Welcome to An Elemental Practice.

We are an Ayurvedic-focused holistic health practice located in Knoxville, on a beautiful 22-acre property in the countryside of Illinois. We serve clients both locally and worldwide, offering health consultations, coaching and lifestyle support, and Ayurvedic body oil treatments.

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A Holistic Health Practice

Ayurveda is a dynamic, holistic approach to medicine that is crafted to support the unique individual. Ayurveda can be used as a preventative practice to supplement your health or it can be used as a powerful medicine to heal an already existing ailment.

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Our Offerings

We are a holistic health practice based on Ayurvedic principles, serving men and women of all ages. Our targeted therapies are designed to help you reach your health and wellness goals, to support energy, and enhance overall health so you can continue to live life to the fullest.

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Digestive Disorders

Ayurveda teaches us that a healthy digestive system is the foundation of our health and wellbeing. When our digestive system is working correctly, nutrient absorption is optimized and digestive issues such as gas, bloating, loose stools, constipation, and indigestion are non-existent.

Sleep Support

Poor sleep is often associated with Doshic imbalance. Hormonal fluctuations, life stages, and stress have a direct effect on our quality of sleep. Ayurveda seeks to harmonize these imbalances and restore restful vitality.

Energy Balancing

All life is supported by energy, represented by the three Dosha types. Energy balancing is achieved through daily practices and others specific to your Dosha.

Immune System

Ayurveda heals the immune system from the inside out. By addressing the root cause of the imbalances that cause our symptoms, we strengthen our defenses and protect our life force.

Other Areas of Support

  • - Stress Management
  • - Weight Loss
  • - Hormonal Balancing
  • - Pre & Post Surgical Support
  • - Nutritional Education & Guidance
  • - Depression & Anxiety
  • - Adrenal Fatigue
  • - Reproductive Support
  • - Lifestyle Optimization
  • - Seasonal & Transitional Support
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Health Consultation & Assessment

Begin the journey of rebuilding the foundation of your health. In this comprehensive evaluation, we will discover the basis for your current imbalances and issues and provide a plan to optimize your health and lifestyle.

All consultations are available In Person and Online.

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Health & Wellness Coaching

This 3 Month Package (In Person or Online) provides guidance, accountability and support through a dedicated program to lead you day by day to your desired health goals.

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Ayurvedic Body Oil Treatments and Therapies.

Body Oil Treatments & Therapies

By nourishing the body and supporting its own healing mechanisms, the treatments we provide will create balanced energy flow, deep relaxation, and purification in both mind and body.

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My only goal walking in was to have more mental energy. Four months in, I have lost weight, increased both physical and mental energy, and have a better understanding of mind-body connection. I highly recommend anyone, especially new comers like me, to try a different approach to healing and feeling better.

- Melissa Wilson
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Kathryn L. Stoerzbach

Owner & Ayurvedic Practitioner

Kathryn is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, trained at the California College of Ayurveda (CCA) in Nevada City, CA. Inspired by her own health journey, she is passionate about improving health and quality of life, especially for those who have struggled to find answers within Western medicine.

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Kathryn Featured on the Spirit Speakers Podcast!

Kathryn L. Stoerzbach was recently featured on the Spirit Speakers Podcast, hosted by Judea Lynch and Patty Davis. She shared the benefits of Ayurveda, how it can be used in your daily life, and the foundational principles of this ancient health practice. Click the link below to listen to the episode!

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Ayurveda | The Science of Life

The practice of Ayurveda is truly the science of life. It allows us to bridge ancient wisdom with modern lifestyles, creating a symbiosis between people and their everyday experiences. It is an approach to health that connects all the dots, brings new awareness and perspective, and supports the individual through every life stage.

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Courses & Workshops

Our workshops are designed to enhance the Ayurvedic experience. They offer a more in-depth understanding of the ancient principles that guide our practice. Our courses are meant as an introduction for those with interest in walking this path.

The Spirit of Ayurveda Mini Course.

The Spirit of Ayurveda

a Mini Course

If you are new to Ayurveda, the Spirit of Ayurveda mini-course is the
ideal place to start your journey. Every resource is designed to illuminate the mysteries of this ancient practice and give you an easy-to-understand overview of the foundational principles and philosophies of Ayurveda and the essential mind-body connection.

