MONICA

GISELLA

Hello Goddess!

I am Monica. Your humble Ayurveda teacher. I am a woman devoted to guiding you back to harmony within your body and mind ♡

There was a time, many, many years ago, when I looked at myself in the mirror and couldn’t recognize my body, my face, or my eyes anymore.

Seeing how my body was deteriorating in real time made me feel helpless, frustrated, and bitter. A victim of uncontrollable circumstances.

At that juncture, I failed to see the undeniable rock-solid connection between my hectic lifestyle, rushed meals, strenuous workouts, and the harsh self-judgment I subjected myself to (more like self-hate). I continued navigating life as I had known. Totally disconnected from my heart and detached from my intuition.

It took reaching my lowest point, facing a liver disease diagnosis, and battling severe facial acne, to finally open my eyes and realize that I had more power to improve my situation than I could have ever imagined.

I just needed to take the decision to start changing my life and believe in myself.

Through a series of events, I discovered healing in Ayurveda, embraced intuitive workouts for the first time, and cultivated a daily mindful presence.

My purpose (my dharma) evolved into deepening my knowledge, sharing my journey, and creating tools, like Prana app, to empower women — just like you and me — to reconnect with their bodies, reignite their inner strength, and tap into their intuition.

We are not victims. We are goddesses capable of living healthy, balanced, inspiring lives.

You’re likely here, exploring my page, because deep down you recognize a profound truth: Leading a vibrant, fulfilling existence isn’t just a possibility; it’s your innate right.

Yet, you probably don’t know how to start or make a new lifestyle work for you. You might feel confused, overwhelmed, and anxious. I know the feeling.

Well, I am here to help you.

With Prana, the #1 Ayurveda app, I will:

Provide you with nutrient-dense menus, for your body type, so you can start eating in alignment with your dosha.

Create workouts tailored for your constitution, so you can achieve your fitness goals without depleting yourself in the process.

Offer lifestyle guidance as a complement to your nutrition and movement plans to ensure you adopt routines and rituals that promote balance and wellness.

My passion for teaching and cooking

The heart of a teacher has always beat within me ever since I was a little girl.

From helping my brothers with their homework, or my classmates with difficult lessons, to formal, elementary classrooms, where I was a teacher and coach; to Ayurveda.

Teaching has always been my calling, and I’m profoundly grateful for the opportunity to embrace it daily 🙂

Plus, I have always felt passionate about cooking! As I grew older, this passion only intensified. Cooking has become my expression of lovecreativity, and curiosity.

Ayurvedify your life by coming closer to Mother Earth.

My Ayurveda and wellness credentials?

I earned my certification as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant from the American Institute of Vedic Studies. Additionally, I’ve undertaken studies with the department of Health and Wellness, at Harvard University, and specialize in designing sustainable nutrition plans.

What sets Prana apart?

I believe the uniqueness of what I offer you through Prana app is the fusion of time-tested Ayurvedic principles with contemporary scientific insights. With over a decade of experience guiding clients one-on-one through my Ayurvedic consultations, I’ve been able to craft the essence of my expertise into Prana app – a tool I once dreamed of during the initial stages of my health journey.

Back then, nothing like Prana app existed.

Today, it’s not a dream anymore, but a realized vision.

My teaching background has also honed my skills in communication, empathy, and understanding. As a teacher, I learned that every individual is unique, each with their learning curves, strengths, and areas of growth.

Translating this to the realm of Ayurveda and well-being, I realized the importance of personalizing health regimens. What works for one woman may not work for another, and this individual-centric approach is fundamental to Ayurveda.

I’m eagerly awaiting the opportunity to introduce you to our carefully curated space, designed with love, determination, and enthusiasm to guide and support you every step of the way.

You are a valuable, beautiful, full-of-life, irreplaceable human being. I appreciate you and promise to always serve you authentically and sincerely.

MY PROMISE

Whether you’re using Prana app or delving into the wealth of free content I offer, my unwavering commitment remains the same — to be by your side, supporting your wellness journey.

It’s my mission to empower you with invaluable tools that unlock your inner wisdom, bolster your self-belief, and enable you to transform detrimental habits.

My hope is that, through these resources, you can embrace the Ayurvedic way of life as closely and authentically as possible, finding balance, health, and vitality in every step you take.

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You have started living an Ayurvedic life and noticed how much it is helping you already.

You are in love with how it feels ❥

Physically, mentally, and emotionally.

