The California College of Ayurveda is pleased to introduce you to our Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Interns 2013-2014. Our Interns have completed their academic studies and are now working under the supervision of our experienced clinical instructors. The talented group of interns comes from throughout the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
Our Ayurvedic Health Practitioner (AHP) interns work on supporting their patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle that is in harmony with their constitution. When you see an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, you will learn your constitution as well as the nature of any imbalances. You will also receive support to adjust your diet and lifestyle accordingly and to normalize your digestion and elimination. As part of your program, an intern can include ayurvedic herbal medicines, aromatherapy, color therapy, sound and mantra, and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy. This is is the best of preventative health care! If you are have a specifc condition and are looking for clinical management through Ayurvedic Medicine, you should consider having a consultation with an Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist intern or graduate.
1) What inspired you to study Ayurvedic Medicine?
Ayurveda was a remedy to a life of imbalance. I walked away from a successful career in technology ten years ago. After years of shcmoozing with zany technologists, government agents, Chicago stock-brokers and a nearly-endless bevy of unhealthy, unfulfilled co-workers, I decided that the corporate patriarchy was slowly sucking the soul-marrow out of my bones. I had a hunger to know myself. I watched as people who had full tanks of cash, cars, designer clothes and power, slowly drowned their minds in alcohol, drugs and other pain killers. It was more than my heart could watch.
I wanted to know my life’s purpose -something that all of the money, beautiful power-elite friends and my current understanding of the world would never satisfy. I wanted to live a life of fullness - the kind of life that continually allowed my heart to open - whether it was breaking from sadness or bursting with awe. I wanted to live in integrity with my own version of God. And I wanted to heal my own body and mind.
I felt that the body was a wise, spirit-infused animal, intimately connected to Nature and her rhythms. When I first heard of Ayurveda, I understood immediately that there was an entire life-science affirming what my inner intuition was whispering. From then onward, I was a student, and will continue to dive into Ayurveda’s wisdom and mystery as long as I live.
2) What do you think makes Ayurveda attractive to the public?
Ayurveda is such an attractive life practice because it empowers us by asking us to “own” our present life circumstances. An Ayurvedic consultation gives the public the tools for they need for prevention and deep self-healing. The ultimate beauty of Ayurveda is that many of Her remedies are found in the refrigerator and spice cabinets.