Balancing mind and body is a difficult task, much like trying to win a three-legged race and a game of Jenga at the same time. Let the gurus of equilibrium show you the ropes with today’s Groupon to The Ayurvedic Path in Herndon. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get one 60-minute ayurvedic health consultation (a $125 value).<p>
- For $99, you get three 60-minute ayurvedic health consultations (a $375 value).<p>
Helmed by calming captain Michelle Fondin, The Ayurvedic Path’s wellness gurus aid clients in achieving mind-body awareness to pave the way to a healthier lifestyle. One-hour ayurvedic mind-body-profile consultations consider a patient’s physical, mental, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and environmental health to help to target imbalances and regain equilibrium. Unlike the daily dose of marshmallows prescribed by cereal mascots, the assigned profiles instruct patients to follow a daily routine that includes yoga postures, meditation, an individualized diet, and herbal treatments to help to ease symptoms of their ailments. At the close of each one-on-one consultation, a well-being sensei leads the client through a guided meditation.
The Ayurvedic Path
For Michelle Fondin, yoga is just one component, albeit an important one, to achieving inner and outer peace. She incorporates the ancient practice into the Ayurvedic system of holistic and meditative practices designed to cultivate overall wellness and address mind and body problems. When she meets with a new client for an Ayurvedic consultation, she seeks to determine the true cause of their ailments, discussing health concerns alongside the stuff of life, which may include anything from relationships to career paths. In addition to helming these in-depth consultations, Ms. Fondin and her team lead hatha yoga classes and meditation sessions within a spacious, sunny studio where glimpses of critters from the forest below are not uncommon sights. “There's this instant unplugging from the crazy hectic world into a serene setting,” explains Ms. Fondin.
Ms. Fondin hopes that The Ayurvedic Path not only equips her clients with new tools for achieving balance between mind and body, but also helps foster a sense of community. To that end, she keeps her classes limited to 13 students and makes an effort to get to know every practitioner.