And now you want your partner, children, or friends to get to know Ayurveda and apply it into their lives too.

The question is:

𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘯𝘰𝘯-𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘺?

𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮?

These are some ideas that have worked with my husband and a couple of close friends.

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First, identify their perceived barriers. These are unique and come from their psychological characteristics, their personality.

Learning about these imaginary or very real obstacles can help you better support them in detecting their perceived benefits and boost their health motivation.

Second, the more you know about Ayurveda, the better.

For instance, you could intrigue them with the DOSHA quiz. 

It’s always interesting to know our body-mind type. From there, you can explain the most basic principles that align with their type.

Third. It is so easy to fall in the trap of seeing Ayurveda as a static dogma.

BUT:

the restrictive mentality (e.g you choose to never eat foods that are “prohibited” for your dosha OR you only eat freshly made meals even when it’s making your life more stressful) makes this lifestyle more rigid and less inspiring to others.

Instead ↣ see Ayurveda as a constant vibrational flow that can change based upon different conditions.

Like the state of your heart ❤️, the weather, and the intensity in which the lord of fire 🔥 is governing your digestion.

I believe when people see we live lives that are easy to adapt to the circumstances they can also see themselves doing the same thing.

Finally, do it with them!

Go grocery shopping and cook their first kitchari together.

Maybe even…

do a brief detox at the same time, supporting each other (a one-day cleanse can be a great start and enough reset for someone who has never done something like it before).

These strategies can help, but above all use YOUR intuition and your knowledge of who they are to motivate them.

For tons (literally tons) of FREE resources, visit my site pranawithlove.com
Thankful and healthy ❤️

Gratitude cultivation has been at the core of my meditation practice. It’s not always easy. But when you do focus on the good, goodness starts overflowing your life. I’m trying to be more open and receptive to it. Also more mindful of my internal talk so it doesn’t turn negative even in challenging circumstances. 

The most important thing for me is that gratitude is a consistent element I want to focus on rather than making it just about one day.
The words we use to speak to ourselves can have a huge impact on our health. 

If you’re constantly putting yourself down, calling yourself names and judging yourself, it’s only a matter of time until you fully embody those negative traits. Moreover, your cells hear you too and they will eventually believe what you are saying and thinking.

Self-love is at the core of healing. Not only will it propel you to take the first step to start living a more intuitive life, but it will help you build resilience and courage.

Sometimes, we can start this process by activating our heart chakra, practicing loving affirmations, spending more time in nature, and being more discriminating towards hateful perceptions.

Some affirmations I ❤️ are:

❀ I celebrate the love in my life. I celebrate the love that I give. And I celebrate the love that is given to me.

❀ I am worthy of love just for being who I am.

❀ May the light within me shine through.

❀ I am. I can. I will.

I explain in more detail how to open the heart chakra here ☟

www.pranawithlove.com 

#ayurveda #selfhealers #selflove #heartchakrahealing #pranaapp #intuitiveliving
I feel incredibly grateful today. What was once just an idea in my mind📲, is now growing, evolving, helping other women, and making me feel like everything is possible if we have faith and are willing to put in the work. Thanks to my husband who’s been supporting me day in and day out 💜 Prana is a reality. I’m so in love with my life right now. Dedicating my life to what I’m passionate about 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

#pranaapp #ayurveda
🌿 Aromatherapy and Doshas: Fragrant Pathways to Balance 🌿

Did you know that aromatherapy, using essential oils, can help balance your Ayurvedic doshas - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha? 🌸✨

Our sense of smell is closely linked to our emotions, and specific scents can trigger various emotional responses.

For example, lavender and chamomile can help decrease anxiety levels, while rosemary can stimulate hunger and pleasant memories. 🌹🌿

In Ayurveda, each person has a unique balance of doshas, which govern physical and emotional health.

Aromatherapy can help maintain this balance. For Vata, grounding scents like orange, rose, and geranium work well. Cooling scents like sandalwood, mint, and rose can soothe Pitta. And for Kapha, invigorating scents like eucalyptus, rosemary, and clove can uplift energies. 🌬️🔥🌿

Before using essential oils, it’s important to remember that they are potent and should be used with care. 

To help you get started, here are some simple diffuser blends to balance your doshas:

ꕤ𝗩𝗮𝘁𝗮 Soothing Blend: 3 drops orange, 2 drops rose, 1 drop geranium

☼ 𝗣𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗮 Calming Blend: 3 drops sandalwood, 2 drops mint, 1 drop rose

☾𝗞𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗮 Stimulating Blend: 3 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops rosemary, 1 drop clove

Remember, these blends are just suggestions - feel free to experiment and find what works best for you!

