Namaste Yoga and Wellness is the largest wellness resource in the East Bay. We offer a full range of services including massage therapy, Acupuncture, private yoga, and women’s health. Our therapists and practitioners are extremely knowledgeable and most work in multiple modalities with years of experience. Our Grand Lake and Berkeley studios are equipped with beautiful, relaxing massage rooms and tea lounges where you can sit back and relax before your appointment. We welcome athletes, cyclists, workaholics, pregnant women and new moms as well!
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What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles at specific points on the body to stimulate movement of energy, allowing healing. The earliest written record of acupuncture dates back all the way to about 200 BC! Acupuncture is also used as preventative medicine to strengthen immunity and support overall health. Acupuncture is effective for a wide range of symptoms and health concerns including:
- Anxiety and stress
- Depression and Emotional Trauma
- Headaches and Body Aches
- Chronic Pain and Illness
- Women’s Health: PMS, menopause/peri-menopause symptoms
- Allergies and seasonal colds and flu
What does it feel like?
Acupuncture needles are very thin and flexible, once you are set up its hard to even notice they are there. Sometimes a point will be sensitive but this small sting or pinch only lasts for a second. Tell the acupuncturist if a needle hurts during treatment and they will adjust it for you.
Meet our Acupuncturist
Anna Landauer, L.Ac., MTCM: Anna is a licensed acupuncturist/herbalist and certified massage therapist with a Master’s degree in Chinese Medicine and a Bachelor’s in Outdoor Education and Social Environmental Issues. Dancer, yoga instructor and outdoor athlete, she is passionate about promoting community wellness.
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What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a healthcare approach that values the mind-body connection and tries to treat illness by taking a holistic approach, looking at a whole person and treating disease as a symptom of lifestyle imbalance. The naturopathic approach includes exercise, diet, meditation, herbal medicines, nutritional supplements, and self-awareness techniques to try and open a patient’s eyes to the root cause of their ailment, rather than simply prescribing medication to treat the symptoms.
Meet Dr. Amy Day
I am on a personal mission to empower women to find effective solutions to their health problems. Too many women struggle with energy, mood, sleep, weight, PMS and other hormonal issues and are either told it’s all in their head, or offered birth control pills and anti-depressants when there are so many other safe, effective, holistic options.
When I learned about naturopathic medicine for the first time, the blend of science, medicine, holistic healing and nature sounded perfect to me. I subscribed to numerous natural health magazines and started learning about herbs like Echinacea, before anyone I knew had ever heard of it. I loved sharing information with people I cared about and helping them feel better without the side effects of typical over the counter medicines. Then, in naturopathic medical school, I learned holistic treatments for many of my own health issues and became fascinated with women’s health and the intricacies of how our bodies function.
After eight years practicing at San Francisco Natural Medicine, I now have my own practice in Berkeley where I live with my husband and son. I enjoy cooking with natural foods, spending time outdoors, hiking and playing ultimate Frisbee (especially when the sun is shining!).
Dr. Amy Day is happy to field your inquiries and guide you to the best path of healing. Please contact her directly to schedule appointments.
Private yoga is the best solution for addressing specific needs in your practice. Our instructors work with you, one-on-one, to develop a personal practice that supports progress. Private Yoga can be instrumental in meeting the following needs of our students:
• Beginner yogis wanting to learn in more depth about proper alignment
• Advanced yogis wanting to develop a home practice
• Work on an advanced pose you have dreamed of achieving
• Hone in on a specific theory of yoga, such as bandhas or pranayama
• Work with a private teacher to find adjustments for an injury
How to get Started
See our front desk staff or call one of our locations to arrange your first private of 30/60/90/120 minute length. We are happy to help answer your questions and set you up with an appropriate teacher for your needs. Ready to book? Just click below.