Allison Bransfield Morse—Ayurvedic Practitioner
Allison Bransfield Morse is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor and Panchakarma Specialist, with ten years of experience as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, she is also certified in massage and yoga therapy. After 5 years with The Ayurvedic Institute, Allison founded The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont in 2006, where she has had the privilege of guiding clients from all over the country in Ayurvedic care and Panchakarma. Allison spent 5 full time years at The Ayurvedic Institute, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, under the direct guidance of Dr.Vasant Lad. She completed two years of study under Dr. Lad, before embarking on a four year clinical apprenticeship in The Ayurvedic Institute‘s Panchakarma clinic. In 2005, she joined Dr. Lad in Pune, India, for advanced clinical studies. The prevailing focus of her work is the integration of Ayurveda with conventional medical approaches, to promote healing through the body’s intuitive wisdom. She is experienced in applying herbal medicine, diet and Ayurvedic remedies to a variety of clinical disorders including cancer, hypertension, musculoskeletal disorders, digestive disorders, weight-loss, depression, anxiety, insomnia, women‘s health issues, and many other ailments.
Allison began studying yoga in 1995 at the Sivananda Yoga Center in New York City and traveled to Kerala, India, in 1999 to complete their Yoga Teacher Training Program. In 1998, she graduated from the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in New York City. Allison has a Bachelor of Science from Long Island University in New York.
- Member of the National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine
- Nationally Certified Massage Therapist
- Member of Yoga Alliance
- Bachelor of Science, Long Island University, New York
Scott Marion—Panchakarma Therapist
Scott Marion is a Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor, Massage Therapist and Ayur-Yoga Teacher. Beginning in 1997, Scott traveled to India and Nepal, where he spent a total of 3 ½ years and studied Vipassana, Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism. Born out of his love of nature, Scott began studying Ayurveda and herbs. He attended Touchstone Healing Arts School of Massage in Burlington in 1998 and furthered his studies at The Ayurvedic Institute under the guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad. He completed the two year program at The Ayurvedic Institute as well as their Ayur Yoga Teacher Training program. In 2001, he met his principal teacher Lopon Tenzin Namdak while in France and Katmandu and started his studies in the Bon tradition. Over the last 4 years he has studied with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche at the Ligmincha Institute in Virginia. Scotts other interests include art, music and dance.
Carrie Steele—Panchakarma Therapist and Yoga Teacher
Carrie completed her Yoga training in Chiang Mai, Thailand and her bodywork certification at Kripalu. Her yoga classes emphasize breath, clear language and a pace that invites deep relaxation. As well as teaching Yoga and Yoga Nidra to Panchakarma clients, Carrie teaches community classes here at The Ayurvedic Center and does Abhyanga massage and Shirodhara. She specializes in Thai massage at her studio in Burlington. Carrie has been working at The Ayurvedic Center since 2008. Carrie is a graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. Visit Carrie’s website at CarrieSteele.com.
Adena Harford—Assistant and Yoga Teacher
Adena is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist certified by the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. Adena teaches yoga to Panchakarma clients, and is a therapist for Swedana and Shirodhara. Adena is passionate about the local food movement, and became interested in Ayurveda through a desire to connect more deeply with the seasonal rhythms of Vermont. Adena is also a freelance travel- and food writer. Visit Adena’s website.
Sarab Kaur—Panchakarma Therapist
Sarab Kaur is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, and Master of Fine Arts (Indiana University). She received her Kundalini Yoga teacher certification in 2002 in New Mexico with the late Yogi Bhajan and other renowned Kundalini Yoga teachers such as Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa, Hari Kaur Khalsa, and Guru Charand Singh and has taken subsequent Kundalini Yoga workshops with others to include Gurmukh. Since the completion of her Kundalini Yoga teacher training, Sarab has taught numerous Kundalini Yoga classes, workshops, and courses in studio, fitness, conference, corporate, academic, and clinical settings. As a Reiki Master, she has worked with clients suffering from cancer, kidney failure, automobile accidents, trauma, depression, and sexual abuse, as well as those simply seeking deep relaxation, emotional or stress relief. In addition, she has taught a variety of college English courses at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana; and the College of St. Mary and Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. Sarab presently lives, teaches, and serves in the Burlington, Vermont area and is a current student at the Kripalu School of Ayurveda.