Fanny Clavier, CAS,PKS,LE
After growing up in France, Fanny pursued her interest of Philosophy and the Visual Arts at UC Davis under the guidance of Wayne Thiebaud, Manual Neri and Robert Arneson. She has since transferred her artistic passion to the Healing Arts, Ayurveda and Yoga philosophy, earning her Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist Certification from the California College of Ayurveda in Nevada City and her Esthetician License from Cinta Aveda Institute in San Francisco. She is delighted to share her passion for healing, using Ayurvedic therapies such as Shirodhara, as well as individualized facials and body care. She is grateful to work with organic, eco friendly, plant based oils and herbs in all of her treatments that are balancing for mind, body and the planet.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old science and holistic medical system from India. It is the Sister Science to Yoga and considered to be the Mother of all Healing. Ayurveda is a lifestyle practice which allows us to awaken to your natural wisdom and connects us to the cycles of nature, our immediate environment and most importantly, to our higher Self. Knowing how to take care of ourselves is a process of incorporating daily habits that promote balance, radiance, clarity and peace.
Five Sense Therapies.
Ayurveda uses all five senses to help a person stay in balance as our lives have become so busy, stressful and demanding. It is practical and simple, yet, not always easy to do! Some examples of 5 sense therapies are: food, herbs, self-massage, aromatherapy, mantra, and color therapy.
Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth.
Life through an Ayurvedic lens sees that all things are made of the five elements; Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. All of life has these elements in varying proportions. The elements are metaphoric for their energetic qualities. Examples of qualities are; hot or cold, moist or dry, light or heavy, sharp or dull, etc. When working with an individual person, we are slightly or drastically different from each other in our energetic make-up. By determining your unique energetic make-up, Ayurvedic recommendations from these five sense therapies will help you regain balance. Sometimes we have come a long way from where we began in life, meaning, we may not be feeling as well as we would like to. Regaining balance within, can be a gentle and gradual journey back to our true nature.