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What We Offer

Are you looking to improve your life? Perhaps you’d like to be more energetic and less stressed. Welcome to Balanced Living. Holly Padove, owner of Balanced Living, has worked in the Healing Arts since 1991, helping people to feel good naturally by showing them how to bring balance to their mind, body and spirit. Her clients become empowered to take charge of their own well-being through natural approaches. Services range from Ayurvedic consultations and workshops, Qi Gong /Yoga classes and Yoga Nidra sessions (guided meditation for deep relaxation) to international retreats. Your path to health and wellness starts today!

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Ayurvedic Services

Ayurveda, the “science of life,” has its roots in India, dating back over 5,000 years. Considered the healing side of yoga, it offers a natural approach to optimal health.

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Classes & Workshops

Relax and stretch into a small, friendly Yoga or Qi Gong class or attend one of our seasonal Ayurvedic workshops for tips on balanced living.

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Retreats

Join us for one of our amazing destination retreats! You can open your heart and clear your head while building strength and flexibility with a reflective Yoga, Qi Gong and Meditation practice.

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Consultations

Choose a consultation to discover your constitution and assist you in creating optimal conditions for bringing healing, balance and harmony into your life.

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Healthy Recipes

An Ayurvedic diet is based on an ancient food philosophy that is focused on balance and alignment of the body. Try these healthy Ayurvedic recipes as part of your new balanced lifestyle.

Balanced Living in the Press

Balanced Living has made local headlines, from Central Coast Magazine to New Times to LTR Radio. See what the buzz is all about!

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  • TAKRA (AKA AYURVEDIC BUTTERMILK) RECIPE

    1/4 cup whole milk yogurt, whisk it vigorously add 3/4 cup water, preferably water that was previously boiled and cooled to room temperatu...

  • Sunburgers

    Prep time: 30 minutes Baking: 35 Makes 4-5 burgers Preheat oven to 375.  Mix together: 1.5 cups ground sunflower seeds ½ C grated ca...

  • Red Lentil Soup

    1 onion chopped finely Carrots – two or tree, chopped small (same amount as onion) Celery – 2 stalks chopped One cup red lentils, rins...

  • Fall Harvest Pumpkin Soup Recipe

    I just made a delicious pumpkin soup the other night from a pumpkin straight from my garden – a balancing fall soup, and how much fr...

Happy Customers

This retreat inspired me in so many ways. Since returning home I have started a regular yoga practice and am taking better care of myself. This was my first yoga retreat so I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I had such a positive experience, that I want to attend more. The addition of Qi Gong was icing on the cake. Annie and Holly are wonderful instructors and fabulous retreat leaders. They were well-prepared and had a meaningful theme with handouts for each day. They were available, caring, knowledgeable and fun to be with. I have no doubt that any retreat they plan together will be fabulous.

Joanna

Costa Rica, 2019

I can’t rave enough about my experience in Costa Rica with Annie and Holly. Hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, yoga and Qi Gong all in one week was idyllic for me. Activities and classes were thoughtfully planned, and I wanted for nothing while on the retreat. I was able to completely relax, and take in all the wonderful nature that surrounded us. It was truly spectacular. No matter your yoga ability or experience, the retreat provided a number of offerings to be enjoyed by all!

Carly

Costa Rica, 2019

Thank you Annie and Holly for the amount of countless hours and effort you spent on planning and making this retreat a magical and thoughtful experience for all of us. I arrived at this retreat with a fractured heart and left with a fuller heart and a feeling of joy that I have not had for a while. The love and acceptance I felt from both of you and the other yogi’s I had the honor of meeting, infused me with gratefulness, heart strength, relational connection and a sense of peace. I have been working on being/staying present, vulnerable and this experience launched me into submersion. I am reminded daily by seeing our pictures and getting the notes/messages from the others that I can integrate what I learned into my daily life and just how blessed I am to have had this experience. Here are a couple of examples among many: I remember at one of our morning Yoga sessions where Annie read about being our authentic selves and it brought me to tears. It touched me at a deep level and the way she read it was truly meaningful to me, thank you my dear sweet Annie. And the joy, connection and acceptance I felt when doing activities with Holly were so uplifting and heart warming. I love you both and hold you dear in my heart.

Bonnie

Costa Rica, 2019

I am eternally grateful to you for introducing me to qi gong. Truly, it has changed my life. My qi gong practice is helping me to get through some really tough times right now….

Mary

Atascadero

Woke up this morning grateful for all you have taught me…There is so much to notice and learn through the lens of Ayurveda, and of course, put into practice. Thank you for being a gifted practitioner and teacher.

Lisa

Thank you so very much for your wonderful spirit, kindness support and amazing Ayurvedic meetings.

Christie

I am feeling great, lost about 7 pounds now and feeling pretty good. I even did three short guided meditations this week! Thank you so much for making a positive influence on my life. I am really lucky and very appreciative.

Larry

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