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The Ayurveda Life School podcast explores wellness and health through the ancient 5,000 year old wisdom of Ayurveda-but we make it work for you today! Learn to make practical changes to your lifestyle, diet, exercise, thoughts, and emotions to connect mind-body and lead you on your pathway to perfect health. Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Heather Johnson, the host, will share the life-changing teachings of Ayurveda and give you techniques to make Ayurveda a natural part of your daily life as you journey to better health and peace, and you don't need to travel to India to do it! Peace, wholeness, and a life of dynamic energy can be yours through Ayurveda. 

Ayurveda Life School Podcast Heather Johnson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 134 Ratings

The Ayurveda Life School podcast explores wellness and health through the ancient 5,000 year old wisdom of Ayurveda-but we make it work for you today! Learn to make practical changes to your lifestyle, diet, exercise, thoughts, and emotions to connect mind-body and lead you on your pathway to perfect health. Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Heather Johnson, the host, will share the life-changing teachings of Ayurveda and give you techniques to make Ayurveda a natural part of your daily life as you journey to better health and peace, and you don't need to travel to India to do it! Peace, wholeness, and a life of dynamic energy can be yours through Ayurveda. 

    Ep #108: Type 2 Diabetes & Ayurveda with Dr. Jackie Christensen

    Ep #108: Type 2 Diabetes & Ayurveda with Dr. Jackie Christensen

    Diabetes has become a global epidemic, impacting millions of people around the world. Ayurveda has many beautiful healing remedies and tools to help with prevention and management of diabetes.

    In this episode I visit with Dr Jackie Christensen, Naturopath and Ayurveda Practitioner as well as author of 'The Ayurveda Solution for Type 2 Diabetes: A clinically proven program to balance blood sugars in 12 weeks'.

    Her expertise in using Ayurveda to treat Type 2 diabetes gives hope and direction to those struggling with or wanting to prevent diabetes.

    In this episode you will learn about the root cause of diabetes, habits you can shift to dramatically impact your blood sugars, and all about the 12 week program to bring your body back to balance while treating diabetes.

    You can learn more about Dr. Christensen's book at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-ayurveda-solution-to-type-2-diabetes-jackie-christensen-phd/1137338445?ean=9781630061791

    Coming up in July- 10 Day Ayurveda Cooking Intensive. Ready to take your Ayurveda cooking to the next level, or just want more information about how to prepare food for your dosha? Join the Cooking Intensive. Learn more at https://www.ayurvedalifeschool.com/cookingintensive

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    • 46 min
    Ep #107: Ayurveda Cooking Simplified

    Ep #107: Ayurveda Cooking Simplified

    Ayurvedic cooking can seem so complicated at times, and if you are someone who doesn't enjoy cooking, you may just throw up your hands and forget the whole thing.

    As a mom with a busy family I can relate to those feelings, and it took me awhile to find my flow with Ayurvedic cooking.

    In this episode I share tips and ways to make Ayurvedic cooking simple and easy, and it doesn't mean you need to eat Indian food for every meal (although I do love a good curry:).

    I also share strategies that have worked with my own kids to help them stay balanced and make good choices when it comes to meal time.

    In this episode I reference a few great Ayurveda cookbooks:
    The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook by Kate O'Donnell
    Modern Ayurveda by Ali Cramer

    To start your Ayurveda journey, order your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit at https://www.ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkit

    Ready to implement what you are learning? Join the 28 Day Ayurveda Immersion at https://www.ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersion

    Join me online:
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    Namaste.

    • 32 min
    Ep #106: PMS and Ayurveda Part 2

    Ep #106: PMS and Ayurveda Part 2

    PMS can be a difficult time of the month. By using lifestyle therapies from episode 104 and herbs and nutritional therapies you will learn about in this episode, you can see an improvement in your PMS to the point that you may not even know your cycle is approaching.

    In this episode you will learn about:

    Reproductive tonics for each dosha
    Nutritional Therapies for PMS
    Ayurvedic tools to manage PMS

    If you haven't joined the 28 Day Ayurveda Immersion, NOW is the time! Learn more at https://www.ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersion

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    • 24 min
    Ep #105: Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda with Joe Rich

    Ep #105: Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda with Joe Rich

    Kundalini yoga is a beautiful practice that integrates breath, asana, intention and meditation. In this episode we are privileged to speak with Joe Rich, co-founder of the International Institute of Ayurveda in Gualala, California.

    You will learn about the integrations between Kundalini and Ayurveda, what to expect at a Kundalini practice, and how you can use this ancient science to deepen your health.

    About Joe Rich:
    Gurubhai "Joe Rich" has been a practitioner and teacher of Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan since 1998. Joe is a KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) certified teacher as well as possessing a degree in health care management, a background in counseling emotionally disturbed inner city teens, running group homes for at-risk youths, and working as an epidemiologist for the CDC.

    To contact Joe Rich or the International Institute of Ayurveda, visit https://www.iiayurveda.com.

    To start on your Ayurveda journey, join the 28 Day Ayurveda Immersion. Learn more at https://www.ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersion

    Join me online:
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    Namaste.

    • 42 min
    Ep #104: PMS and Ayurveda. Part 1.

    Ep #104: PMS and Ayurveda. Part 1.

    It's that time of the month again. Are you experiencing anxiety, nervousness, mood swings, fatigue, cravings, anger, acne, bloating and other miserable symptoms?

    In Ayurveda we look at 3 main factors when it comes to PMS, and you have more control over how you feel than you may think.

    In this episode we discuss the doshic symptoms of PMS, lifestyle remedies and therapies, and how Ojas and Ama play a role in this ailment.

    Ready to take your Ayurveda into action? Join the 28 Day Ayurveda Immersion NOW and start today. Learn more at https://www.ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersion

    Join me online at:
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    Namaste.

    • 23 min
    Ep #103: Transitioning into Spring

    Ep #103: Transitioning into Spring

    Making the shift from winter to spring can bring with it challenges physically and emotionally.

    With a few small tweak and changes, you can shift your energy to embrace spring, shed the excess, and fully enjoy this new season with greater health.

    In this episode we talk about sleep, diet, routines, self-care, breath work and more to keep you aligned with the energy of spring and Kapha season.

    To really move into spring with wellness, join the spring cleanse starting April 12th. Register now to get all the support you need leading up to the cleanse start date. https://www.ayurvedalifeschool.com/seasonalcleanse

    Join me online:
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    Namaste.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

Im_Josie_Lee ,

So Clarifying

Ayurveda can be so confusing and can get overwhelming, but Heather has a way of breaking down these concepts so they are clear and applicable. With each episode, I walk away with at least one take away that I can implement into my practice. Just be prepared. You are going to want to take notes. So many good things.

GreenMotherVictory ,

Rich and nurturing wisdom that I have been longing for!

I have been longing for this wisdom and I am so happy about my journey in life and that I must have been ready for it since it came into my life when it did so organically.

Heater really breaks Ayurveda down beautifully and makes is so exiting and easy to digest. Her ability to be so connected to her gift of conveying is so smooth and rich and I admire this ability very deeply!

cvd2222 ,

Simple but in-depth approach to ayurveda

I am enrolled in ACH1 at CCA and I love listening to this podcast to compliment the theory and technicality I learn in class. The podcast offers real life example on how to use aturveda for what imbalance. I find Heather Johnson to be very relatable and very clear in her explanation and to the point. Maybe someone new to Ayurveda will have a somewhat difficult time with some terminology but someone who has read couple of books on Ayurveda will find her podcast educative. At least I do!! Thank you for all the great content you offer so graciously.

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