promote health and healing through balance, harmony and unity of the mind and body with spirit and or nature, which is unique to Ayurveda
as a holistic health care system.
Taste- Diet, Foods, Herbs, Teas, Rasayanas– Nutritives
Touch- Beauty, Bath, Bodywork, Bliss Therapy Treatments
Sight- Color or Chroma Therapy, Gem Therapy, Nature
Sound- Breath, Music, Mantra, Nature, Affirmations
Smell - Aroma Therapy, Oils, Incense, Candles, Nature
Gina Caccavalla AHP CAS, PKS, CMT ERYT500
Ayurveda Health Practitioner-Holistic Health Care, Diet, Nutrition, Herbs & Lifestyle
Clinical Ayurveda Specialist-Disease Management & Prevention
Pancha Karma Specialist-Powerful Cleansing & Rejuvenation Treatments
Certified Massage & Mind Body Yoga Therapist
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher & Retreat Leader
Professional Training Facilitator Ayurveda, Yoga Teachers, Practitioners & Therapists
Contact Gina Today
AYS is my expression of blending contemporary health, beauty, fitness and wellness with the ancient healing science and wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga, and
Spa Therapies. Knowledge that I have gained from years of personal and professional study, practice and discipline. National certified trainings in various
Life Sciences, Classical Yoga Styles, Herbal Medicine, Healing Diets, Nutrition
& Lifestyles, Mind Body Medicine and Fitness, Body Therapies, Spa Services,
Mixed Martial Arts and a host of Spiritual Journeys, while living or working at
retreats, resorts, spas, schools and ashrams around the world.
For the purposes of healing myself, others and our pets, I have devoted my whole adult life including over 30 years of professional experience both in public and private practice, happily sharing this work with gratitude, appreciation, honor, a great passion and Big Love for my teachers, these teachings and you!
One of my national registrations is with Yoga Alliance at their highest level of certification, ERYT 500, qualifying me as an experienced, seasoned teacher and trainer. They have collected only part of of my multi -certifications in various lineages of Meditative Hatha Yoga, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Kriya Yoga in the tradition Paramahansa Yogananda. My combined logged an unlogged hours of experience and training is now easily over 10,000 hrs.
I am a proud graduate of the California College of Ayurveda completing
several years and levels of certifications, an accomplishment, which is
presently recognized in our community as Doctor of Ayurveda or ”Vaidya”.
More commonly known as Practitioner or Clinical Specialist.
I am a professional member of N.A.M.A., the National Ayurveda Medical
Association. As seen on Dr Oz. the voice of NAMA along with CCA
The California College of Ayurveda are setting the standard for Ayurveda
in and around The United States.
I am a holistic health care practitioner, therapist, clinician and expert in
mind body medicine, specializing in the fields of Stress, Weight Pain and
Disease Management. Ayurveda is a powerful personalized system of
natural health care that is in inherently complimentary and integrative to
any lifestyle or medical program.
I respectfully meet students, guests and patients where they are. I creatively
customize our offerings to suit personal goals, schedules and budgets. I am
compassionate, inspiring, professional, accepting, respectful and safe.
I act as educator, consultant, coach, guide, counselor, therapist, practitioner
and clinician, inviting an experience that is self-paced, self-empowering,
transformational and fun!
My colleagues and I offer a wide variety of ongoing Holistic Concierge Services,
Classes, Workshops and Retreats. I am available to host, lead and facilitate
certified trainings for Ayurveda Educators, Wellness Consultants, Yoga Teachers,
Mind & Body Practitioners, and Spa Therapists for personal, spiritual or
professional growth training in public or private practice.
The techniques we use are a blend of ancient and contemporary modalities. These may include any combination of mind body specific sense therapies such as: natural foods diet, nutrition, herbal remedies, nature, exercise, rest, healing body treatments, simple holistic lifestyle techniques, aroma therapy, color therapy, sound therapy, journaling, yoga, breathing, mantra, meditation, and deep relaxation. We happily provide ongoing support for long term success. We emphasize balance, moderation and quality of life, while honoring and elevating each student’s unique mind, body and spirit.
My colleagues and I are available for individuals, couples and groups.
Attend year round in Public, Private or Semi - Private Sessions,
by phone, online, at home, or office, at the beach and
scenic destinations in the Hamptons and Hawaii.
I grew up on Eastern Long Island, New York. Seasonally living and working I happily spend personal and professional time, travelling, sharing these passions and volunteering with pet or wildlife rescue. Year round, I continue to facilitate AyurYogaSpa services workshops retreats and trainings, in public and private settings at seasonal destination spas, resorts, BnB’s, host schools and studios.
