Ayurvedic Healing


with Joanne 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.


I have practiced yoga for over twenty years, teaching for the last four. My desire to teach comes out of the richness I experience from my own daily practice.


Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, danced around the edges of my earliest experiences with yoga. During my residency in Rishikesh I experienced first-hand the physical, mental and spiritual effects of living an Ayurvedic life style. While working on my 500 hour yoga certification I took a detour into the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and completed a 650 hour course to become a certified Ayurveda Health Counselor.


As an Ayurveda Health Counselor I work with individuals interested in taking a pro-active role with diet and life style in order to live a life of optimal health.


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. For the months of September and October an online Ayurvedic Health Counseling Package will be 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

Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. October 7 - October 28th.

This 4-week series will focus on two pillars of a safe and healthy yoga practice: breath work and physical alignment. Basic yoga postures will be introduced with emphasis on moving with the breath. The foundational sequences of Sun Salutations A and B will be explored in depth. Each student will have one individual 30 minute session with JoAnn to ask questions and receive verbal assists specific to their needs.

To SIGN UP for any offering, contact me directly at yogaandayurvedawithjoann@gmail.com.

(Yoga and Ayurveda with JoAnn)



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


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