I come from an Indian family in which Ayurveda was the integrated member of the household. So I grew up taking tulsi, ginger, sitopaladi churna for my cold instead of cough syrups, taking carom seed+ hot water and ayurvedic medicines for abdominal pain in place of antacids. So it never occured to me to question “What is Ayurveda?” For me it was grandma’s remedies in home-manageable conditions; bitter concoctions, black pills and powders for curing health problems; a guided way of life when celebrating numerous festivals and living daily lives. (Now I realise it is so much more but the essence still remains). It was simply the medical science of choice.
Combined with my interest in medicine, I didn’t think twice before I opted for pursuing Ayurveda for my Bachelors. Studying it for 6 years, I realised the depth of the subject. These 6 years definitely did not make a doctor out of me but did set a base and helped me ingrain the fundamentals of Ayurveda combined with modern Anatomy and Physiology. At the end of my Bachelors degree, I again had so many choices whether to pursue masters in Ayurveda or Health management or public health. And I was all set to pursue health management to have a shiny career and a white collar job.
That was when my Mom was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and and Rheumatic fever. Her severe pain and the thought of pain killers for lifetime was really scary. At the time my Ayurveda Mentor helped her heal naturally with Ayurvedic medicines and regime in a short duration of few months and it hasn’t recurred till now. During my internship and Ayurveda studies I was a witness to hundreds of patients being benefited with Indian medicine. But such a personal experience made it all the more real than just being an ancient science. This personal case changed my career direction and I opened my first Ayurveda clinic in Jan 2010. As I am writing this I am realising that Faith is more potent than intellectual assent
I opened my second clinic in Gurgaon after getting married in 2012. Unfortunately, I had to close them both physically when we decided to move to Singapore in 2016. It proved to be a blessing in disguise as I moved my practice online and started working with health seekers globally.
These years of practice is what made me a doctor. My mentor once told me “your attitude and approach to every patient should be as if he/she is your first patient” This one line has been my mantra in my practice. And because of the same, my enthusiasm has never weaned and I am a revered, life-long student of Ayurveda. I gained mastery is Nadi Pariksha (pulse diagnosis), Ayurvedic Nutrition, Panchkarma and Yoga. As an Ayurveda practitioner, I work with clients individually for their health and health problems. I employ my passion for writing and public speaking for doing numerous workshops, webinars, seminars and certifications.
I am really grateful to the universe and my family for the path of my career. Because what may have started just as a clinical practice became my personal practice. Be it parenting, relationships, understanding people, eating habits, self-massage, yoga practice, it brought me closer to a very natural way of living. If and whenever I feel any disconnect in health aspect of my life or my loved ones, my connection to this wonderful science of Ayurveda has always helped me overcome the problems.
Now, a mother of a 3 yo active son, I am managing my practice, house and spending quality time with my child. As a mother, I simply love to grab all the time I have with my son because I know he is growing very quickly and soon all the cuddles, tickles, kisses, baby moments will give way to his school, friends, gadgets. Trying to balance all these roles has not always been easy and I have had my share of challenges and downs. But I am thankful for the journey and want to see where this path takes me.
I believe that we are a beautiful combination of the things we eat, where we live, our belief system and the way we treat ourselves…
Professional Qualifications and certifications
B.A.M.S- Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, Gujarat- India (2003- 2008)
It is a 5.5 years Under-grad course (4.5 years academic studies + 1-year internship) in which all subjects related to health and medicines are covered. Yoga and Naturopathy is also the part of curriculum. Http://www.ayurveduniversity.edu.in/
YIC (Yoga Instructor’s course), SVYASA University, Bangalore- India (October 2009)
This 300 hours certification course is a combination of Theory and Practical Subjects like Breathing techniques, Yogasana techniques, Sat Kriyas, Pranayama, Meditation and stress management techniques
DNHE (Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education), IGNOU, New Delhi- India (2014-2015)
A 1-year diploma course designed to develop knowledge base in areas of nutrition & health, learn concepts & principles of nutrition & health, & develop skills for playing the role of nutrition/health professionals in the community
Through my programs, I give you super-practical, actionable guidance so that you can feel great, take care of your mind body and soul, and actually enjoy the whole journey.