Check out Dakini Ayurveda in The Bold Italic!



In the article “Urban Renewal” on The Bold Italic, author Tienlon Ho writes about her experience doing an Ayurvedic cleanse and receiving Ayurvedic massage from yours truly!


On Saturday, I went to see Courtney LaCava at Dakini Ayurveda in Noe Valley for an abhyanga massage, an Ayurvedic technique that uses custom herb-infused oils to release toxins and, as Courtney put it, “help reduce your dependence on unstable bolsters” – like alcohol and coffee – “for relaxation and energy.” Technically, my evening sesame oil rubdowns were doing the same thing, but in Courtney’s hands, this was a massage unlike any other.


She met with me to receive Ayurvedic bodywork and to learn more from me about Ayurveda and how it helps people to heal on a deep level, understand their physical, mental and emotional patterns, and create more balance in their lives on a day-to-day basis.  If you’re interested in doing what Tienlon did, through cleansing, consultations, bodywork or all three, feel free to contact me.


Categories: Ayurveda & Massage/Bodywork, Ayurveda In the News

Dr. Marc Halpern in San Franciso April 5th & 7th



My wonderful Ayurveda teacher, Dr. Marc Halpern, will be in San Francisco for events this week and next! He’ll be highlighting his work from his recently published book Healing Your Life. Dr. Halpern is an incredibly inspirational speaker…any opportunity to listen to him share the wisdom of healing through Ayurveda is a blessing. Anyone who has heard him speak knows of his own profound healing journey that started with an extremely debilitating illness and chronic fatigue. Through his suffering he discovered the path of Ayurveda, healed himself and has since gone on to spread the wisdom of Ayurveda and to open California College of Ayurveda, the first official college outside of India to train practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine.


Healing Your Life Book Signing
When: Thursday, April 5th @ 7pm
Where: Books, Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco


Dr. MARC HALPERN is the founder and president of the California College of Ayurveda, and is one of a few Westerners recognized in both the United States and India as an authority on Ayurveda healing. In Healing Your Life, Dr. Halpern discusses how he came to heal himself following a diagnosis of a crippling autoimmune disorder. After suffering from chronic fatigue for seven years he found peace and good health through Ayurveda. He shares how to unlock each persons healing potential to be healthy in both body and mind.


Heal Your Life Workshop
When: Saturday, April 7th @ 10am
Where: The Flood Building, Conf room #1185 on 11th floor, 870 Market Street, San Francisco


During this program, Dr. Halpern will help you to understand why we become ill and then teach you about your Ayurvedic constitution and the lifestyle, diet and sensory therapies that will support your body to reach its full potential. When you leave this special program, you will have a clear direction for what you can do to Heal Your Life.


Categories: Ayurveda In the News