About Dakini Ayurveda

Dakini Ayurveda owner Courtney LaCava is a certified Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Panchakarma Specialist.Courtney LaCava, MA, CAS, CMT

Founder, Dakini Ayurveda
Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist

Panchakarma Specialist

Certified Massage Therapist

Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher

Certified Herbalist


Holistic Healthcare For The San Francisco Bay Area

Dakini Ayurveda is the San Francisco-based private practice of Courtney LaCava, MA, CAS, CMT, and is a full-service provider of Ayurvedic Medicine. Services include Ayurvedic healthcare consultations, massage and bodywork, and panchakarma for clients residing in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area.


Courtney is an Ayurvedic Doctor Level Member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda (CCA), the longest-running Ayurvedic Medicine College and professional training program for the study of Ayurveda and Panchakarma in California. She completed her training under the auspices of Dr. Marc Halpern, one of the pioneers of Ayurveda in the West and a pre-eminent practitioner and teacher of Ayurveda in the U.S. Her studies at CCA earned Courtney certification as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Panchakarma Specialist, the highest training designations awarded by CCA. She has also received mentorship in Ayurveda and women’s health from Dr. Claudia Welch and has also had the honor of studying pulse diagnosis with Dr. Vasant Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute.


Courtney has been a dedicated practitioner of yoga and meditation since 1999. In addition to her Ayurvedic and Yogic studies, she holds a masters degree from UC San Diego. Professionally, she has served on the Board of Directors of The Californian Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM) and has been a professional member of NAMA since 2011.


Comprehensive San Francisco Ayurveda Options

A traditional Ayurvedic Medicine treatment plan includes healthcare consultation, bodywork, and panchakarma. Dakini Ayurveda founder Courtney LaCava, trained in all three disciplines, provides Ayurveda clients in San Francisco with a comprehensive set of options for nurturing a healthier body and a sounder mind, all through a single provider. For those outside San Francisco, holistic healthcare consultations are also available by phone and Skype.