Luciana Ferraz, AP
Ayurvedic Practitioner, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & Yoga Teacher
Brazilian born, Luciana found Ayurveda in 1999 while living an unbalanced life in New York City. She left the corporate world at that time to study Ayurveda, Prana Vinyasa Yoga, and AyurYoga. Since then, she had the privilege to travel the world studying under the guidance of renowned Yoga teachers and Ayurvedic doctors. As the founder of Blueberry Bunch, Luciana unites her passion and background across a range of holistic practices to help people improve their health and well-being. Her mission is to educate and provide tools for people to live a more holistic life while managing the stressors of today’s life, using an approach based on the ancient Vedic principles of Ayurveda along with the support of yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic herbs, and integrative nutrition.
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Luciana's Experience & Education
Luciana has a wealth of experience and education in Ayurveda and Yoga, which she weaves into her teachings, retreats, and programs. She has been living an Ayurvedic life since 2000, and she began teaching yoga in 2003. In 2006, she began traveling to India to experience and study in internship settings.
Luciana enjoys healthy, Ayurvedic cooking and continues to take new cooking courses to implement into her programs so she can help others improve their digestion. She also focuses on the primordial pillars of preventive health (food, sleep, movement, and silence) and the capacity of the body to self-restore and regenerate.
Nearly 20 years into this journey, Luciana fully dedicated to helping clients bring self-care, well-being, harmony, and mindfulness into their lives.
- Ayurvedic Practitioner—Kerala Ayurveda Academy (Dr. Jay Jayarajan, Dr. Sheena Sooraj)
- Gurukul Program—Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda Pune (Dr. Vasant Lad)
- Ayurvedic Health and Wellness Counselor—Sai Ayurvedic College
- Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (INHC)—Institute of Integrative Nutrition
- Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)—Yoga Alliance
- Advanced Yoga Studies—Evolutionary Global Prana Vinyasa / Assistant (Shiva Rea)
- AyurYoga®️ teacher certification—The Ayurvedic Institute
- Member of NAMA—National Ayurvedic Medical Association
- Certified International Health Coach (CIHC)—International Association for Health Coaches
- Bachelor’s degree in Advertising—Rollins College
Luciana has been leading a successful cleanse program for almost four years and is now offering cleanse meals for local delivery in her area as a part of her cleansing program.
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Luciana's Point of View
When are you most likely to go out of balance and how do you bring yourself back in balance using Ayurveda?
I most likely go out of balance when overcommitting and flying around often. The most important tool that I use is a consistent dinacharya practice. As a part of my dinacharya, my top practices include oil pulling, tongue cleaning, abhyanga and nasya, mediation, yoga, good nutrition, and proper sleep. These practices help me to reprogram my circadian rhythms so I am aligned with nature and pacify my doshas.
What does the future of Ayurveda look like to you?
Ayurveda has grown tremendously over the last few years in the West, becoming more mainstream. The medical community is more aware of Ayurveda as a preventive science and slowly understands that an integration can bring huge benefits to our health care system. Communities have also grown slightly more conscious on how their health is a reflection of how they live they life, the food they eat, the water they consume, self-love, and the relationships they are surrounded by. Ayurveda has opened “eyes” on the importance of connecting to our source and will keep growing in the upcoming years.
What's one Ayurvedic practice anyone can implement to spur change in their life, right here, right now?
The use of spices in everyday cooking is an easy way to start becoming familiar with Ayurveda while immediately improving their health.