Ayurveda Team

Download the Ayurveda team brochure here.

The Karma Yoga community is fortunate to have among us talented leaders in all aspects of yoga, including Ayurveda, which is one of the oldest medical systems in the world. We recommend several Ayurvedic practitioners whose approach, wisdom and perspective we embrace as complementary to our approach to yoga.

Kelly Haskee – Massage Therapy, Shirodhara, Consultation  pureenergykh@hotmail.com

Natalie Piet – Ayurvedic Consultations and Coaching  natalie.piet@gmail.com

Kate Smith – Ayurvedic Cooking classes and Coaching  kateksmith@aol.com

Originating thousands of years ago in India, Ayurveda literally means “the science of life” (Ayur=life, Veda=science or knowledge). Ayurveda stresses the importance of balancing three energies or dosas: Vatha (air and space), Pitta (fire and water), and Kapha (water and earth.

Ayurveda embodies the universal truth that where there is balance, there is health, and where there is imbalance, there is disease. Ayurveda addresses the root cause of disease.

Ayurvedic practices prevent, manage, and treat all aspects of an individual’s health on a physical, mental, and spiritual level, using food, herbs, aromatherapy, massage, music, yoga, meditation, and an emphasis on connecting to nature using “sadhana”- conscious, well-intentioned choices, during each of the four seasons.

In the Ayurvedic way of looking at life, we are all made up of three energies, or doshas. When these energies are out of balance, we become susceptible to stress and dis-ease. Ayurvedic prescriptions vary from person to person, recognizing the unique innate nature of each of us and celebrating the many ways toward a path of good health, healing and enlightenment.


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