Ayurveda & Educational Services 2016-11-17T18:27:17+00:00

Ayurveda & Educational Services

Adirondack Ayurveda Services:
Consultations :: Workshops :: Weight Loss Consulting :: Yoga Nidra :: Yoga for the Special Child® :: Pranayama & Meditation :: Yoga :: Tutoring



Initial consultation begins with filling out the form and setting up a one and a half hour in person meeting. This will be followed with another 30 minute consultation. Your informative consultation will offer a plan unique to you which includes suggestions for diet and lifestyle, instruction in meditation, asanas and pranayama specific to balancing your dosha. The combined first two sessions are at a sliding scale cost of $50 to $75. Consultations after the initial two can be on the phone, skype, facetime or in person. $25 per half hour, $35 per hour.



Introduction to Ayurveda: An overview of Ayurveda. Ayurvedic lifestyle leaves you energized, well rested, managing your weight and centered. Learn the science of Ayurveda, the five elements and formation of the dosas (the intelligence that directs your bodily functions). By the end of the workshop you will have an understanding of your constitution (dosa) and the relationship between you and nature.

Diet and Nutrition: Each dosa is influenced by diet, time of day, seasons, and an individual’s time of life. This is not a one diet fits all concept, rather your diet is specific to your makeup and your body’s needs change. With Ayurvedic understanding you have the freedom to make adjustments that lead to health.

Cooking: Understanding digestion is the key to health. Learn the stages of digestion and the six tastes. Prepare meals attending to food combinations and the use of spices and herbs that will balance your dosa through the seasons. Find out what herbal cures come right from you kitchen. Take home Ayurvedic recepies.

Lifetsyle: Learn how to incorporate Dinacharya (health habits), yoga, meditation and pranayama into your daily life (without feeling overwhelmed).

* How does one provide an Ayurvedic environment for a child or teen? Suggestions for establishing a nighttime routine, determining your child’s dosa, teaching dinacharya, and engaging youngsters with healthy eating habits are offered.

Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga: Practicing pranayama (breathing exercises) has many healing benefits. It cleanses organs, brings joy and bliss, and enhances energy. Meditation brings awareness and order to life. Yoga postures (asanas) bring balance. When you learn how to practice all three, intelligence awakens, leading to happiness and creativity. There are many benefits, a few of which are the reduction of stress and blood pressure and the increase of focus and clarity.

Health and Beauty: Explore the topics of general beauty routines, beauty tips and remedies for specific dosahs, and the inner aspects of beauty. Explore what beauty secrets nature has to offer.

Ayurvedic Birthday Parties – This is a fun and healthy way for children ages 4 through 12 to celebrate a special day. Activities include yoga, chanting, pranayama, relaxation and mandala creations.

Note: Above workshops can be adapted for school age children and can be offered during school or after school hours.


Ayurvedic Weight Loss Consulting

Diet, according to Ayurveda, is not just about losing weight. Rather it is about achieving health by balancing your dosas. Eating in accordance with the seasons, at the right times of day, with the use of spices and herbs that stimulate your digestive fire will enable you to reach and maintain a proper weight. You will be coached to follow Dr. John Douillard’s (lifepsa.com) Ayurvedic Weight Loss Plan. Following an Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle leaves you energized, well rested, managing your weight and centered.


Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra

Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra, “yogic sleep” offers a scared time when one can go inward for deep renewal and relaxation. It is meditative, heart opening and cultivates self-compassion. All that is required to do is to lie down and listen as you are brought to a place of deep calm, quiet and clarity.

*Private or group classes held at the Yoga Nook.


Yoga for the Special Child®

The Sonia Sumar Method is designed to present a series of remedial programs that focuses on a different stage of a child’s development. Chanting, Asanas (yogic poses), Pranayama (breath control) and Deep Relaxation are all taught in a systematic manner so that your child benefits from the gifts that yoga offers.

– For developmental or cognitive ages birth through 12.

*Private or group classes if applicable, held at the Yoga Nook

* Kindly consult your pediatrician.

Pranayama at Adirondack AYurveda

Pranayama & Meditation

– When you practice pranayama you are controlling your breath and the flow of life force-energy.
– When you meditate you observe your mind and let your thoughts flow by.

When you practice pranayama, yoga and meditation you are strengthening connections that maintain cellular health and longevity.

Body, senses, mind and soul are the four main components of Life; without their constant connection life cannot exist.
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* Private or group classes held at the Yoga Nook.



When you practice yoga you move energy through your body. As a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance I teach Beginner’s classes. Hatha Yoga is classical, having its roots in the 5,000 year old Vedic tradition.

I combine Ayurveda teachings with my yoga sessions at the Yoga Nook in Glens Falls, NY.



Adirondack Ayurveda offers tutoring services for children of all abilities. I hold New York State dual certification in Elementary Education – Early Childhood through Grade 6, and Special Education – Early Childhood through Grade 12. General education focus is on school curriculum. Special needs focus is on development of functional cognitive, academic, social, and activities of daily living skills. Specializing in children and teens with autism.