Testimonials

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"Having Leah as an Ayurvedic Health Coach has been an absolute blessing. She is attentive, thorough, and eager to create a community in which everyone has the opportunity to shine; I feel my best, most authentic self thanks to her supportive presence. Leah demonstrates patience and compassion through gentle encouragement, allowing small changes to make my integration process smooth. This experience has shifted both my view on personal health and the lifestyle I intend to lead. In the time we’ve worked together I’ve grown from a space of self doubt, anxiety, and overwhelming indecision to a space of inspiration — I feel confident taking risks with my education and pioneering in areas that before felt like intimidating personal development paths. Leah’s helped me achieve an understanding that regardless of how the process looks, I know I’m headed towards my desired destination. High recommendation of her guidance is an understatement: she is an irreplaceable resource, and makes you feel truly seen. Supporting myself through supporting her has been the best self care I could have asked for.”

-Alaina, Petaluma, CA


 

"Leah brings so much expertise, warmth and even humor to the process of re-balancing yourself. I found myself trusting her quickly. Ayurveda is not a magic bullet but a slower and more enduring path to health. This approach is thorough, thoughtful and a welcome departure from my experience with western physicians. I feel lucky and grateful to have her guidance.”

- Pam, Petaluma, CA 

 


“Simple Ayurvedic remedies have given me complete relief from the allergies that have plagued me for years!”

- J.B., Petaluma, CA 

“We rarely have people in our lives that walk closely with us through the depths of change, yet Leah has walked with me every step of the way—tears, challenges, backslides, wins, and most importantly true lifestyle change. The co-creation has helped bring me to a state of balance from a previous chaotic lifestyle. While this life is a constant evolution, Leah knows exactly how to meet her clients at each point in the journey.”

- K.C., Murfreesboro, TN
 

Working with Leah is a true joy!  The tools of Ayurveda are powerful and she has them firmly in her grasp.  I had been suffering from the intense effects of a hormone imbalance, and I had reached the end of my rope, in terms of care providers and modalities.  Leah’s approach is full of deep listening, compassion, knowledge, and action.  I started feeling better after the very first appointment, and I’m gaining valuable information and cultivating new habits each time we meet.  As if by magic, many parts of my life are falling into place, and I know it is connected to the provocative work we are doing together.  I love partnering with Leah and I can’t recommend her highly enough!!!"
-Anonymous, Chicago, IL

"Working with Leah for the past year has been an incredibly beautiful, prosperous, and joyful process. It's with Leah's guidance that I've been able to tap into a deep well of abundance within myself. Her recommendations, insights, and intuitive nature have motivated me to take exquisite care of my whole self. I've never felt more fulfilled. As we continue on this path together, I anticipate to experience further blossoming and expansion in my life."

- Eve, Nashville, TN

 

“When I met Leah, I had already been through years of doctors telling me my symptoms were just related to stress. I tried everything - medications, vitamin regimens, coffee enemas, vegan diet, juicing, yoga every day, acupuncture - but nothing helped; in fact, things continued to get worse. Within the first month of practicing Ayurveda, my symptoms significantly resolved. Additionally, I had answers with solutions and a proven path by which to continue my healing. I’ve been practicing Ayurveda with Leah’s guidance for almost 2 years, and I am healthier and happier than I’ve been in decades. I highly recommend making the investment in working with Leah - it’s truly a journey like no other.”

-Anonymous, New Haven, CT​

"Leah is an exceptional counselor. She is incredibly bright and carries a beautiful , ego-less wisdom that immediately puts a person at ease and allows him/her to open up to Ayurveda's full benefit. There is no pressure and individual pace is completely respected. I treasure our sessions!"

-Kori, Franklin, TN

 

“Through the last few years, I had tried piecemeal options for "problem areas"; a bit of dieting, some exercise, sleep aids, etc. Nothing stuck, except the problem. Ayurveda guided by Leah changed all that. The balance I am finding in all life areas is amazing and truly life changing. Leah is a well educated, experienced and intuitive guide. She finds a personalized path for each client that moves at the right pace for you. Enjoy the journey!”

-Kyle, Nashville, TN

 

“I have been working with Ayurveda and Leah Kaplan for over a year now. My "old" self, who was always looking for the quick fix, would say, "You're kidding right? Over a year and you're still not finished? Then it must not work." Oh but it DOES! My old self just didn't realize what changes were needed.

 

My story with Ayurveda won't resonate with everyone. One of the things that makes Ayurveda so powerful is that it meets the needs of each person who is working with it. For me, I needed to learn to appreciate "the journey". I needed to find joy in the everyday "humdrum" activities that are required to live, instead of rushing through the days trying to get to the "next big event or success". Here's the sneaky part about my journey through Ayurveda - I had no idea that this was what I needed to learn. I thought it was all about what foods to eat and which herbs to take. But Leah Kaplan knew the truth. She didn't try to "teach" me with lectures. She taught me by providing activities, routines and suggestions on bringing beauty and satisfaction to all my senses.

