Teacher of humans, lover of life...
Growing up in Saudi Arabia, I wrote and illustrated my own books. Then, I studied theatre and moved to Washington, DC where I worked with Woolly Mammoth, Ford's Theatre, and more. In Los Angeles, I worked on independent films. And way back in DC, I also started teaching yoga which I continued in LA, and which led me to Ayurveda.
Ayurveda, which translates to "the science of life", is the sister science of yoga and considered to be the longest continually practiced system of medicine in existence, originating between 35oo and 5000 years ago, depending on whether you're going by written records or spoken ones. It originated in Ancient India with the Saraswati culture which, at it's time, was the most advanced culture on the planet. Similar to Traditional Chinese Medicine, it's a 5 element system that balances an individual's unique constitution using a three-pronged approach of diet, herbs, and lifestyle practices.
As an Ayurvedic practitioner, I help clients understand their unique constitution which we call a dosha. I teach my clients how to balance the imbalances in their body-mind-energy system which can range from physical ailments like obesity, acne, and dry eyes, to mental and emotional imbalances like distraction, anger, and feeling lost. While I offer you a route on a map, you are the one walking the trail and doing the every day work. Ayurveda empowers the individual to take ownership of their own health and well-being with the understanding that what has come out of balance can be put back into balance with time, consistent effort, and an attitude of wisdom, humor, and compassion.
If you feel like Ayurveda is the next step on your own journey of health or self-realization, reach out!