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Susan Bernhardt offers Ayurveda consultations, yoga therapy, private yoga, Tibetan Cranial, Thai yoga massage, and Reiki in Denver, Colorado.

Ayurveda is the traditional healing science of India. Ayurveda offers a holistic approach focused on helping people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. Ayurveda focuses on maintaining and restoring health by achieving balance in the body, mind, and consciousness through diet, lifestyle, herbal remedies, cleansing practices, and yoga. Yoga likewise is an ancient tradition of India. Like Ayurveda, yoga encompasses many practices designed to promote the health of the body, mind, and spirit.

Susan holds Ayurveda Practitioner, Yoga Therapist, and Pancha Karma certifications from the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda ("RMIYA"). Susan is a Professional Practitioner Member of the National Ayurvedic Medicine Association ("NAMA"), as well as a C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists ("IAYT"). Holding a 500-hour yoga teacher certification, she is an RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance.  Susan is an Affiliate Faculty member at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she teaches an upper-level Ayurveda course within the Integrative Therapeutic Practices major. She also teaches in Axis Yoga Trainings' yoga teacher training programs, and has been a guest lecturer at the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

Consistent with the traditions of Ayurveda and yoga, Susan develops individual programs for each client based on that client's unique constitution and on any imbalances that the client may be experiencing. Recommendations can be drawn from all facets of Ayurveda and classical yoga, such as diet and nutrition, daily routine and lifestyle, herbal supplements, yoga postures, cleansing practices (pancha karma and shat karma), breathing practices (pranayama), deep relaxation, meditation, yoga nidra, and marma work.

Susan also is a Tibetan Cranial Practitioner. Tibetan Cranial has a rich history that originated in the Himalayan highlands about 3,000 years ago. TC is a disciplined technique designed to realign and restore our innate capacity for self-healing. The work assists the body in correcting its own imbalances, reminding the body that it can heal itself.

Susan also provides therapeutic Thai Yoga Massage, an ancient healing modality with strong roots in Ayurveda and yoga. Thai Yoga Massage uses both pressure and stretching to alleviate tightness in the muscles and other body tissues as well as address constriction in the flow of energy. She is a graduate of the Denver Integrative Massage School and has undertaken additional study of Thai Yoga Massage at the Thai Institute of Healing Arts. 

Finally, Susan is a Reiki Master Teacher. She has studied with two Reiki Masters in two different Reiki lineages. She draws from both lineages, as well as from her training and experience in other healing modalities, in her Reiki sessions with individuals and her Reiki training classes. 

The healing modalities that Susan offers all share in common recognizing each person as unique and viewing the whole of each person - body, mind, and spirit. Each modality also employs natural methods that work with and take advantage of the body's innate healing abilities. As a result, these practices all aim at truly restoring health and not merely relieving symptoms.  

 the healing arts that Susan practices allow her to offer holistic health and healing options for a wide range of goals. Susan has worked with people wanting assistance with digestion, anxiety, depression, stress, musculoskeletal and joint pain, chronic pain, low energy, management of chronic conditions such as autoimmune diseases and diabetes, migraines, headaches, concussions and other head injuries, insomnia, asthma, allergies, menstrual cycle issues, and many other conditions. With a broad range of tools at her disposal, Susan can tailor recommendations so that they are appropriate and workable for a particular person's circumstances.

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Denver, Colorado (Cherry Creek North)

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