Ayurvedic Healing


with JoAnn Portalupi

Practicing Imperfection


Whether practicing yoga, meditation, or a new diet and lifestyle routine, what makes a practice a practice isn’t knowledge or technique but the continual act of showing up. The term practice is a gentle invitation to simply act. Practice delivers you to the present moment, and while the continuity of practice will refine one’s technique and deepen knowledge, it’s real gift is the opportunity to practice imperfection in the here and how. That, alone, can liberate us to grow into our best selves.


Ayurveda teaches us that all things in nature are comprised of some combination of the five great elements of ether, air, fire, water, and earth, including ourselves. We are, in essence, a microcosm of the macrocosm. Like nature our bodies constantly seek balance in order to maintain health. The environment around us and the choices we make around food, lifestyle and daily routine affect that state of balance. Ever wonder why one person can eat six meals a day and not gain a pound while another can simply look at an ice cream and feel bloated and heavy? Why watching disturbing news may tip one person toward anger while another toward anxiety? Right diet and life style choices vary from individual to individual based on one’s personal constitution, stage of life, and other environmental factors present. Working with an Ayurvedic Health Counselor allows you to understand your unique nature and how factors in the external world along with diet and life style support or hinder your ability to maintain optimal health.








As we navigate our way through this pandemic, it’s a great time to turn attention to your own health and well being. I am currently offering a special discount on a two session Ayurvedic Counseling package. Currently, the Ayurvedic Health Counseling Package is available for $90.00. (Regular price: $150.00).


This includes:

One Intake Session: 90 - 120 minutes

One Follow up Session 4 to 6 weeks later: 60 minutes




All- Level YOGA grounded in Ayurvedic principles: 6 weeks. $50.00.

Wednesday mornings 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. September 30 - Nov 4th.





Ayurveda views the yoga practices of asana, pranayama and meditation as tools that help us find and maintain balance in body, mind and spirit. This hour long yoga practice will teach you how to adjust any yoga practice to fit your needs of the day. Suitable for all levels. Some familiarity with yoga postures will be helpful, but not necessary. If you are brand new to yoga, the Beginning Yoga series is a better place to start.


Beginning YOGA Series: 4 weeks plus 1 30 minute individual session. $50.00


Home Practice with JoAnn, grounded in the sister sciences of yoga & Ayurveda. Wednesday mornings from 8:15 - 9:15. November 11 - December 9 (Our focus in this series will be on maintaining balance as we head towards the cool, dark days of winter. Familiarity with yoga postures helpful but not necessary.$50.00 for the 6-week series. Classes are live on Zoom.)




To learn more about JoAnn and her services, please e-mail JoAnn at yogaandayurvedawithjoann@gmail.com


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