Polly is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Professional Member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). She obtained her Certificate as an Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health where she studied under the tutelage of Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Sunil Joshi, Dr. Rosy Mann, Dr. John Doulliard, Dr. Claudia Welch, Dr. Margrit Mikulus, Jyothi Bhatt, and Dr. Gerard Buffo.
Polly also holds an Ayurvedic Nutrition and Culinary Educator certificate earned from Bhagavat Life in NYC, studying with Divya Alter and other expert culinary chefs in New York City. She has also completed the Ayurveda for Health Counselors and Lifestyle Consultants course at the Jiva Institutes in Faridabad and Vrindavan, India.
Polly is a 500 hr Registered Yoga Teacher. She obtained her training in Hatha yoga from The Lotus Pond in Tampa, FL. She teaches yoga at various yoga studios in the South Carolina upstate area.
Polly began her interest and self-study of Ayurveda and Yoga over 25 years ago. During that time Polly worked in the healthcare industry as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and a professor of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Education.
Polly considers herself a lifelong student and enjoys learning and helping others. She believes that anyone can improve their health, quality of life, and peace of mind through Ayurveda and Yoga. Polly also enjoys applying her knowledge to her daily yoga practice and cooking in the Ayurvedic tradition. Polly serves the community by offering Ayurvedic education and consultations.