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Discover easy, supportive ways to get healthier in your own life. You can use nutrition, Ayurveda, yoga, or touch therapy to substantially improve your well being. Amadea creates an individualized program specifically designed for you and your needs with simple healing changes you can weave into your life. Schedule a consultation today.

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Amadea Morningstar
The Ayurveda Polarity Therapy & Yoga Institute

Amadea Morningstar, MA, RPE, RYT, CGC, meets you where you are. Her great strength is to discover your strengths, and help you to apply them in a supportive, clear environment. Whether you are looking for a one on one consult, an in depth class, an opportunity to mentor, or the inspiration within her blog, Amadea is available with respect and expertise. Her 40 years of professional experience includes Ayurveda health care education, Western nutrition, Polarity Therapy, Marma Therapy, Integral yoga, and nature-based approaches.


Her school, The Ayurveda Polarity Therapy and Yoga Institute, provides hands-on experiential and academic training in the fields of Ayurvedic nutrition and herbology, self care, Marma therapy, and Polarity Therapy. The Institute is committed to integrating these with the ancient art of yoga to create win-win opportunities for sustainable healing.

Nourishing ourselves

on every level

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with Amadea Morningstar


Learn more about how you can directly apply Ayurveda, food, and the koshas to enhancing your own nourishment (and your clients') with breath, marma, and awareness.


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Nourishing Ourselves on Every Level: ASCE II participants 2012,  Image thanks to Renee Lynn


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"I participated in your marma workshop and a couple of the drop in mentor group sessions last year. I'm teaching Ayurvedic cooking classes and self care at an inpatient and outpatient recovery center in San Diego. Today, I introduced the groups to marma and we played with the grounding and nervous system sequences. The participants LOVED it and gave feedback about which sequence they would take with them and practice ongoing. I also practiced a little with them and felt SO MUCH calmer afterward. 

I'm writing this to tell you that the impact of your sharing is rippling all over the place. And that I'm so grateful for your offering." Emily R., 2024

“Thank you Amadea for …your part in the absolutely wonderful, delightful workshop. Your beautiful energy radiated what I needed to hear. I am back on track on a healthy diet & have gained courage to do what I have wanted to do for a long time, using the polarity work with clients." Susan B., 2016


“I completed my Ayurvedic Lifestyle Certification (750 hours) at Kripalu last year. The courses I took from you, Amadea, were a perfect mix of review and new information that helped to make the completion of the 750 hour course much easier. Thanks… Your courses are wonderful.” Brenda D., 2011

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