Many of my friends and family have asked great questions regarding my plea for 150 patient encounters!
Thank you for reminding me that we live in a place not yet fully familiar with the concept of true holistic health! We are getting there, though, and I’m excited to see it happening!
Ayurveda is the Sister Science to Yoga (Yoga as I practice and teach it, that is.). Ayurveda is best described as the medical side of Yoga’s physical and spiritual science.
Yoga and Ayurveda together make this the truest and purest form of holistic health care possible. (Don’t worry! To give your healing a boost, I will continue to add into the mix Spirit Guided Intuition and Pure Energy Therapy!)
The clinical internship for which I need 150 patient encounters will allow me to move from Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher (a professional with additional training in lifestyle management and Ayurvedic nutritional therapy beyond that of the typical yoga teacher) to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP). An AP not only practices preventive healthcare and health promotion, along with herbs, panchakarma, and dietary and lifestyle therapies, the AP is a professional with training in pathology and disease management, according to Ayurvedic principles.
Yes, for those who’ve asked, this education goes beyond the scope of the Ayurvedic Health Counselor or Specialist. But those titles have come along with these studies, too.
After clinicals, I will be so close to officially doing what I really already do for some of you, I see no point in not moving even deeper. An Āyurvedic Yoga Therapist (AYT) is a professional with additional training in advanced yoga therapy beyond that of an Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP). An Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist may design, implement, demonstrate, instruct and teach an individual a yoga therapy program to help with their healing process based on the Ayurvedic Prakrti/Vikrti paradigm and the Ayurvedic definition of health.
Upon graduation, I will have completed over 1820 Hours of in depth study of Ayurvedic Medicine at the level of Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP) and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist (AYT) recognized by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).
Life pulled me out of my nursing and psychology studies during my college years. I beat myself up for years and years for not finishing those degrees. It took a little minute to realize my dharma, and a whole lotta years of getting over obstacles and fears, but here I am. It’s come full circle as it does when you’re really meant to do something God has planned for you! Again, I am fully immersed in studying what I LOVE, but this time in a way that resonates even more deeply that what university had to offer.
It’s a true passion, this world of Ayurvedic Medicine and Yoga as Therapy!
And I really would love for you to start your Ayurvedic journey with me now by participating in consultations and follow-ups for my internship.