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About Āyurveda

Āyus - Life   /  Veda - Knowledge  
 

Āyurveda, a 5000 year old system of healing that has roots in ancient India, has been roughly translated from Sanskrit as "the science of life" and 

"the art of longevity."

 

Āyurveda takes the totality of one's being into account, including the environment in which they live, the food consumed, their sense of purpose, their habits and lifestyle, their physical and emotional state, and more.

 

Virtually every area of health is addressed within the Āyurvedic texts where holistic therapies are provided that guide the body towards a healthy state of balance.

 

At the Practitioner level, treatments might include diet and lifestyle adjustments, acupressure, massage, oil therapies, herbal supplements, and more. 

 

About Vedic Astrology, Jyotish

Jyotisha, the science of light, refers to Vedic Astrology. Jyotisha has been practiced throughout South Asia for thousands of years and is different from western astrology in that it uses the Sidereal Zodiac, which refers to the fixed observable constellations in the sky, as opposed to the relative position of the sun, which is the main focus of the Tropical Zodiac used in Western Astrology.

Jyotish and Āyurveda are sister sciences.

Ayurveda is the science of the energetic exchange taking place between our environment and our being. It describes how the energy of one’s environment manifests within the body and being.

We are considered an extension of our environment.

Jyotish takes this a step further by looking at the exchange of energy between the heavenly bodies, the planets, and our being.

Jyotish illuminates the karmas that we inherit at the time of our birth so that we can understand the nature of our purpose in this life. When we understand and live in accordance with these karmas, we live in purpose. 

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About Danielle

I first came across the Āyurvedic philosophies that form the foundation of Indian cuisine while working my way through cookbooks. I enjoy cooking, and what I find more important than the nutritional and caloric content of the food that I make is the source: the environment, culture, politics, economics, and the influence they have on our relationship with our bodies and with the world around us. Food is incredibly important, but it is just one of the ways that we nourish ourselves, connecting earth with body, and body with place and with time. To understand how these energies interact, I come to Āyurveda and Jyotish. 
 
I consider our relationship with the universal whole, and the ways that we are a reflection of the environments in which we are part. I want to dismantle learned behaviors that do not serve our being, habits inherited through unnatural systems that thrive on our dependence. I believe that we must disconnect from these systems and behaviors if we are to become grounded in the essence of being, to live in alignment with the truth of who we really are.

 
I am a spiritual seeker, a mumukshu, a student of vedic teachings. My relationship to āyurveda, Jyotish, and vedic philosophy is rooted in and grounded by these traditions as they were taught to me by my teachers.
 
It is with deep gratitude for my teachers and with respect for these traditions that I approach my life and my practice. 
 

Education

A bit more about me...

Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner Training

Boston Ayurveda Inc. 2021-2022

-Dr. Anuha Sehgal MD (Ayu)

Gastro-Intestinal System & Disorders

Neurological Disorders 

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Cardiovascular Disorders

Endocrine System & Disorders 

Skin Disorders 

Āyurvedic Medicine & Formulations

Women's Health

Jyotisha - Vedic Astrology

-Steven Highburger 2022~

Ayurveda & The Microbiome I & II  

-Dr. Scott Blossom, Dr. Robert Svoboda 2020 

Women’s Health and Hormones Course

 -Dr. Claudia Welch 

Ayurvedic Center of Vermont - 2019

 

Kripalu School of Ayurveda  

650 Hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification - 2018 -2019

Academic Background

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

With deep gratitude and reverence to all of my teachers

Image by Maude Frédérique Lavoie