The California College of Ayurveda is pleased to introduce you to our Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Interns 2013-2014. Our Interns have completed their academic studies and are now working under the supervision of our experienced clinical instructors. The talented group of interns comes from throughout the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
Our Ayurvedic Health Practitioner (AHP) interns work on supporting their patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle that is in harmony with their constitution. When you see an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, you will learn your constitution as well as the nature of any imbalances. You will also receive support to adjust your diet and lifestyle accordingly and to normalize your digestion and elimination. As part of your program, an intern can include ayurvedic herbal medicines, aromatherapy, color therapy, sound and mantra, and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy. This is the best of preventative health care! If you are have a specifc condition and are looking for clinical management through Ayurvedic Medicine, you should consider having a consultation with a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist intern or graduate.
Jess Inman is an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner intern providing consultations in Isle of Man (British Isles). To request and ayurvedic consultaiton, please contact the school at info (at) ayurvedacollege.com
Interview with Jess Inman from United Kingdom
1) What inspired you to study Ayurvedic Medicine?
Ayurveda has been a part of my life for a long time and as I was exploring various healing systems, I would always find myself coming back to Ayurveda when I felt out of balance. Before I studied Ayurveda, there were many types of healing I was interested in. At one point I made a list of all the things I wanted to study such as nutrition, herbs, aromatherapy, colour therapy; and I realised that Ayurveda covered it all. I enrolled in a distance learning course to find out more about it and have never looked back since.
2) What do you think makes Ayurveda attractive?
Ayurveda sees every person as a unique individual and for this reason everybody’s treatment is different. In a world where there are so many ‘one size fits all’ modalities, Ayurveda makes people feel special and allows everyone to connect with their own unique self. It is a very loving system and the use of massage and body therapies as a mode of treatment is very appealing.
3) What do you think about the future of Ayurveda in the United States?
Ayurveda is growing in popularity as more and more people are looking for natural ways to feel more healthy. I think it will soon become a much more mainstream health system.
4) What is your favorite therapy in this traditional system of medicine from India?
I love all of the body therapies as they can have such an immediate and powerful effect. Abhyanga is my favorite as I always feel grounded but energized after a treatment, and the warm oil is so soothing.
5) What does your path to Ayurveda look like?
I grew up in Cornwall in the United Kingdom and lived in a rural area, so was very much surrounded by and in touch with nature during my childhood. I have always had a deep respect for nature and as I grew older turned to using nature and particularly herbs for my own health and wellbeing. During my teenage years I spent much of my time composing and playing music, and obtained a degree at Lancaster University in music technology in 2006. I had always wanted to travel and spent 2008 traveling to many parts of the world, during which time I became drawn to natural healing and felt that this was the path I should follow in the future. In 2009 I moved to the Isle of Man and began studying several different healing systems. I qualified as an Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner in 2011 and also completed an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor course with the American Institute of Vedic Studies the same year. After this, I knew I wanted to become an Ayurvedic practitioner and began studying as a distance learning student with CCA in 2012. Studying with CCA has been a dream come true for me as I have been able to combine my love of travel with my passion for Ayurveda. I have travelled to California a number of times to take courses in Ayurvedic body therapies and Pancha Karma, and have also taken several Ayurvedic body therapy courses in the United Kingdom. During my leisure time I love walking, playing music and writing. I have also spent many years developing my psychic and mediumship skills and provide readings to members of the public.