I have always been fascinated by how we metabolize the moments in our lives: the food we crave, the recurring thoughts that propel us forward or hold us back and the places and people we surround ourselves with that create our outer world.

For over a decade I have followed a core belief down to its root— our body is always looking to heal itself but when under stress it loses the ability to evolve. It is our innate birthright to live in harmony and thrive within the many levels of existence - physical, sensual, intellectual and spiritual.

This is the wisdom I share as an Ayurvedic counselor and lifestyle medicine educator. I support others in reclaiming their own body’s unique wisdom, a wisdom that makes them feel connected, relevant, purposeful and prosperous.

You will not find a magic formula or or leave a session with a overflow of supplements and endless recipes that will overwhelm your mind and body. Although these will be accessible when appropriate, the work we do together is focused on how best to navigate your own mind and body toward’s a balanced homeostasis so that you can reclaim your hidden sense of ease and rediscover the ways and means available for prosperous living.

When we are in balance we feel good and therefore make good choices. Most of us have become complacent in accepting the reality of living out of balance and continuously paddling against the current of our bad choices. It is a slow and compelling recovery and growth achieved through the roadmap of an ancient science and wisdom that will be offered to you. Ayurveda and yoga provide such roadmaps and I am grateful to be the guide of these modalities. May you rediscover your own body’s wisdom.
— Manya Williams, Lifestyle Medicine Educator
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"Working with Manya has been a revelation. After all the years of fighting against food intolerances, fatigue, and poor digestion, I feel liberated from having to constantly tell myself 'NO.' Instead, I'm learning to say YES to my body by listening to its innate wisdom. With Manya's wise guidance, I am finally nurturing myself back into balance. It's been incredibly empowering."  - Jennifer Houston, Red Balloon Project


ABOUT

Manya Williams offers a holistic approach to individualized wellness that is rooted in the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda: a complete medical science and way of life which explains that our health elevates when we live in accordance with the rhythm of nature by taking cues from our inner and outer world. With a focus on lifestyle medicine education and support, Manya believes that health is an ongoing exploration and evolution rather than an isolated result.  She has proudly studied and mentored with the top educators in Ayurveda, Holistic Health Medicine, and Bodywork Therapies with a focus on womens’ health through all seasons of life. She is a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Body Therapist residing in Central Oregon. Manya’s has also trained and worked under some of the top chefs and wellness gurus in New York City including Annemarie Colbin, Founder of The Natural Gourmet Institute and Peeka Trenkle, Master Herbalist.  

She quickly discovered there was a gap in the NY market for creative, nourishing and approachable cold pressed juice options and plant inspired food. In 2010, she founded JuiceWell, a company with the mission to "help people feel better and think higher by detoxifying the body and nourishing the cells with organic pressed juice remedies and plant based + gluten free food".   Today her focus lies in the deeper modalities of Ayurvedic Therapies & Somatic Healing.

 

         ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • San Francisco State University, B.A Film & Television (1997)

  • Natural Gourmet Institute, Natural Foods Master Chef (2006)

  • Matthew Kinney Raw Food Chef Training (2007)

  • DONA Certified Birth Doula Training (2008)

  • JuiceWell Cafe, Founder & Owner (2010-2014)

  • Plantd Cafe & Marketplace, Founder & Director (2017-2019)

  • Green Medicine Herbalism (2010)

  • Natural Gourmet Institute, Nutritional Therapy (2011)

SKILLS, TALENTS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher E-RYT 200hr (2007)

  • Pre-Natal and Postpartum Yoga Training (2008)

  • Desire Map Facilitator (2014)

  • Unlocking the Life Force, Kundalini Yoga (2015)

  • Life Force Immersion, Kundalini Yoga (2016)

  • Complete Course of Ayurveda (2015)

  • The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs (2016)

  • Shakti School of Lifestyle Medicine and Women’s Studies (2017-2018)

  • Aquarian Women Leadership Society (2018)

  • Immense Grace for Creative Entrepreneurs (2018)

  • California College of Ayurveda - Body Therapies (2017-2018)