Aromatherapy offers a fragrant pathway to balance doshas and harmonize emotions.

By understanding the unique properties of different aromas, we can create a personalized toolkit of essential oils to support our well-being. ✨

Find more ways to balance your dosha
➸ pranawithlove.com 

#ayurveda #ayurvedalife #stressmanagementtips #anxietymanagement #aromatherapyhealing
Healthy living might look different from day to day, but specially from season to season 🍁🍂🍁

Colder weather is associated with more Vata. I know I can feel it already in my skin and my emotions.

At this time, our body seeks naturally warmth and deeper nourishment. Meaning, green juices, açaí bowls, avocado toasts, or raw salads might not be the best choice.

Instead, try consuming warm, well-cooked, well-spiced foods. They are not only hearty and warming but also easier to digest.

Additionally, Ayurveda encourages regular, BUT gentler exercise to keep our body warm and circulation flowing PLUS our hormones nice and balanced 💕

So, as the weather cools, remember to adjust your practices to soothe and stabilize Vata, maintaining equilibrium in your body.

#ayurveda #ayurvediclifestyle #seasonalliving #pranaenergy #pranaapp
Lately, this has been my drink of choice before going to sleep 💕🪻

I first became attracted to this beautiful vibrant blue flowers when I saw them in my local green market. I had the powder already but the plant was so captivating I took it home with me.

So, this simple tea is helping me manage my stress levels (we are about to release a brand-new website for Prana!!) and sleep like a baby.

When I drink this at nights I actually feel like I am beautifying my body from the inside out. 

Do earthing, yet light.

This is the power of Mother Nature 🍃✨

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 #ayurvedatips #ayurvedalifestyle #ayurvedicwellness #ayurvedichealing #beautycare #beautyrituals #pranaapp #intuitiveliving
The entire world is feeling a dark, sticky, and invasive energy.

It’s in times like this that  grounding by connecting with nature is imperative to heal the heart and cultivate compassion towards others.

They are us.
We are them.

Return to Goddess Nature when the weight seems too heavy to carry.

When you feel dissociated from the rest of humanity.

Or when you must remember the truth.
Let’s take a moment to acknowledge the power of gratitude 🌸🪷🪻

The act of being thankful has profound effects not merely on our minds, but also our bodies. 🙏✨

In Ayurveda, a positive mindset is known to generate ‘Ojas’, which is the essence of our vitality and immunity. It’s akin to the radiant glow that shines from within when we are at our healthiest.

Like the food we consume, our emotions and thoughts deeply influence this glow.

The practice of gratitude, therefore, can elevate our Prana, or life force, and enhance our Ojas, leading to radiant beauty that truly reflects our inner health. 🌿💫

This weekend take a moment to express gratitude for the nourishment it provides.

Notice how this simple act transforms your day.
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#pranaapp #ayurveda #gratitude #ojas #radiantbeauty #powerofpositivity #innerhealth
This is why I ❤️ deficit lunges.

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#intuitivefitness #intuitivemovement #pranaapp
Fall is here 🍂 and it brings numerous changes to our body and mind. Remember: what happens in the macrocosmos happens in the microcosmic sphere as well. Read my guide to learn more how to navigate this season Ayurvedically. Link in bio. Plus! I wrote a beautiful guide on rituals that will help us embrace this transition🍁

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#ayurveda #ayurvedalifestyle #fallseasonlifestyle🍁🍂 #vatadosha #ayurvedicmedicine #mindfulmoments #pranaapp
You have started living an Ayurvedic life and noticed how much it is helping you already.

You are in love with how it feels ❥

Physically, mentally, and emotionally.

And now you want your partner, children, or friends to get to know Ayurveda and apply it into their lives too.

The question is:

𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘯𝘰𝘯-𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘺?

𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮?

These are some ideas that have worked with my husband and a couple of close friends.

⇊
First, identify their perceived barriers. These are unique and come from their psychological characteristics, their personality.

Learning about these imaginary or very real obstacles can help you better support them in detecting their perceived benefits and boost their health motivation.

Second, the more you know about Ayurveda, the better.

For instance, you could intrigue them with the DOSHA quiz. 

It’s always interesting to know our body-mind type. From there, you can explain the most basic principles that align with their type.