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The Seasons of Ayurveda Comprehensive Course.

The Seasons of Ayurveda

A Complete Course

Our Seasons of Ayurveda course is accessed online and at your leisure. Ideal for those who want a more in-depth learning experience, this course gives you access to additional lessons, more recipes, meditations, and tips on developing a healthy routine around them.

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Professional Training & Certification

For health practitioners or anybody interested in making Ayurveda part of their career path, we offer courses suitable for all interest levels.

The School of Ayurveda, Level I Professional Training & Certification.

The School of Ayurveda

Online Ayurvedic Certification Program

Ayurveda’s ancient wisdom connects all aspects of our health, but most specifically, our diet and lifestyle. These are two aspects of modern life that, by their very nature, threaten our wellbeing. Whether you are interested in Ayurveda for personal benefit or to apply to an existing wellness practice, our courses will enhance and complement your knowledge of self-care, holistic health, and well-being.

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Services OFfered In-Person & World Wide

Remote Holistic Health Consulting

Our practice is located in Knoxville, on a beautiful 22-acre property in the countryside of Illinois. We welcome clients at our clinic, and also offer remote online health consulting worldwide. During our sessions, we will focus on you as an individual and develop a plan to address your health concerns and reestablish harmony of the mind, body, and spirit.

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Erika Lindberg Crawford

As a professional kitesurfer, I must look after my body. Being an athlete competing at the top level in the world I must always strive to stay in optimum balance to perform at the highest level. That is what drew me to learn more about the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. One of the most important people I have met on my healing journey has been Kathryn. She has a very healing presence, is very intuitive and warm. She has an innate wisdom for guiding people towards healing and balance through her knowledge of Ayurveda. I instantly felt comfortable with Kathryn, I felt that she really understood me, and what I was trying to achieve with my health and performance as an athlete.

Erika Lindberg Crawford (Sweden)
Professional Kite Surfer
 Katie Hale

I started working with Kathryn after six months and dozens of flights worth of work travel. I was ungrounded, exhausted, easily sick and my digestion was off after years of travel bugs and spice infused eating habits. After many shared experiences, I knew that Ayurveda could help me find grounding and a restored relationship between my mental and physical. Working with Kathryn has given me the routine I needed and the mindfulness my body deserves. I couldn’t believe how much I had normalized the exhausted state I had been in until I started seeing major shifts. I sleep better. I give my food gratitude. I have a morning routine that makes me feel at home no matter where I am in the world and I can now connect the dots when something is off. My Ayurvedic practice has become a natural and foundational part of of my daily life and I look forward to more growth within it. I am so grateful to Kathryn for her expansive knowledge and empathetic teaching style. Some weeks were harder than others, but she always made sure I could rise to the challenge.

Katie Hale (San Francisco, CA)
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Nancy Viemeister

Working with Kathryn has been such a source of joy, comfort and support. I started with my initial consultation and made the leap for a three-month period. My experience with her was amazing, so much so that we worked together for another three months. Kathryn is incredibly supportive and with her support I was able to address some triggers, hone in on small, workable goals and do some things that I really never thought possible of myself! I adore Kathryn as a professional as well as a friend. I’ve deepened my Ayurvedic practice and have created lifelong habits and routines that have changed my life. I cannot recommend Kathryn enough.

Nancy Viemeister (Kauai, HI)
Food & Beverage Manager
Lauryn Russo

I am so glad that I found Kathryn, she has been a key part of my healing health journey. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what she does and creates a beautiful, comfortable space to learn, share and create. I am so grateful for her support and guidance in my life, and recommend her to anyone interested in learning more about Ayurveda and integrating the practices into your daily routine, as well as overall support for your physical, mental and emotional well being. She truly is the whole package of health coach, teacher and counselor all in one.

Lauren Russo (Wailua, HI)

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Connect with us today to schedule your Ayurvedic consultation. This is a chance for us to get to know each other, for you to ask questions, and for us to understand your goals and challenges. Together, we will define the way forward.

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