Posts Tagged ‘Wellness’

Blueberry Bunch Nourishing Cleanse

A guided detox program with Luciana Ferraz


Join this 5-day group cleanse with Luciana Ferraz to rejuvenate your body and mind. As we cleanse and nourish following Ayurvedic and Integrative Nutrition principles, we will explore the six tastes and their significance on our state of balance.

It takes place November 15th – October 19th, and you’ll receive everything you need for a successful cleanse.

Goals of an Ayurvedic Cleanse:

  • Remove physical, mental and emotional ama (toxins) from deep within your system.
  • Give your digestive fire (agni) a pause to rekindle itself.
  • Halt your exposure to toxic substances.
  • Cleanse your body, allowing prana (life energy) to flow freely again.
  • Step away from unwanted habits, pause for reflection and create healthier habits.

Other benefits of seasonal cleanses:

  • Clarity of mind, greater sense of presence and better focus
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Diminished inflammation, chronic pain and allergies
  • Clearer, glowing skin


Monday, November 15th – November 19th

Investment: $595 (credit card)| $580 (Venmo @Luciana-Ferraz-1)

*$30 delivery included

Location: Online + Meal delivery

Deliveries: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday

What’s Included:

  • 5 days of delicious Ayurvedic food prepared by Chef Leila Pires (all meals included)
  • Program opening webinar
  • Daily Q&A through WhatsApp group during the program 
  • Daily inspirational messages and cleansing tips
  • E-book with supporting materials including recipes, articles, healthy shopping list, and more
  • E-book on Ayurveda daily practices for overall well-being
  • 10% off your first Ayurvedic session with Luciana (held after program week)


Contact to select paying with Venmo. Credit card includes a 3% processing fee.

After booking, get in touch to let us know if you have any food allergies. This cleanse includes nuts.


We follow a time-tested protocol based on the core principles of Ayurveda and Integrative Nutrition. This protocol is specifically designed to support detoxification, natural purification and proper nourishment while building digestive strength and integrating self-care routines.

3 Days Before: Webinar

Information to come via WhatsApp about the webinar taking place the week prior to the program.

Days 1 – 2: Purification

Plant-based diet, gentle exercise, breath work, simple meditation practices.

Days 3 – 4: Active Cleanse

A mono-diet of primarily kitchari, gentle exercise, breath work, simple meditation practices, eliminating toxic build-up, self-care routines

Day 5: Reintroduction

Identifying food sensitivities, introducing foods that are rejuvenating and easy to digest, and deepening self-care routines

Afterward: Rasayana, Rejuvenation

Sticking to your health goals; continuing to eat foods that are nourishing, unprocessed, rejuvenating and easy to digest; maintaining your daily self-care practices


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All material and information presented by Blueberry Bunch is intended to be used for educational purposes only. The statements made about products, supplements, or treatments have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information on is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any condition or disease. Please consult with your own physician or health care practitioner before making changes to your diet, exercise routine, or lifestyle.

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Cozinha Intuitiva

Experiência culinária com Karina Bonnadiu e Luciana Ferraz


Aprenda sobre a escolha de ingredientes e afinidades com o corpo com um entendimento ayurvedico

Demonstração de execução de um menu inteiramente vegano e delicioso! (Entrada, Prato Principal e Sobremesa)

Degustação de todas as receitas

E-book de receitas com diferentes variações para adaptar na sua cozinha


Entradas: Pão de Sementes / Ricota de tofu e amêndoas

Prato Principal: Quibe de abóbora com creme de castanhas e limão / Salada de brócolis com maionese de abacate

Sobremesa: Potinho de chocolate

+1 receita bônus!


Sexta-feira, 12 de Novembro / 10:00am – 2:00pm / Brickell Avenue

Investimento: $150


* Aula presencial em Português

**Teste de Covid negativo necessário para participar

***Vagas limitadas!!!!!


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All material and information presented by Blueberry Bunch is intended to be used for educational purposes only. The statements made about products, supplements, or treatments have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information on is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any condition or disease. Please consult with your own physician or health care practitioner before making changes to your diet, exercise routine, or lifestyle.

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The Rejuvenation Retreat in India

Join us and restore your beauty from the inside out.

