Parthena offers a living presence of healing in her practice. Her quality of care and inquiry is impeccable. I reached to her for postpartum support and it was one of the best decisions I made for myself during that tender time of initiation. Her integration and application of Ayurvedic knowledge was deeply edifying and accessible and left me feeling resourced to integrate precise care and grace as well as the space to simply allow myself to be human. Her therapeutic touch gifted me multifaceted nourishment and true rest.
I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Foa, Somatic educator in the Feldenkrais Method; Eugene, Oregon
It has truly been a pleasure to learn from Parthena. She is professional, extremely well studied and knowledgeable, a wonderful communicator, as well as delightfully funny.
Through studying with Parthena I’ve learned simple, effective techniques that have been so helpful for my physical and mental well-being.
I am so incredibly thankful for the amazing education and support that I have received working with Parthena! In a world so easily filled with toxicity, I have found Ayurveda to be the perfect solution to regaining energy and vitality. Parthena is a gifted Ayurveda practitioner in that she worked with me with where I was at and patiently supported my path toward healing! I cannot recommend her enough and my only regret is not working with her earlier!
Thank you again for coming to teach our trainees. Each and every time you come the students continue to rave about how much they enjoyed their time with you! Carly Barnes
I met with Parthena two years ago, I loved what she stood for. Life got hectic for me and I got off track and was too busy to see her. This pandemic lead me back to her. I suffer with anxiety and meeting with her she’s helped me so much. She just reminds me of what is important, helps my mindset, and is loaded with a lot of knowledge on health and well-being. Her teachings stay in my mind and help me. I’m very thankful for her.
What a wonderful weekend we spent together! Thank you so much Parthena, you are an amazing Ayurveda teacher, you made learning fun, joyful, easy for me to understand, and the class was full of laughter…everyone had a great time.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I learned so much and what I learned was so practical. I’m grateful for your gifts and that you were so willing to share them with us. You have a genuine way of teaching. I just finish my sesame oil bath and I feel amazing.
I have had 7 Ayurvedic sessions with Parthena thus far and have thoroughly enjoyed the journey that she has taken me on. Having come into these classes with a little fore-knowledge of the ancient science of Ayurveda, I was motivated to acquire a deeper knowledge of the process.
My primary goal was to lose weight and to instill some healthier approaches to food and how it plays out in daily life as to increase my sense of well-being and vibrant health. By the end of 6 weekly sessions, I had lost close to 10 lbs., which was so thrilling!
Just by following Parthena’s nurturing, supportive guidance, based on her extensive knowledge of Ayurveda gained from years of enthusiastic and diligent studies and practices on her part, I’ve already come of long way towards achieving my initial goal.
Parthena works hard for her clients, providing each with an individualized ‘map’ of how to reach his or her goals with as little stress as possible as well as providing a welcoming, non-judgmental, safe space. I highly recommend!
I have wanted to write this weeks ago… My journey is progressing and I do feel very good; I am down to 133 lbs. I finally have made progress getting into a daily routine!! Recently, I have been working more and feel more productive. Hoping this finds you well…”.
I did lose 15-20 pounds… that’s really significant. You have done a beautiful job of giving me information, options and advice. Thanks Parthena!
I saw this amazing Parthena for 6 lovely sessions. I went in not knowing much about Ayurveda, but with Parthena’s knowledge of Ayurveda and life, and her simplicity of words , EVERYTHING about it made sense to me. Parthena guided me to re-discover things that I had forgotten and why they were important [to me] as a human being. Something so simple as to be with your food and eat with no distractions. She cooked for me, we had tea (best suited for me) together, gave me book recommendations and meditation techniques. I could go on and on! Give Ayurveda a try and there’s no way you won’t come out feeling re-energized….
It was such a pleasure to meet you and learn from you last weekend. I enjoyed what we spoke about and am excited to begin exploring more. The material was clear and well organized. Your calm, open-minded and sometimes humorous presentation of the material made it enjoyable to digest and the process the information presented. I feel like I left with a great base understanding of the principles of Ayurveda and [I have] a wealth of resources to begin applying it practically to my life.
I have always enjoyed Parthena’s yoga classes. It is readily apparent she has a wealth of experience and knowledge plus she is a great instructor.
