Janae Christopher is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Educator and Coach based in Dayton, Ohio. Her journey began as a means to heal from chronic illness and find the answers that her western Doctors did not have. Now a firm believer in the body and minds ability to heal, Janae is passionate and devoted to helping the modern westerner change the rhythm of their life to match that of nature and find a greater sense of simplicity & well-being. A ceaseless student of life she devotes to continuing her own journey of learning, applying, and sharing the gifts of these practices.
Janae has been practicing Yoga and Ayurveda since 2013 and is a 200hr RYT and certified Ayurveda Yoga Specialist along with being a Second Degree Okuden Reiki Practitioner of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Lineage. In her commitment to being of service to her community she has pursued training in Life Coaching, Life Purpose Coaching, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming to better understand human behavior, building better habits, and creating lasting change.
Ayurveda, which translates to ‘The Science of Life’, is the worlds oldest known medical system. Originating in India around 5,000 years ago the knowledge and wisdom of this holistic practice is now considered by even western allopathics as the Mother of Modern Medicine.
Based on the belief that humans are a microcosm (or mini universe) of the macrocosms (universe at large) the human form is understood to be created of the 5 elements: earth, water, fire, air, and ether. Each individual is born with a unique combination of these five elements that creates a constitution. This constitution, when in balance, is our truest expression of vitality, vibrancy, and health. When out of balance, we experience illness both short term and chronic, or any myriad of discomforts.
Ayurveda was built and is maintained by the 5 Pillars of holistic well-being: Right Diet, Right Lifestyle, Right Mind, Right Rest & Renewal, Right Movement. ‘Right’ being the sign post towards what is correct for your constitution.
Above all, Ayurveda is a lifestyle that harmonizes our own rhythm with natures. For example, we inherently feel better when we rise with the sun, eat in at regular intervals, and take the time for self-care practices. Ayurveda is a non-invasive healing modality, adaptable to any person with any spiritual belief system, as long as they are open, curious, and desiring to experience true wellness for mind, body, & soul.
I wish to give many thanks to my teachers and the teachers that came before them. I am forever humbled to be trusted with the teachings of Ayurveda in this lifetime.