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200 HOUR AYURVEDA INTEGRATION PROGRAM FACULTY

Allison Bransfield Morse – Doctor of Āyurvedic Medicine

Allison Bransfield Morse, A.D. is a NAMA recognized Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine. With over 20 years of experience as an Ayurvedic practitioner, her focus is on Panchakarma, one of the 8 branches of Ayurvedic medicine and a biological cleansing procedure designed to remove toxins from the body and mind.

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 spent 5 years at The Ayurvedic Institute, in 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.

After 5 years with The Ayurvedic Institute, Allison founded The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont in 2006, where she has the privilege of guiding clients from all over the country in Ayurvedic care and Panchakarma. In 2017, Allison started The Mahatma School of Ayurveda where she is lead faculty and program director for a 200 Hour Ayurveda Integration Program teaching students from various backgrounds how to integrate Ayurveda into their professional and personal lives. Allison currently serves as Secretary to the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and is an Ambassador for Banyan Botanicals.

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.

 


Adena Rose Bright – Ayurvedic Practitioner

Adena is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist certified by the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. Adena teaches yoga to Panchakarma clients, and is a therapist for Abhyanga, Swedana and Shirodhara.

Adena is also certified in Maya Abdominal Therapy, and her work focuses on food as medicine and women’s health and fertility. 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. Ayurveda is about a deep connection with nature, the environment within and without, cultivating wholeness.

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Anne Cameron – Ayurvedic Health Counselor

Anne graduated from the Kripalu School of Yoga & Ayurveda program to receive her 650 Hour certification
as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor. She offers Diet & Lifestyle Consultations, Yoga & Shirodhara services.
Anne has also done intensive study in the subtle therapies and offers these additional services to her clients: Marma Point Therapy with Tuning Forks and Essential Oils, Reiki Energy Healing for Chakra Balancing and/or Emotional Release sessions, Sound Healing with Tibetan Singing Bowls & Tuning Forks.
Anne is also a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist thru (ISHA)- Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy. She has 20 years experience and over 1,000 hours of extensive coursework in aromatherapy. Anne is a Reiki Master Practitioner, as well as a Shamanic Practitioner and has a thriving energy healing practice. Anne is also a Certified Advanced Sound Healer with Tibetan Singing Bowls and studied with Satya Brat from India, thru the International Sound Healing Academy. She offers deeply relaxing Sound Healing sessions to her local clients and to those staying at the center for Pancharkarma. Clients have described sessions as “absolutely celestial”, “deepest peace” and “floating in higher awareness.” Anne’s depth of knowledge in the areas of the Subtle Energies, comes from her extensive 20+ years of study from many ancient traditions. Her capacity for deep listening and ability to guide, while holding sacred space, allows her individual clients to experience profound shifts in “awareness” which ultimately supports them to release old patterns and move towards wholeness, peacefulness and integration of body, mind, soul.

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Regan Wendell – Ayurvedic Health Counselor 

 Regan discovered the healing powers of Ayurveda years ago along her own journey of healing and recovery, which continues with each new day. After studying on her own for several years,she was called to attended the Kripalu School Of Ayurveda, where she received her Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification. 

Since 2007, Regan has been involved in humanitarian aid work on the US/Mexico border and She continues to split her time between Arizona and Vermont, teaching and seeing clients in both locations (and everywhere in between), while remaining devoted to human rights and border issues.

The teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda have been integral in sustaining her through thiswork, and provide a framework for communication and community care within the context of grass-roots organizing.

With sincere passion and reverence, Regan takes concepts from the ancient texts of Yoga and Ayurveda, making them accessible while honoring the lineage and essence of the teachings. She believes that we are as we practice. She believes in the power of community. Regans’
goal is to empower people and communities to take care of themselves, and each other for the
benefit of all beings.

