"My mission is to make the ancient teachings of yoga and Ayurveda relatable and accessible so that they can be utilized for real transformation."
Dhyana was born to a family of Bhakti Yoga practitioners, with the practices and teachings of Ayurveda weaved seamlessly throughout her life. Growing up around her father's retreat center, she was trained in all of the healing modalities that he offers, and witnessed, first hand, the profound healing that happens when the principles of Ayurveda are applied in one’s daily life.
She received her degree in Yoga & Psychology at Naropa University, and in 2011, along with her sister and father, founded YogaVeda; the Yoga Alliance certified school for uniting the philosophy, lifestyle, and sciences of Yoga & Ayurveda.
She is the author of Ayurveda Mama and an Ayurveda Health Counselor and educator, specialized in guiding groups and individuals on transformative and healing journeys. Through her Yoga and Ayurveda trainings, she empowers countless individuals to become healers in their own homes and to live a life of real meaning.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing rooted in the ancient culture of India. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge), guiding you not only towards vibrant physical and mental health, but also a deeper connection to your spiritual nature. It offers a body of wisdom designed to help you stay vital while realizing your full human potential. Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of your senses, Ayurveda reminds you that health is the balanced and dynamic integration between your body, mind, spirit, and environment.
Ayurveda is a science that helps you understand the nature of this world and how the elements work together to create harmony or dissonance, health or dis-ease. It guides you towards understanding yourself, your own material makeup, so that you can interact with the world in right relation. It supports you in navigating life consciously, making choices that support your health and balance so that you can begin to expand your perspective and seek the deeper, big-picture questions in life—What is my purpose? Who am I? Why am I here?
Ayurveda and Yoga are considered to be sister sciences as they are meant to be practiced together. Yoga is the study of spirit, or the Soul. It is a science meant to help you understand the nature of your mind and cleanse your heart so that you may awaken to the truth of who you really are. Ayurveda is the study of matter, guiding you towards understanding the nature of this world and the elements that it is made of. Practiced together, Yoga and Ayurveda guide you toward a way of living in this world that is made of matter while staying connected to your Soul.
Dhyana and Vira are pure magic. Their wisdom, compassion and kindness are the hallmarks of their training style. They make a rich and complex subject accessible to their students. They will take you in-depth and teach you practical ways to apply your new-found knowledge. They created a community to grow, learn and flourish. Life-affirming sums up this very important training. I thank God every day for putting them in my path.