It is difficult to deny that we are living in a time when stress is an epidemic. The busyness of our modern lifestyles is difficult to maintain and can lead to issues like societal isolation, lack of family structure, reliance on technology, poor food options, and overall fatigue. Stress is a natural reaction to living in this state. However, when the cycle of stress becomes chronic rather an acute, we find ourselves living and functioning from a place of surviving rather than thriving. We rely on adrenaline response or fight-flight-freeze to move through our days and in turn tax our hormonal bodies and digestive systems in order to function.
Women are most affected by these difficulties. Studies show that women are twice as likely as men to develop major depression, and a large majority are on some form of psychiatric medication, including antidepressants. We then end up with diagnoses like irritable bowel syndrome, thyroid issues, adrenal fatigue, anxiety, depression, leaky gut, hormonal imbalance, and PTSD.
I believe that if we can re-establish safety in our bodies and minds with self-care practices, will we see these rates of disorder decrease. I believe we can change our relationship to digestion and stress to better serve ourselves and our relationships. I believe Ayurveda is a beautiful system that can teach us the importance of self-care for preventative measures. I believe in your ability to take control over your own health with proper education and guidance. I believe in an innate healing capacity.
Ayurveda for Women: Building Resilience & Self-Care
Women’s health is a necessary topic of discussion for women of all ages to better understand the dynamic nature of our mind, body and spirit. Using Ayurvedic principles, we will understand the holistic framework used to balance painful periods, pms, perimenopause and menopausal symptoms. In this workshop, you will learn about your individual constitution, hormones, and understand why symptoms of imbalance may be arising. We will learn practical tips and tools using nutrition, lifestyle, and herbal medicines for maintaining balance.
CONTACT: Email Maria Radloff with questions – firstname.lastname@example.org
Seasonal Ayurvedic Meal: A Practice of Cooking & Mindful Eating
Enjoy a Saturday evening out with new friends, cooking a seasonal ayurvedic meal
- $59 for one person ~ Early Bird is $48
- $100 for two people ~ Early Bird is $85
LOCATION: TBD – it will NOT be held at Centered City Yoga
Join Anjali for a fun and interactive summer cooking demo and mindful eating practice. Anjali will teach how to prepare an organic and vegetarian dinner of zesty beet and fennel salad, refreshing mediterranean farro with summer vegetables, delectable coconut rose pudding, and a rosewater lemonade. We will share this meal together with a mindful eating practice to bring greater awareness to our process of digestion in support of balance in mind, body and spirit.
Class will be limited to 15 registrations.
CONTACT: Email Maria Radloff with questions or to be added to the wait list – email@example.com
Individual Ayurvedic Consultations
AVAILABLE TIMES: varies
BOOKING: Consults can be booked by emailing your preference of day and time to Maria Radloff – firstname.lastname@example.org
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Please be sure you have an online account that you can access so that you’ll be able to pay for your session once it’s reserved. Full payment is required to guarantee your spot.
COST: Initial Consultation: $150: 90 minutes
Anjali Deva is a NAMA-certified Ayurvedic practitioner and Yoga teacher in Los Angeles California. She is the Director of Hope Integrative Psychiatry and Director of Culture at La Maida Institute.
Anjali feels greatly fortunate to have been introduced to Ayurveda and Yoga at a young age by her father, Arun Deva. She has trained with Kerala Ayurveda Academy, Loyola Marymount’s Yoga and the Healing Sciences Program, and many influential teachers both here in the United States and in India. Her passion began in the kitchen with a desire to understand how the food we eat influences our bodies and minds in order to better understand her own health. This passion grew to include helping people find their inner wisdom, clarity and health through the wisdom of Ayurveda, which has helped her heal herself. Through self-care practices she hopes to help people find their inner harmony and resilience. Her dream is to create greater consciousness and community in all practices of wellness.