More than 5000 years old, Ayurveda is the ancient, yet timeless, science of achieving and maintaining optimum health and well-being. Ayurveda is Sanskrit and means “Wisdom of Life”. Originally, Ayurvedic medicine was only taught and passed verbally from teacher to student. It has survived being passed down through many centuries as a complete healing system because of its core principles.
Ayurveda views everything in the universe as being some combination of three constitutional doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. We are born with a certain combination of these doshas, however, due to the environment, diet, lifestyle, and stress, we become out of balance.
Your initial consultation includes a health assessment, and you will receive a customized plan for your body type, wellness goals and environment. Your plan will include strategies to help you generate more energy, calm your mind, improve your immune system, crave healthier foods, and experience more vitality. Your personalized plan may include recommendations for Ayurvedic practices such as daily routines, seasonal adjustments, stress management techniques, diet guidelines for healthy, tasty and easy food prep, spiritual practices, as well as exercise input.
Margaret Knoedler Durbas is an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and is completing her training and certification to become an Ayurvedic Health Counselor through Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
Each massage is unique and customized to the client’s needs. Whether the issue is chronic tension, physical emotional buildup, or recovery from injury, we will work with you to best facilitate returning you to a place of comfort where your body can best heal itself. Modalities: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Acupressure, Myofacial Release
Thai yoga is one-on-one practitioner-assisted stretching. It is done on a special Thai mat on the floor with blankets and pillows as needed. No yoga experience is required. In other countries, it is sometimes referred to as Thai massage because it is so relaxing. The Thai Yoga practitioner puts the receiver into a pose while providing assists to:
- release muscle tension
- stretch fascia
- open joints to allow energy to flow more freely
- improve range of motion
Wear comfortable clothes such as yoga clothes or sweat pants.
Julie Ingalls, RYT and Reiki Practitioner, recently completed Level 1 of Thai Yoga training through Lotus Palm at Kripalu. She is working towards completing Level 2 in December.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing of the mind, body, and spirit. It is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us. When that energy is low, we are more susceptible to illness and stress, and when it’s high, we feel more happy and healthy. Most people who experience Reiki say that it leaves them with feelings of peace, security, and well-being. They might feel a sense of light or warmth flowing through and around their body, calming their mind and emotions. Many hospitals offer Reiki to their patients to help with recovery, reduce stress, and ease chronic pain. Reiki can improve the healing rate and reduce or eliminate the side effects of medical treatments as well. In our healing room we offer Reiki sessions with our certified Reiki healers. Call Journey of Yoga today to schedule your Reiki session.