Josee Velsen

About The Teacher

Josee Velsen has lived on gorgeous Gabriola Island for 15 years. Together with her husband, they have raised two incredible children, many hens and three alpacas, built a healthy home, and created La Belle Vie Wellness Studio.

For 20 years she has been passionate about living an Ayurvedic Lifestyle. In her Ayurvedic Lifestyle Retreat, she shares her learning about daily routine, food, exercise and following nature's cycles.

Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has origins in the Vedic culture of India. The word Ayurveda is from the Sanskrit language and is composed of two parts: Ayur meaning Life, and Veda meaning Knowledge or Wisdom, science.


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