Santosha

Holistic Nutritional Counseling

FoodAyurveda is an ancient healing science originating in India. Translated as “Life Knowledge”, it is literally the science of living. Ayurvedic healing begins with creating balance in body, mind and spirit followed by a program to maintain that balance. Ayurveda is a holistic approach to living well.

Western approaches to nutrition and wellness, however, focus on maintaining health status and treating disease.

Ayurveda and Holistic Nutrition focus of the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease. We will assess not only what you eat, but how you eat. We will look at lifestyle factors that contribute to and/or take away from your overall health. We will also analyze any pertinent information gathered by traditional “Western” nutritional assessment such as height, weight, food intake, and health history. All of these factors are important because each has a direct impact on the digestion and assimilation of nutrients; and those nutrients are the building blocks for everything in your body.

By combining Eastern and Western approaches to wellness, I am in a unique position to provide you with a comprehensive and inclusive assessment of your health status, and I have the unique combination of skills and techniques to guide you to a state of health.

What to Expect:

Your consultation sessions will be guided by your needs and intentions, including assisting you in developing those intentions and goals. The initial consultation will begin with the completion of simple forms about your health. An Ayurvedic assessment will be conducted; food intake history, physical activity assessment, and anthropometric measurements (height, weight, etc.) may also be performed. The information gained from these assessments will be used to provide recommendations and help you to formulate an action plan to set your intentions into action.

Your initial consultation will be one hour, and can be scheduled on-line. Follow-up sessions may be ½ hour to one hour, depending on the need, and will be discussed during your appointment.

$75 per session; $45 per follow up

Schedule an appointment online

You may also contact her directly at 4SatyaWellness@gmail.com.

Parvati (Julie Hillman) studied nutrition and food science at the University of Rhode Island, completing her Master’s degree in 2009 and becoming a Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2010. Her areas of focus were general nutrition and mindful eating. She completed research comparing the effectiveness of a diet-and-exercise approach to a mindfulness-based approach in weight management (in her study, the mindfulness approach showed more promise in preventing weight gain).

Interested in a holistic approach to wellness, Parvati completed her Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant training in 2014 and us registered with the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America. She combines both Eastern and Western philosophies of wellness in her approach with clients, drawing on the wisdom of both practices. She believes that true wellness comes from the inside out, and is more than just diet and exercise.

Parvati is a Certified Amrit Yoga Teacher (RYT 200). She is available for private yoga and meditation sessions. She is an avid kayaker, has participated in several charity 5K races, and enjoys the outdoors. She has been a yoga practitioner for over 15 years.

Parvati is available for Ayurvedic Nutrition and Wellness counseling, Private Yoga Classes, Marma Therapy. She also teaches regularly scheduled yoga classes at Santosha.

To learn more, visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/4SatyaWellness

Julie Hillman

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