IMG_2182“In the Summer of 2014 I was suffering from the worst seasonal allergies  I had ever experienced. It was the first time in 18 years of Recovery I felt like I could not function in daily life. Having taken a class in Ayurveda for Digestion from Shannon McCall at my local yoga studio, I contacted her for a consultation.

After our initial conversation by phone, I realized that there were multiple issues I had been minimizing or ignoring. I had low stamina, felt weak,  slept poorly was mildly depressed, among other things. Shannon did an in-depth intake questionnaire on my diet and daily habits and we began working together. We first focused on diet,with a goal of improving my meal choices and  meal schedule among other details. We also set up regular yoga sessions with personalized audio practices included. Later we introduced Ayurvedic herbal supplements to my regimen along with other personal self care practices (recently use of a Neti pot).

My allergies improved almost immediately and I now have a template for daily living that works for me in my ordinary life. I have found working with Shannon extremely beneficial to my health and well being overall and I feel stronger, am sleeping better and my emotional state has improved considerably. After 6 months I was able to see the connections between what I ate, drank, etc with how I felt.

I am invested in self care at a new level now. At the age of 63, I am in touch with my body and my spirit in ways that feel new and hopeful. I find Shannon to be easy to share with, an excellent listener and veryrealistic about how much to work on at one time, and how to tailor what I do to my individual needs.I am actually glad I was so desperate for relief that I made the call that started me on my Ayurvedic journey and living life in a new and healthy manner.      THANKS SHANNON !”

H.A., Seattle