Ayurvedic Health and Wellness Coach Luciana Ferraz and Fernanda Jabali invite you to The Rejuvenation Retreat in India January 31 – February 8, 2020. In a place overflowing with Ayurvedic living and tropical beauty, you’ll have a unique opportunity to renew your mind and body and deepen your knowledge of the “science of life.”




The AyurSoma Ayurveda Resort is located in Somatheeram, an Ayurvedic village with 60,000 square meters of tropical gardens in the state of Kerala, South India. It offers stunning sea views and is within walking distance to Chowara Beach. Both the resort and the village have been recognized with numerous national and international awards for excellence in Ayurvedic treatments. Learn more (starting on page 10) or watch a video clip.


Every day, we will enjoy purification, relaxation and rejuvenation through an Ayurvedic routine consisting of yoga, meditation, consultations with Ayurvedic medical doctors and treatments tailored for your doshas. Learn more (starting on page 8).


  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for this retreat and it is due at the time of registration.
  • For the remaining amount, you have the option of paying in full or setting up a payment plan.
  • After you submit the registration form below, we will follow up to initiate your choice of payment via credit card or debit card.
  • The full amount is due by October 15, 2019.
  • If you have to cancel, a full refund minus the $500 deposit will be issued as long as you cancel by November 30, 2019.
  • Travel health Insurance is mandatory.


  • Accommodation in double room (shared with a roommate) or single room of choice with a sea view (See room rates and descriptions starting on page 2.)
  • Initial, daily and final consultation with Ayurvedic doctors
  • Free medicines during the treatment period
  • Protocol to take home (cost of medicine not included)
  • Daily Ayurvedic treatments (2 hours per day for 7 days)
  • Delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Individualized diet recommended for your dosha
  • Ayurveda class
  • Cooking class (upon availability)
  • Guided yoga and meditation
  • Transfer from Trivandrum Airport (TRV) to/from AyurSoma Ayurveda Resort
  • Other resort amenities


  • Transatlantic flights from the USA or Brazil to India
  • Domestic flights to Trivandrum (TRV)
  • Personal expenses and gratuity
  • Travel insurance
  • International health Insurance (mandatory)
  • Flight changes and cancellations
  • Visa fee
  • Additional Ayurvedic treatment and herbs
  • Cost for optional excursions and outings


Luciana Ferraz and Fernanda Vivone Jabali

Luciana Ferraz is an Ayurvedic Wellness & Health Counselor, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Yoga teacher. She empowers clients to implement a healthier lifestyle and harness the body’s natural ability to heal itself and work to its greatest potential. She has a degree in Ayurvedic Wellness from Sai Ayurvedic College, an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach certification from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and certifications from Yoga Alliance and Evolutionary Global Prana Vinyasa Yoga. Luciana has also completed the Gurukulu Program from the Institute of Ayurveda in Pune, India, and also holds a bachelor’s degree from Rollins College. She is currently completing a practitioner program and internship at Kerala Ayurveda Academy and Clinic in Kochi and Bangaluru. More about Luciana

Fernanda Vivone Jabali specializes in life mediating, chanting and heart-centered hypnotherapy. She has participated in PTI (Personal Transformation Intensive) retreats for the past two years and looks forward to assisting in future workshops. While she completes her internship in heart-centered hypnotherapy through the Wellness Institute in Seattle, Fernanda is helping develop and open Heart’s Tapestry, South Florida’s first community Healing Center. A native ofSao Paulo, Brazil, Fernanda also holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology and a master’s degree in child development.





    Palace Deluxe: spacious sea-view room and bathroom

    Yuvaraja Royal: spacious sea-view room with living area and bathroom

    Maharaja Royal: spacious room with a separate living room and bathroom and a sea-view

    Single vs. double rooms: Double rooms are shared with a roommate.

    For full descriptions, see page 2 in the "rates/rooms" link earlier on this page.


    You can either pay in full following registration or set up a payment plan. After your register, we will be in touch to initiate your payment.

    Pay in fullSet up payment plan

    How the Payment Plan Works

    July: $500 deposit

    August: second payment*

    September: third payment*

    October 15: final payment*

    * For amount details, see page 3 in the “rates/rooms” link earlier on this page.