Ayurveda Rejuvenation Facial – $95 to $100
Two Handed Abhyanga – Warm Oil Massage – $150/ 1 hour Book
Four Handed Abhyanga – Warm Oil Massage – $195 to $200 Book
Shirodhara w/ Scalp Massage – Warm Oil to Forehead – $125/ 45 min Book
Swedna – Herbalized Steam & Shower – $55/ 30 min Book
Guided Yoga Nidra – Deep Relaxation – $95 to $100 Book
Nasya – Herbalized Nasal/ Facial Treatment – $125/ 1 hour Book
Healing Meal & Beverage Plan – $50/day per person Book
1. Intro to Ayurveda & Vata, Pitta, Kapha
Determine your personal mind/body constitution.
Participants receive a short mind/body assessment
they fill out during the lecture to help determine their personal constitution.
Always fun! Followed by handouts, lecture discussion,
Q&A, including easy, basic lifestyle techniques
on how to manage balance in daily life.
2. Intro to Ayurveda and Psychology for Stress, Weight, Pain & Disease Management
Includes mind/body assessment plus basic discussion
on mental and physical symptoms, mind/body specific causes,
mind/body specific therapies available at the spa,
and basic how to at home. Very popular!
3. Intro to Ayurveda & The Pillars of Health
Digestion, Elimination, Sleep and Energy
Includes mind/body assessment plus basic discussion on
the mind/body specific definition, role, importance,
how to determine and maintain proper D,E,S,E. This one’s a crowd pleaser!
4. Intro to Ayurveda & the 5 Sense Therapies
Includes mind/body assessment plus discussion focused
on the 5 sense therapies Taste, Touch, Sight, Sound, Smell.
Invites Light Bulb Moments!
Basic understanding of how the senses play a major role
in mind/body balance or imbalance and how to manage naturally at home.
5. Intro to Ayurveda Diet, Nutrition & Lifestyle
Includes mind/body assessment plus discussion on m/b specific
“how to eat” or conscious eating versus unconscious
eating including Ayurveda 30 tips handout, food relationship,
food combining, food games, seasonal foods,
mind/body specific foods and lifestyle. Popular!
6. Intro to Ayurveda Mind/Body Cleansing, Detox & Rejuvenation
Includes mind/body assessment. Plus, this is often
performed in a kitchen setting. Of course they love this one!
I bring easy to prepare mind/body and seasonal
specific hot and cold foods and beverages with really simple recipes
already prepared by me at home or prepared on-site for taste demonstration.
7. Intro to Ayurveda & Gem Therapy
Includes mind/body assessment, mind/body specific gemstones
and handouts for make and take home mala meditation bracelets.
Plus personal mind/body specific meditation
which we practice together after making.
8. Intro to Ayurveda & Aromatherapy
for Mind/Body Health & Hormonal Balance
For instance, rose oil is excellent for reducing anger,
strengthens the immune system and balancing the health of the heart.
Includes mind/body assessment, mind/body specific essential oils and handouts
for make and take home bath and body oils or diffuser sprays.
Plus personal meditation practice after making.
You love the oils and so will they!
9. Intro to Ayurveda Chroma or Color Therapy , Sound Therapy & The Chakras
Includes mind/body assessment lecture,
discussion on how our mind/body constitution, color,
sound and the chakras interplay all day in our health and life.
How to read, interpret and balance these naturally.
Ends with visualization, meditation
and journaling exercise. Life changer!
10. Intro to Ayurveda , Herbology and Tea Tasting
Includes mind/body assessment, discussion handout
and smelling and tasting of herbs through healthy,
delicious and easy to make teas.
I can either prepare at home or onsite.
Who doesn’t love a tasting?
