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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.Visit Course
For health practitioners or anybody interested in making Ayurveda part of their career path, we offer courses suitable for all interest levels.
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.Reserve your Spot
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.
For years I have struggled with constipation and sleep issues while they continued to worsen. After beginning work with Kathryn Stoerzbach I saw positive changes very quickly. I did exactly what she prescribed for a month and things began to turn around easily. I didn't have to do anything weird, just changed my diet a bit. My system is much more fluid now, less stressed, and more peaceful. Elimination is easy, all the time, and sleep is deeper. Thanks, Kathryn!
An Elemental Practice has been the missing piece in my journey to optimize and balance my health and my being. Kathryn Stoerzbach's wealth of knowledge and passion for Ayurveda is unquestionable. Her manner of guiding and teaching is vibrant, approachable, informative, and generous. My life has blossomed and expanded in such a beautiful way that I couldn't have expected since working with her - Diligently applying the tools, practices, and understanding that I am gaining. My meetings with Kathryn are a time that I always look forward to, honor, and cherish. If you're like me and have been curious about Ayurveda for some time, I highly recommend An Elemental Practice and leaning into that curiosity.
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.
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.
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.