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Richard G. Powell – Āyurvedic Practitioner 

Richard G. Powell (Dhyānānanda) – is a certified Āyurvedic Practitioner and is a graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM. He has studied extensively under Dr. Vasant Lad both in the US and in India. He furthered his studies of Ayurveda and Vedic philosophy under Dr. Ashwin Shastry of Arogya Niketana in Karnataka, India. Richard is currently enrolled in an advanced physician’s program at the Arogya Center in Albuquerque, NM, under Kāśyapa Fisher and Nomi Gallo. In addition to Āyurveda, Richard has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for 18 of those years. He is an avid student of Sanskrit, Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology) and Vedic philosophy. He has studied Vedic Astrology in the Mantriji / Hart DeFouw lineage under Alison Bodhani and currently studies under Penny Farrow.soul.

In addition to his studies in the Vedic sciences Richard is a Reiki Master and is an avid practitioner of Aikido, the Japanese martial art. He brings his multifaceted healing experience into his consultations with his clients to empower them to make healthier lifestyle choices and to expand their spiritual practice.soul.


Ilana Sobo – Community Herbalist, Ayurvedic Practitioner 

lana Sobo is a community herbalist, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga instructor in South Burlington, Vermont. She has spent over 20 year in the fields of Ayurveda, Yoga and Herbalism and has worked with several pioneers in Botanical Medicine and Ayurveda. She also has unique apothecary training and regularly compounds tinctures, salves, essential oil blends, tea and flower essences for her local community. Ilana’s time at The Ayurvedic Institute working and studying with Dr. Vasant Lad was greatly informative. Ayurveda is the thread of continuity in all of her work. Ilana has a clinical practice in Vermont and Connecticut and regularly teaches classes on Ayurveda, Yoga, Aromatherapy and Herbalism throughout the Northest. Her greatest passion is to share the love, magic and healing gifts the natural world brings forth to share with us all.


Dr. Margrit Mikulis – Doctor of Naturopathy, Doctor of Ayurveda 

Dr. Margrit Mikulis is the owner of Living Natural Inc., which is an establised center for natural healthcare and Family Medical Practice in New Hampshire and Vermont. She is a Naturopathic Docotor as well as an Ayurvedic Doctor and has been in practice for over a decade.  For the past 10 years she has served as a clinical faculty member at the Kripalu Institute for the Kripalu School of Ayurveda in Lenox, Massachusetts and currently serves as the President of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

Dr. Mikulis is known and loved for her dynamic integrative approach to health care. She utilizes Naturopathy, Ayurveda, classical Homeopathy and the European traditions of Anthroposophical medicine in supporting the health needs of families throughout the United States. She has treated an array of diseases and maintains specialties within the fields of vector borne illness, infectious and autoimmune disease, cancer, food and environmental allergies, and nutritional deficiencies.


Dr. Claudia Welch – Doctor of Oriental Medicine “

Dr Claudia Welch has been a lifelong student of life and medicine. She has practiced Āyurveda, has worked in Eastern medicine education, is licensed as Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and the author of “Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness Through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Western Science”  and “The Four Qualities of Effective Physicians: Practical Ayurvedic Wisdom for Modern Physicians”.

Dr. Welch has lectured internationally on Oriental medicine and Ayurveda, exploring how Eastern medicine applies to Women’s Health, and today’s reality in general. She has served on the teaching faculty of The Ayurvedic Institute, Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Southwest Acupuncture College and Acupractice Seminars.


Linda Mahns – Office Manager/Shamanic Practitioner

Linda is a graduate of Georgian Court University with a Master of Arts in Holistic Health and specializes in Lifestyle Medicine and Food/Plants as medicine and spirit allies. Linda has been a core shamanic practitioner for over 10 years, studying through the Foundation of Shamanic Studies, where she is a member.  Her passion is the creation of ceremony, honoring the elements, compassionate spirits and all sentient beings, as well as assisting a person back to their sense of wholeness and unique place of bliss.

Linda’s business background includes Corporate Marketing and Graphic Design as well as running a successful business for ~15 years that incorporated manufacturing, product creation, retail/wholesale sales, cafe and service in the food and health industry.

The dream/goal is to join hands and hearts with the other staff members here at The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont to create its BLISS, to assist the staff, to support the center, and to help the clients to reach their health and wellness goals.

Core Shamanic Clearing sessions are available here at the Center. For more information, please visit the Services page.