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Ayurveda (pronounced ai-yur-vay-duh) is the traditional health care system of ancient India, with roots going back over 5000 years. It is often referred to as the "mother of all healing," due in part to its long history and strong influence on other healing traditions. Amazingly, it is as valid and applicable today as it was 5000 years ago. It is, quite literally, the science of life.

Ayurveda is a comprehensive and holistic approach to healing, and emphasizes the importance of creating and maintaining positive health. Ayurveda does not limit itself to physical or psychological dimensions. Rather, it considers all the aspects of a person, including spiritual, emotional, intellectual, behavioral, physical and social levels.

Ayurveda is a true system of health care - not sickness care. It aims to address the cause of imbalance, rather than just the symptoms. It recognizes that each person is unique, and that what is beneficial for one person may be detrimental to another. Therefore, whether for prevention or treatment, an individualized and multi-dimensional approach is used when implementing such healing modalities as herbs, diet, Vedic counseling, spirituality, rejuvenation, and yoga therapy.

Ayurveda can be used for many reasons, including to create a healthy lifestyle, enhance digestion, improve sleep, help the body and mind cope with stress, boost immunity, regulate and ease menstruation, balance energy, stabilize weight, cleanse and rejuvenate, and to simply find a more natural way of living. Its possibilities are endless.

At Yoga Secrets, we offer private Ayurvedic consultations at the studio or via Zoom with Lexa Chernin, NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist. Lexa has over 4000 hours of training in Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy and has studied with many renowned teachers, including Jayarajan Kodikannath, David Frawley, Dr. Lad, John Douillard, Hilary Garivaltis and Ed Zadlo. She has been seeing Ayurvedic clients since 2014.

Ayurvedic consultations are $180 for the initial 90 minute consult, and $120 for each 60 minute follow up. To schedule a consultation or to find out if Ayurveda is right for you, email

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