Nov 6, 2019
In this episode, our Yoga Health Coach of the Month, Isabel Castro, shares the journey of her soul to finding Ayurveda. She explains how she started the YHC work parties and inner work parties and why she feels they are so valuable for the community. Tune in to learn more about her unique path through YHC!
Isabel Castro is an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner and Yoga Health Coach, originally from California. After getting a bachelor's in Liberal Studies-Elementary Education, she moved to her parents’ homeland, Costa Rica. Living there on a farm, she reconnected with both her family's roots and with nature’s rhythms. The adventure then invited her to teach at an alternative high school in New Zealand, and to work on more Permaculture farms.
As she sought more health for the land, she struggled to find that balance within her own body. Her curiosity to get to the root of her own health issues led her to the holistic sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga. They finally drew a fuller picture of her health and dis-ease. They also gave her simple tools to embody more balance and vitality.
Through surviving an abusive relationship, she also experienced first-hand the many stresses women and marginalized groups face. She believes that true healing happens in a relationship, as it allows members to feel a connection through both vulnerability and triumphs. In her groups, she blends art, Ayurveda, Yoga, and habit science. Together, these support digestion of mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual experiences.
She’s passionate about empowering others to take charge of their health through increased awareness, and commonsense tools. Her path is a windy one and she’s grateful for the adventures. Outside of work, you may find her dancing, playing music, Improvising, painting, catching a frisbee, bike commuting, or bumping into someone she knows in downtown Bellingham, WA, where she now lives. Connect with Isabel on her website and facebook.