyle habits, and from there, recommendations will be made to empower each client to bring themselves back to a state of wellness. The goal is to look at the big picture of your life and make appropriate changes to support your health.
Sada is currently working under the guidance of an Ayurvedic doctor and a team of practitioners remotely. With your permission, Sada’s teacher and colleagues will also be reviewing intakes and follow-ups. This framework allows for a more robust and thorough management of various health conditions. You will be asked upon booking an appointment if you’re willing to work within this framework.
Comprehensive Month – $350
The Comprehensive Month is just that, comprehensive. During this month Sada will dive deep into how you’re showing up and help you learn how to adapt with skill. This typically includes clients text messaging, emailing, and includes three, in-person consultations.
With the Comprehensive Month approach, the goal is to get a clear picture of what is going on and create space to try things out and track them in real-time and adapt as needed.
This package is generally the preferred method of consultation as it leaves nothing out. This package is for someone who really wants to get back on track and be supported the whole way through. From minor ailments to more chronic issues, this package attempts to address it all.
Initial Consultation (1.5 hrs – 2 hrs) – Clients fill out an intake form prior to the first meeting. During the Initial Consultation, the intake will have been reviewed allowing Sada to go in depth about what is going on and how to get clients back on track.
Daily Journal tracking (checked at least once a week) – In the Daily Journal format, clients write down the times that they do various things throughout the day (this will be explained in detail in person). In the journal, clients and Sada can leave comments for each other. Think of the journal as mini-consults. It allows Sada to track clients in real-time and help them adjust their routines better.
2 follow-up consultations (30 min – 1 hr consults each) – Two weeks after the initial visit, Sada meets with clients and continues with an in-depth check in about the changes that have been implemented and continues to offer further suggestions. At the end of the month, there will be another follow-up to talk about next steps. Suggestions will be made about further protocols depending on the client’s desire to continue with the process.
By the end of the month, clients will have a better understanding of the factors contributing to health issues from the perspective of Ayurveda.
Single Consultation – $180
The Single Consultation is for those who would like to explore the Ayurvedic approach to health, but aren’t certain they’d like to dive into the Comprehensive Month. Chronic issues are much harder to work with in a Single Consultation, however, Sada will do his best to recommend tools to help you better adapt.
The Single Consultation includes one 1.5 hr – 2 hr consultation. Clients fill out the intake form prior to their consultation. Sada and the client will go through the form together and Sada will ask follow-up questions to attempt to get at the root of the issue and offer suggestions for changes to make.
Follow-up Package – $230
After completing the Comprehensive Month, or the Single Consultation, clients are able to purchase a two consultation package. The Follow-up Package allows Sada to make sure that any changes made in the first of the two follow-up consultations can be altered appropriately in the second consult depending on the client’s desire. Ethically, Sada feels this is the best way to work with clients as no recommendation is good forever and lifestyle changes should be made at least seasonally.