Ayurveda and Healing

Posted in Feature, Wellness

Ayurveda and Healing

Ayurveda. You might have heard or maybe seen the words Ayurveda and thought….how do I even pronounce it, let alone know what it is?


- By Justine Chomski MacDonald, Dandelion Holistic Healing


Ayurveda pronounced (Ayr-U-Veda) is one of the world’s oldest healing systems - over 5,000 years old.  It’s lineage is from India and it is yoga’s sister science.

It is comprised of three different body types, otherwise known as Doshas.  Knowing your individual body type allows you to make the best choices about diet, lifestyle and supplements to keep in optimal health.

3 doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) make up Ayurveda. Which one are you? 

Vata Characteristics: Vata out of balance you may experience:

- cold

- light

- small frame

- creative

- go getter

- lively

- tendencies towards cold hands & feet

- movement & change

- constipation

- spacey

- anxiety

- eating disorders

- arthritis

- restlessness

- insomnia

- digestion issues

Pitta Characteristics Pitta out of balance you may experience

- hot

- sharp

- intense

- oily

- light

- medium size & weight

- sound sleeper

- good digestion

- skin rashes

- ulcers

- heartburn

- hot flashes

- irritable

- short tempered

- indigestion

Kapha Characteristics Kapha out of balance you may experience

- easy going

- relaxed

- strong build

- affectionate

- loving

- stable

- soft

- good digestion

- weight gain

- allergies

- fluid retention

- too much sleep

- asthma

- depression

- diabetes


Living a life out of balance, not in line with your own personal body type will create a greater impact on your hormones.

Especially as women enter into the perimenopause, as you are moving from a Pitta state into a Vata one.


Justine has designed this simple hormones quiz based on Ayurveda principles. It will tell you what dosha you are out of balance and some tips on diet & lifestyle.


Hormone Quiz - Click Here


Registered in Justine's workshop at the Sport + Spirit for Her Retreat?

Participants registered to take part in Justine’s Ayurveda Workshop @ S+S will dig deeper into women’s health from an Ayurveda perspective.

You will leave with a deeper understanding in regards to your individual body type and practical tools to have you move towards a more balanced life.

Website: Dandelion Holistic Healing

Facebook: @dandelionholistichealing


< Back to Blogs  |  About Sport + Spirit Retreats >  

The Latest From Our Wellness Blog

Sport + Spirit Wellness Retreat Blog
Sport + Spirit Wellness Retreat Blog
Sport + Spirit Wellness Retreat Blog
Sport + Spirit Wellness Retreat Blog

Mindfulness For Better Health & Happiness

Mindfulness For Better Health & Happiness.

It's Hooping Time and We're Not Talking About Basketball!

Hooping is a fun full body practice that not only engages our core strength but our body, mind and spirit.

Sneak peak into the 2019 retreat swag bag - TaLiiTowels

It's the perfect towel for all your sport and spirit activities. Good thing we've included it in the 2019 Wellness and Hockey Retreat Swag Bag.

Get Ready for an Incredible Women's Weekend...Made Just for You!!

Thanks to the success of last year's inaugural retreat, we are so excited to announce two women's retreats for 2019 - Wellness Retreat and Hockey Retreat.

Sign Up & Stay Connected.

We'll definitely respect your time with worthwhile communications. 

You can opt-out at any time. If you want more info about our mailing list, please contact us.