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What Happens When We Gather ayurveda retreat spring Mar 04, 2024

Happy March!

As we enter the month which holds the true beginning of Spring, I am back to work at home in Floyd, VA but still glowing from my time in Costa Rica last month.

The Thriving Alongside Mother Nature: Yoga & Sacred Creativity Women's Retreat that I recently led in Costa Rica,...

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Nettles = Allergy Relief allergies healing herbs spring Feb 26, 2024

 

If you have Spring allergies, starting to drink stinging nettles infusion now will help you a lot.

Stinging nettles were my first herbal ally. When I was in my 20s, I was on lots of prescription and over the counter allergy meds every Spring. A friend of mind suggested I start drinking...

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Where Will We Break to Grow? kapha spring Feb 20, 2024

We have about a month until Spring officially arrives.

Do you feel your energy building with the adding of a few minutes of daylight each day?

If we pay attention, we can feel our sap rising, the vitality juice within us eager for more engagement with the external world. 

Here is a poem that...

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Lunar New Year! Dragontime... ayurveda community retreat Feb 13, 2024

Yesterday was a special new moon Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year. We are entering the year of the Wood Dragon.

Of all the animals in the Chinese Zodiac, only dragons are mythical. This means we are entering into a year when unprecedented things could happen - where long...

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Treat & Retreat! kapha recipe retreat Feb 05, 2024

Happy February!

This is a wonderful month for us to celebrate connectivity, nourishment, and taking action as we embark on Kapha season, the season of Earth and Water.

I am going to Costa Rica next week where adventures will be many, nourishing food will be plentiful, and our community will...

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What Will Support Your Evolution in 2024? ayurveda community digestion dosha self-care vitality circle Jan 29, 2024

Have you noticed there is an owner's manual for the appliances we buy, and even for our cars, but we remain the greatest mystery to ourselves? We are perplexed by our own behaviors, bodies, and experiences.  

This means we know more about how our washing machine...

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Is Deeper Nourishment for You? recipe retreat vitality circle Jan 22, 2024

The first half of January was filled with two retreats; one in Beaufort, NC and one in Abingdon, VA. Witnessing the transformation in the women who attended both of these retreats was a true honor. I got to see participants settle into a flow of winter nourishment and also...

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Dosa Recipe & Ethel! recipes vitality circle winter Jan 15, 2024

I want to to introduce you to a wonderful woman named Ethel, who is part of the Vitality Circle. In this video, she explains the incredible breakthroughs she experienced during her first year in the Vitality Circle. She loved it so much she signed up for a second year. 

This year is rolling...

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Make January Magical depression vata vitality circle winter Jan 08, 2024

For many, this time post holidays can be really challenging. Many people I have spoken with lately feel like they have been in a funk. We put lots of time, energy, and attention into the holidays and this time of year feels like a trough after a large wave. Perhaps this poem resonates with how...

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Thank You, 2023! ayurveda collaboration gratitude vitality circle Jan 01, 2024

Happy New Year’s!

2023 has been quite a year hasn't it?

Thank you all for your engagement with Heartfelt Wellbeing in 2023! Whether you have invested in one of my programs, come to an in-person retreat, joined me for yoga or an Ayurveda talk, or just looked at my social media posts, I...

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Self-Care Reminders self-care vata winter Dec 26, 2023

It's Christmas Eve today. Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, our culture provides us a break during this time, which can bring up A LOT.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of this time of year, perhaps tinged with grief and loss, I want to take a moment to remind you: You matter. You, attending...

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Solstice Blessings solstice vitality circle winter Dec 18, 2023

The Winter Solstice (the longest night and shortest day of the year) is here. The Solstice represents the end of the pendulum swing from light to dark through the solar year. 

Now is a time of dreaming, intuition, planting seeds of intention, resting more, and rebuilding from any type...

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Amazing Self-Nurturing Opportunities! retreat solstice vata winter Dec 11, 2023

We're approaching the end of the year - a time to reflect, take stock of where we are, and plant seeds of intention for what 2024 will hold.

Tonight is the 4th night of Hanukkah - I have been loving lighting the candles in my menorah (which I inherited from my grandparents) each evening at...

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The Season Of Roasted Roots recipes winter Dec 05, 2023

Happy December! It’s the season of roasted roots in the northern hemisphere.

The cold and dry qualities of Winter can be appeased by us eating more dense, slow cooked vegetables. It’s the season of abundance of sweet potatoes, beets, turnips, and parsnips.

Bake a pan of...

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Time for Sssslllloooowww retreat vata winter Nov 27, 2023

Now that the Thanksgiving holiday has passed, can you sink into the stillness of the season for a bit now and connect deeply within?

Ayurveda teaches us that this time leading up to the Winter Solstice is one of stillness and reflection.

How ironic that culturally we make it one of the most busy...

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