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How I Decided to Study Ayurveda

Aug 31

How I Decided to Study Ayurveda

How I decided to study Ayurveda

How I decided to study Ayurveda might not be obvious

10 years ago today, something incredible happened.

I recall a moment when I was sitting on my sofa that led to a decision that would shift my medical career forever.

After finishing residency in 2005, I found that hospice was the only specialty that gave me the flexibility to provide care the way I wanted. I learned about grief and how precious life is in this work.

A powerful death happened for one of my patients. One that gave me great pause. I had to rethink what I was doing.

So I made a bold shift.

I left to study @theayurvedicinstitute with Dr. Vasant Lad. I had been to India in 2008 to study; however, in 2011, I started learning Ayurveda in earnest. It was a beautiful compliment to my #IntegrativeMedicine studies, yoga teacher training, and Reiki Master training.

I began to weave together how modern science could link with #Ayurvedic principles. I learned how our small daily lifestyle choices create a trend or health of disease in such a direct ways.

It took three years to complete these studies. It was expensive in both time and the cost of the education. I lived simply.

I returned to practice in 2014, where I worked in primary care, sharing insight from what I had learned though I continued learning about the neuroscience of habit formation, the latest principles of the #microbiome, and how trauma impacts the autonomic nervous system.

However, probably the most potent teacher was the school of life. I went through a profound #burnout journey after working with a company that promised to deliver integrative care only to nix everything for their IPO.

With Dr. Vasant Lad in India at his treatment center.

Time for RESET

After severe process with influenza A in Feb of 2020, I had to get bold again.

Though I could not have fully anticipated it, in this time, so many clinicians have begun to search for new ways to nourish themselves.

I saw that #healers needed healing.

So I created a program that empowers clinicians to invite resilience into their lives with a 12-week lifestyle program learning #Ayurveda, Creativity, #Yoga#Mindfulness, and #plantbased cooking.

I simplified 30 years of study into high yield steps and I am sharing them with you.

Learn about the Ayurveda program here.

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