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 Saran from Canada
1) What inspired you to study Ayurvedic Medicine?
I am from India but was raised in Canada from a young age. I have spent most of my life as a chef. I have done a lot of soul searching the past several years and become more in touch with my roots. I’ve realized that Ayurveda bridges the knowledge I have from my heritage as well as from cooking together in one wonderful package. It is my true purpose in life to help people through Ayurveda and to share the philosophies of India which are a passion of mine.
2) What do you think makes Ayurveda attractive to the public?
More and more people nowadays are realizing that healing must come from within first. No matter how qualified a healer is, they can never cure a patient unless the patient is willing to take their own role in the healing process. Ayurveda is a science of personal responsibility, and people want to understand themselves better, which leads them to Ayurveda.
3) What do you think about the future of Ayurveda in your country?
I am excited for the future of Ayurveda here in Canada. It is just starting to become more understood and I am so fortunate to have a direct hand in shaping that perception. Yoga is already so popular; Ayurveda simply is the medicinal side of yoga. It’s an exciting time to be a practitioner!
4) What is your favorite therapy in this traditional system of medicine from India?
There are so many wonderful treatments for people. However, not every therapy is right for everyone. But every therapy is right for someone. My favourite therapy to use is meditation, because it is one therapy that everyone should use. In today’s rapid and loud society, silence and stillness has become more and more important.