What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga. The literal translation of ayurveda is “science of life”. Ayurvedic medicine uses simple and natural ingredients that can be kept in the kitchen and easily applied inside the home. The 5 elements (earth, air, fire, water and ether) interact with each other in distinct relationships to make up the 3 Dosha bodies: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. In Ayurveda, balancing the Doshas is key to maintaining a healthy body, mind and lifestyle. If you want to learn more about Ayurveda and transform your health naturally, the following Sarasota studios are great places to start! Namaste ❤
Balance for Living is a Sarasota based Ayurveda center run by Mandy Main. Mandy is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Yoga Instructor and Meditation Leader. Her knowledge and experience combined with her patience and encouragement are sure to give you a beautiful wellness journey. One of her clients said “Mandy Main is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. She makes Ayurvedic cleanses beginner friendly and easy to follow. Plus, she is available anytime and easy to reach if any questions arise or guidance is needed. Not to mention she is extremely personable and down to Earth.” Balance for Living offers classes and private sessions in addition to an Ayurveda workshop taught at Healsci® Yoga School.
Lemon Bay Yoga Studio is a space in South Sarasota County, where you can go to “comfortably explore Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda.” Located in the Healing Arts building of The Open Studio, Lemon Bay Yoga is known for small classes where you can get individualized attention. Ayurveda offerings include lessons to learn simple cooking for your dosha, 10-week Body Thrive online program, and in-depth Ayurveda nutritional consultations to name a few.
Dragonfly is a Sarasota health & wellness lifestyle center owned by a a husband/wife duo with a passion for health and spirituality! Dragonfly’s team of highly qualified instructors offer health and healing from a place of wisdom and experience. Each instructor is 200-500hr RYT certified with many having much more extensive backgrounds in health. Located on Venice Island, Dragonfly studio offerings include: yoga classes, Ayurveda consultations and lifestyle counseling. They even have a Dragonfly Yoga App where you can view the schedule, sign up for classes/workshops and much more!
Head to Ocean Love Ayurveda if you are looking to finally get the relaxation you deserve! Owner, Jennifer Bielowicz, combines the healing arts of Ayurveda, massage, skincare and yoga into one! As a certified Ayurvedic practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor and Licensed Esthetician, Jenny B has learned the benefits of natural health through firsthand experience. Conveniently located in downtown Sarasota, Ocean Love can offer you: Ayurvedic consults & treatments, massage therapy, traditional Thai bodywork, yoga nidra, and skincare treatments to name a few.