I’ve been practicing Ayurveda full time for over 12 years and worked in the wellness field since 2004.
It became clear during this time that healing requires emotional depth.
I believe that women can age gracefully (without hormonal imbalance) and overcome chronic illness by resolving their inner emotions.
Prior to finding Ayurveda, I became really ill. I had migraines that would shut me down for days, intense reproductive and digestive pain that would leave me curled up in a ball for hours. I could barely eat and was suffering from anxiety and panic attacks.
I was already working in the healthcare field with my Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology and my whole world was about fitness, nutrition and helping others feel healthy. I felt so stuck that I couldn’t figure out how to heal myself.
I hit a dead end at every doctor and practitioner until I finally found Yoga and Ayurveda.
After apprenticing at a clinic in India, and studying for 2 years with Dr Vasant Lad, I experienced huge relief of my symptoms.
Painful experiences from their past or situations from their childhood continued to haunt them and were giving rise to the doshic and health imbalances they struggled with.
I started realizing in myself that I too had unresolved traumas from childhood and I started experiencing deep depletion and increasing anxiety.
All of a sudden, the tools that I had gained from my Ayurveda education were no longer enough for me and they could only bring my clients so far into their healing.
Healing requires emotional depth.
This began a several year deep dive into Ayurvedic Psychology, regression work, somatic work, and other therapeutic modalities that supported me and my clients to repattern the subconscious mind and excavate those inner caves of emotions and painful experiences.
Another wise mentor came into my life, a Vaidya (Ayurvedic Physician) who debunked the myths and dogmas of Ayurveda as they’re commonly mistranslated and watered down in today’s age of information overload.
Integrating these new insights with the therapeutic modalities broke through the stuckness and limitation.