Haylee Kristen, HHC, RYT is a Seasonal Wellness Guide on Lenni Lenape Territory (Philly).
She began learning holistic health to find the best way to take care of herself and avoid the Medical-Industrial complex.
Who is Haylee Kristen?
Her mission is to empower people’s agency within the healthcare system and to feel confident using everyday tools to support their wellbeing. The seasonal tools offered in her programs are no further than the spices in your kitchen and as close to you as your breath. The key is knowing what to choose for your unique experience. Haylee can guide you into understanding how the elements and seasons affect you as an individual. She has seen anxiety turn into grounded creativity with simple, but effective changes to routine, diet, and mindful lifestyle. Haylee is a compassionate and sensitive teacher bringing a knowledge of trauma sensitive mindfulness, Ayurveda and creative practices to your wellness. When Haylee isn’t head over heels in a book, she is dancing, painting and playing with her pup.
Haylee began practicing yoga in 2007. It slowly became a regular grounding practice for her, and she decided to pursue a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 Pediatric Yoga Certification from Summit Education, completed a 150-hour Advanced Training from Palo Santo Wellness Boutique, and in 2017 she found the way she wanted to share yoga with folks who don’t often have access to it through Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Transformation Yoga Project. Throughout this time In 2018 she decided to take the next step in her healing journey and received her Holistic Health Counseling Certification at Ayurveda's World, NYC under the direction of Dr. Naina Merbella. To continue to broaden her scope of practice she completed her Mindfulness Meditation Certification in 2018 through The Inner Strength Foundation. She is currently the co-owner of Vitality where we offer services & education to support your proactive care. On the side she teaches mindfulness meditation in Philly’s public high schools through the Inner Strength Foundation.
What Is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of healing which is translated to mean "the science of life." According to Ayurveda, everything is made up of a unique combination of five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. Ayurveda seeks to maintain an equilibrium of these five elements within each individual. We do this through the 3 pillars: Food, Sleep and Energy Management. We ARE nature. We are always digesting everything we in contact with. Ayurveda gives us the tools to create a dynamic and healthy relationship with our world through our 5 senses.
Learn about Ayurveda's complex history HERE.
Ayurveda is a lifelong journey of learning, balance and healing.