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Radical trust in our innate capacities to heal

“The human being has enormous resources in the power to heal.”

Bri. maya tiwari, Teacher of ĀyurvedA

Offering health and wellness consultations based on your unique goals and individual needs, implementing the ancient and natural modality of Āyurvedic medicine.

Explore available services or schedule a consultation and discover how we can work together to get to the root of your health concerns and co-create simple and enjoyable ways through which you may find your own innate vitality and balanced path in health.

Specializing in:

  • General health, including digestive imbalances, issues with sleep, skin conditions, weight troubles, and more
  • Women’s hormonal health, menopause, and fertility support
  • Care during Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum

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

Madeline Gustafson- Mother, Certified Āyurvedic Practitioner, Holistic Birth Doula, & Postpartum Care Provider

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.”

DR. VASANT LAD, ĀYURVEDIC PHYSICIAN

Women’s Health, Birth and Postpartum Care

“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.”

ASHTANGA SANGRAHA

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.”

DR. CLAUDIA WELCH, MSOM

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