Transform your health through nourishing food and an integrative and functional nutrition program that is specific to your life and individual wellness needs. Together we find a balance and teach you how to eat in a nourishing, satisfying way without dieting. Enjoy cleansing and detoxifying as your system needs or seasonally through food based cleansing, healthy fresh cold-pressed juicing. Supplement food programs, cleanses and detoxifying with herbal medicine, supplements, acupuncture and movement. Create a holistic sustainable and enjoyable way of eating!
Step into the forest, garden or the wild. Inhale the fresh clean air. Look out and up and into the trees and feel tension melt away. Research already shows us that a walk in the forest has benefits for the body and brain. Recent studies in China and Japan go even further, finding that time spent in the wild may actually prevent certain diseases. Nature affects the body by lowering levels of natural chemicals that promote high blood pressure and inflammation, reducing stress, feelings of anxiety, anger and increasing vigor! Spending time in nature consciously will nourish us physically, emotionally and spiritually. Dr. H will create a mindful nature program for you involving mediative practices and active practices as well as group activity (if desired) and give you a prescription for your brain on nature!
Herbal medicine is one of the main modalities or treatment methods in Oriental Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine and is one of the world's oldest healing traditions. Herbs can be taken by themselves or grouped together in a "formula" treating a wide variety of symptoms while also stimulating the body's natural healing process. Herbs can be taken in pills, capsules, granules or tinctures/liquid form. Herbal medicine is a powerful form of healing and treats the underlying conditions of imbalance as well as symptoms.
Mindfulness Stress-Reduction Meditation
We draw upon the practices of mindfulness, meditation, yogic based breath work and deep relaxation (yoga nidra) to empower people to create health, vitality and well being while decreasing stress, tension and imbalance. A holistic approach to health involves focusing on the mind not only the health of the ‘body’. By using simple practical techniques to develop a strong, relaxes and flexible mind we also create a healthy well body and stimulate our bodies natural healing response. Practicing can be formal such as sitting, mindful movement practices like walking, sports, yoga or tai chi. Practicing mindfulness also involves inviting an informal aspect to our lives through being aware and present in all aspects of our daily life. Create deep levels of inner freedom, restoration and a revitalized wellness.
Acupuncture is a branch of the system of Oriental Medicine that has been used effectively for 25 centuries to diagnose, treat and prevent illness. Extremely fine, sterile flexible needles are inserted into the body through acupuncture points. Frequency and length of treatment varies based on your individual health needs. Adjunct techniques may be used such as: Moxabustion (heat), Auricular Therapy (ear acupuncture), Cupping (suction), Gua Sha (scraping), electrical or laser stimulation, or acupressure (manual stimulation of acupuncture points). There are many different styles of acupuncutre but they are all rooted in the overall system of Oriental Medicine.
Yoga: Body Based Mindfulness
Through the teaching and practice of asanas (poses), pranayama (breath), and yoga philosophy, yoga helps promote optimum physical health, clarity of mind, stress reduction and a connection between body, mind and spirit. Through the use of alignment, stability in the joints and finding a balance between strength and flexibility for your body, yoga helps you explore a balance between muscular engagement and relaxation. Finally, yoga tunes you into your body with its equal focus on breathwork, aware physical movement and mediation. Practicing a yogic breath allows you to connect the mind with the body creating a sense of calm and increasing awareness thus reducing stress. Learn More about Yoga classes here
Wellness & Sustainable Lifestyle
Wellness and sustainable lifestyle addressees your life from all angles or focuses on specific requests in a balanced way creating a comprehensive wellness program to meet your unique needs. The body, mind and spirit are all connected and addressed in simple sustainable ways. We look at energy levels, movement and rest, Sleep, underlying causes of stress and disease, mind body connection, food and nutrition, and strategies to achieve balance. Sleep and renewal is a essential focus of a wellness program as the yang of activity must be balanced by the yin of rest and tranquility. Together we learn, experience and create a vibrant life.
Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond
Our unique programs bring awareness and confidence to your pregnancy, birthing and beyond. Help yourself enjoy your pregnancy, deepen your connection with your birthing body and baby. After birthing, we nurture you as a mother and help you connect with your baby. We offer group sessions, individual consultations and even programs and trainings for healthcare professionals!
Movement and Positions The transition to motherhood Using Gravity and birthing balls Massage and Acupressure points Nutrition in pregnancy, birth and postnatal Strengthen Coping Skills Partner Support Holistic health and birthing tips Gain awareness and confidence Breathing, relaxation and Sound How to use your energy Optimal fetal positioning How environment affects birth Healthy and Whole Postnatal time