About me

Kristen Timchak (she/her)

Holistic Life Coach, Ayurvedic Educator, Mind Body Practitioner, MotherCircle Facilitator 

I am a Holistic Life Coach and Ayurvedic Educator with a focus on chronic stress, nervous system health, neuro-plasticity and transformative self care practices. 

I have been on my own journey of healing and transformation for many years and I know how it feels to be stuck and exhausted and overwhelmed. 

One of the most simple (but not easy) and profound things I have learned in the past few years of this journey is that knowing about self care and doing self care "when I have time", is not enough. 

I have been studying and practicing Ayurveda, meditation, herbalism, somatic practices (like yoga, authentic movement, contemplative dance and contact improvisation) for two decades.  I have been interested in nervous system health for over ten years.  

Even with all of this knowledge, my real learning happened after having a child and going through a very stressful time of life (think: pandemic, financial stress, energetic toddler and thyroid issues) and knowing how important self care is not the same as doing it.  Daily. 

Through the power of holistic coaching, transformative self care practices and therapy I have been able to make profound changes in both my mental and physical health.  

I am passionate about working with women who feel stuck, exhausted and burnt out, who are ready to make the changes that will change their lives.  I love working with people to educate them about their nervous system and the power of neuro-plasticity and transformative self care in order t actually integrate these practices into their lives in a way that is sustainable and lasting. 

 I have a special place in my heart for mothers.  Becoming a mother is walking through a doorway into a new life.  The demands and lack of resources and support for mothers in our modern society is a unique and often overlooked challenge.

Education and Professional Experience

  • Studied and practiced Ayurveda, meditation, herbalism, somatic practices (like yoga, authentic movement, contemplative dance and contact improvisation) for two decades.¬†
  • Completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and the 650 Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant Training at Kripalu Yoga Institute and Ayurveda School.¬†
  • Studied herbs through the Farm to Pharmacy program with William Siff at Goldthread Farm as well as worked at HAALo, an integrative apothecary in Nevada City, California.¬†
  • Attended¬†numerous workshops and retreats focused on Ayurveda, herbs and self transformation.¬†
  • Worked at a small Pancha Karma center called Lakshmi‚Äôs Garden in the Berkshires, cooking, making herbal preparations as well as doing Ayurvedic Therapies.
  • Been interested and passionate about nervous system health for many years and have created herbal product lines with a focus on nervous system health as well as taught Ayurvedic classes about the Ayurvedic perspective of the nervous system.
  • Completed a Holistic Life¬†Coach and Mind Body Practitioner certificate through the Mind Body Food Institute. ¬†
  • Completed a MotherCircle Facilitator¬†Training with Kimberly Ann Johnson. ¬†

Fun Facts About Me

  • ¬†In my free time I love to hike, swim, dance, and spend time in nature.
  • I love to read and/or listen (and let's be real, I'm a parent, I mostly listen) to fantasy and mystery books.
  • ¬†I love plants and growing things: food, flowers, and herbs ( I really love flowers)
  • ¬†I'm crafty, I love to knit and sew and have recently gotten into visible mending. ¬†I practice on my son's clothes - I'm not great at it yet, but luckily he doesn't care yet.
  • ¬†I've moved back and forth across the country a couple times and am about to settle in Mid Coast Maine.
  • ¬†I'm inspired by the work of Brene Brown, Glennon Doyle, Claudia Welch, Vasant Lad, and Kimberly Ann Johnson to name a few. ¬†Also by the creativity of Jim Henson.
  • When playing the game where you choose 3 fictional characters that embody your essence, I'd choose Princess Mononoke, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Punky Brewster.

My Methods

Are you ready to make the changes that change your life?  

Here are a few paths you can take to start changing your relationship with stress and your nervous system.

 Not ready to sign up for a coaching program?  Start by listening to the podcast.

Are you a mother wanting to learn more about this rite of passage and connect with other mothers?  Check out MotherCircle (a body of work by Kimberly Ann Johnson)

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