The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.

-Thomas A. Edison


leila g. von stein



The Visionary

I have always envisioned a space where people of all backgrounds can come together to further their personal growth and sense of self through whatever medium they choose. In transforming ourselves, we further the evolution of consciousness throughout the entire planet. This truly begins with you, but it doesn't end there.   

I grew up in a small town in Western North Carolina and began practicing yoga and meditation in 2004. The wanderlust took me all over the world from Russia to Tasmania with many places in between, and eventually set me on the path of holistic medicine, beginning with a course in Shamanism. The more healing modalities we learn, the closer we come to having a complete picture of health and understanding of the individual. I practice Ayurveda and Marma Therapy, Massage and Bodywork, and Cranio Sacral Therapy. More to come. 

Education:  The George Washington University, The Shambhava School of Yoga, The Ayurvedic Institue, The Port Townsend School of Massage, The Cranio Sacral School of the Masters 

Teachers:  Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Claudia Welch, Angela Farmer and Victor Van Kooten, Nan Moss and David Corbin, Etienne Peirsman


jesse r. thomas

LMT, Reiki Master


The Architect


When I was teenager, I had a mystery illness that lasted for years. I tried everything east and west, but it wasn't until I traded a Reiki session for a lawn mowing that the mystery illness "mysteriously" went away. That's all it took, one session. Reiki held the space for my body to heal itself and I have continued the practice since 2003. I went on to become a massage therapist in 2004.     

Education: Reiki Preservation Society, North Carolina School of Natural Healing

Teachers: Robert Feuston, Rick Bockner  


elham p. ansari

C. Ay, CYT


The Luminary

I am a teacher and practitioner of Ayurveda, specializing in nutrition and digestion therapeutics and providing individual Ayurvedic assessments and group classes. I educate clients and students to understand their inherent constitution and current imbalances, in order to address their complete health. I practice at, co-direct, and manage the Awakening Wellness Centre and teach full time at the Pacific Rim College of Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Victoria, BC. 

Education:  Emily Carr University, The Ayurvedic Institute

Teachers:  Dr. Vasant Lad

Awakening Wellness Center

Pacific Rim College

logan b. armstrong



The Evocateur

I provide individual Ayurvedic assessments and teach group workshops and have learned the most applicable ways to integrate the ancient science of Ayurveda into the modern day world. I draw from my six years as a yoga teacher and pilates instructor to address physical blockages as well as mental stagnation. My passion for food, cooking, and nutrition are woven through my recommendations;  specializing in balancing emotional and physical life challenges through movement, breath, diet, herbs, lifestyle, and acceptance.

Education: Warren Wilson College, The Asheville Yoga Center, The Ayurvedic Institute, Balanced Body & The Breathing Room

Teachers: Dr. Vasant Lad, Stephanie Keech, Meghan Arata

Flourish Ayurveda

wenonah s. carter

LMT, C. Ay


The Healer

Coming soon...




rachel e. redmond



The Synergist

I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, and passionate educator of Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). I find it remarkable that in our fast paced modern world the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and TCM provides the exact tools we need to heal the ailments common, and increasing, in our everyday lives. I have an insatiable appetite for learning (and delicious, healthy food!) and it thrills and humbles me to help women experience healthy, joy-filled, purposeful, and inspired lives. 

Education: The University of Michigan, The Ayurvedic Institute, The Southwest Acupuncture College

Teachers: Dr. Vasant Lad

Dr. Rachel 

emmie r. stamell



The Alchemist

I began practicing yoga and meditation in 2002 and have been teaching for over a decade. The call to teach yoga was just that: a calling that continues to be a joy and inspire me. Upon completing a teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, I taught in the San Francisco Bay Area, in New Mexico, and now around the Boston area where I live with my daughter and family.

Meditation is woven into every yoga class I teach, and I have a private practice in Belmont, MA. where I see clients individually and in collaboration with psychiatrist Dr. Brendel. I've had the pleasure of witnessing the profound results that come from personalized mindfulness practices as clients reach their goals, whether professional or personal.  

Education: Trinity College, The Ayurvedic Institute

Teachers:  Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Claudia Welch, Dr. Robert Svoboda

Sukha Yoga

heather e. vaughan

C. Ay


The Beacon

I make a great deal of personal contact with new people every day. Many of these are brand new to Ayurveda. They have interest in alternative medicine, but are still thinking in a remedy-based paradigm. For example, fish oil supports healthy cholesterol levels. However, there is a leap from seeing substances as remedies to opening up to a radical change of lifestyle and mindset. This leap represents the possibility for deep, lasting healing in one's body, mind, and spirit. I am frequently the first contact people have with this different way of thinking, shining light on a wise old system of medicine.

I am an Ayurvedic practitioner and writer. I spent many years struggling with Ankylosing Spondylitis (an autoinflammatory disorder which attacks the spine). My quest for health has become a deep, respectful study of traditional medicine which has taken me all over the world. A Northern California native, I now reside in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I happily dance, climb rocks, and sing songs. 

Education:  Univeristy of California at Santa Barbara, The Ayurvedic Institute, UNM - Clinical Herbalism, The Southwest Acupuncture College 

Teachers:  Dr. Vasant Lad 

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