Holistic Health Care For Women – San Francisco, CA
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We all know that the body and mind function optimally in their natural, relaxed state. Inputs like food and sensory impressions are assimilated properly, leaving no undigested matter. All systems of the body receive adequate nourishment and eliminate waste products efficiently. We feel clear, grounded and energized.

However, when chronic stress begins to alter the body’s physiology, warning signs like fatigue, digestive challenges, pain, decreased libido, insomnia, menstrual irregularities and emotional stress start popping up. At this point, each of us has a choice. We can continue down our current path, or we can experiment with listening to what the body is trying to tell us. But how do you learn to tune in to this inner guidance? (more…)

I’m back at The Women’s Building this month to talk about food and digestion. It’s something that so many people struggle with, but often feel embarrassed to discuss with friends or even their healthcare practitioner. This topic is near and dear to my heart because of my own journey to heal my digestive system and develop a healthier relationship with food. By becoming more mindful of what I was eating and how I was eating it, I also learned how to be so much kinder to myself. If this topic strikes a chord with you, come join me on the 22nd!

Do you struggle with digestive challenges, PMS or fatigue? Would you like to have a more peaceful relationship with your body and your food?

In this class, you’ll learn about Ayurveda, an ancient system of holistic medicine that offers practical guidance for healthier living through attention to our daily habits. Ayurveda teaches that each person’s unique mind-body constitution shapes what creates health for her and what leads to disease. For example, a woman may naturally have a tendency to feel cold, dry and ungrounded. If she eats mostly cold, light foods like salads, crackers, granola bars and dried fruit and she is constantly on the go, she may begin to experience more anxiety, worry, dry skin, constipation and insomnia.

When you are able to identify what qualities are contributing to disharmony for your own unique mind-body constitution, you can begin to incorporate more of the opposing qualities into your diet and lifestyle practices. The woman in the example would be better served by a warm, nourishing diet of soups and stews, cooked vegetables, healthy oils, whole grains and juicy fruits. She would also greatly benefit from slowing down and creating more time for rest and self-care. By restoring balance to a woman’s system in this way, we create the conditions for her body’s natural healing capacity to flourish.

In this class, you will learn how to:

  • choose foods that support your unique mind-body constitution
  • make an easy one pot meal that helps to gently cleanse and heal your digestive system
  • minimize digestive challenges like gas, bloating, diarrhea and constipation
  • use your mealtimes to de-stress and ground yourself in the present moment

 

When: Wednesday, February 22 from 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: The Women’s Building, Room A (upstairs) — 3543 18th Street, San Francisco, CA
Cost: $8 advance registration, $10 at the door
To register: scroll down to the form below or visit http://peacewithfood.eventbrite.com/

 

It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting information surrounding healthy eating. Each year, there is a new food fad that promises to solve all your problems. The suggestions we’ll cover in this class have stood the test of time for thousands of years. If you’re tired of struggling with what to eat and you want to develop a more peaceful relationship with your body and your food, this class is for you.

 

I’m really excited to share the news about my upcoming workshop series! It’s called Finding Ease in the Chaos and it starts on Sunday, January 15th. To ensure there’s plenty of time for discussion, I’m capping the number of participants at 10. I hope to see you there!

Woman at beachDoes the relentless pace of modern life leave you feeling disconnected, weary and unsatisfied? Is there a part of you that secretly craves something different?

If so, come learn how we as women can nurture our health by creating more ease in our daily lives. In this three-part workshop, we’ll explore what it means to live in alignment with natural cycles in a modern context. You’ll gain practical information and tools that you can begin applying to your life right away.

When: Sunday January 15, 22 and 29 from 3-5 pm
Where: Yoga Sita — 1501 Mariposa St #308  San Francisco, CA 94107
Cost: $90 if you register by Jan 10; $105 if you register by Jan 14
What to Bring: A notebook and pen, comfortable clothing for sitting and lying on blankets and yoga mats. All props will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own yoga mat

Curious about what we’ll be covering each week? (more…)


There are some very brave and inspiring talks emerging from the TedxFiDiWomen event here in San Francisco last week. I’m especially excited to share Lissa Rankin’s talk with you. Lissa’s message has me fired me up because it so beautifully illustrates the principles of Ayurveda. Guess what? Scientists are finally beginning to accept an idea that traditional holistic healing systems have understood for thousands of years: when it comes to real health, your work life, environment, relationships, emotions, creativity, sexuality and spirituality all matter!

Ultimately, real health *is* an inside job. It’s about learning how to listen to the still, small voice of your authentic self. Although it can sometimes be tough to hear above the roar of daily life, it’s always there. My goal is to help you tune into that inner wisdom and support you through the process of building a life that honors what’s true for you. I’m reminded of this quote by Anaïs Nin: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” It can be pretty scary to begin this process of unfolding…but when you consider the alternative, what have you got to lose?

Are your mood swings affecting your relationships? Does your motivation to maintain healthy habits go down the tubes every month? Does life just feel unmanageable during the week before your period? If so, you’re not alone! Join me for this free one hour talk to learn some simple but effective daily practices that will help you feel more calm, balanced, and peaceful throughout the month. You don’t have to continue riding a hormonal roller coaster.

Pre-register by emailing erin@erinmazow.com and receive a free package of calming herbal tea.

When: Thursday, November 3 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Where: The Women’s Building, Room B – 3543 18th Street #8 San Francisco, CA 94110

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