Our AHC Interns
Ayurvedic Health Counselor interns work with diet and lifestyle changes as well as the digestive and mind systems.
Lisa Mistry- Ghatala, AHCi
Hi! I’m Lisa Ghatala. I’m a former, high-tech, corporate marketing go-getter. I followed my passion for living a deeply meaningful life. I love good food, traveling, reading, and looking at the moon. My mission? To illuminate the beauty of Ayurveda, this timeless, universal wisdom, empowering you to live in full awareness.
Michelle Patino, AHCi
Michelle first realized her passion for yoga while taking classes at a local gym in 2008. In 2015 she earned her 200-hour certification (RYT-200) and has been teaching private and group yoga and meditation classes since then. After completing Yoga Nidra teacher training in 2019, she realized Ayurveda’s irrefutable and necessary role alongside yoga and began her training toward Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program via the California College of Ayurveda where she is currently enrolled as an intern.
Rashmi Sharma, AHCi
I am Rashmi. I am an Ayurvedic Health Counselor intern. I have finished my 200 YTT as a yoga teacher. During my yoga teacher training, I realized that yoga is incomplete without Ayurveda. As Ayurveda is healing side of Yoga and both go side by side to help in healing our body, mind and consciousness. I am a strong believer of Divine existence in every human being.
Lisa V. Jones, AHCi
She became a Registered Yoga Teacher in 2006 and a Certified Pilates Instructor in 2016. Through her yoga training, she discovered yoga’s “sister science,” Ayurveda. Inspired to share this ancient wisdom with others, she enrolled at the California College of Ayurveda in 2019. So far Lisa has completed the academic portions of the Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Clinical Ayurveda Specialist programs. She is now an Ayurvedic Health Counselor Intern and is excited and honored to begin sharing Ayurveda with others.
Our CAS Interns
Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist Residents/Interns work with the above as well as management of all diseases.
Christina Powers, CASi
Christina Sirgun Powers moved to Grass Valley October 2021 to complete her Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist internship on-site at the California College of Ayurveda. She is a kundalini yoga & mediation teacher for the last 19 years and an Ayurvedic Health Counselor since 2021. She has over 7 years of experience designing wellness, lifestyle, and daily practice routines for clients and students. Here intention is to guide and teach her patients and clients to be self-sustaining on their personal path of well-being and happiness.
Chloe Chapput, CASi
Chloe’s ever-growing interest in Ayurveda brought her to study formally with the California College of Ayurveda in 2016.
She has directly experienced numerous positive life changes from implementing Ayurveda into her life, through her journey of managing Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Fascinated with the wisdom of Ayurvedic nutrition, lifestyle, herbalism, Chloe works deeply with others to foster their holistic health. Her treatment sessions involve empowering individuals with the understanding of their own constitution and Ayurvedic principles.
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Britney Peterson, CASi
Britney began studying with the California College of Ayurveda in 2017. She is a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor and a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist intern, serving clients in person in and virtually with great success. As a retired Montessori educator, Britney is a confident teacher who is concerned with educating her clients about the principles of Ayurveda, allowing them to continue to improve on their personal practices independently for a lifetime. Her practice is built on Maitri, which means benevolence or loving kindness to oneself.
Emanda Thomas, CASi
Greetings! I found Ayurveda in my own personal search for a natural health and healing path. The more I learned, the more passionately I felt about sharing this beautiful ancient wisdom with others. I appreciate Ayurveda the most for what it teaches us about the importance of what we digest through all of the senses and the interconnectedness of our mind, heart, and body. This is what I focus on with my clients. I work from the perspective that healing is a journey, so do it with love. I’d love to support you in your wellness journey.
Kirsten Ahern, CASi
Kirsten Ahern (KA) is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist Intern and Ayurvedic Health Counselor graduate from the California College of Ayurveda. She started KA Ayurveda in 2019.
Kirsten is also an E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 Prana Vinyasa certified yoga instructor trained in trauma sensitive-informed yoga techniques, a certified Marma therapist, meditation and mindfulness coach, corporate wellbeing consultant, former marathon runner, current swimmer, and triathlon dreamer.
Kirsten believes that no one path is right for everyone but there is a unique path available to all. Kirsten is a native of Washington, D.C., where she lives with her husband and their Tibetan Terrier.
Lisa Kiehn, CASi
Lisa Kiehn began her studies of Ayurvedic lifestyle and Bliss Body Therapies at the California College of Ayurveda in 2006. She integrated these wellness treatments into her long standing massage therapy practices in Northern California for over a decade, before returning to a full time study program at CCA in 2019. As a wellness practitioner for over 24 years, she has specialized as a Midwife’s assistant, doula, Reiki with Angels Intuitive Counselor, and professional body therapist.
She is the owner of The Alchemic Temple, and co-owner of Serendipitie Healing Arts, located in Grants Pass, OR.
As a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist intern, Lisa strives to help her client’s connect to the deeper layers of their healing experience. She understands the concept of Mind-Body-Spirit to be unified bridge to transformation, and is willing to walk along side her client’s as a guide in traversing the process of awakening and healing.
Our AyD Interns
AyD Residents/Interns work with the above as well as management of all diseases.
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