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Exploring Auyervedic Healing

Certainly not all people are the same, so why should health and well being be approached in a one size fits all manner? Let us introduce you to a deeply intimate and wonderful process of discovering your body.

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Self Healing Through Ayurveda Workshop Series

Ayurveda is all about self care. In order to implement lasting changes we need to educate ourselves! Join Half Moon Ayurveda practitioners Mary Rider and Katelynn Ingersoll for a series of educational workshops to kickstart your self healing process. These workshops will be held at our clinic located at 1520 Sansom Street, on 4th floor of  the Hot Yoga Philadelphia studio.

Daily Routine with Mary Rider March 13th 6:30 – 8pm

In this workshop we’ll learn simple, effective Ayurvedic techniques you can incorporate into your daily routine to restore energy, inner peace and overall well being. Learn how to nourish the five senses through ancient practices like self massage and the use of herbalized oils.  Theses time tested Ayurvedic therapies help us age gracefully and offer tools to stay calm through the storm of our daily lives.

Marma Therapy with Katelynn March 20th 6:30 – 8pm

In this workshop, we’ll learn how to utilize the 108 Vital Energy Centers, known as Marma Points. Similar to acupressure, these points provide access your inner pharmacology and stimulate deep healing.  We’ll discover uses and indications of these points so you can use them for healing of specific ailments. Discover simple, therapeutic touch as a healing method. 

Both workshops are hands on, full sensory experiences and space is limited.

25 dollar investment per workshop, 40 dollars for both.

Enroll before March 1st for a 10% early bird discount.

Register here

Ayurvedic Smoothie: Date Almond Shake

Ayurveda teaches us to eat seasonally, locally, and fresh.  The simple answer to the “what do I eat for my dosha??” question can be found at your local farmers market. Ok. So let’s get real here. It’s the dead of winter in the northeast US and whose going out to farmers markets? What’s even growing out there in this weather? This is your indicator that now is not the time for spring vegetables and fruits. In the winter, we should avoid  delicate fruits that grow in the spring and summer – like “spring mix” or berries of any sort. For all you self proclaimed health nuts out there, this may put a damper on your smoothie / salad options. As for salad, stick to steamed kale this time of year. You’re getting the same micronutrients and fiber, only your digestion will be able to handle it better. For your winter smoothie, I’ve been a fan of this date almond shake lately.  It’s packed full of ojas, (aka  life essence) building dates.  This makes it good for the nervous, reproductive and muscle tissue.  And who can argue with almonds? They were recently rated numero uno on BBC’s list of 100 most nutritious foods. Rich in mono-unsaturated fats helping to combat cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Swap this shake out for one of your berry smoothies and you won’t be disappointed. In nutrition, or in taste.  For added nutrition, you can add a serving of your favorite micro green or super food supplement powder.

Ingredients
  • One handful of raw, not roasted, almonds (about ⅔ cup) soaked overnight and peeled (if possible)
  • 4-5 medjool dates, soaked overnight
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 cups spring water
Directions
  • Drain the almonds and the dates
  • Place almonds, dates, and maple syrup in a blender
  • Add enough water to cover the mixture completely, and as needed for blending
  • Blend until smooth

Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse

Why seasonal cleanse?

For over five years, we have been leading guided seasonal cleanses. Join Mary and Katelynn for a modern approach to Ayurvedic detoxification.Ayurveda recommends we detoxify our bodies at the juncture of two seasons in order to remove built up ama, or toxic sludge, from the previous season.  Doing so keeps our bodies and minds ready for the upcoming seasonal elements.  The best time for a fall seasonal cleanse is October and November. After the heat of the summer has passed and before the deep cold of the winter sets in. We’re offering this program now through December.  You can start your week long cleanse whenever is convenient for you.  For more reading about the science of seasonal cleansing, check out this informational video.

 

What is included in your seasonal Ayurvedic cleanse?

We’ve got options for every budget and are ready to guide you in any way you desire.  It is a one week program.  We provide all the ingredients – organic herbs, medicated oils, food, organic herbal teas instructions, and schedule. You do the food and meal preparation in the comfort of your home. Coaching calls, consultations, and Ayurvedic treatments are available, depending on the program you choose.  See options below. While it is best to rest and relax as much as possible during your week of detoxification, it is possible to work while doing the program.

Ayurvedic Cleanse Kit Only

Your Ayurvedic cleanse kit includes all the supplies you need for a do it yourself week of detoxification. We provide instructions and scheduling for your week of rejuvenation and renewal.  This is a great kickstart to your healing process. $90 purchase online here.

Fully Guided Cleanse Option

This is our favorite option. You’ll start your week off with an Ayurvedic consultation and we’ll customize your program together.  You’ll do the meal and herbal preparation, but we’ll be by your side every step of the way via text messages and daily coaching calls.  This package includes the cleanse kit plus a detoxifying full body Ayurvedic spa treatment. $345 purchase online here.

Ayurvedic Cleanse Kit + Treatment 

Want the do it yourself option, but also want to treat yourself to the Ayurvedic spa treatment? Then this is your package.  Basically this option gives you a discount on the kit and the spa treatment, as a package deal. $240 purchase online here

Complete Customized Option

Beginning with a consultation with one of our certified Ayurvedic practitioners, together we’ll decide which treatments, herbs, and meal plan will work to meet your detoxification goals.

Pricing of this option varies. Please email halfmoonayurveda@gmail.com to start the conversation.


Please email Katelynn & Mary at halfmoonayurveda@gmail.com after your purchase so we can arrange for pickup of your kit and scheduling of your treatment and consults. We look forward to serving you this season!  We are also standing by to answer any questions you may have about the process.

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