After many years logging countless hours as an executive chef in hotels and restaurants around the world, I realized my life lacked boundaries and a spiritual compass, and when I was injured running the New York Marathon, I knew the time had come to shift my focus inward. I came to yoga with many physical challenges; my body was so tight and inflexible and I was visiting the chiropractor regularly but once I started practicing yoga I found new strength and mobility.
After practicing yoga for a few years I enrolled in the Iyengar teacher-training program, and have been teaching since 2005. While studying anatomy I was introduced to Ayurveda, and as a professional chef, I was intrigued by the holistic relationship of the energies in our universe that connect our surroundings, our bodies and the foods, spices, herbs, and beverages we all consume.
Upon receiving my Iyengar teacher’s certification, I attended the California College of Ayurveda earning a degree as a Clinical Ayurvedic & Panchakarma Specialist. In 2010 I established my practice in Santa Monica, California and I am a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
Patanjali is referred to as the father of Yoga. He lived around 5ooBC and documented the Yoga Sutras which are 195 aphorisms (statements, definitions) that lay out the eight limb path of yoga known as ashtanga or royal yoga.
Lord Dhanvantari is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu “The Preserver” and is considered the Ultimate Healer and Deity of Ayurveda. He is credited with propagating the surgical aspect of Ayurveda as well as it philosophical aspects.
In Sanskrit “Anna” means food and Purna means complete, together Annapurna signifies nourishment. Annapurna is the goddess of food, agriculture and fertility and is believed to be the one who fills the stomachs of the hungry with her noble powers.
The remover of obstacles
"In Memory" of my life long companion and follower of
Yoga and Ayurveda.
Rocky & Betty Perlman
The new followers at Three Seasons Ayurveda.
The National Institute of Health Office of Complementary and Alternative Medicine currently considers Ayurveda a form of complementary and alternative medicine in the United States. In the State of California, Ayurveda is a non-licensed profession. Its practice was formally legalized under the passage of Senate Bill 577 in January 2003. Ayurvedic consultations are considered alternative or complementary to healing arts that are licensed by the State of California.