WHO WE ARE
Integrative & Ayurvedic bodywork
Spiritual & Health Coaching
My curiosity for healthy living led me to take my first yoga class in my late teens in my native Quebec. I will always be grateful for listening to my intuition that day, as it led me on a phenomenal journey and opened up a whole world of travel and studies of the ancient holistic approaches of Ayurveda, yoga and bodywork. Landing in central Vermont has brought many of my passions together: healthy living, outdoor adventures and strong community.
I started Blossom Ayurveda in 2017 holding a vision: offering a platform for people to discover how the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga can help all of us find balance in this crazy world. I wanted to offer not only a haven of peace to step away from the stresses of life, but a place one would leave with more tools, energy and trust to create lasting wellbeing for themselves and those around them. As a certified ayurvedic health consultant, massage therapist, yoga instructor, and spiritual coach, it has been so profound to build community with a wide variety of clients and students, seeing the vision come to life!
My approach reflects my way of life: intuitive, grounded, positive and heart-centered. Rooted in the wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga, my offerings also integrate western understandings of musculoskeletal work to help you thrive and feel whole. I bring joy and deep listening to my work, and strive to create a safe and nurturing environment where all are welcome. My diverse background and intuitive guidance helps me meet you where you are at. My classes and one-on-one work explore the themes of self-awareness, spiritual growth and deep, lasting healing.
I completed my Ayurvedic health practitioner and Ayurvedic Spiritual Counselor certifications through the New World Ayurveda School under Dr. Paul Dugliss, MD. I hold certifications in Massage Therapy from Wellness Massage Insitute, Marma Chikitsa from Dr. Lad's Ayurvedic Institute, Hatha and Ayurvedic Yoga from New World Ayurveda and Shambhava School of Yoga. I am also a teacher of Heart-Based Meditation and an eternal student of Life!
I also love improvisational dance, spending quality time with my family & friends, meditate in community, cook and play barefoot in the woods (or on a snowboard!)
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Joanie operates as JBM LLC, a Limited Liability Company registered with the state of Vermont. All checks and payments are to be made to JBM LLC.
Whether receiving or treating others, Ayurvedic Bodywork is Marisa’s true passion. In her own words, “Ayurveda has brought my life so many profound and priceless gifts, and I am humbled beyond measure to share this intelligent body of healing arts with my community.” Marisa offers sessions in Abhyanga, Vishesh, Swedana and Shirodhara with love, attention and grace, and is always ready to expand her repertoire!
When not working her magic on her clients or laughing (loudly) in the Blossom hallway with her amazing visionary partner Joanie, you can find Marisa out in the community teaching weekly inspired yoga and dance classes, pouring her love into MJH Ayurvedic Body Oils + Ritual Elixirs, playing with her cat James, falling in love again and again with Green Mountains, and doing her best to accept her perfect imperfection and encouraging others to do the same. Marisa is so happy to be here and is looking forward to connecting with you!
Marisa is abundantly grateful for her teachers and mentors of Ayurveda - Joanie Begin-Morin, Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Claudia Welch, Dr. John Douillard, Dr. Anisha Durve, Dr. Rosy Mann, Adena Rose Bright, Emma Landau, Surinda Oberai-Cavanagh, and Larissa Hall Carlson. Marisa holds certifications in Ayurvedic Health Counseling from Kripalu School of Yoga + Ayurveda and Marma Chikitisa from the Marma Institute of Ayurvedic Acupressure, and 200-hr RYT.
To contact Marisa:
Marisa operates as MJH LLC, a Limited Liability Company registered with the state of Vermont. All checks and payments are to be made to MJH LLC.
Elsa is a certified massage therapist who integrates techniques in deep tissue, Swedish, Thai, reiki, reflexology, and shiatsu to create a custom treatment plan for each client. She believes bodywork can help empower people to connect with their bodies.
As a lifelong student, Elsa attended the Wellness Massage Institute in St. Albans. Prior to discovering massage therapy, she received a Masters in Linguistics from the University of Stirling. Whether it be new massage strokes or linguistic research, Elsa is always absorbing new information.
Outside the office Elsa can be found running on the rec path, playing with her horse Mia, or exploring in the woods.
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Please note that blossom āyurveda is not a primary care medical clinic. Its practitioners are not doctors
and do not diagnose or treat disease or prescribe medicine. We encourage you to be under the care of a
primary care physician, as the therapeutic services we offer are not substitutes for medical treatment.