After reviewing her website, I got interested in Ayurveda and started to work with Parthena to improve my overall health and to better manage my weight.
I have incorporated several healthy routines into my day which will have long term benefits, I have learned a lot about healthy living and I have a far greater awareness of my health.
Best of all, I have shed a few pounds and feel I have initiated a process that will continue me in this direction.
I initially called Parthena for help with an eating disorder that I have battled for years. I was very unsettled and unsatisfied with life and feeling generally hopeless because of my binge eating. This energy had taken over my entire being but Parthena chipped away at what was going on little by little with her loving calm voice and all her genuine concern. Her love and acceptance of me and where I was in life, I believe, is what is helping me to finally find my own path again. I have been slowly doing the breath work and mindfully engaging with my food and am seeing great improvement in my relationship with food as well as my relationship with others. My eyes are opening up to possibilities and new passions in life. I signed up for a college class, bought a camera, and scheduled a hiking trip–all things that I would struggle doing before because of the eating disorder. I am so thankful to Parthena for helping me see that I can observe what I’m doing and that I can love and accept myself exactly where I am on my way to where I want to be.
Parthena has a healing spirit. She is drawn to creating a healthy balanced life for herself and those she comes into contact with. Her Rasa tea helped to heal my severe tendinitis. I could not lift my right arm without being in excruciating pain. She is deeply knowledgeable in Ayurveda, herbs, and yoga and will advise and guide you so that you can reach your healing goals.
I was already sick and exhausted when I began the [Ayurvedic] program and it required a lot of daily work. When this work became routine, it left me with an outline on how to live a fuller life with awareness. This has now become a wonderful way to live. I am so very grateful.
During these very challenging times I relied heavily on [the] teachings from Parthena. I have been a student of hers for years. I feel [these] teachings from Parthena have prepared me for this turbulent past months [during the pandemic]. It was very important to find a way to ground and nourish my whole family. I have four children and a husband. With her ability to put things in different perspective you can find a little more balance . The silver lining for me was I was able to sit and ground my kids at meal time. This was the first time we could all sit and eat and connect in years! We learned to cook, sit , and eat as a family . . I think my kids will remember this too. I learned so much from Parthena about hot and juicy food, seasonal food tips, making meal time enjoyable, using lots of spices for different reasons, proper food combining for optimal digestion,. All of this came in so handy during lock down. I could really turn my family around through the food. It was remarkable to watch . And more importantly that my children made this connection. We all counted on meal time to feel better. And for sure we did. Having this time at the table became one of the best parts of covid. Without my teachings I would not have known how to do this. Be sure to check out her relevant newsletters too. This last one about the liver was the reason why I was able to get my annoying summer hives to clear up. Just her simple tip made all the difference . I give her a double thumbs up.
My life is richer, clearer, is more energetically lubricated with gentle mindfulness, acceptance, peace & joy (actually!) for having worked with you…
Parthena has been teaching Ayurveda weekends as part of our apprenticeship program for many years now and she is such a value-add to our program. Her knowledge is vast and her passion is deep. She brings joy to her teaching and students truly love her. I could not recommend her enough!
Parthena’s spirit shines through [with] her knowledge of Ayurveda…the way that she shares the information allows the students to easily bring this practice into their lives. Her presentation [to our yoga trainees] is outstanding! Thank you for being a part of the studio!
The lessons from this past weekend [with Parthena] in Ayurveda really inspired me to revisit the svadyaya aspect of yoga…I invite you to research Ayurveda and learn how incorporating some simple everyday tips and tricks of this ancient philosophy can aid in making you a healthy and happy human being.
I wanted to tell you that my husband lost 25 pounds. He was very unhealthy and his doctor was very concerned. He had him on blood pressure and cholesterol medicine. I said no let’s do my protocol [what you taught me over the years about Ayurvedic living] for three or four months and then retest. The doctor could not believe his results and said 99% of his patients have never done something like this. He took my husband’s labs and circled in red everything that improved it was outrageous and the doctor said he’s never seen anything like it. Basically I did everything from your teaching ! a red pen showed him all the things that improved. And he said it was definitely because of the things that were doing.