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    All material and information presented by Blueberry Bunch is intended to be used for educational purposes only. The statements made about products, supplements, or treatments have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information on is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any condition or disease. Please consult with your own physician or health care practitioner before making changes to your diet, exercise routine, or lifestyle.

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    Ayurveda and the doshas: setting the foundation for better balance and health

    In our busy world, finding balance can often feel like a crazy, uncoordinated dance. We often over-caffeinate and over-stimulate, staying close to screens and allowing our interactions and workloads to overwhelm and stress us. We also turn to food as comfort instead of medicine, tending to look away from our habits and questioning whether our lifestyles truly suit us. But there is another way, a better way, one that helps bring awareness to our imbalances, empowers us to make changes to our bodies and bring health rituals to our daily lives—and that’s Ayurveda, the world’s oldest intact healing science.

    Ayurveda spices for health and healing-blog Blueberry Bunch by Luciana Ferraz

    Practiced in India for over 5,000 years, Ayurveda (which translates to “science of life” in Sanskrit) has been gaining more attention in the western world. Although it’s an ancient science, Ayurveda offers many practical applications for our lives today. By gaining a few insights into its basic principles, you can set the foundation for how to apply Ayurveda to your own life.

    Understanding your body type in terms of Ayurvedic doshas

    According to Ayurveda, you have a unique constitution, established when you were conceived, that represents your natural mental, emotional and physical state. Your constitution is made up of a ratio of the three doshas (energetic forces of nature)—Vata, Pitta and Kapha—and you’re likely to have one or two doshas that are predominant.

    While your constitution will remain unaltered during your lifetime, your constitution does respond to changes in your environment. I’ll explain the significance of this in the next section, but first I’ll give you some detail on each dosha so you identify a few unique characteristics.


    • Composed primarily of these natural elements: air and ether
    • Governs these functions in the body: movement of all biological activity, including elimination and breathing.
    • Signs of a balanced Vata individual: creative, artistic, sharp, quick thinking and loving


    • Composed primarily of these natural elements: fire and water
    • Governs these functions in the body: digestion, metabolic functions and body temperature
    • Signs of a balanced Pitta individual: energized, sharp and quick minded, goal-oriented, productive and enthusiastic


    • Composed primarily of these natural elements: water and earth
    • Governs these functions in the body: provides the body its structure, form, nutrition and groundedness.
    • Signs of a balanced Kapha individual: calm, dependable, loving and affectionate

    Knowing your primary dosha and how it can become imbalanced

    Knowing your constitution (which one or two doshas are primary for you) is key. It will help you know what imbalances you’re susceptible to, issues those imbalances can cause, and how to bring harmony and healing to your body.

    While you can experience an imbalance in any of your doshas, you’re likely to be most affected by an imbalance in your primary dosha. Each dosha is associated with certain health issues, which can include disruptions to your sleep, energy levels and the function of many systems (respiratory, reproductive, digestive, muscular, neurological, etc.).

    So, what factors can aggravate your dosha and create disease? There are many, including the food you eat, what you drink, your emotional state, relationships, exercise routine, workplace, environment, how you sleep, the climate/weather, sounds and stress. Again, what affects you is very personal and related to your constitution.

    Restoring balance to your constitution

    Ayurveda offers you many holistic ways to get your individual equilibrium back, heal your body and prevent disease. Empowering you with lifestyle changes and rituals that are specific to your constitution, Ayurveda takes the preventative approach of Eastern medicine, rather than the curative approach of Western medicine, to keep you well.

    When you or your Ayurvedic counselor recognize an imbalance in your primary dosha, these are a few ways you might address it.

    How to balance Vata:

    • Eat a Vata-balancing diet. This may include eating warm, lubricating, grounding foods that are rich in healthy fats and protein as well as sweet, sour and salty tastes—while avoiding fried, cold, raw and low-fat foods.
    • Take time for self-care and allow plenty of time in between activities.
    • Practice Pilates, yoga and meditation, and take long walks.
    • Perform Abyangha, a self-massage with oils soothing for Vata, such as sesame oil.
    • Use a diffuser with calming essential oils, such as clary sage, vanilla and clove.

