My name is Tiffany Chan. I have been teaching yoga locally since 1995. I am co-owner of Anjali Yoga Teacher Training where we certify people to become yoga teachers. I am a recent graduate of the Boston Ayurveda School. I am now an Ayurveda Health Counselor and working to become an Ayurvedic Practioner. I want teach people how to use Yoga and Ayurveda for optimal health and well-being.

What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga. Both are based on the Samkhaya philosophy based on the Five Elements. Both are meant to guide us on how to live a healthier, happier life in alignment with nature and the five elements. Yoga supports that with breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation. Ayurveda supports that with diet, lifestyle and herbs.

How do I learn more about Ayurveda? A good place to start is to learn about your Dosha. In the Ayurvedic system the 5 elements combine to make 3 doshas. Our bodies contain all three doshas but in different proportions. Things like age, the season and the proclivities you were born with contribute to the balance or imbalance that you are experiencing now. The trick is to understand what dosha is present and needs balancing in the present moment. It can be helpful to do a dosha quiz. One of my favorites is the one on the Banyan Botanicals site.

What practices should I incorporate now? It can get overwhelming. Ayurveda has lots of different protocols and it’s hard to know what to do right now. Take is slow and make it simple. Start with eating with the seasons. Each season has foods that are optimal for the elements that are active at that time. However, each of us are unique and it maybe a bit of trial and error to see what works. There are some general principles that can be very helpful for most everyone to start.

  • Start the day by scraping your tongue, brush your teeth and take a shower (even if it’s a quick one)
  • Make lunch the biggest meal
  • Eat seasonally based, fresh cooked meals
  • Stay away from processed foods
  • Try to turn screens off an hour before bedtime
  • Get to bed by 10pm

What can a Ayurvedic Health counseling session do for me? In an individual session, we can get very specialized health history to customize the dietary and lifestyle protocols to be tailor-made for you. I can help you to make slow habit changes to work towards goals of health and well-being.

Sounds great! What do I do next to make an Ayurvedic Health Counselor appointment with Tiffany? If you are interested in learning more about you and your dosha and easy ways to help you feel better, we can make and appointment and I will send you a health history form to fill out. Then we will meet and talk about your goals, health history and current state of health to make an assessment of the best way to move forward. Then we will have a presentation of the treatment plan to go over the protocols that I think would be best for you in your situation. I would like to do another follow-up appointment in a few to see how you are doing and see if you have questions. These 3 appointments are currently being offered for $75 as an introductory price.

What types of Issues Can Ayurveda help me with? Your body tells you that something is out of balance. You may feel fatigue, congestion, constipation, indigestion, acid reflux, depression, anxiety, feeling like your mind can’t slow down, stress, generalized body aches and not sleeping well. Ayurveda can also offer support to illnesses and diseases that have been diagnosed by a physician. Ayurveda can teach you the ways to empower yourself to get back into balance and feel good again. Ayurveda works on the physical level which also affects the emotional and mental levels as well. When the body/ mind is more in balance you are more stress resilient, calm, content and more connected to your bigger self. Ayurveda is not meant to replace your medical care or pharmaceuticals.

Ways to support your journey~ Chair Yoga Plus on Wednesdays 10:30-11:40 am. This is a gentle class with lots of relaxation but still get a good stretch and strengthening. Currently this class is only on Zoom. $10 per class. First class is free. Moderate Kripalu Yoga- Wednesdays 5:30-6:40. In this class, we often do a dosha balancing practice and restoratives. We challenge ourselves and also have a meditative practice. This class has an in-person or a Zoom option. We often meet outside when the weather allows. Please contact me for the current information. $10 per class. First class is free. To set up an Ayurvedic Health Counseling appointment please contact me or visit my website to see what classes and workshops I’m offering. 

My website also has numerous articles I’ve written and videos to support you. 

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Cell: 724-388-9568 

Thanks so much for your interest. I wish you good health and happiness.

Tiffany Chan E-RYT 500, Ayurvedic Health Counselor