Jennifer LeValley, MSAS, LMTInitially, my interest in Ayurveda was sparked while practicing yoga, Ayurveda’s “sister science.” One of my yoga teachers liked to pepper her classes with Ayurvedic tidbits, talking about our health being a result of a balanced body, mind (not brain), and spirit. Wow. Spirit health? I hadn’t considered it before. Up until this point my formal education was steeped in matter science and the scientific method, and while these are valid means to attempt to explain reality, my experience with yoga began to unveil a broader perspective, which included the energy science of Ayurveda. I then decided to read an introductory Ayurvedic text from Dr. Vasant Lad, and within just a few pages I was in tears. Joyous, heart-opening tears. The philosophy spoke to every part of my being.

A couple of years later I experienced a string of illnesses which culminated in a serious GI infection, and while I sought allopathic (Western) medicine to clear my acute infection, my doctor suggested I seek alternative care to rebuild my microbiome and immunity. I immediately sought the care of an Ayurvedic practitioner, and while it had been a difficult time in my life, I was excited to learn and experience the effects of Ayurveda as a patient in need. I did get better, and I feel more vital now than before getting sick. It was, and continues to be, a beautiful experience of awakening. Because of this, I was inspired to seek a formal education in Ayurveda so that I could help others discover or regain their true health: a uniquely balanced body, mind, and spirit. I believe it is the birthright of every being. And I believe that this balance shapes and strengthens the awareness we each need to become fully and beautifully actualized within ourselves and our communities. Ultimately, the entire world benefits when individuals seek this dynamic balance.

My care philosophy

Using the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, I work with clients to address the root cause of their disease or discomfort. Acknowledging that Nature is intelligent, and we ourselves ARE nature, I aim to help the mind-body tap into its innate intelligence and ability to heal.

Areas of interests

Conditions

  • Digestive issues
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Hormone balance
  • Women’s health (PMS, fertility, menopause)
  • Pain
  • Immune system dysfunction
  • Insomnia and sleep disorders
  • Lethargy & brain fog
  • Nervous system disorders

 

Treatments

  • Traditional Ayurvedic bodywork, including Abhyanga, Shirodhara, external Basti, Marma therapy (non-needled energy point treatment)
  • Panchakarma (Ayurvedic cleanse)
  • Ayurvedic sinus therapy
  • Ayurvedic diet, lifestyle, and herb counseling
  • Reiki energy healing

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“Whether clients see me for body work, energy healing, or diet, lifestyle, and herb counseling, they can expect a supportive, encouraging, and nurturing experience.”

Education, training, and certifications

  • Master of Science, Ayurvedic Sciences, Bastyr University, 2019
    • 5 years of clinical experience at Bastyr Center for Natural Health
    • 1 month externship at the Rajiv Gandhi Government Post Graduate Ayurvedic Hospital and College in Paprola, India
  • Licensed Massage Therapist, Bellevue Massage School, 2018
  • Reiki Level I & II Certified
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Virginia Tech, 2005
    • Minor in Biology