Our Community 2019-07-28T18:15:00-07:00

The Sanskrit word for community is sangha. Sangha refers to a group of people who hold similar beliefs and who come together for mutual enjoyment of each others’ company and to support one another through the ups and downs of life. A tight-knit group of friends is a sangha; a church congregation is also a sangha.

The members of our sangha:

  • seek to age gracefully
  • prioritize their health and well-being
  • are ready and willing to take responsibility for their health
  • often have some health concerns or issues and see that the conventional medical system doesn’t have all the answers
  • already do things to take care of themselves (ie: eat organic, go to yoga/pilates, receive massage, etc.)
  • are looking for therapies that encompass many levels (ie: mind–body–spirit)
  • are open-minded, open-hearted, and open to new methods of support
  • are ready and willing to evolve

The members of our sangha tend to be interesting people. They often have a noticeable zest for life and would be fun to have a beer (or chai!) with. Constantly learning something interesting, our sangha members are “students of life” and are fully engaged, dynamic, colorful people. They tend to think outside of the box.

Whether biking from home to work (and back again), doing their grocery shopping at the farmer’s market, or volunteering at local community programs, our sangha members strive to live mindful and committed lives.

Many of our sangha members have long-standing spiritual practices that serve them well. Some folks are just beginning to open up to wider possibilities; they have questions and are glad to have found us as a part of their explorations.

Our sangha knows that nature is an integral part of a life well-lived; spending time immersed in the forest or on the water is a priority for us.

The members of our sangha are often creative types, small business owners, educators, and entrepreneurs. Our clients and students span gender, age, and race. Some are conservative; many are liberal. Activism and engagement with politics is important to much of our sangha.

Members of our sangha are actively engaged in their healthcare. They study and research. They ask questions and look at their options. Our sangha members are open to the full range of possibilities: herbalism, naturopathy, acupuncture, yoga and tai chi, dance, homeopathy, etc.

The members of our sangha know that the Ayurvedic Health Center offers something that supports each of them: from classes and workshops, to health consultations with personalized recommendations, to bodywork and treatments, to pancha karma cleanses.

The Ayurvedic Health Center is a sparkling gem nestled at the base of Koma Kulshan (Mt. Baker) and on the shores of the Salish Sea. There is nothing like it north of the Bay area. We are a unique offering in a unique community.

We welcome you to join us! Let us be a part of your wellness team—or register for a class. We can be an invaluable guide and advocate along your journey no matter how it unfolds. We specialize in bringing light to what feels dark and heavy, and we are genuinely interested in your unfolding.