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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, 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.

Mood & Food beachside market in Kovalam, Kerala, India Image by Marina Athanasiadi (2017)

Easy Healing Drinks from the Wisdom of Ayurveda

Full color four seasons paperback



Use Marma therapy, breath, journaling, & other Ayurvedic self care methods as tools professionally & personally to cultivate greater skill with mood & food.

 Thursdays, May 4, 11, & 18, 2023.
10:30 am -1 pm OR 5 - 7:30 pm
Interactive live online course with Amadea
returns October 10 & 17, 2023.)

Interactive Online course

Enjoy Easy Healing Drinks from the Wisdom of Ayurveda

by Amadea Morningstar & Renee Lynn

Enjoy our exclusive website price for the four seasons full color paperback

of Easy Healing Drinks from the Wisdom of Ayurveda for $18.00.  

You can also access winter recipes in the Easy Healing Drinks Winter eBook

For our friends in the Southern hemisphere, spring-summer eBook recipes


Dr. Vasant Lad, MASc, Ayurvedic Physician

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“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

The Lastest From Amadea's Blog

Lemon Balm Sleep Support

April 21, 2023

Lemon balm sleep support is not as well known as it ought to be! While there’s lots of heavy hitters out there on the supplements shelves for insomnia, lemon balm is a beguilingly sweet smelling, delightful tasting herb that calms mood during the day, and helps sleep at night. I find it most effective when…

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Do you want to transform how you engage with Mood and Food this May?

April 6, 2023

Food can be about connection and flow and magic. It can also be mundane and everyday. There’s times when it’s a struggle or a challenge. In this upcoming course in the Dynamics of Ayurvedic Nutrition series, learn how to engage with Mood and Food in new and imaginative ways, guided by Amadea’s decades of experience…

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Shamaan Ochaum a Tribute

Shamaan Ochaum A Tribute

March 13, 2023

I honor my elders in this new year, the teachers who’ve gifted me with rare perspectives and strong influences on this path my life has taken. At the top of the list now I wish to give Shamaan Ochaum a tribute (1941 – 2021). Shamaan was a teacher and practitioner of energetic bodywork, herbs, dream…

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