We all have mental health imbalances!
🌱 Thousands of years old, Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, explains that every human is born with specific tendencies toward mental (and physical) imbalances. Ayurveda is a system of medicine interwoven with yoga. Going beyond herbalism, much like Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda uses herbs, spices, foods, daily self-care practices, movement, and even breathwork and life schedule to transform our bodies, minds, and lives.
🌊 The transformative power of Ayurveda cannot be overstated! It’s changed my life and continues to time and time again. I’ve watched my clients’ lives change over the past 9 years as we use Ayurveda supports to turn down the volume of our mental health pains.
🔥 Seen as embodied excesses of the 5 elements, earth, water, fire, air/wind, and ether/space, I like to say that Ayurveda sees every person as being on a spectrum of mental health imbalance. We all have mental health problems! Though some of us are experiencing them more intensely. And we all have one, two, or three themes to our mental imbalances.
🌬 Ayurveda teaches us to approach food as medicine. We can create mental health shifts by making intentional choices rooted in Ayurveda about food and also about our schedule, our movement practices, the tea we drink, and the specific yoga sequences and breathing exercises that meet our needs.
Ayurveda for mental health is needed in the U.S.
🌌 I see the ancient offerings of Ayurveda as being especially relevant and important to American/Western health in the 2020s because I believe we need more supports for people’s mental health needs. Many of us need more supports to address our mental health issues, large and small (and medium!).
🌱 Even though seeing a professional or a team of professionals to support our mental health needs is starting to become more normalized, we still need mental health services to be more accessible. Many of us are not able to access the care we need in the Western medical system, often due to lack of quality health insurance or lack of availability of practitioners.
🌊 Working with an Ayurveda Health Practitioner can be an affordable and accessible way to bolster your mental health toolbox. Additionally, a lot of us experience what Western medicine calls “sub-clinical” mental health challenges — mental health pains that are not seen as big enough to address through Western medicine but are there and hurt.
🔥 Ayurveda can be one of your go-to supports for preventing mental health pains and intervening in spikes of mental health imbalance.
Working with me, Katherine Saviskas, to receive Ayurveda for mental health
🌬 I came to Ayurveda because of my own mental health needs, and was startled, impressed, and transformed enough that I was inspired to dive into training to become a practitioner, so I could support other individuals. Now, I’m a certified Ayurveda Health Practitioner with 9 years of experience supporting individuals create mental, physical, and greater life transformations with the help of Ayurveda.
🌌 I’m committed to supporting people committed to racial justice in finding more tools to experience resilience, pleasure, joy, and radical aliveness.
🌱 The format I’ve offered Ayurveda supports through has changed over the years. I’m now offering phone sessions to address our telehealth accessibility needs as well as Zoom fatigue. I have clients all across the country. Often clients work with me weekly for 4-10 weeks, and many choose to have ongoing weekly sessions. Each session lasts 30 minutes and is $77, with some slots allocated each week for BIPOC individuals to receive free sessions (here's where to request free session).
🔥 Current schedule includes Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoon/evening PST.
"Katherine gave me a chance to see myself from another angle. The practice she brings to your daily life felt like a handful of gold that would continue to feed me, guide me, and nurture me for as long as I wanted to follow it. She opened a door I didn't know existed and expanded my vision into myself and my daily habits and life in ways that are continually benefiting me. It was a great pleasure to work with her."