"Ayurveda is not of the east or the west, of ancient or modern time. It is one with all life, a knowledge that belongs to all living beings - not a system imposed upon them, but a resource to be drawn upon freely and to be adapted to the unique needs of the individual in his or her particular environment.
- Dr. Vasant Lad and Dr. David Frawley, "The Yoga of Herbs."
Carrie Lavie holds a BASc in Clinical Nutrition, and is a member of the Dieticians of Canada, the Ayurvedic Association of Canada, and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Carrie is an AAC (Ayurvedic Association of Canada) certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. Having completed countless trainings in nutrition, Ayurveda, Marma Chikitsa, cooking, Hatha yoga, and other complementary movement modalities, she brings a wide scope of knowledge to her practice. She specializes in Perinatal Ayurvedic Protocols having completed trainings through The Sacred Window, with Ysha Oakes, and Mothering the Mother Ayurvedic Postpartum Training by Julia Jones. She has trained extensively with Dr. Vasant Lad in Ayurvedic Cooking and Nutrition, Marma Chikitsa (Applied Marma Therapy), Darshanam (Face Diagnostics - ears, tongue, face), and Annavaha Srotas (Clinical Assessment and Management of the Digestive System). To support her work with Mothers, she underwent Parent Educator training and is a Certified Parent Counsellor who is deeply informed by Ayurvedic knowledge of the doshas within families. Carrie is a certified Yoga Instructor, practicing yoga, meditation, and holistic health since the 1980's mostly in the Vanda Scaravelli and Viniyoga (Krishnamacharya lineage) style. She wishes you all much healing on this mysterious journey of life.
"That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake."
- Mahatma Gandhi
Education and Certifications
BASc Nutrition and Food - Dietetics Stream
Ayurvedic Association of Canada
Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner
Canadian Yoga Alliance
Certified Yoga Teacher
The Lavie practice was born out of the need for a compassionate, wholistic, and solutions-based therapeutic service which addresses the many issues and challenges that individuals face at the various stages of life. Everything that is a part of the vision here is the result of many years working with individuals who are seeking a deep level of care rarely found elsewhere.
It is said that Ayurvedic and Lifestyle approaches, including Yoga and Nutrition therapy, are often a final hope for those who have continually tried to heal their issues but have only found themselves at a loss, seeking for a way back to a sense of wellbeing. Ayurvedic Medicine offers itself not only as a highly individualized map toward disease prevention, but also as a therapeutic intervention.
Ayurveda encompasses a vast number of modalities and treatments such as, herbal formulations, bodywork, therapeutic personalized nutrition, yoga therapy, and much more, and is a prevention and therapeutic medical science that is not only evidence-based, but is also backed by more than 5,000 years of effective treatment, scholarly study, and continual practice and development. Ayurvedic Medicine is one of the three main medical systems practiced worldwide, along with Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Western Allopathic Medicine.
The Three Pillars (Sthambhas) of Ayurvedic Medicine are:
Bhramacharya (Energy Management)
"One who manages these three pillars properly is guaranteed a full life span that will not be cut short by disease."
- Charaka Samhita (Revered Ayurvedic Physician)
Unique from other modes of healing, Ayurveda puts the individual at the centre of the healing process. Entering treatment through Ayurveda provides the opportunity to be fully seen, heard, and to be given the tools to access the healer that lies within. The Ayurvedic patient is empowered, supported, and guided toward how to best incorporate therapeutic rituals within their lives that would best serve their healing.