11. AyurYoga Of Sound Workshop – ” Yoga, Music, Mantra Meditation
Includes mind/body assessment,
mind/body specific all levels yoga practice with live music or CD,
mantra, chants, kirtan, meditation & relaxation
Flexible retreats designed for active guests and students Daily AM Guided Beach Yoga & Meditation Daily AM Guided Nature Walk/Hike/ Jog Daily Protein Rich Brunch with Vegan/Vegetarian Options 1 AYS Holistic Concierge Service Free Afternoons & Evenings Add On Afternoon /Evening Adventure Activities: Beach Nature Walk Sight See Hike/ Bike Kayak/Swim Surf, SUP, Yoga/SUP Fishing/ Cruise Golf/Gym Bus Tour Spa Treatments / Acupuncture Live Music / Entertainment Psychic or Astrology reading Henna Tatoo Artist Dinner Cocktails *Starting at $300/day
Structured scheduled retreats for guests and students seeking to restore balance AYS Orientation Lecture/Workshop Daily AM Dina Charya- Morning Self –Care Daily AM Sadhana – Spiritual Practice Daily Guided AM Yoga & Meditation Daily Guided Nature Walk/Hike/Jog Daily Healthy Delicious Vegan/Vegetarian Brunch 1 AYS Holistic Concierge Service Afternoon Free Time or Add On Evening Healthy Delicious Vegan/ Vegetarian Dinner Evening Guided Yoga Nidra, Chanting Music, Mantra BedTime Add On Afternoon Activities: Beach Nature Walk Sight See Hike/ Bike Kayak/Swim Surf, SUP, Yoga/SUP Fishing/ Cruise Golf/Gym Bus Tour Spa Treatments/ Acupuncture Psychic or Astrology reading Henna Tatoo Artist *Starting at $400/day
*Cleansing, Detox & Rejuvenation Programs Multi-Day Bliss Therapy or PanchaKarma: Based on personal health or life intentions, schedule, and budget. Custom designed with one or more prescribed combinations of the following: Ayurveda Assesment& Clinical Exam, Ayurveda Psychology & Counsel Diet & Lifestyle Consult Multi-Day Bliss Therapies, Mind & Body Yoga Therapy Daily Yoga & Meditation Daily Yoga Nidra Marma Therapy Internal/External Basti Daily AM/PM Healing Meals& Beverages Daily Free Time *Starting at $500/day
Get Inspired. Be Inspiring. Are you interested in deepening your own current yoga practice? Do you feel the call to teach yoga to others in public or private practice? Are you a yoga teacher needing continuing education credit hours?
Sana Vida’s 200-Hour Teacher Training Program, guided by Gina Caccavalla, CAS, AHP, PRYT, ERYT 500 and owner, Patti McCormick, RYT, L.Ac, is committed to the personal success of each participant. During this time of study and practice, you will acquire the personal and professional confidence to communicate the science of yoga and other healing therapies to others with the highest level of skill, while honoring their own unique voice and style. The Teacher Training program at Sana Vida will broaden your perspective of yoga and other healing therapies, culminating in an experience that is transformational on every level: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.”
Six Week Intensive
Begins January 21, 2015
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Interested in having Gina Caccavalla facilitate a yoga teacher training at your
location? Contact her today!
"Ayurveda is a system of mind-body medicine that is inherently holistic and integrative. The goal of Ayurveda is to maximize the potential for healing within each individual. Where there is harmony there is health. Where there is disharmony, there is disease. By helping to restore harmony through the five senses, Ayurveda maximizes the potential for healing. The best Ayurvedic practitioners meet you where you are and guide you to where you want to be.Gina is a gifted, caring, compassionate and inspired educator, practitioner and clinician of Ayurvedic Medicine. Both her patients and her students will be blessed by their interactions with her."
Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Shiva)
President: California College of Ayurveda
Author: Healing Your Life; Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda
Co-Founder: National Ayurvedic Medical Association
Co-Founder: California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine
Advisor: Light on Ayurveda Journal (USA)
Advisor: Journal for Resarch and Education in Indian Medicine (India)
This is a very high level foundational program in Ayurvedic Medicine providing students with a solid foundation from which to explore the deeper applications of Ayurveda. Students who complete this program may continue their studies to become an Ayurvedic practitioner or begin to integrate what they have learned into complementary modalities (including massage therapy and Yoga). Graduates of this program may also choose to conduct introductory Ayurvedic workshops. This program combines well with our Ayurvedic Massage course and our Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy certification, providing a deeper foundation from which to practice.
This program is both theoretical and practical. Students will learn the principles of Ayurveda and apply them to their own lives. Living Ayurveda is the best way to learn Ayurveda. Students will also work on extensive cases studies to reinforce the learning process.Students who complete the A.H.E. program (which is Level One of CCA's training program) will receive a certificate of completion.The program includes: Ayurvedic lifestyle, philosophy, anatomy and physiology, pathology, diagnostics, psychology, nutrition, herbalism, sensory therapies. (for more information, request a catalog)
High school diploma or equivalent. Students of other recognized Ayurvedic programs in the United States may take a placement examination to determine their competency in Ayurvedic principles and practices. The fee for the placement exam is $250 and can be applied toward classes.