Radical trust in our innate capacities to birth and heal

“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.”


Offering traditional postpartum recovery care implementing the ancient wisdom of Āyurvedic medicine.

Serving Sandpoint, Idaho & surrounding communities

Envision emerging from your pregnancy, birth and immediate postpartum period feeling nourished, rested, and resourced for the rest of your life with your new, beloved baby.

As newly pregnant mothers, we tend to put a lot of energy into preparing for labor and birth, but what about the days and weeks after the baby has arrived? This is the precious fourth trimester, when the real challenges of parenting begin to arise…

The immediate postpartum time is a magical window of opportunity in which you are invited to enter motherhood, integrate, and bond with your baby with grace, vitality, and nourishment—and intentional care is needed for this to occur.

Read more about traditional postpartum care here

“The woman plays the key role in this ashrama (family structure). Hence the health of the woman should be protected by all means. If the woman is protected, in turn she will protect the whole community.”


With attention to the pillars of postpartum care (nourishing food, uninterrupted warmth, rest, intentional bodywork, and community support), combined with well-deserved and appropriate celebration and ritual in the 6 weeks following birth, the newborn mother has the capacity to sustain her hormonal wellbeing for the rest of her mothering life and beyond!

Explore available services or schedule a free introductory phone consultation to discover how we can work together to co-create and administer a postpartum plan that will leave you and your family feeling nurtured and revitalized.

Madeline Gustafson- Mother, Certified Āyurvedic Practitioner, Postpartum Care Provider

The root of my philosophy…

The foundation of my passion for women’s health and physiologic birth is rooted in the knowing that centering of women, and mothers in particular, is the cornerstone of a healthy, vibrant, balanced and thriving society. My work with women in addressing their wellness from a hormonal standpoint, recognizes that the many phases in a woman’s life-menarche, pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, and beyond- offer the opportunity to establish long-lasting health through addressing existing ailments and prevention of illness into old age.

As a powerful modality of medicine, Āyurveda offers its’ own ancient practices to pursue healing and deep nourishment in these various phases of women’s lives. These cycles are precious opportunities which hold the potential to ensure optimum hormonal health for the woman for her entire life, when approached with reverence and sincere awareness. I radically trust that women’s bodies are fully capable of healing and birthing immaculately.

“Women are like the moon, in constantly changing phases.”


Health & Wellness Consultations

based on your unique goals and individual needs

Specializing in:

  • General health, digestive imbalances, issues with sleep, skin conditions, weight concerns, and more
  • Women’s hormonal health, menopause, and fertility support
  • Care during pregnancy and the postpartum period

Applying the healing potentials of:

  • Nourishing, nutrient dense, and enjoyable diets
  • Herbal remedies
  • Individual-specific movement and breath practices
  • Season and time-of-life appropriate daily rituals and routine

…and many other unique possibilities per client needs and goals

All from an Āyurvedic perspective and scope of practice.

What is Āyurveda?

One of the oldest known systems of medicine in the world, Āyurveda is vast and well-established. This traditional way of living teaches and empowers one to thrive harmoniously with Nature’s rhythms. Āyurveda views each human as a unique and divine individual, coming from their own set of experiences, environments, relationships, and beliefs.

Each living being is comprised of a specific combination of the five universal elements, or states of material existence, making up the bodily, physical constitution (prakriti) with its’ natural state of equilibrium uniquely expressed in each individual. This balance of elemental influences is in a constant dance with the endless flow of experiences, conversations, meals, and lessons presented in each moment of life. Disease, imbalance, and disorder (vikriti) arise within the body and mind when food, experiences, emotions, and sensory input aren’t properly digested and assimilated due to physical, mental and emotional toxins accumulating in the body.

Through practicing Āyurveda in daily life, illness can be prevented from arising and balance can be recovered when the innate state of well-being has been overcome by dis-ease. I am here to assist in guiding you on your path to sustained health through diverse offerings ranging from custom diet, lifestyle and herbal remedies to deeply therapeutic detoxifying programs and rejuvenating bodywork therapies that meet your unique needs and current phase of life.

Āyurveda is an art of daily living that has evolved from practical, philosophical, and spiritual illumination, rooted in the understanding of Creation.”


जय मा