Ivy Ingram, M.A., is a certified Ayurvedic health practitioner and yoga instructor based in Austin, Texas. She conducts individual Ayurvedic consultations, educational workshops, private yoga sessions and group yoga classes oriented towards restoring balance and finding contentment. Her clinical practice focuses on women’s health issues, digestive system concerns, and resolution of stress-related symptoms.
Ivy received her Ayurveda certification from the world-renowned Dr. Vasant Lad after an intensive year-long program at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She also lived and studied in southern India for six months. Her primary teacher there is Dr. A.R. Ramadas, with whom she studied Ayurvedic nutrition, herbs, spiritual practices, panchakarma theory and hands-on therapies. She is a professional level member of the National Ayurvedic Medicine Association and the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Ivy is also a nationally certified yoga instructor and has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2002. She has completed two 200-hour yoga teacher training programs, one at Integrative Yoga Therapy and another at Kripalu Yoga Center. She has specialized training in teaching yoga to people with cancer and cardiac conditions as well as pre-natal yoga. She has taught yoga to staff at a Harvard teaching hospital, patients in a cancer treatment center, and inmates in the Oregon and Texas prison systems. A dedicated student of Vedic chant and Sanskrit, she is fascinated by the power of sound, poetry and the spoken word in healing. She has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Boston College, a bachelor’s degree in literature from Brown University, and a life-long commitment to helping people find their own path to health and joy.