My Story and my Training
My first encounter with the world of spices and Ayurveda was at the age of 10 at my grandmother’s home in Mumbai. My grandmother was an amazing cook and while I watched her lovingly play with spices to enhance their flavors in dishes that she made; she also explained the medicinal benefits of certain herbs, spices, and roots to treat every day ailments.
Most of my childhood (outside of my grandmother’s home) was influenced by science and conventional medicine (my dad was a Doctor) and took me further away from the old world of home remedies and healing. However, what I did gain through working in my father’s clinic was an a better understanding of the human body, medical issues that his patients had to deal with, and most importantly compassion for those who were suffering.
In my mid-twenties, I moved to the US and started my career in the corporate world in the Technology and Financial sectors (investment banks) in New York city, having worked previously in India. Due to these experiences, I intrinsically understand the concerns of working women and men (single/married/divorced) in New York/U.S./India; and can relate to their inherent stresses with compassion. The setup in the western world (U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia) is different from living in Asia and both bring different issues to the fore for healing.
In 2016 due to stress, my health suffered - I gained an additional 50 pounds, became despondent, and reached my lowest point physically, mentally, and emotionally. Unfortunately, the medical doctors could not diagnose my ailment.
In a desperate attempt to find a solution, I turned to holistic health, went back to my roots, and re-connected with Ayurveda. The Ayurvedacharya (Ayurvedic Doctor) was able to diagnose my health issue right away and in time healed all my imbalances using spices, herbs, and lifestyle changes. This experience was an eye-opener and awakened my curiosity to learn more about the subject of holistic health.
I received my training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition's cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program where I learnt innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories including Ayurveda. Some of my teachers at Institute of Integrative Nutrition included:
Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Deepak Chopra, MD World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine, Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author
The ancient wisdom of Ayurveda fascinated me and I undertook the 150 hour Ayurvedic Nutrition Certification Program in the time-honored science of Ayurveda under a renowned Ayurvedacharya (Ayurvedic doctor) learning about the health issues faced in the US and India. My education for practical application continued under the guidance of another renowned Ayurvedacharya and it was during this time, that I began to understand how crucial a balanced digestive Agni is for our bodies. Ayurveda tries to get to the root of the issue including the underlying factors and restores the body's natural balance so that it can heal itself. I studied Ayurvedic Aromatherapy to supplement my insight into Ayurveda with additional details on herbs and essential oils that are known to heal common ailments.
My quest for holistic health would have been incomplete without the wisdom of spirituality that I had the honor of imbibing from an enlightened Guru (who has recently taken ‘Samadhi’). I gained knowledge, practical experience, and insight in my one-to-one interactions with my benevolent Guru. This is turn brought about an inner/outer transformation in me, resulting in finding joy and calm in the present moment and flowing with the Universe. I continued to cultivate my growing interest in spiritual healing by avidly reading the teachings of experts like Louise Hay, Eckart Tolle, Catherine Ponder, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Panache Desai, and Nisargdatta Maharaj, along with pursuing the Achieving Oneness with the Higher Soul Course.
Ayurveda and Spiritual healing had introduced me to the magical world of Chakras and the significance of energy flows in the body. I pursued my desire for more knowledge by becoming certified in Chakra Healing, Reiki (Levels I and II), and Emotional Freedom Technique.
I also obtained the Certification for Belief Clearing Practitioner from Dr. Joe Vitale/Dr. Steven Jones where I learnt different healing techniques including the Ho'oponopono and Nevillize techniques. One can augment a spiritual practice to gain a higher vibration through the focus on the Violet flame and use of Crystals, so I attained my certifications in Violet Flame Healing and Crystal Therapy (Basic and Advanced). In order to better understand the functioning of the energy body, I undertook training and received my certifications for Basic and Advanced Pranic Healing.
In keeping with the guidance from my Higher Self, I started Vedic Synergy with a mission to support other people who wish to take their life to the next level through an entire mind-body-spirit metamorphosis. My educational journey has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, energy dynamics, and spirituality. In 2020, I became a member of the Advisory Board and the Head of the Strategy + International Alliances Committee of the Ayurveda Association of Canada.
Drawing on my expertise, I work with both domestic and international clients like you to help make permanent lifestyle changes. Taking advantage of technology I provide the coaching services to clients outside NYC via remote sessions using Zoom and Skype.
In conclusion, I am truly grateful to the Universe, my past, present, and future clients who choose Vedic Synergy and allow me the honor to be part of their Wellness voyage.