I received my training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition's cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program where I learnt innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories including Ayurveda. Some of my teachers at Institute of Integrative Nutrition included:
The ancient wisdom of Ayurveda became my focus and connected me back to my roots - including my preliminary culinary skills gained via practical experience from my maternal grandmother. As a child, I had the opportunity to watch my grandmother lovingly play with spices and mix them in ways that enhanced their flavors in Indian dishes; which were prepared with utmost care. She also explained the medicinal benefits of certain herbs, spices, and roots to treat every day ailments. To complement my basic understanding of the healing benefits of Ayurvedic herbs, I obtained a Certification in the ‘Medicinal Uses of Essential Oils’ from Floracopeia.Ayurveda (documented in the ancient Vedic texts - Atharva, Sama Vedas and Charaka Samhita) is a 5000 year old science and is based on the concept of the five elements - earth, water, air, fire and space. It is the sister science to Yoga. I undertook the 150 hour Ayurvedic Nutrition Certification Program in the time-honored science of Ayurveda under a renowned Ayurvedacharya (Dr. Naina Marballi) learning about the health issues faced in the US and India. My education for practical application continued under the guidance of another renowned Ayurvedacharya (Dr. Aparna Bapat) and it was during this time, that I began to understand how crucial a balanced digestive Agni is for our bodies. Ayurveda tries to get to the root of the issue including the underlying factors and restores the body's natural balance so that it can heal itself. My quest for holistic health would have been incomplete without the wisdom of spirituality that I had the honor of imbibing from an enlightened Guru who has recently taken ‘Samadhi’. I gained knowledge, practical experience, and insight in my one-to-one interactions with my benevolent Guru. This is turn brought about an inner/outer transformation in me, resulting in finding joy in the present moment, calm, and flowing with the Universe. I continued to cultivate my growing interest in spiritual healing by avidly reading the teachings of experts like Louise Hay, Eckart Tolle, Catherine Ponder, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Panache Desai, and Nisargdatta Maharaj, along with pursuing the Achieving Oneness with the Higher Soul Course from the Institute for Inner Studies, Inc. Ayurveda and Spiritual healing had introduced me to the magical world of Chakras and the significance of energy flows in the body. This aspect of healing fascinated me and I pursued my desire for more knowledge by becoming certified in Chakra Healing, Reiki (Levels I and II), and Emotional Freedom Technique from Healiya Wellness. One can augment a spiritual practice to gain a higher vibration through the focus on the Violet flame and use of Crystals, so I attained my certifications in Violet Flame Healing and Crystal Therapy (Basic and Advanced) from the Soul Searcher Research Training and Healing Foundation (India). My passion for holistic healing led me to gain a better understanding of the functioning of the energy body. I received my certifications for Basic and Advanced Pranic Healing at the World Pranic Healing Foundation, Inc. This institute follows the teachings of Master Choa Kok Sui and incorporates concepts from diverse wellness arenas, including Vedic spiritual healing and Ayurveda. My educational journey has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and spirituality. Drawing on my expertise, I work with clients like you to help make permanent lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. Each hourly session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationship as well as career and money, in addition to overall spiritual healing/development. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple yet important changes that transform your life to produce real, lasting results.
- Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- Deepak Chopra, MD World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine, Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author
- Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions
- Geneen Roth, Pioneer of Emotional Eating and Empowerment, Bestselling Author