WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I can't believe what a powerful experience this has been for me... Clearly this is what my body had been waiting for...!"
— Arielle, Professional Chef
Board-certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and author of The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility
Many amazing women like you feel disconnected from their fertility today, and have concerns about their health, their age, environmental toxicity, and even their partner's health.
I was not able to get pregnant in my early 30s, and my menstrual cycles were funky. Studying Ayurveda helped me get pregnant naturally and have a healthy child the year I turned 40. I use this same approach to help women all over the globe prepare for conception, whether they are doing so naturally or with IVF.
I have taught thousands of people how to detoxify and rejuvenate their bodies since 2013. My clients have improved their digestion and energy, reduced stress, reduced the size of cysts and tumors, eliminated toxins, enjoyed healthier skin, improved menstrual cycles and key biomarkers of wellness.
I am a board-certified Ayurvedic practitioner, the author of The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility and the host of the Wisdom of the Body Podcast. I serve on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and have consulted with doctors, governments, and insurance companies. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my partner and our son.
Why is Ayurveda so important before conception?
MA, Ayurveda from Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda (Master's thesis: Psychological, Physiological and Spiritual Benefits of Fasting From an Ayurvedic Perspective. Master's thesis advisor: Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar)
BS, Psychology from Heidelberg University
Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP) with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association
Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists
YACEP (registered Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider)
E-RYT 500 certification (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the highest level) after studying Vinyasa Power Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Yoga Therapy for various health conditions including musculoskeletal issues, lifestyle diseases and cancer
What Is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is an elemental healing system that is based on ancient medicine from the Indian subcontinent. It uses diet, circadian alignment, yoga, herbal pharmacology, spices and various types of body and sensory therapies to heal disease processes. Like other ancient medicines, its elemental basis allows an individual to develop an intuitive understanding of the causes of one’s health issues and the methods by which disease may be reversed.
Ayurveda is both a lifestyle medicine and an avenue for individuals looking for deep cleansing and healing. It teaches that health is achieved when an individual has:
Balanced bodily humors (doshas)
Consistent metabolic strength (agni)
Properly formed tissues (dhatus)
Effective use of mind (manas) and senses (indriyas)
It connects the mind, body and spirit by decoding the qualities (gunas) that make up an individual person's constitutional makeup and evaluating how the doshas respond to gunas of one’s day-to-day life routines, diet, environmental factors affecting the senses as well as time.
Ayurveda has hundreds of thousands of medical practitioners today in India, where it was historically a complete medical system that even included surgery, and it has spread to be both taught and practiced worldwide. In more recent years, and outside of India, it has become more focused on offering cleansing and detoxification practices. A comprehensive group of cleansing therapies called panchakarma (pancha = five and karma = actions) is practiced worldwide, though in some regions, practitioners are limited by local laws.
Ayurvedic medicine is often practiced alongside conventional medicine for individuals undergoing treatment for other health issues.