I am an Ayurvedic Doctor (AyD) practicing in Fort Collins, CO. I graduated from the top Ayurveda school in the US, the California College of Ayurveda. I also received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University.
In practice I teach people to become self-healers. I use herbal medicines, diet and traditional Ayurvedic therapies to support patients on their journey of healing themselves.
I like to take a straight forward and down to earth approach with my patients. I am able to discuss sensitive topics with compassion insight and perspective.
I feel that my purpose in life is to assist people, to offer nourishment and support in times of need, and to educate with the goal of long term self-care.
I have additional certifications in Ayurvedic Massage and Body Therapies, Herbal Medicine, Yoga, Meditation, Homeopathy, Reflexology, Acupressure, Yoga and Vedic Astrology.
I have taught Prenatal Yoga since 2008 and earned my 500 hour Yoga Teacher certification in 2010 from the School of Shambhava Yoga.
I am a Level 5 AIAC Jyotishacharya (Teacher of Vedic Astrology).
Prior to practicing Ayurveda, I worked as a bread baker for over 21 years.
Education, Treatment, Support
I have come to realize that:
~ We have a responsibility to take the best possible care of ourselves (but we are often too distracted to do so).
~ Ayurveda reminds us of what our higher intelligence has known all along.
~ Each person is uniquely individual and is best treated that way.
~ No one should ever feel ignored, disrespected or without options for health care – everyone deserves compassion and respect.
~ The ultimate power that we have in life is to take great care of ourselves (mind, body & consciousness).
~ For any treatment to work, you must be able to trust and to have faith in the care that you receive.
~ We should each take ownership of our own well-being and also take charge of our own well-care.
~ There are no lost causes – something can always be done to improve the quality of life.
~ It is a blessing to be able to teach and share with others the things that we have learned.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day ~ teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Education & Experience:
California College of Ayurveda
I am a graduate of the Ayurvedic Doctor (AyD) program from the California College of Ayurveda. I have accumulated almost 5000 hours of educational and practical experience, including about 1000 hours of Supervised Internship.
I’ve received specific training in the areas of Herbal Medicine, Digestive Issues, Woman’s Health, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, ADD/ADHD, Cancer, Autoimmune Disorders, Heart Disease and Ayurvedic Massage & Body Therapies.
In addition, I now supervise Interns in the California College of Ayurveda’s Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner programs.
Shambhava School of Yoga
Certified 500hr Yoga Teacher
Level 1 Meditation Teacher
Prenatal Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Kid’s Yoga
AIAC (Ancient Indian Astrology Classes)
Level 3 Jyotishacharya – Teacher of Vedic Astrology
Herbal Healer Academy
Certificates in Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Reflexology, Acupressure
Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor of Fine Arts Drama Design
NAMA – National Ayurvedic Medicine Association – Ayurvedic Practitioner
YA – Yoga Alliance – 500hr Yoga Teacher
NCAE – National Council on Ayurvedic Education – Graduate of California College of Ayurveda, NCAE Member