AYURVEDIC COUNSELOR | Herbal & Abhyanga assistant

Charlie discovered yoga in 2002 while studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She spent the next 14 years building her practice and studying yoga and the healing it has to offer. In 2016, she received her RYT200 hour yoga teacher certification and began sharing her love of yoga with others. Her studies in yoga led her to the study of Ayurveda and began to apply Ayurvedic principals to her life and it has changed her health forever. Inspired by her own journey, in December of 2022, she received her Ayurvedic Health Counselor certification. Charlie is now an intern at SimpleVeda and offers consultations to support clients in living a more full, healthier and balanced lifestyle through the lens of ayurvedic nutrition, herbal and body therapies. In April of 2023, Charlie received her Pilates teacher certification to continue her love of movement and share the benefits of strength and flexibility through yoga and Pilates with her students.

Charlie lives in Dallas with her husband, 3 children and their dog, Lucy.

What is your favorite Ayurveda Dinacharya daily routine?

My favorite dinacharya routine has to be tongue scraping and oil pulling. I love how clean and fresh my mouth feels. It’s a great start to my day.

If there is one benefit you’ve received from living an ayurvedic lifestyle, what is it?

Slowing down and keeping it simple. At first glance, Ayurveda can seem complicated, but it truly is simple. For example, taking a moment to breathe deep and give gratitude for your food before eating it. Such a beautiful practice of slowing down, even if for a few seconds.

What is your favorite ayurvedic spice/herb?

Hands down, my favorite Ayurvedic spice is Cardamom, especially in overnight oats. At the moment, my favorite Ayurvedic herb is Neem, specifically for the hair and skin benefits.

What do you want followers to know about your role at simpleveda?

I get to not only work behind the scenes or the screen, in the clinic as Herbal Assistant, but also as Abyhanga Assistant. I love helping people along their health journey and being part of such a beautiful, woman-led space. My role at SimpleVeda has also inspired me to receive my Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor certification and to continue learning and living Ayurvedically.