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Ayurvedic Lifestyle Guidance
With Anne Thomas 

Anne is a certified Ayurvedic practitioner, registered with the Ayurvedic Professionals Association (APA). She has been studying and practicing an holistic approach to health and well being for over thirty years.

She offers in person and online consultations, from her home in Ynyslas, West Wales. 

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Introducing Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the traditional system of healthcare in India. It is a 5000 yr old holistic tradition and way of living that can help each of us to claim and celebrate our capacity for wellness.

The name “Ayurveda” is derived from two words in Sanskrit, “ayuh” meaning “life” or “longevity” and “veda” meaning “science” or “sacred knowledge.” Ayurveda’s definition therefore roughly translates as “the science of longevity” or “the sacred knowledge of life.”

Ayurveda can help us:

 

Align with our truest inner nature

Honour and develop our strengths

Hone in on our challenge areas

Redirect detrimental tendencies

Maintain balance in the face of adversity

 

Ayurveda encourages us to be an active participant in our own journey toward healing.

This involves learning about our relationship with the elements and the unique combinations they create within our being, called Doshas.

Each person is born with a particular doshic balance; an essential constitutional type. It represents our natural state of equilibrium and our blueprint for perfect health.

Getting to know our personal constitution (Prakruti), helps us begin to recognise which things suit us best and become more discerning in our lifestyle choices.

Ayurveda recognises that in order to maintain good health through the changing nature of life, we need to pay attention to signs of imbalance.

Then, we are offered a huge resource of detailed advice to help map out a path to restoring balance; which may include adapting diet and daily routine, self massage with oils, taking herbs internally, meditation and yoga practice

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“The wisdom and knowledge I received from Anne was very helpful in improving my sleep and easing peri-menopause symptoms. I felt informed and inspired by the sessions. Now the principles of Ayurveda are embedded in my day to day life and I have this amazing tool box to use including new recipes, herbs and oils, she can also offer meditation techniques. The advice was very practical. It was helpful to have the choice of going to Anne’s therapy room which is a wonderful space and to have zoom sessions. I felt very comfortable discussing my symptoms with Anne, she’s a solid support. I highly recommend booking sessions with Anne, even my little boy benefitted from the lifestyle changes I was able to introduce”

Hannah, 2022

Consultation

At your initial session especially, be prepared to talk about yourself. Ayurveda emphasises balance in all areas of life and so the practitioner will be making diagnostic observations of your body and manner, as well as taking an extensive personal and medical history. This may include amongst other matters, an understanding of your diet, your professional life and working conditions, relationships, mental health and exercise routines.

In this way the practitioner is able to identify the potential causes of imbalance in the mind or body and can devise a bespoke treatment plan that will include dietary and lifestyle advice, herbal suggestions and other Ayurvedic treatments.

  • Your initial consultation lasts 1.5 to 2hrs and is ideally done in person, but can be conducted via zoom.

  • During the consultation, Anne will seek to identify your Prakruti (constitutional doshic type) and your current Vikruti (doshic imbalance), shining light upon the underlying causes of current imbalance.

  • Insights and recommendations may be offered during the consultation, or sent via email afterwards. The onus is then on you being an active participant in your own journey toward healing, with Anne's ongoing guidance and support.

  • Follow up sessions last 30 mins to 1hr, usually at monthly intervals. The number of follow up sessions will depend on how things progress and you are, of course, free to stop at any point.  

Contribution 

I offer a sliding scale to make this resource accessible to people with varying levels of income:

Standard/ Low income/ Concession

I'm grateful for your integrity in choosing the appropriate fee.

  

Initial consultation (1.5 hrs)  £80/ £60/ £40

 

Follow up appointments £45/ £35/ £20 per thirty minute session

Introductory package - Initial consultation plus 3 follow up 30 minute sessions £195/ £150/ £90

 

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