“Adena is extremely attentive and attuned to her clients’ needs, and offers a comprehensive experience that honors and harmonizes with one’s mind, body, soul and Spirit.” – J.K., Reiki Master Teacher

My first Ayurvedic Cleanse

Cleansing is important to me – but that word….I don’t know.  What do you think of it? I have had cleanses that were certainly ‘cleansing’ where I truly felt I needed to purge something out of my tissues through the GI tract.  Mostly, my cleanses were and are more a time of intention, pulling back, and turning in. I hope… Read more →

My first cleanse

When I started school for Ayurveda, it was a cascade of self-exploration.  The Summer before, I stopped taking birth control pills, because I realized that was another level of detachment from the nature of my body.  I decided I wanted to try a cleanse, as well.  For one, to possibly remove excess hormones from my body after 6 years on… Read more →

Learning to Fish

I had a client this week who invited me to remember a great metaphor.   “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day; teach him to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” AyurTranslation: If you give someone an Ayurvedically appropriate meal, and can instantaneously relieve them of anxiety and stress (a killer massage, maybe?!, she’ll have… Read more →


They exposed my secret: Food is not the Savior

A conversation I heard recently bridges the gap…that gap between what we think we need, and what we really need. This conversation between two of my teachers, Dr. Claudia Welch and Cate Stillman, is called Food is not the Savior. You might think it’s ironic for me to celebrate this, as someone who teaches a course called The Healing Diet. … Read more →