About us

Monique is the founder and owner of Essential Ayurveda, a wellness practice in northwest Chicago. She performs Ayurvedic consultations with a focus on supporting healthy lifestyle changes to help her clients achieve their wellness goals. These changes can include diet, use of herbs, meditation, yoga, daily routines and other Ayurvedic therapies such as Marma bodywork.  

Her philosophy is that health and wellness is an individual journey. The food we eat, the lifestyle choices we make and even the way we think has an impact on our wellness. Monique partners with her clients as they journey towards optimal health.

Monique has developed a line of natural organic Ayurvedic products available through distributors and the Essential Ayurveda web site.

She is a graduate of the Ayurvedic Practitioner program from the Bhavana Institute for Yoga and Ayurveda with advanced training in Marma bodywork from Dr. Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute.

nama-logo.jpgMonique is the author of a weekly newsletter which lifts people’s spirits with an inspirational quote and provides Ayurvedic tips on health and recipes. Sign up for her newsletter on the Essential Ayurveda web site.

Monique is a professional member of NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) and the Ayurvedic Institute.

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