My Teachers

I have had the incredible good fortune to study with the following teachers. I deeply respect their lineages and the gifts they bring the world, and I offer my heartfelt gratitude for their teachings.

Dr. Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc. – the legendary teacher and Ayurvedic doctor who is often credited with bringing Ayurveda to the west; founder of The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Dr. A.R.Ramadas – one of the medical directors of Vaidyagrama, a pancha karma treatment and training center outside Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, in southern India.

Dr. Claudia Welch , M.S.O.M. – a gifted teacher of Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine based in the USA.

Yoganand Michael Carroll – a practitioner of the deeper practices of yoga and a master yoga teacher, based in South Carolina, USA.

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health – a heart-centered yoga retreat and training center in Massachusetts, USA,  inspired by the teachings of Swami Kripalvananda.

Sonia Nelson – a remarkable teacher of authentic vedic chant and a devoted student of T.K.V. Desikachar, based in New Mexico, USA.

Nischala Joy Devi – the creator of the “Yoga of the Heart” teacher training for leading yoga with cancer and cardiac patients, and the designer of the yoga portion of the revolutionary Dean Ornish Program for reversing heart disease.