Panchakarma with Kelli Lewis, Ayurvedic Practitioner
October 7-14, 2016
Kelli’s desire to help people lead happier, healthier, and more productive lives began when she was very young. “If somebody was sick, I would want to give them Vitamin C because that’s what my Mom always gave us when we were sick”, she recalls.
Today, after many years of study and training, Kelli is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Massage Therapist, and Yoga teacher dedicated to helping her clients feel better through therapies that are designed to bring the body and mind into balance.
Ayurveda is an ancient system of healing from India that aims to address the root cause of illness, instead of just treating symptoms.
Before doing any treatments, Kelli consults with her clients to determine their individual needs. “I like to discover their current lifestyle, eating habits, and thinking patterns, before making any recommendations. I want this to be a partnership for wellness; not just tell them what to do.”
In addition to advice on diet, lifestyle, and nutrition, Kelli offers a variety of Ayurvedic treatments, and an seven day detoxification and rejuvenation process called Panchakarma, at her office in Palm Desert, California, as well as in other locations around the country including the Mindfully Well Center in Yellow Springs, OH.
Panchakarma promotes health by relieving stress, removing toxins from the entire body, and bringing the the body’s natural energies, or what Ayurvedic practitioners call “doshas”, into balance. The doshas relate to the elemental energies of air, fire, and water.
So, for example, if a person is suffering from anxiety, their disorder might be explained by saying they have too much “Vata” (mental, or “air”) energy, and if they have a problem with inflammation, the Ayurvedic diagnosis would be too much “Pitta”, or heat energy.
The Panchakarma program begins with gentle detox yoga and meditation, followed by hot ginger tea and a light breakfast. After that, clients receive Ayurvedic therapies such as “Vata pacifying” (stress relieving) massage, Nasyam, the application of herb infused oils to the nostrils, Swedana, a therapeutic steam treatment, and Shirodhara, the application of a continuous flow of warm herbal oil to the forehead. Cleansing and purging treatments to detoxify the gastrointestinal tract are also performed.
Panchakarma treatments take place at various times throughout the day, and educational lectures are given in the evening. Lunch and dinner are included.
$2,900 (Seven days, includes Ayurvedic therapies, lunch, dinner, and lectures)