My Journey To Ayurveda
I have spent my entire life battling chronic migraines. I grew up having only a slight understanding of what could trigger a debilitating experience of pain, vomiting, and restless sleep. Over the counter medication was my only remedy, but only if I timely took a large dose. I felt resigned to these attacks for the rest of my life. Finally as I got older each migraine I would say --"never again." I didn't want to be a victim anymore; I slowly started opening my world to find an answer.
My studies in college took me to beautiful Thailand to teach English, which led me to a fateful yoga retreat where I listened to a talk on Ayurveda. This basic talk on doshas, elements, and rhythms of life was captivating. I was literally drooling over the information like I would over a fresh baked snicker-doodle (the struggle is real). I immediately booked an appointment with an Ayurvedic Physician in Chiang Mai and started my journey into an unknown. My doctor showed me how to create a routine around the inherent cycles of nature, eat what was right for my imbalances and body type, and performed oil treatments and massages to correct a back injury I never fixed. My digestion improved, my constipation eradicated, my pain erased, my mind cleared, and my migraines lessened dramatically. Throughout my two years in Thailand I had many revelations but the most powerful understanding he gave me was to realize how lucky I am to be alive and that eventually I wouldn't need his help-- I would be able to take care of myself.
I am forever grateful for him and his wife because I am now on a journey that is fulfilling in ways I never imagined life was able to offer. After my health changed I knew my mission was to share this insanely awesome preventative, self-care system with you so that you could share it with your families. I wish for you to appreciate your beautiful uniqueness and to understand that you are not your sickness, your imbalances, nor your negative thoughts. You are all the positive adjectives in the dictionary and Ayurveda can show you your best self.
I grew up in northern California and received a B.A. in Art History with a Minor Certificate in Peace and Conflict Education from University of Hawai'i at Manoa. I traveled to Thailand and taught English for two years, then eventually moved myself to Colorado to attend Alandi Ayurveda Gurukulam. I graduated as a Clinical Ayurveda Practitioner in spring of 2017 and currently practice in Denver, Colorado.