AYURVEDA - SCIENCE OF LIFE
In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing”. Ayurveda believes that the healing starts from within and according to the principles of Ayurvedic theory, everyone is made of a combination of five elements: air, water, fire, earth, and space. These elements combine in the body to form three energies or life forces that govern our inner and outer environments: movement, transformation, and structure known in Sanskrit as doshas: Vata (Wind), Pitta(Fire), and Kapha (Earth).
Yoga is a sister science of Ayurveda and it is prescribed to balance the doshas and calm the mind. With these principles in mind Ayur-Shilpi (Ayur is a Sanskrit term meaning “life” or “vital power” and Shilpi is an artisan) has programs which combines Ayurveda, Yoga principles and meditation techniques to balance body and mind for a healthy mind, body and spiritual healing.
Meet Shilpika Devaiah
Ayurveda Physician, Yoga Instructor
Shilpika Devaiah is the owner of Ayur-Shilpi Ayurveda & Wellness and a certified Ayurveda doctor through NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) and AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America) organizations. She received her Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine, and Surgery (BAMS) which is a 5-year program from Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India, and Diploma in Panchakarma from Ayurdhama Ayurveda Hospital and Yoga Retreat Center in India. Shilpika also has a 200 hour Yoga Teachers Training Certification from the renowned Sivananda Yoga Ashram, India specializing in Hatha yoga. She is also certified as an Ayurveda Yoga Therapist by NAMA.
Ayurveda Detox - "Virechana"
Virechana or Virechana Karma is a purification therapy to detox the body and mind, and is one among the five scared, healing therapies of the Panchakarma. The Panchakarma encompasses five treatments that can prevent and heal a number of physical, mental and emotional disorders and illnesses. Virechana is a Sanskrit word that means “laxative” or “purging” and may refer to any substance used to induce purging. Virechana is a controlled process that gathers ama (toxins) from many Pitta locations in the body, concentrates it in the small intestine and then discharges it.
Achieve improved immunity and thus resistant to many diseases
Achieve a better circulatory system
Management of weight
Activate the lymphatic system
Nourish the skin
Strengthen the muscles
Improve digestive system
Adriana Markov is a reiki practitioner and yoga and meditation teacher who finds expression in blending the universal teachings of health and healing of eastern philosophy together with shamanic ceremonial practices that maximize the discovery and connection to our inherent and divine nature. Having left a senior level corporate job at the age of 26, she began a journey to find truth and transcendence towards equanimity. Her work is deeply informed by her curiosity of the cosmos and in practice with universal levels of consciousness in the body to create alchemy within the psyche in its journey toward wholeness.
She completed her B.A. in international relations with focus on psychology from Cleveland State University. She is a CYT, receiving training under the direction of Sara Syed, owner of the Studio Cleveland, and studied reiki under the Usui lineage from Cleveland-based shamanic practitioner Hank Setala.
Fanoula Vasilia Asser is a sound practitioner, Cyma, reiki practitioner, and yoga and meditation teacher who began her yoga teacher training journey in 2012 with her beloved instructor Jan Hauenstein, with Try 4 Life Yoga, trained her in YTT200 & attuned her to every degree of Traditional Usui Reiki I II III, Animal Reiki, and in 2013 Kundalini Reiki. She was practicing closely with her canine companions, who are indeed sensitive to subtle energy work types.
In 2014 she traveled to California to study scientific sounds at the Neuro Acoustic Research Center. Then in 2015, she traveled to ATL for training in the practice of Cymatherapy & Facial Rejuvenation. In 2016 she began her holistic coach certification. In 2017 she was attuned to Integrated the Energy Therapy & Integrated Energy Therapy for Animals and completed a feng shui interior design certification. In 2018 she completed another advanced Reiki course.
In 2019 she facilitated monthly Energy Shares where practitioners of any modality were invited to share energy work and safe practice space for newly certified practitioners to learn and grow together. In 2020 she officially became her yoga Nidra practitioner, producing her sound journeys with consciousness rotation & sensory integration.