Body Positive Works

Bergen County, NJ

Feeling stressed, anxious, out of balance? Restore harmony with an Ayurvedic diet plan right here in Bergen County. Learn to tune in to your feelings, honor your desires, and create harmony in your body, mind, and soul. 

Specializing in addiction, anxiety, depression, grief + loss, eating disorders + disordered eating, negative body image, and trauma.

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a life science – “Ayur” meaning life and “Veda” meaning science. At around 5,000 years, it’s the oldest continuously practiced system of self-care and self-healing.

Based on the idea that human beings are as much a part of nature as the elements, Ayurveda treats our mind and body as elemental energies: wind, fire, and earth. 

Each of these energies represents what is known as a dosha, or type. There are three Ayurvedic doshas: their Sanskrit names are Vata (Wind), Pitta (Fire), and Kapha (Earth). 

The balance of these elemental forces shapes the nature of our body and mind. Although we all have the three doshas within us, most of us have one or two elements that dominate. Vata dominant people tend to be energetic, agile, enthusiastic, and creative. If Pitta predominates, we tend to be focused, intelligent, and goal-oriented, with plenty of strength. When Kapha takes the lead, we tend to be calm, steady, and nurturing, with plenty of stamina. 

Ayurvedic treatments include food, massage, oils, and yoga.

Benefits of Ayurveda

The benefits of Ayurveda are many. A balanced Ayurvedic diet plan and lifestyle:

Restores, soothes, and maintains balance to body and
mind, enabling better concentration and memory  

Supports glowing skin

Revitalizes energy levels

Enhances the ability to handle stress and relax

Ayurveda can also be used to treat specific conditions like diabetes, eczema, PCOS, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, thyroid issues, and menopause hot flashes. 

Ultimately, Ayurveda empowers you to not only connect with and trust your inner voice, but to be proactive about creating a healthy and fulfilling life as well.

Why Choose Us?

At Body Positive Works, the focus is on restoring balance through an Ayurvedic diet. You’ll learn to tune in to your feelings, honor your desires, and make the necessary lifestyle adjustments to create harmony in your body, mind, and soul. 

Our practitioner uses Ayurveda diet plans and suggestions to treat out-of-kilter doshas and guides you through how to use different food types to heal and live your life to the fullest.

Our Ayurveda Treatments

We offer individual private Ayurveda consultations. In these sessions, our Ayurvedic practitioner develops a customized program based on the bespoke needs of the client. 

We also offer seasonal Ayurveda Cooking Workshops. 

To book an appointment call 201-708-8448.

Our Ayurveda for Specific Groups

Our Ayurveda practitioner can help everyone –
from kids and teens to the middle-aged and elderly.

Some of the ways we can help:

Ayurveda for diabetes

Ayurveda for pregnancy

Ayurveda for eczema

Ayurveda for PCOS

Ayurveda for depression

Ayurveda for anxiety

Ayurveda for thyroid

Ayurveda for high blood pressure

Ayurveda for menopause & hot flashes

Ayurveda for negative body image

Ayurveda for addiction

Ayurveda for eating disorders

Ayurveda for kids

Ayurveda for tweens

Ayurveda for teens

Ayurveda for prenatal and postnatal women

Our Ayurveda Practitioner


Sheryl Edsall, ERYT

Sheryl has a 500 Master’s Certification in Ayurveda, with a focus on digestion and nutrition. She has a passion for healthy eating and hosts retreats and cooking classes that focus on food as medicine. Born in Portland, OR, Sheryl lived on a street named Why Worry Lane. Certain she would be a teacher from a young age, she went on to found Naturally Yoga in Glen Rock, NJ, and later opened the Nectar Café to help others eat delicious food that is healing for the body.

In addition to her work as an Ayurveda practitioner, Sheryl is a teacher of Kundalini Yoga, a Reiki Master, an all-faiths minister, and a lifelong advocate for children’s health and animal rights.

Our Location

Our home is a beautiful heritage house in the heart of Saddle River, Bergen County, NJ. We are directly across the street from Wandell Elementary School and next door to the Municipal Building.
We are centrally located with convenient access to Rt. 17 and the Garden State Parkway, and on the border of Rockland County. Check out how close you are to us on the map from all localities – including Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Hawthorne, Hillsdale, Hohokus, Mahwah, and Waldwick.

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96 E Allendale Road
Saddle River, NJ 07458