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 Jamie from California
1) What inspired you to study Ayurvedic Medicine?
I have wanted to be a healer for as long as I can remember. My dad is an emergency physician, so I have always been fascinated with medicine and the ability to heal those who are in need; however, I couldn’t picture myself in Western medicine. I moved to Grass Valley, California a few years ago and ran into a friend who was in town to check out the California College of Ayurveda. I had not heard of this amazing school at that time so she told me all about it and instantly I knew this was the type of healing I had been searching for! I immediately made an appointment, toured the school, and enrolled in classes shortly after. Since that first day my life has changed immensely and I couldn’t be happier with the path I have chosen.
2) What do you think makes Ayurveda attractive to the public?
Ayurveda means “knowledge of life”, so we provide knowledge and tools to incorporate into one’s life that will assist in the prevention of disease. We also treat the root of the disease and not just the symptoms. This brings balance to the body and mind for a longer period of time. Preventative medicine and healing disease at its root cause is very appealing to anyone who is wanting to live a longer, healthier life.
3) What do you think about the future of Ayurveda in the United States?
Ayurveda works with healing the body, mind and consciousness which I feel people in the United States are starting to become more intrigued with due to their busy and chaotic lifestyle. As time goes on, more people are learning about Ayurveda and what it can do for them and the results that occur when following this lifestyle. I see a wonderful, bright future for Ayurveda in America.
4) What is your favorite therapy in this traditional system of medicine from India?
My favorite therapy is meditation. It’s amazing how powerful the outcome is from sitting in silence, calming your mind, and being in the present moment. It makes a world of difference when I incorporate meditation into my day and I am forever grateful how much it has helped to bring peace, gratitude and contentment into my life.