Third. It is so easy to fall in the trap of seeing Ayurveda as a static dogma.

BUT:

the restrictive mentality (e.g you choose to never eat foods that are “prohibited” for your dosha OR you only eat freshly made meals even when it’s making your life more stressful) makes this lifestyle more rigid and less inspiring to others.

Instead ↣ see Ayurveda as a constant vibrational flow that can change based upon different conditions.

Like the state of your heart ❤️, the weather, and the intensity in which the lord of fire 🔥 is governing your digestion.

I believe when people see we live lives that are easy to adapt to the circumstances they can also see themselves doing the same thing.

Finally, do it with them!

Go grocery shopping and cook their first kitchari together.

Maybe even…

do a brief detox at the same time, supporting each other (a one-day cleanse can be a great start and enough reset for someone who has never done something like it before).

These strategies can help, but above all use YOUR intuition and your knowledge of who they are to motivate them.

For tons (literally tons) of FREE resources, visit my site pranawithlove.com
Thankful and healthy ❤️

Gratitude cultivation has been at the core of my meditation practice. It’s not always easy. But when you do focus on the good, goodness starts overflowing your life. I’m trying to be more open and receptive to it. Also more mindful of my internal talk so it doesn’t turn negative even in challenging circumstances. 

The most important thing for me is that gratitude is a consistent element I want to focus on rather than making it just about one day.
The words we use to speak to ourselves can have a huge impact on our health. 

If you’re constantly putting yourself down, calling yourself names and judging yourself, it’s only a matter of time until you fully embody those negative traits. Moreover, your cells hear you too and they will eventually believe what you are saying and thinking.

Self-love is at the core of healing. Not only will it propel you to take the first step to start living a more intuitive life, but it will help you build resilience and courage.

Sometimes, we can start this process by activating our heart chakra, practicing loving affirmations, spending more time in nature, and being more discriminating towards hateful perceptions.

Some affirmations I ❤️ are:

❀ I celebrate the love in my life. I celebrate the love that I give. And I celebrate the love that is given to me.

❀ I am worthy of love just for being who I am.

❀ May the light within me shine through.

❀ I am. I can. I will.

I explain in more detail how to open the heart chakra here ☟

www.pranawithlove.com 

#ayurveda #selfhealers #selflove #heartchakrahealing #pranaapp #intuitiveliving
I feel incredibly grateful today. What was once just an idea in my mind📲, is now growing, evolving, helping other women, and making me feel like everything is possible if we have faith and are willing to put in the work. Thanks to my husband who’s been supporting me day in and day out 💜 Prana is a reality. I’m so in love with my life right now. Dedicating my life to what I’m passionate about 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

#pranaapp #ayurveda
🌿 Aromatherapy and Doshas: Fragrant Pathways to Balance 🌿

Did you know that aromatherapy, using essential oils, can help balance your Ayurvedic doshas - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha? 🌸✨

Our sense of smell is closely linked to our emotions, and specific scents can trigger various emotional responses.

For example, lavender and chamomile can help decrease anxiety levels, while rosemary can stimulate hunger and pleasant memories. 🌹🌿

In Ayurveda, each person has a unique balance of doshas, which govern physical and emotional health.

Aromatherapy can help maintain this balance. For Vata, grounding scents like orange, rose, and geranium work well. Cooling scents like sandalwood, mint, and rose can soothe Pitta. And for Kapha, invigorating scents like eucalyptus, rosemary, and clove can uplift energies. 🌬️🔥🌿

Before using essential oils, it’s important to remember that they are potent and should be used with care. 

To help you get started, here are some simple diffuser blends to balance your doshas:

ꕤ𝗩𝗮𝘁𝗮 Soothing Blend: 3 drops orange, 2 drops rose, 1 drop geranium

☼ 𝗣𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗮 Calming Blend: 3 drops sandalwood, 2 drops mint, 1 drop rose

☾𝗞𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗮 Stimulating Blend: 3 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops rosemary, 1 drop clove

Remember, these blends are just suggestions - feel free to experiment and find what works best for you!

Aromatherapy offers a fragrant pathway to balance doshas and harmonize emotions.

By understanding the unique properties of different aromas, we can create a personalized toolkit of essential oils to support our well-being. ✨

Find more ways to balance your dosha
➸ pranawithlove.com 

#ayurveda #ayurvedalife #stressmanagementtips #anxietymanagement #aromatherapyhealing