The path to awakened health is through an awakened body
Hi, I’m Malia- Āyurvedic Practitioner, yoga instructor, and Women’s Health advocate. I integrate Āyurveda, yoga, and hormonal health, to empower you with a greater sense of body awareness and a deeper connection to your truest, most embodied (and radiant) self
My purpose through Wild Womb Āyurveda is to eliminate all the taboos when it comes to women’s health, from menarche to menopause, and beyond. To educate women so they are no longer confused or defeated by their autonomy, but instead, excited to reunite with the part of themselves that has been resented or ignored. I have dedicated my life to serving and empowering women by helping unveil the wisdom that has always been there and is ready to be reclaimed.
I began my health journey soon after graduating university. When I was 22 years old I was diagnosed with Amenorrhea, an absence of a menstrual cycle in during reproductive age. Along with Amenorrhea, I was also diagnosed with a hyperactive parathyroid. These diagnoses had serious effects that could lead to infertility, early onset of menopause, osteoporosis, hair loss, and endometrial cancer.
For many years to follow, I sought endocrinologists and women’s health specialists to see what could be done about my conditions. I was distraught when each doctor and specialist required the very same thing- synthetic hormones (aka birth control) and surgery. There was an array of emotions that I was feeling every minute in my body, from confusion and anger to frustration, sadness, and victimization. Why was my body doing this to me? Was this really the only solution?
Intuitively, I knew there was something more to the story, my story, and thus, the journey to self-healing began.
I was working three different jobs at the time saving every nickel and dime. Something was waiting for me, I could feel it, and I knew it could not be found here. When I had enough money, I decided to pack my backpack and buy a one way ticket overseas. After a year of travel, I eventually found my way to India. The air was filled with intense aromas, sounds, and colors. It was unlike anywhere I had ever been. As crazy as it was, my heart began to blossom to this wild and unpredictable country. It was there where I discovered the medicine that would change my life forever, Ayurveda.
Ayurveda, along with my studies in traditional mayan healings has been the root of my journey back to health.
So that is a bit about my story.
I am so grateful to be here with you,
to share this wisdom with you,
and to create miracles, with you.
What is ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old medicine from India and is rooted in the understanding of creation. In Sanskrit the name Ayurveda is derived from two words in Sanskrit, “ayuh” meaning “life/longevity” and “veda” meaning “science/sacred knowledge.”
Ayurveda’s definition in essence translates to The Sacred Knowledge of Life & Longevity. Ayurveda is a wisdom that teaches us that we are not apart from anything but a part of everything. We are the microcosm inside the macrocosm and all the elements outside of us (air, ether, water, fire, earth) are also integrated and a part of our biological and physiological being.
We use Ayurveda to understand our connection to the earth as a way to embody a life that is harmonious with our most natural state of being. It is through our natural state of being that we can truly embody a life free of illness and dis-ease. True health resides in the divine union of mind/body and the connection we have with the earth and the environment in which we live. Ayurveda determines someone’s state of being by categorizing the 5 elements~ panchamahabutas (air, ether, water, fire, earth) into what are called Doshas or individual constitutions. There are three Doshas, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha which make up your specific mind and body. At its root, Ayurveda is a holistic tradition and way of living that can help each of us to claim and celebrate our capacity for wellness.
Ayurveda can help us,
Understand our body in a deeper way
Sync up with our truest inner nature
Honor and develop our strengths
Help heal many ailments/ imbalances in the body
Restore a sense of peace in the mind
About Wild Womb Ayurveda
Sama doshah samagnish cha sama dhatu malah driyah prasannatmendriya manah svastha ityabhidhiyate
In Sankrit, health is defined as achieving a state of equilibrium through obtaining a balance between body, mind, spirit, and social wellbeing. Ayurveda beautifully teaches us how to nurture all these aspects of well-being by bringing awareness to our specific constitution (dosha) as well as to our environment (food and lifestyle). Our health is not just about maintaining the absence of dis-ease but a golden thread of mind, body, and soul working in unity to create a life of balance and harmony.
Living a modern lifestyle requires a lot of demands on a daily basis, and we are moving faster than ever before. Ayurveda is the practice of slowing down and nourishing ourselves. When we are able nourish ourselves first, we can complete these demands with more intention and awareness without compromising our precious adrenals and hormones.
No matter what stage of life or where you are in your health journey, Wild Womb Ayurveda is the support you need to guide you back into a life of health and well-being . Wild Womb Ayurveda focuses on embodied wellness and encompasses all aspect of health while customizing a plan that is specific to your needs and where you are at in your life.
I have created Wild Womb Ayurveda to support you in overall wellness, to help aid in digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, painful/ irregular menstruation, sleep and skin issues, chronic conditions, as well as offer support in fertility, menopause, prenatal and postnatal care