Holly Padove is a clinical Ayurveda specialist, yoga teacher and Qi Gong instructor. She is the founder of Balanced Living Ayurveda in Arroyo Grande, CA. She offers yoga and Qi Gong classes as well as Ayurveda consultation both in person and online. Michelle chats with Holly about Ayurveda, Qi Gong, and Yoga Nidra.
Cordon Bleu chef, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Iyengar Ayurtherapist and herbalist Jeff Perlman tells the story of how he went from professional chef and restauranteur to holistic health practitioner. He shares his deep knowledge about Ayurveda, Panchakarma, Marma, herbs, and more.
Jeff’s story 1:30
Iyengar yoga 5:06
Finding Ayurveda through Iyengar 11:28
Energetic and elemental significance of the 6 tastes 12:37
Ayurvedic constitutions and doshas 15:40
Eating with the Ayurvedic seasons 19:44
How Ayurveda changes your relationships 34:24
The Vedas and history of Ayurveda 37:50
Traveling to India 38:40
What is Panchakarma? 42:10
How Jeff supports clients in Panchakarma 47:49
Marma therapy in person and distance 49:22
What an initial Ayurveda evaluation looks like 54:09
Pharmacist Bela Patel, better known as The Wholistic Pharmacist, talks about her own experience healing her chronic health condition through holistic methods and shares tips she now uses with her clients. After working for almost 2 decades as a pharmacist in nursing homes, she transitioned into a pharmacist health coach. She draws on this experience, along with extensive nutrition training, to support her clients in building life-long health and wellness habits.
Beginning to heal asthma through holistic shifts 8:08
Bela’s client stories of sustainable shifts, weight loss and self care 13:54
Creating sustainable growth and positive shifts 17:10