TELLURIDE – “I’ve always wanted to help people heal,” says Brianne Beauregard, Ayurvedic counselor, holistic nutritionist and holistic esthetician, a steaming cup of chai tea clasped between her hands.
In Beauregard’s Lawson Hill home, which doubles as her office, clients are engulfed by the body- and mind-soothing tools of her trade: all-organic, custom-blended Ayurvedic oils,; organic, paraben-free, and fragrance-free skin care products; and Jane Iredale mineral-based cosmetics line the shelves in her intimate treatment room. Ayurvedic cookbooks take up room in her airy, herb-scented kitchen, where she also holds Ayurvedic cooking classes.
As Beauregard explains it, what she does as a health practitioner extends beyond a singular modality; health is a holistic experience, and her work is a reflection of that synergistic connection between mind, body, soul – and health.
“It’s about getting back to being in touch with and listening to our bodies, and utilizing some very basic ancient remedies” for optimal health, Beauregard explains of her business, which she operates both in Telluride and in Connecticut.
As a holistic health counselor, Beauregard specializes in nutrition and lifestyle guidance, melding with that her perspective on health as an Ayurvedic counselor, having studied this millennia-old system of healing from ancient India focused on preventing illness and promoting health. Moreover, Beauregard is a licensed Master Esthetician, having completed more than 900 hours of advanced esthetics training including aromatherapy, lymphatic drainage, reflexology, and shiatsu; she is also a master make-up artist and certified yoga teacher.
Beauregard’s experience and educational background in these varied systems of integrative health provide her with a unique perspective on just how to accomplish her professional intentions: That is, to help people heal.
After earning her esthetician’s license over a decade ago, Beauregard began to observe that many of her clients – and she, herself – weren’t finding solutions to their skin problems just through good skin care regimens. “I began to realize that the underlying roots of many of these issues weren’t just external, and to resolve them, I needed to do something internal,” she says, by way of explaining her impetus for continuing her education in dietetics and nutrition.
She came closer to realizing comprehensive improvements in overall health by adding the diet and nutrition component to her practice, but still felt there was something missing.
“I was helping my clients physically, whether it was through my facials or nutrition consultations, or both, but I realized they wanted something more; they wanted spiritual training as well,” she says, of the what drove her to follow the Ayurvedic path.
Beauregard started her career at one of the country's top ten spas, going on to become a certified Lifestyle Educator, and was employed at a prominent Integrative Medical Center in Connecticut as their sole nutritional counselor.
Wanting to be closer to the outdoor lifestyle, she and her husband moved to Telluride last winter, while she finished her studies to become an Ayurvedic counselor through the Mount Madonna Institute, College of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda literally means the "Science of Life," Beauregard explains, and a consultation provides guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet and behavior. Each appointment begins with an in-depth review of a client’s health history and a discussion of long-term health goals.
As an Ayurvedic consultant, Beauregard can guide clients to find balance in their lives, utilizing diet and lifestyle changes that help awaken individuals’ ability to heal themselves. She specializes in food allergies, allergen-free cooking classes, weight management and plant-based sports nutrition, and offers recipes as well as basic diet guidelines for each individual’s specific lifestyle and constitution.
On the aesthetics side, Beauregard specializes in sensitive skin care and treatments, using her knowledge of both internal and external health for a comprehensive approach to beauty and wellness.
“It is a spiritual experience,” she says of her all-organic facials, which include all the traditional facial elements as well as a therapeutic massage and a focus on pressure points. Ayurvedic treatments, such as Nasya and Karnapoorana, where heated medicated oils are dripped into the nose or ear canal, can be added on to any facial treatment.
“Everything I do, I do with a lot of love,” Beauregard admits.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.briannebeauregard.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.