About Teton Alchemy

While traveling through India many years ago I was intrigued by the integration of health of the body and health of the mind through a vast spiritual, herbal, sensory, dietary and yogic approach.  I, myself had been fighting an infection that I had picked up in New Zealand.  This infection wasn't responding to the usual antibiotic treatment and I stumbled upon an Ayurvedic doctor.  He looked at me, took my pulse, looked at my tongue, asked many questions and then handed me a vile of very small pellets to take internally.  

Within a few days I was well and in disbelief.  I continued my travels around India staying in monasteries and ashrams,  practicing yoga, listening to philosophy and eating a very balanced diet.  I had never felt so light, open hearted and healthy.  

I came home, back to the US, and attended an Ayurvedic workshop.  I kept up with my own yoga practice for sometime but over time forgot about the wholeness I felt.  I had reverted to old dietary patterns and a day to day routine that lacked a whole mind and body health.  Over time I eased back into old habits and life moved on.  I started to experience many ailments: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, hormone imbalances, anxiety, digestive upset, depression, weight gain and weight loss.  

A conversation with a friend up on a mountain top hit me...  I was reminded of how wonderful I had once felt and how I wanted to feel that again.  I found the California College of Ayurveda and began my studies under Dr. Marc Halpern. I have also attended workshops with Dr. Lad and am a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. 

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