    How to balance Pitta:

    • Eat a Pitta-balancing diet. This may include eating cool, astringent, sweet and bitter foods, including lighter proteins, dark greens, peppermint tea and lime—while avoiding red meat, caffeine, excessive spices and foods that are deep fried or processed.
    • Make time to relax and play, but limit competitive activities that could aggravate you.
    • Practice yoga, swimming, biking or fast walks while avoiding the warmest times of the day.
    • Play soothing music.
    • Use a diffuser with calming essential oils, such as lavender, rose and lime.

    How to balance Kapha:

    • Eat a Kapha-balancing diet. This may include eating fresh cooked vegetables; lighter proteins; light grains like quinoa, millet and buckwheat; and especially astringent, pungent and bitter foods—while avoiding high-fat foods, dairy, gluten, red meat, sugar, salt and foods that are fried, processed or sour.
    • Practice self-acceptance and positive body image.
    • Practice cardiovascular activities, such as biking, running, martial arts or any other vigorous type of exercise.
    • Use a diffuser with uplifting essential oils, such as tulsi, cinnamon and frankincense.

    More Ayurveda resources and support

    Want to discover dietary recommendations and other ways to integrate Ayurveda into your life? I’ll be posting more about Ayurvedic living in the future. I also welcome you to connect with me personally to learn more about your unique constitution, and how to support yourself with this ancient science of life.

    Until next time, live well!


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    Welcome to the Blueberry Bunch blog with wellbeing inspiration

    Luciana Ferraz, creator of Blueberry Bunch

    Hello! I am so excited to have launched my new Blueberry Bunch blog and website. It’s a place for you to come explore the meaning of wellbeing and what it means to you.

    What aspects of your wellbeing are important to you?

    Do you want to learn about Ayurveda and how to incorporate it into your daily life?

    • Gain an appreciation for healthier foods?
    • Reduce unhealthy cravings?
    • Learn ways to deal with daily stressors?
    • Achieve your desired healthy weight?
    • Sleep better? Feel more vibrant, confident and even younger?
    • Enjoy better overall life balance?

    If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, there are many ways I can support your goals.

    Get inspiration you need from the Blueberry Bunch blog, and directly from me.

    As an integrative nutrition health coach, certified Ayurvedic counselor and certified yoga instructor, I live to inspire, educate and motivate healthy lifestyle changes within individuals and groups who seek a more balanced and integrative (or holistic) way of living. I’ll be sharing inspiration for you right here on the Blueberry Bunch blog. I’ll deliver it directly to you if you join my newsletter. And I’d love to explore other personalized support with you.

    My approach is based on a longtime interest and study of holistic practices.

    I developed an interest in healthy living as a teenager, and it inspired me to adopt a cleaner diet and practice yoga. But once I worked in the corporate world for a while, I got burned out. I realized the negative effects of living a stressed-out life. I was constantly running to retreats, yoga classes and cleanses in India to undo the daily neuroses I was living. And I wanted to save everyone I worked with, too, from the unhealthy food in planes and conference rooms, from the lack of work-life balance and so much more. It led me to pursue a higher quality of life with greater balance and knowledge—and I absolutely love using all I’ve learned to motivate and empower others who want restoration for their mind, body and soul.

    Don’t just take it from me.

    Troy Ludgood, managing director at Head of Core Fixed Income shares, “Prior to working with Luciana, I was easily agitated, had lost motivation for work and found my ‘funks’ to be occurring frequently. The sessions with Luciana have worked in ways that previous efforts have failed. I now feel a richness about life and a sense of purpose and excitement that I haven’t felt in decades.” See what other happy clients are saying.

    Let’s stay connected, shall we?

    I believe wellbeing is much more than looking after our bodies, and I’ll be sharing many ways you can do that right here on my Blueberry Bunch blog. To explore what it looks like for you:

    Until next time, here’s to a healthy, happy you!


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    7 Day Group Cleanse

    Reset your body for the holiday season !!
    During this 7 days, you will learn how to eat wholesome foods that will decrease toxins and chemicals in your body.

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