Yoga Therapy at Durango community yoga center

Ayurveda w/Sheryl McGourty

Ayurveda, which literally means "The Science of Life," is the healing science from India. It has been practiced for over 5,000 years by millions of individuals to assist the body in journeying back to optimal health. Ayurveda views health and disease as the end result of how we interact with the world, in terms of our beliefs, perceptions, thoughts, and feelings, which then ultimately determine our actions. Actions in harmony with our inner nature create health, while those disharmonious with our inner nature create disease. Health comes when we live in harmony with our true nature as spirit.

Ayurveda allows us to get a glimpse of our individual true nature and to find the best ways to live a life of balance. It provides holistic understanding and healing to people on all levels: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Ayurvedic medicine is effective because the science individualizes and personalizes the approach to healing.

Ayurveda uses a multitude of healing modalities including herbs, diet, colors, aromas, sound, lifestyle recommendations, panchakarma, meditation, and yoga. More and more people are discovering that these ancient principles are easily applicable to modern life and that they have the power to create health and contentment.

Sheryl McGourty has been blending the sister sciences of yoga and ayurveda into her own life and work for many years. As co-owner, Sheryl has over a decade of teaching, practicing and being in community.  Sheryl is a graduate of the Ayurvedic Health Practitioner (A.H.P.) program through the California College of Ayurveda. These combined skill sets and synergistic healing practices allow Sheryl to work with people on a level that brings sustained healing and transformation.

Initial intake/consultation (90 min) $108- a comprehensive investigation into your constitution.
Follow up visits (60 min)  $75
Areas of interest visits (60 min ) $75
Individually Guided Cleanse $200
Fall & Spring Group Cleanse $185 
(Sheryl is also available for speaking engagements and custom tailored workshops)

For questions and/or to schedule an appointment contact Sheryl at 970.769.6875 or


“I started working with Sheryl out of a casual interest in what Ayurveda was and had to offer me. As it happened, I needed support and input more than I realized, to deal with some chronic issues and the challenges of moving beyond age 50. Through Sheryl, I received a ton of inspiring, encouraging, nourishing and healing practices, tips and specific recommendations. Sheryl skillfully paced and sequenced the practices she offered me so I never felt overwhelmed. I very quickly saw changes in my physical, mental and emotional states and found a thirst to seek more. Sheryl's expertise in yoga, her warm and vivacious personality and her blossoming and well-rounded knowledge of Ayurveda made it especially inspiring and delightful to dive into this ancient wisdom with her.” -Kate B

"Sheryl's warm and compassionate nature creates a comfortable, relaxed environment for patients to explore. Through Sheryl and Ayurveda, I found a deeper awareness of the connection between food, herbs, self-care and healing. This brings more peace into my life” -Mike F

"In each of our meetings, Sheryl always explained the principles of Ayurveda in a clear and helpful way. She focused on my individual needs within the broader context of Ayurveda, and helped me understand how to apply various tools in my daily life in unique, approachable, and practical ways, working with me toward greater balance and overall health in mind, body & spirit.” -Andrea M