What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is the 5,000 year old healing science of India and sister science to yoga.  It is the oldest and most continued health care system in the world.  Ayurveda translates as the, “Science of Life.” Based on a five elemental theory, Ayurveda works on creating balance through diet and lifestyle. It considers each person a unique combination of the five elements and gives lifestyle tools accordingly.

As the seasons change, as we age, as we experience emotional shifts, Ayurveda works to helps us to find and maintain our equilibrium.  Its primary method of promoting health and longevity is through diet and lifestyle.  Its gives us personalized nutrition. Ayurveda also works with herbs, massage and cleansing techniques to help us heal. 

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What is Marma Therapy?

Marma Therapy is an ancient Ayurvedic practice developed centuries ago in India. It is essentially Ayurvedic Acupressure. We have 117 Marma points all over our bodies. Each Marma point is connected to different energy pathways throughout your body. It is similar to Acupuncture, although no needles are used. Instead, a Marma Therapist uses pressure, vibration and herbal oils to open up blocked energy pathways. Doctor Lad states, "Touching a Marma point changes the body's biochemistry and can unfold radical, alchemical changes in one's makeup. Stimulation of these inner pharmacy pathways signals the body to produce exactly what is needs, including hormones and neurochemicals that heal the body, mind and consciousness."

What we offer:

•    Ayurvedic Consultations ( One Session | 3 Session | 5 session )       
•    Yoga Therapy
•    Seasonal Ayurvedic Cleanses    
•    Ayurvedic Workshops & Lectures
•    Retreats
•    NEW! Marma Therapy (Purchase an Ayurvedic Consultation.)

Ayurvedic Health Consultation

Our initial session includes an in-depth Doshic evaluation: What is your natural state of being and how are you balanced/imbalanced currently.  We will explore your concerns.  Together we will set goals.  Ayurveda emphasizes self-care techniques that can bring you back into balance. Ami will offer you doshic specific self-care, nutrition, diet and lifestyle recommendations.  Some herbs may be suggested as well.  You will receive a detailed write-up of our session.  No knowledge of Ayurveda is necessary.


3 Session Ayurvedic Health Consultation – Package

Includes initial session plus two follow-up sessions.  We will refine goals and recommendations. These additional sessions will allow a deeper exploration of imbalances.  Ami will help you stay on track with your goals.


5 SessionAyurvedic Health Consultation - Package*   


Includes initial consultation plus four additional sessions. If you want to implement lasting life changes, this package is recommended.  


One who is established in Self, who has balanced doshas (primary life force), balanced digestive fires (agni), properly formed tissue (dhatus), proper elimination of waste products (malas), well functioning bodily processes, and whose mind, body, soul and senses are full of bliss is called a healthy person

– Ayurvedic Definition of Health: Sushruta Samhita 15:38

Ayurvedic WORKSHOPS & Retreats

Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein is a Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Yoga Therapist. Workshops and retreats focus on identifying and working with your personal doshas, nutrition and cleansing diets, dinacarya (daily Ayurvedic regimen), improving health and immunity, yoga, pranayama and mediation.

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