"Om So Hum"
I am an Air Force Veteran who served Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Military Police personnel. Upon separating from the military, I studied Nursing and operated in the field of Nursing x 10 years in various environments, backgrounds and demographics ranging from psych to rehab, corrections and hospice. Some years into my spiritual journey, I decided to travel to Bali, Indonesia to earn my yoga teacher certification under intense training and immersive study. I have diverse experience in the medical field and a burning a passion for acquiring knowledge through self study and wisdom through fearless experience. After a mind opening and soul awakening experience with Ayahuasca in Peru, my perception on health and medicine shifted greatly. Shortly after my trip to Peru, I experienced a life threatening event in my personal life, leaving me in mental and emotional turmoil. I turned to yoga to help me cope and out of this new found coping mechanism came profound healing and enlightenment! It was the practice and understanding of Yoga/meditation that pulled me out of my sunken place, and that birthed a desire to share this knowledge with as many people as possible. During my teacher training I was introduced to the science of Ayurveda and it felt like my soul had finally found it’s place, it’s purpose. As I embark on this journey and dive into the depths of ancient Ayurvedic wisdom, I invite you to embark with me, as we peel back and explore the deepest layers of Self, raise consciousness, and awaken the innate healer within you.
Peace, Love, and Light!
“EYE-yer-VAY-da” translated as “the science of life” is an ancient medical science indigenous to India . This eastern health science helps one to understand balance and imbalance in the body to prevent progression of disease and address causes early on AKA treating the root! Known for it’s individualized approach, Ayurveda treats each person as a unique system with unique needs and tendencies. Ayurveda teaches that the foods we eat become the tissues of the body, which means the main focus in Ayurveda is nutrition and digestion! While Yoga focuses on the mental and energetic bodies (contrary to practices in the west), Ayurveda focuses on maintaining the physical body. Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga and they both go hand in hand, to be used together if one is striving for wholeness. In Ayurveda we are connected directly to the Universe, and everything in it, we are made up of the same stuff. We are the microcosm to the macrocosm.
What makes Yoga self transformative?
The benefits of Yoga stem from its ability to cleanse internal organs, stimulate the main 3 regions of the spine and purify the mind. Yoga serves as an awareness facilitator by encouraging self reflection within each asana (pose), breath, sensation, the moments in between and each thought that occurs throughout the process. Each thought and feeling reveals the nature of the mind, consciousness and spirit offering insight into the false perceptions of the mind. This is where self discovery and awareness begins. The path to achieving Yoga begins by monitoring the mental processes, becoming undisturbed by the fluctuations of the mind, and remaining stable in the midst of challenge and change. This is Self Mastery