Ayurveda

AYURVEDA AT THE BRUSSELS YOGA LOFT

Appointments for Ayurveda Consultation and Massages with Ayurvedic Therapist Katrien Maes can be booked every Thursday (starting 27 April 2017) between 10h00am and 21h00pm.

Read more about Katrien below.

AYURVEDIC MASSAGE

One of the best ways to restore and support the harmony between body and mind is through massage of the body and head, with warm Ayurvedic oil.

A Theapeutic Ayurvedic massage has many benefits and is used to:

– alleviate or remedy a range of physical complaints
– overcome symptoms of exhaustion, stress and fatigue
– improve circulation, strengthen the nervous system, promote uptake of oxygen throughout the body
– promote removal of toxins and regulate the digestive system
– strengthen muscles, bones and blood vessels
– enhance the immune system
– strengthen the skin, increasing suppleness and purity
– promote a good sleep

For the massage, warm herbalized sesame oil is used; the amount and temperature of the oil and the pressure applied are adapted to each individual.

Price for a Consultation / Massage of 75 minutes is EUR 65.

For more information, send an email to info@theyogaloft.be

FOOD ADVICE

In Ayurveda, good digestion is the key to health.

You can eat the most expensive, tastiest, ‘healthiest’ food, but if it’s not digested properly, you can’t have (the full) benefit of it.

Unbalanced, weak digestion is caused by disruption of the dosha balance, eating and drinking too many ‘bad foods’ according to your constitution, suppressing emotions, not listening to the body,…

This creates an accumulation of waste in the body (and mind), and results in disease.

If the processes of digestion, absorption and defecation function optimally, we receive the nutrients we need and we remove the toxins we do not need.

In a consult/food advice I try to give clear advice on how to remove toxins from the body, to highlight the food that is good for each individual’s constitution, and offer individual advice for proper digestion and optimal balance.

For more information, send an email to info@theyogaloft.be

AYURVEDA AND PREGNANCY

During pregnancy a woman is often faced with pain in the back, shoulder, pelvis and legs and other areas; an Ayurvedic massage with warm oil can soothe these symptoms. A massage is also relaxing, giving your pregnant body the rest and attention it needs.

During pregnancy digestive problems can occur, sometimes only during the first months, sometimes throughout pregnancy.

During an individual consultation we explore:

how discomfort (nausea, vomiting, fluid retention, excessive weight gain, blood pressure problems etc) can be solved mainly by food/nutrition
what general things you can do to protect against toxoplasmosis and other infections as listeriosis
which foods to avoid/take according to your own constitution
which foods to avoid/take for the optimal development of a healthy baby
In 2009, in India, I witnessed several treatments that support the female body throughout the pregnancy cycle, encouraging a smooth delivery and promoting recovery after childbirth. I attended another pregnancy massage course given by Lies Ameeuw at her School of Ayurveda in Ghent, and while I was pregnant (2011), I could experiment myself.

For more information, send an email to info@theyogaloft.be

About Katrien:
As a certified Ayurvedic therapist, Katrien helps people reconnect with their body by means of bodywork (Ayurvedic Massages) and food advice.

Her main specialities are:
– Stress related problems – both physical and mental
– Burn-out-symptoms
– Digestion problems

Next to her Ayurveda education in the School of Ayurveda in Gent and by doctors in India she followed several courses in macrobiotics, orthomoleculair medicine, shiatsu, pregnancy massage, Vipassana silent meditation and yoga. She is a Dutch-speaking Belgian, living in Schepdaal with her husband and daughter.