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Hi, I'm Danielle

I am fascinated by the ways in which the environments that we live in impact our sense of self and our ability to thrive. An eternal student, I love analyzing all that life has to offer from perspectives that recognize the myriad of ways that we exist in relationship with the world around us. I feel that examining the way that individuals, cultures, and societies inform, nourish, and raise us is essential to understanding what we must to do thrive as individual and connected beings. 

I am a student of the human condition, of culture, and philosophy. I have done various speaking engagements at colleges and universities on subjects ranging from film (specific to Japan & India), on individual and cultural identity (in Japan), and on the foundations of Āyurveda. I am also a devotee of the Vedic traditions, an Āyurvedic Practitioner, and a Jyotishi (Vedic Astrology) in training.

Education

I am providing a list of some of my certifications and courses here. I have been fortunate to have learned from and studied with some great teachers from the Vedic traditions. There are too many to name, but I am tremendously grateful for the support and knowledge received from my main teachers, Dr. Anusha Sehgal, Kaya Mindlin, & Steven Highburger. 

360 Hours Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner Certification 2021-2023

Boston Ayurveda Inc. - Anusha Sehgal MD (Ayu)

Gastro-Intestinal System & Disorders

Neurological Disorders 

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Cardiovascular Disorders

Endocrine System & Disorders 

Skin Disorders 

Āyurvedic Medicine & Formulations

Women's Health

Psychological Disorders

Jyotisha - Vedic Astrology

Vedic Traditions - Steven Highburger 2022~ 

Levels I, II, III, IV ~ Continuing Studies

Ayurveda & The Microbiome Courses I & II  

Dr. Scott Blossom, Dr. Robert Svoboda 2020 

On gut disorders and integrating the science of the Microbiome with Āyurveda  

Women’s Health and Hormones Course

 Dr. Claudia Welch 

Āyurvedic Center of Vermont -2019

650 Hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification

Kripalu School of Āyurveda 2018-2019

 

Academic Background

Kyushu University - Fukuoka, Japan

2014-2015 Fulbright Research Student

Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies
 

University of Massachusetts Boston 
2013 B.A., East Asian Studies, Japanese Minor 

Summa Cum Laude
 

Bunker Hill Community College

2011 A.A., Sociology, World Studies

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Pricing

I feel a little apprehensive about putting prices here. I believe that anyone who asks for these services should be able to access them regardless of their financial situation. Āyurveda belongs to no individual and is meant for all. Services rendered in this tradition have always required an exchange of some kind. Long ago payments were made in the form of supplying resources for the Vaidya (doctor). Medicinal herbs were collected and given in return for services. This was how a patient could pay it forward. These days, unfortunately, payment in the form of herbs is not enough to maintain a practice, nor support the cost of living in a capitalist society. But I believe that we can pay it forward by supporting the practice with what we can so that others can access care without worrying about the cost. I offer sliding scale whenever and wherever I am able. 

All of that said, here are my suggested rates. 

Suggested Rates

Intake Appointment

Āyurveda & Intrinsic Counseling 

1-1.5 Hours
$200

This is where we get to know each other, assess the situation, and develop a plan. There are a series of forms that I ask clients to fill out beforehand, and I spend quite a bit of time on research and prep before we meet. 

Regular Appointment

Āyurveda & Intrinsic Counseling 

Usually 1 hr
$160

Most clients require bi-weekly appointments until things get on track (ongoing counseling), and then they either slow down to monthly check-ins, or they stop and come back as needed (regular appointment).  Regular appointments are usually made after an intake or when ongoing counseling has completed and you want to check in about something or seek additional services outside of the ongoing counseling container.

Ongoing Counseling

Āyurveda

Intrinsic Counseling  (Āyurveda & Jyotish)

I significantly reduce my rates for clients who work with me on a weekly or bi-weekly basis (most pay between $200-$300 a month for bi-weekly appointments).

The best way to know what your needs are, or what a plan might look like, is to book an intake appointment, set up a call, or send me an email so I can get an idea of what your specific situation and needs might be. 

Natal Reading - Jyotish

Sliding Scale Donation 

A natal reading can last anywhere from 1 to 2.5 hours, and researching a chart for a reading takes several hours (I typically spend over a week preparing for a Jyotish appointment). I offer these services for a donation while I am still learning. It is my hope that you will benefit from our time together, and that I can learn from you. 

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