Ayurvedic practitioner in Hatley Townships, Quebec with Marie-Claude Cantin

The California College of Ayurveda is pleased to introduce the Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Interns 2014. 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 Marie-Claude from Canada

1)  What inspired you to study Ayurvedic Medicine?

A life-long practice of Yoga guided me toward the Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy class taught by Dr. Marc Halpern. This introduction inspired the biologist within me to learn more and continue with the study of Ayurvedic medicine.

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

I think that the aspects of disease prevention and natural healing inherent within Ayurveda is a big part of the attraction.

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

I think that the future of Ayurveda in Quebec is very positive. Ayurveda will continue to grow as there are more practitioners, more publicity and great public education.

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

Abhyanga is my favorite therapy. This is an ayurvedic massage using herbal oil to  support the healing process.

5) What does your path to Ayurveda look like?

I was born and raised in Quebec Canada. I earned a B.Sc in biology from Laval University (Quebec) and my Ph.D. (environmental physiology) from Stirling University in Scotland. I spent 15 years teaching aquatic biology at the College of Sherbrooke and then started my own company, IET -Aquaresarch Ltd, an environmental-micro-aquaculture business. I am now a yoga teacher and a practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine.

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