Ayurveda is the practice of making small changes to live in harmony with our environment, and this includes living in harmony with our community.
As a locally-run, woman-owned small business, East Bay Ayurveda is proud of the community that we reside in and makes every effort to support our fellow community members, including the people, organizations, and businesses of the Bay Area that are working to make our world a more just place.
We partner with local organizations that focus on the Earth (one of the five elements of Ayurveda that make up the nature world) in a sustainable way. We support organizations that cultivate a closer relationship with our land and the food we eat through local, sustainable methods of food, herb, and medicinal plant cultivation. These partnerships are based on mutual support and immersive, holistic, nature-based, community-focused healing.
We purchase and sell herbal tinctures handcrafted from a local Berkeley community garden. Spiral Gardens Community Food Security Gardens mission is to improve community health and sustainability by providing access to nutritious and affordable produce, promoting a strong local food system, and encouraging productive use of urban soil. We encourage you to participate by purchasing from their community farm, nursery, and produce stand.
We acknowledge that we are living and working on Ohlone Land. 1% of all proceeds from East Bay Ayurveda's product and service sales in 2021 go towards the Sogorea Te' Land Trust, an urban Indigenous women-led land trust based in the San Francisco Bay Area that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people.
We are proud members of United Plant Savers, which protects native medicinal plants in North America.
We are also members with the Sonoma County Herb Exchange & Association and purchase their partner farmers' local, sustainably-grown herbs for our herb and spice mixtures and handmade products. Sonoma Herb Exchange's mission is to foster respect for the green world and the community through the responsible use and sustainable cultivation of herbs, and we couldn't agree more. We encourage you to shop locally and sustainably when purchasing herbs.
Contact us today to get in touch about potential community-focused partnerships or to add a local business or organization to this list.
East Bay Ayurveda 3250 Hollis St, Suite 114, Oakland, California 94608 +1 510-734-6340