I’ve really been wanting to return to good habits I’ve had in the past and take even better care of myself. The gap between the kind of habits I want to have - and by extension, the kind of life I want to have - and the protracted period of stuckness I've been in has been bothering me.
Being in this program shone a light on this gap, which was emotionally challenging. But the immersion in the material - even falling short of fully engaging with it - helped me in getting back on track, gaining momentum, and reigniting the value of these practices. It also imparted some new insights - both around habit change and how we sabotage ourselves, and around the Ayurvedic paradigm. I was able to take up some things that had lapsed, such as yoga, eating dinner earlier, going to bed earlier, and I also tried things like massaging my feet with oil, which was probably not going to happen otherwise. I'm motivated to delve more into the material and continue to make incremental changes that last. I really appreciate Shumaisa's innocent and benevolent way of expressing her zeal for healthy living! -Jonathan Kalviac, Natural and Ecological Building Artist, Sylvan Homes
I've really enjoyed having Shumaisa as a coach. She had a real awareness of how hard acquiring new habits can be and shared some of her own experiences which I found helpful. She has been reassuring, reminding me that tiny steps make for big strides, ultimately! I found the 10 Habits E book and the accountability sheets very useful and plan to use the Better Habits Guide more in time as it is all starting to come together. As a direct result of Shumaisa's program, I feel better in my body (and mind), I'm more well-rested, and I've started meditating - overall, I've developed better self-care habits! -Gill Manley
Shumaisa's Live Ayurveda & Thrive course is really special! I am in the course and it's transformative: Integrating Ayurvedic principles into every day life....Changing habits with upgraded awareness and scientific research on habit change. All in a small supportive kula, (tribe) a community of the heart. It was wonderful to see myself and the group improve and become more energized, confident, and above all, healthier! -Rosemarie St. Louis, Lemonade Yoga Life