Ayurvedic practitioner in John’s Creek, GA with Donna Brower

The California College of Ayurveda is pleased to introduce the Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Interns 2016. Interns have completed their academic studies and work under the supervision of experienced clinical instructors. This semester's talented group of interns comes from throughout the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

Ayurvedic Health Practitioner (AHP) interns work on supporting patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle that is in harmony with their constitution. Patients learn about their constitution as well as the nature of any imbalances. They will also receive support to adjust their diet and lifestyle accordingly and to normalize your digestion and elimination. As part of the Ayurvedic program, an intern can include ayurvedic herbs, aromatherapy, color therapy, sound and mantra, and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy. This is is the best of preventative health care! For those who have a specific condition and are looking for clinical management through Ayurvedic Medicine, they should consider having a consultation with an Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist intern or graduate. 

Interview with Donna from Georgia

1)  What inspired you to study Ayurvedic Medicine?

My biggest love has always been to study the natural healing sciences. This journey has led me to study iridology, reflexology, meditation and yoga. During my yoga certification training, the class was introduced to Ayurveda. As fate would have it, the speaker was an intern from the California College of Ayurveda. I was deeply intrigued by what she said. The simple truths of Ayurveda simply resonated with me. I immediately began researching Ayurveda and ordering books to ‘self teach’ myself this new discipline. Eventually, I began to look for a school and came full circle back to the California College of Ayurveda that had initiated my inquiry years before.

2)    What do you think makes Ayurveda attractive to the public?

Ayurveda resonates truth. It offers an almost too simple philosophy – ‘the habits and routines of a person’s life are the single most important determinant of their well-being’ – Dr. Marc Halpern. It is a complete system that treats the whole individual – body, mind and consciousness. It offers individualized healing, searches for the root of the imbalance and treats the individual with the earth’s healing remedies as well as the earth’s natural rhythms to create balance and initiate healing at a deeper level.

3)    What do you think about the future of Ayurveda in your country?

Ayurveda, I believe is the future of medicine in the United States. It has already taken off! Almost any yoga studio you go to, is already offering workshops about Ayurveda – the medicinal side of yoga. I think it will become more and more accepted as a mainstream practice working along with Western medicine. As more and more people are introduced to this healing science I believe Ayurveda and yoga will play pivotal roles in our shift towards more conscious living.

4)    What is your favorite therapy in this traditional system of medicine from India?

Nothing is better than a full Pancha Karma treatment. It revives the body and soul and creates a clean foundation for healing, renewal and inspiration to reset the body on a higher trachetory of healing.

5) Biography:

I grew up in a small farming community in Indiana. I attended Indiana University and the University of New Mexico graduating with an undergraduate degree in elementary education and accounting. I taught for several years in San Antonio, Texas and then moved to Southern California with my son who worked as an actor. In 2000, I began working as a casting director and then switched into film accounting. Early on, I made the choice to make my health my priority and over the years have studied reflexology, iridology, meditation, and received my yoga certification. I finally found my true love in Ayurveda. I am so excited about my internship journey, the California School of Ayurveda and the association with the incredible teachers/healers at the college. My goal is to spread the word and continue to learn this incredible ancient science.

Contact Information

Website: AyurvedicAwakening.com (under construction)
Cell: 818.398.3776

Certified:

Ayurveda Health Educator, Ayurveda Health Practitioner Intern - California College of Ayurveda 
National Ayurvedic Medical Association Professional Member
Yoga Alliance RYT-200