Hi, I'm Danielle Archer
I'm a student of culture, and I am fascinated by the ways in which the environments that we live in impact our sense of self and our ability to thrive.
I have done various speaking engagements at colleges and universities on subjects ranging from film (specific to Japan & India), on individual and cultural identity (in Japan), and on the foundations of Āyurveda. An eternal student, I love analyzing all that life has to offer from perspectives that recognize the myriad of ways that we exist in relationship with the world around us.
Āyurveda has been part of a deep unfolding within me. I came to this practice almost as if by accident. I was a student of Japan when I fell in love with Indian film, and then I started cooking Indian food, and then I kept coming across this word in cookbooks: Āyurveda. After a few years I decided to dig a little deeper, and things in my life began to shift...
In my practice working with clients, I draw from the timeless knowledge of the Vedic traditions to guide those who seek advice toward living their own unique truth. My education in Vedic teachings is rooted in and grounded by the cultivation of knowledge that has been passed on to me by teachers. As a seeker, I strive to connect with what is important, with what is real and true. I feel that examining the way that we as individuals, cultures, and societies nourish ourselves and each other is essential to understanding what we must to do thrive as individual and connected peoples. I use the teachings from the Vedas, mainly Āyurveda and Vedic Astrology, to dismantle learned behaviors that do not serve truth. Typically, these are habits have been inherited through unnatural systems that thrive on our dependence. I believe that this is necessary if we aspire to be grounded in the essence of our own being and to live in alignment with our own unique truth.
A bit more about me...
I have been fortunate to have learned from and studied with many great teachers from the Vedic traditions. I am tremendously grateful for the support and knowledge received from my main teachers, Dr. Anusha Sehgal, Kaya Mindlin, & Steven Highburger.
360 Hours Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner Certification 2021-2023
Boston Ayurveda Inc. - Anusha Sehgal MD (Ayu)
Gastro-Intestinal System & Disorders
Endocrine System & Disorders
Āyurvedic Medicine & Formulations
Jyotisha - Vedic Astrology
Vedic Traditions - Steven Highburger 2022~
Levels I, II, III ~ Continuing Studies
Ayurveda & The Microbiome Courses I & II
Dr. Scott Blossom, Dr. Robert Svoboda 2020
On gut disorders and integrating the science of the Microbiome with Āyurveda
Women’s Health and Hormones Course
Dr. Claudia Welch
Āyurvedic Center of Vermont -2019
650 Hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification
Kripalu School of Āyurveda 2018-2019
Kyushu University - Fukuoka, Japan
2014-2015 Fulbright Research Student
Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies
University of Massachusetts Boston
2013 B.A., East Asian Studies, Japanese Minor
Summa Cum Laude
Bunker Hill Community College
2011 A.A., Sociology, World Studies