Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

Ayurvedic Medicine Therapies And Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Services

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Ayurveda is a traditional system of humoral medicine originating in India. Therapies in Ayurveda are tailored to the patient for maximum efficacy, based on their constitution/ imbalance profile, which represents a state of physiological, psychological and spiritual balance for each individual. Ayurveda defines health in a multi-faceted way, focusing on the root causes of imbalance and emphasizing prevention over cure whenever possible. The five elements of air, space, fire, water and earth combine to form the doshas, or bioenergetic systems of vata, pitta and kapha which influence and mediate the body-mind of each person. A trained practitioner using 8 methods of traditional diagnostics to work with the client to create a personalized diet, lifestyle and daily routine. The objective is to promote vitality, immunity and resilience, pacify the aggravated nervous system and detoxify the tissues and the senses.

Ayurvedic Treatment 

Treatment may include: yoga therapy, herbs, food as medicine, empowerment-based self-care, relational therapies, nature therapies, manual therapies, restorative breathwork and use of light, sound and color to heal.

Ayurvedic Medicine Doctor
Jennifer Rioux, Ayurvedic Medicine Doctor

Ayurvedic Medicine Provider

Meet our Ayurvedic Doctor Jennifer Rioux, PhD, AD, YT, RH, CCA

Ayurvedic Doctor, Yoga Therapist, Herbalist, Aromatherapist, Mindfulness Instructor
Associate Professor Adjunct, Integrative Medicine Programs
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Clinician, George Washington University Center for Integrative Medicine

Ayurvedic Medicine Services 


Ayurvedic Medicine Consultations: Initial, 90 min: $450 (separate cost for personalized herbal formulations, teas and therapeutic oils.)

Follow-up consultations, 60 min: $300

Private Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Initial, 90 min: $450

Private Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy follow-up, 60 min: $300

Ayurvedic Manual Therapies – shirodhara, marma point therapy: (please inquire)

Ayurvedic Detox and Rejuvenation Therapy, Panchakarma: (please inquire).

What is Ayurveda and is it right for you?

Watch the discussion between George Washington Center’s Dr. Misha Kogan and Ayurvedic medicine practitioner Dr. Jennifer Rioux as they discuss Ayurvedic medicine and its wider context within integrative medicine.