 

Sometimes it felt like such a struggle. I'm not sure why. No individual change was hard, but I've been pretty set in my lifestyle and mindset for a long time. Somehow Leah always responded in just the way that I needed. There was no judgment - at least no judgment from Leah. For the first time in my life, it was safe to tell the absolute truth, both to Leah and to myself. Leah's acceptance and help without judgment is teaching me to not judge myself. This has been one of the most powerful results of this work. You can read books and websites, take online tests, and follow generic recommendations for eating for your dosha. But Ayurveda is so much more. Working with Leah Kaplan has taught me so much that I didn't even realize I could learn. Leah offered many insights; wonderful questions that made me take another look at myself and my perceptions; and many times simple suggestions that I simply couldn't see until she offered them to me. But she is also teaching me by example to treat myself the way I have tried to treat others all my life - with care, understanding, a lack of judgment, acceptance and love.

 

This will probably sound silly and trite, but my days are so often filled with laughter now. I take a few minutes each morning outside with my dog and find myself chuckling as I watch her chase after some insect. I catch myself rushing around, not paying attention, accidentally missing a doorknob or a step. Instead of being irritated or embarrassed, I find a delighted bubble of laughter crops up as if I'm watching an old Three Stooges clip. I can't tell you why. I can only say that it is so wonderful to find joy in this universe instead of constant irritation, judgment and worry. Does Ayurveda take away all your troubles? Of course not. But it does change the lens and the focus through which you view difficulties and problems.

 

As I'm re-reading this, I realize that I have not once referred to the reason that brought me to Ayurveda and Leah. My diet and lifestyle brought me to some significant health issues. I'm a work in progress, and for the first time in many years, I know I am capable of creating new habits. Do you have any idea how good it feels to know there is hope? After years of failing at diets, I am finally sure that I'm capable of change. I'm so looking forward to continuing this journey. There's no telling what new lessons lie ahead for me. I wish everyone could experience the journey they need. It's a transforming experience.”

-Susan, Murray, KY

 

"Ayurveda is a great love in my life. I began to see Leah a year ago for a multitude of issues such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, and female issues such as fibrocystic breasts and painful cramping during my cycle. When I started my journey, I felt hopeless that my condition may never change and also spiritually isolated. Leah has been my person. She is an authentic woman and very skilled practitioner. It is rare that you find a healthcare professional that cares, listens and knows how to guide you through the process of health transformation. Leah is that rare gem and her knowledge, experience and guidance have revolutionized my life and led me back to a place of balance. Ayurvedic remedies and routines have given me relief from all the issues that I was having. I can’t say enough good things about Leah! I just trust her completely."

-Sara, Johnson City, TN

 

 

“Leah is attentive and compassionate. She created a beautiful and soothing space to see her patients. She explains the principles of Ayurveda well and suggests gradual lifestyle adjustments that are doable and even pleasurable. She helped me improve my digestion with some herbs and lifestyle changes and advised me on introducing some routines that help me be calmer and more resilient.”

-Tatiana, Williamsburg, VA

 

"Sometimes the work we need to do in life is not enjoyable. The work we need to do for ourselves is some of the most challenging, uncomfortable, and painful work we will do. But it is some of the most valuable and worthwhile work that needs to be done. Leah holds and creates a space where I am not afraid to dive in and do the work. She listens without judgment, mentors, motivates, and compassionately challenges me in the journey called Ayurveda. While I have only been practicing Ayurveda a few months, I already feel a huge change within myself and how I handle myself in the world. I love how the practice looks at a person from a whole perspective- the body, mind and sprit, and when treating symptoms I feel like we are getting to the root of the problem creating lasting change."

-W.R., Nashville, TN

 

“I always felt that the solutions to my common problems lies in Ayurveda and the best way is to treat the root cause. I am so happy to have found Leah and I have been with her for almost a year. She is very patient, non-judgmental and helps you to incorporate Ayurveda slowly in your routine. I am very happy with my journey with her in Ayurveda."

-Neha, Nashville, TN

 

"In working with an individual therapist as a result of having a history of an eating disorder that recently transformed into exercise addiction, my therapist recommended I work with Leah to explore how the Ayurvedic perspective could support me along my journey. I had little knowledge of what Ayurvedic medicine was prior to meeting with Leah and truthfully was terrified of the perspective that "food is medicine." I was initially skeptical, however, I was willing to give anything a try to restore my health and to develop a healthier relationship with my body and overall self. I have worked with Leah for several months now and she has been exceptionally patient, kind, flexible, inspiring, and supportive of me. We have taken things slow and steady to achieve self-discovery and success, and with Leah's guidance and professionalism along the way, I have implemented many changes into my daily life that have helped me to balance my doshas, thus creating harmony emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am grateful that my therapist recommended Leah and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to find greater happiness, peace, wisdom, and love in natural ways."

-Anonymous, Murfreesboro, TN

 
 
 
 
 
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133 1/2 Kentucky Street, Suite E
Petaluma CA 94952
(707) 353-5088