Jaisri M. Lambert
Jaisri M. Lambert has been practicing and teaching natural therapies since 1983 after her own debilitating migraine headaches kindled her interest in alternative therapies. Her exploration led her first to Polarity Therapy, in which she became certified in 1985. As interest and demand for natural healing classes increased, Jaisri founded the Westcoast Polarity School and later the East-West Polarity School, teaching innovations in Polarity Therapy internationally.
In 1989 she met renowned Ayurvedic physician and author Vaidya Vasant D. Lad, B.A.M.S., MA.Sc. in Victoria, B.C., an event that deeply influenced her life. “Healing is love plus intelligence”, Dr. Lad taught, validating Jaisri’s experience that spirituality and physical life are not separate.
During her twelve-year apprenticeship in classical Ayurveda with Vaidya Vasant Lad she learned many hidden secrets of “Marma” (trigger point) science. Through studying the ancient roots of anatomy and physiology according to Ayurveda, she has developed a body-based counselling science rooted in the ancient Marma therapies of Ayurveda. This science Vaidya Lad called “Turiya Therapy”, which denotes the transformation of our psycho-emotional causes of disease into spiritual wisdom. Turiya Therapy is based on the innovative work of Jaisri M. Lambert R.P.P., and influenced by Polarity Therapy of Dr. Randolph Stone, D.O., D.C., N.D., whose contribution to the study of energy therapy on whole health cannot be underestimated, and Polarity Therapy's parent science of Ayurvedic medicine.
During her twenty years of study and practice of Ayurveda, Jaisri has developed a deep knowledge of herbal formulations, individualized wellness programs, bodywork techniques, pulse assessment, Ayurvedic herbology, and Panchakarma, which consists of classical Ayurvedic cleansing and rejuvenation therapies.
Jaisri has authored many articles and training manuals in Ayurveda and Turiya Therapy, and travels internationally to introduce the theory and practice of this ancient wisdom to delighted students of all levels.
For more information about Jaisri M. Lambert please visit her website: www.ayurveda-seminars.com
Medical Directors at Vaidyagrama
Dr. Harikrishnan K.K
Dr. Harikrishnan has carried on the traditions of his Ayurveda lineage that has its origin in Kerala. Since 1934, the family has been actively engaged in looking after the health needs of the community through Ayurveda.
After graduating in Ayurveda Medicine from Coimbatore Ayurveda College in Coimbatore, India, in 1991, he underwent training for a year in Bala chikitsa (or child care using Ayurveda) from the eminent BalaVaidyan, CNS Gangadharan Vaidyar.
In 1992 he joined his family firm Arogyodayam Vaidyasala, as a consulting Physician in the Palakkad branch in Kerala. In the last several years, his dedication and commitment to all round health has seen him build up a successful practice, treating innumerable patients in and around Palakkad district, as well as from other cities/countries. The major ailments that he has been working with are inflammatory diseases of the joints, arthritis, sinusitis, gastric problems, neurological complaints, skin diseases, respiratory problems, children’s problems, women’s health issues and problems relating to old age.
He is one of the founding members of Punarnava Ayurveda and is a medical director at Vaidyagrama.
Dr. Ramadas A.R.
Hailing from Trichur, the cultural capital of Kerala in southern India, Dr. A. R. Ramadas is the medical director of the first hospital block of Vaidyagrama. He is also a founding member of Punarnava.
He inherits a strong family tradition of Ayurveda practitioners, serving the sick for more than half a century. Dr. Ramadas completed his B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) graduating from Ayurveda College in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. He then underwent three years' training in Nethra Chikitsa (ophthalmology in Ayurveda) under the guidance of the famous traditional Ayurveda Ophthalmologist, Manakunnath Gopalan Vaidyar. He followed this by training under the well-known paediatrician C.N.S Gangadharan Vaidyar in Bala Chikitsa (child care through Ayurveda). He has also completed an M.S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Institute of Behavioral and Management Sciences in Chittur, Andhra Pradesh. In 1992, he joined as consultant physician his family firm, Rajendra Pharmacy and R.P.M Ayurvedic Nursing Home, which he headed for a while. He managed the first overseas Punarnava centre in Vietnam in 2007.
In more than 20 years of practice, he has treated over 50,000 patients from various parts of India and abroad for conditions relating to neuro-musculo-skeletal, endocrine, skin, gastro-intestinal, respiratory, cardiac, psychiatric and reproductive health systems.
One of his patients describes him as “a soft and kind soul, full of compassion and an inborn healing ability”.
For other physicians at Vaidyagrama please visit their website.
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