Good nutrition assists with many diverse health conditions and can bring about enormous shifts in mental health too. I follow a plant-based diet because I know it works best for me, for my body, mind and spirit. I will help you find a healthy way of eating that fits your moral perspective, likes and dislikes, health needs, budget and time restrictions. Your treatment may also include supplements if they are beneficial for you at this time.
What is a plant-based diet?
- Plant-based is a diet based mainly on foods from plant sources: fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and grains.
- Plant-based diets generally focus on whole foods and avoid processed foods such as white flour, bread or rice, biscuits, cakes and pastries, sodas, chips, sweets, added sugars or fast foods.
- Plant-based does not necessarily mean you have to be a strict vegetarian or vegan, as long as your diet is rich in whole foods, and you eat mostly plant foods.
- In Healthy at 100, John Robbins reports that, in communities following a 99% plant-based diet, people lived longer, had few diseases and chronic illnesses, and were active, contributing, happy members of their community, often well into their 100s.
Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.
Yoga therapy facilitates awareness and brings about positive change helping you to heal yourself through the guided use of different yoga practices. This might include physical exercise, breathing, yoga philosophy, mudra, chanting, meditation or mindfulness techniques.
Your programme will be individually tailored for you and your current level of ability and interest. Whether you are recovering from an injury, dealing with a health condition, suffering stress or trauma, or simply want to become more aware of the inter-relationship of your body and mind, yoga therapy can maximise body awareness, realign the body, rehabilitate injuries, increase energy and create a more positive mindset.
For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve.
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- Discovery Session (15min) FREE
This is a 15-minute phone conversation, where we take a snapshot of where you are, look at where you want to be, and brainstorm some ideas of how to get there.
- Nutrition Initial Consultation (120 mins) $180
In this first, longer, session, we discuss any symptoms or concerns you have, go through your health history in detail and take a look at your current diet. We work together to discover what habits are not serving you well and to find new ones that will help you reach your goals. This could include modifications to diet and lifestyle and/or adding in some nutritional supplements. If you need to have any tests to help us to clarify your current state of health, we can also arrange this. The fee includes time spent after the session for me to consider your case, do any additional research and prepare your treatment plan.
- Nutrition Follow-up (60 min) $100
In the follow-up appointment, we review test results, and discuss any questions you have. I will go over your treatment plan and give you any recipes and resources you require. This is a collaborative process, and you will be encouraged to give feedback so that we can design your treatment to be perfect for you.
- Yoga Therapy Initial Consultation (120 mins) $180
In this first, longer, session, we discuss any symptoms or concerns you have, go through your health history and conduct a physical assessment. We work together to discover what habits are not serving you well and to find new ones that will help you reach your goals. Our aim is to create a personal yoga practice, which you can do regularly and consistently, over a period of time, as this has been found to be the most effective way of bringing about change in your life. Your practice may include physical postures, breathwork, meditation and/or other techniques of yoga. The practice is individually created for you, based on your needs and abilities at the time. The fee includes time spent after the session for me to consider your case, do any additional research and prepare your practice.
- Yoga Therapy Follow-up (60 mins) $100
In the follow-up appointment, we discuss any questions you have, and go over your yoga practice. This is a collaborative process, and you will be encouraged to give feedback so that we can design your practice to be perfect for you, your needs and your abilities. You can then stop by every 1-2 months to add to or modify your practice, as your abilities and needs change.
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- Home Cooking Lesson (120 mins) $250
Want to eat a healthier, plant-based diet but worried about flavour, variety or nutritional needs? I’ve been cooking plant-based for a family for 30 years and I can help you find tasty, affordable meals to suit you and the whole family. This lesson takes place in your own kitchen so that you can use your own equipment and ingredients, helping you to take on new habits that will stick. You will learn how to make healthy, delicious plant milks, easy basics like burgers and curries, plus some yummy nutritious treats.
- Home Pantry Review (60 mins) $150
When was the last time you cleared out your pantry? Have you ever read the labels on the packets of food in there? Do you know which ingredients you should be in love with, and which you should be scared of? I am a professional label-decipherer! I’ll come to your home and help you eliminate the nasties and focus on the healthies. I can help you with all your food ingredients, and also toiletries and cleaning products.
Book both the Home Cooking Lesson and Pantry Review for $300 (save $100)
- Cacao Ceremony (60 mins) from $35 pp
A ‘consciously healthy’ way of celebrating a special occasion. Perfect for a birthday, hens’ night or girls night in. Beginning your event with a sacred cacao ceremony is guaranteed to lift your spirits and open your heart, leading to a magical experience of whatever comes next. Partake of the sacred medicine of the Mayans, experience how breath and movement allows the cacao to work its magic, and feel the joy of chocolate permeate your being.
- Divine Raw Chocolate Making (60 mins) - POA from $35 pp
An interactive raw chocolate-making workshop, presented with passion and humour by a self-confessed-and-proud-of-it chocoholic! Learn about the health and spiritual benefits of chocolate, the healthiest ways to enjoy it, and why it is a medicine you can enjoy every day!
- Cacao Ceremony and Divine Raw Chocolate Making (120 mins) – POA from $60 pp
Double chocolate magic!