Banyan Education & Training Manager, Breanna

Editorial Manager

Constitution: Pitta-Vata
Currently Resides: Ashland, OR
Hometown: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho




Breanna grew up in North Idaho with a love of nature and a passion for learning. After graduating college, she studied Ayurveda and knew this to be her calling. She began working for Banyan while still in her Ayurvedic studies. Four years later, she still loves coming to work every day. She lives in Ashlandt with her husband, her two kiddos, and her animals.

How has Ayurveda changed your life?

It has brought peace and healing to my own body and mind. It has shown me how we are all connected and how love is the ultimate healing tool. It has given me the goal to work toward consciousness with all my actions.

Which Banyan products are you currently using and why?

I’m taking Shatavari, Stress Ease tablets, and our fennel seeds to make tea. Shatavari helps support my body after having children and Stress Ease helps my energy levels. I have always loved Stress Ease (it has been my go-to formula for years when I’m going through a stressful time), but I find it even more useful now that I have two small children and am getting little sleep as it can help give energy. The fennel tea is great support for nursing.

When are you most likely to go out of balance and how do you bring yourself back in balance using Ayurveda?

Winter– my vata goes out of whack when it gets cold and dry and when the days are so short. While during the other seasons I can be more lenient with my daily routine and diet, during the winter, I need to spend more time nurturing myself in order to maintain balance. Abhyanga, daily gentle exercise outside, maintaining a daily routine, and lots of warm soups and stews keep my vata grounded.

Favorite place in the world?

Scotland! Specifically Stonehaven and Edinburgh

Favorite hobbies?

Traveling, reading, art projects

Favorite book?

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

Favorite quote?

“No matter what you are doing, keep the undercurrent of happiness. Learn to be
secretly happy within your heart in spite of all circumstances.” —Paramahansa Yogananda