We believe in the natural wisdom of the body and mind. Our philosophy is that all individuals can attain optimal health and wellness through movement, breath, awareness and connection on every level. At Ananda Shala, we seek an integrated approach to wellness and offer a wide variety of services to supplement your primary medical care.
Yoga and Pilates Personal Training.
Support your specific needs and schedule under the supervision of one of the Shala’s highly trained instructors with a private Yoga or Pilates session.
Perfect for building foundational strength, flexibility, stamina and stability, or recovering from an injury, private sessions allow an instructor to tailor a class to support your individual practice.
Half-hour, hour and 90 minute sessions are available at The Shala. Small group sessions are also available. *Please note: All private appointments must be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A representative will get back to you quickly to book your appointment.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by a laying-on of hands.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. One of the greatest Reiki healing health benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the body’s natural healing abilities and improves and maintains health. Reiki healing is a natural therapy that gently balances life energies and brings health and well being to the recipient. Perfect for balancing the stressful, exhausting grind many of us experience every day, a Reiki session is the peace and relief you crave.
Half hour, hour and 90 minute sessions are available at The Shala. Small group sessions are also available. *Please note: All private appointments must be booked by emailing email@example.com. A representative will get back to you quickly to book your appointment.
Combining Craniosacral therapy with Energy work and Zero Balancing, RYT 500 Sera Crandell offers gentle healing touch techniques to ease the body and soothe the mind.
Patterns of holding stress and tension are released while the immune system and other natural healing processes are strengthened. Energy Balancing supports the integration of body, mind and spirit, creating greater health and vitality overall.
Integrative nutrition counseling explores how diet and lifestyle affect overall health. Diet affects not only weight, but chronic diseases, chronic fatigue, food and environmental allergies and mood.
In your private consultation, our practitioner will gather information about your health and personal history, review your dietary preferences and health concerns, and assess your nutritional status. Together with your nutritionist, you will craft a personalized nutrition plan to start you on your path to greater health. Follow up appointments will assess how the changes are working for you, and further changes will be made as needed. Our practitioner always works from the view of food first, and professional grade, all natural supplements are added if food is not enough.
*Please note: All private appointments must be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A representative will get back to you quickly to book your appointment.
Yoga Therapy is recommended for chronic physical/mental conditions and illnesses.
We believe in the natural wisdom of the mind and body and apply therapeutic yoga postures, breath practices, mindful awareness and meditation to empower individuals toward healing on every level. Our understanding is that all layers of an individual are deeply intertwined including the body, breath/energy, mental/emotional, as well as inner wisdom/overall connection to Self. Pain and suffering on one layer will affect all other layers, therefore we always consider and work with the whole individual instead of any one portion.
Sessions often include postural analysis, musculoskeletal evaluation and breath assessment. Further analysis may be offered depending on the condition and symptoms present. In some cases, we may ask to collaborate with your doctor (PCP, therapist, chiropractor etc.) however this is not required. The 1st session will include a review of your full medical history and will take approximately 1.5-2 hours. Follow-up sessions are 1.25 hours. Each session will include a physical practice and often breath and/or meditation practices. A home practice sheet and possible life-balance suggestions will be provided after each session. A minimum of 3-5 sessions are recommended. Small group sessions are also available. *Please note: All private appointments must be booked by emailing email@example.com. A representative will get back to you quickly to book your appointment.
As you enter the studio, the aroma of the frankincense and myrrh oil greets your nose. Slip off your shoes and allow your feet sink into the soft, lush, linen-white carpet as you are wrapped in the comfort of the relaxing sage-green walls. During your session, gentle, relaxing music fills the room with the volume adjusted to your personal preference. Flickering votive-candles add a warm, soft glow to the room, as a darkened atmosphere is the most relaxing. When your massage is completed, indulge in complimentary fresh water and decadent chocolates.
Marc Melcher, LMT, created his own style of massage therapy through various trainings and experiences. Pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments, Marc will adjust the pressure based on the client’s assessment of health needs. Marc's weekly availability is posted on Namaste Massage's facebook page.