MAD LOVE MONDAY | Nadia Goymer - Northern Lotus Ayurveda
Hello Everyone, my name is Nadia Goymer and my service is Ayurvedic Health Counseling here in Edmonton, Alberta. Ayurveda is Yoga’s holistic healing sister science, which includes the body, mind, and spirit. Under the lens of Ayurveda, everyone is considered unique and digestive health is a main focus. I help people with their nutrition, herbs, and lifestyle so they can create the most optimal environment for healing to take place. Ayurveda teaches that your Agni (digestive fire, metabolism), is intricately connected to your Ojas (immunity, vitality), and that each person has specific needs to optimize these factors.
Have you ever tried a diet someone recommended, because it worked for them, but it didn’t work for you? What about different exercises, study schedules, or daily routines? Ayurveda takes out the guesswork by giving you a framework so that you can understand what will work for you and what won’t. There are three constitutions, called Doshas, which dictate the best conditions for your mind, body, and spirit to have the best possible health and productivity. It’s not a cut and dry personality/body type system though – everyone has all of the constitutions at different percentages. The Doshas also dictate the state and functioning of your body tissues and organs, as well as how disease unfolds in your body.
Part of what I do is to help people figure out their Prakruti (their original constitution, or state of balance) and their Vikruti (current imbalance, or Dosha), so they can start peeling back the layers to achieve optimal health. I meet with clients on an ongoing basis to implement nutrition, herbs, and recommended self care practices tailored specifically to their needs.
I love Ayurveda because it literally translates into “life-knowledge,” and gives people a framework to understand themselves and others. It teaches how your body and environment are constantly humming clues about what is needed for healing. It teaches why people act the way they do, breeding a deep sense of compassion and respect for human nature. Once you learn why people are the way they are, you just see a human, not a “good person” or a “bad person.” And once people start to bring back their mind-body connection, the transformation that happens is incredible.
Ayurveda is still relatively new in the U.S. and Canada, and something that inspires me is sharing this information with others. I truly believe that everyone should know it – it gives people their power back when it comes to healing. I truly believe that everyone deserves to understand their body and how to heal, and that the knowledge shouldn’t only be taught to professionals. If you really think about it, how crazy is it that most people don’t understand how their body works?
For this reason I am also excited to host public talks and workshops here in Edmonton. I have a 6 week workshop coming up in the fall, called the Healing Your Life Ayurvedic Wellness Program. It’s every Tuesday night in September and the first two Tuesdays in October, from 6-8 pm. We will cover basic Ayurvedic theory, the nature of your constitution and imbalance, and each week we will introduce different self care practices including (but not limited to) nutrition for your Dosha.
I really love meeting new people and creating connections with like minded individuals. I am always open to collaboration if it means bringing health and wellness to the community! I would love to meet Edmonton BossBabes who are interested in hosting workshops and events. I can always be reached email@example.com
For more information about workshops and events, visit my website www.northernlotusayurveda.com, follow me on instagram @northernlotusayurveda or on facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/NorthernLotusAyurveda/
Thanks so much for reading about what I do, and I hope to meet you soon! Bringing Ayurveda to Edmonton is my passion and I love sharing it.
I sincerely wish you all the best on your healing journey.