Masters of Health Magazine January 2018 - Page 102

Ann Harrison

For over 25 years, Ann Harrison’s passion for Ayurveda and Yoga stems from her commitment to the Vedas and to the pursuit of a balanced lifestyle embracing Yoga, Meditation, Holistic therapy and natural foods.

Ann learned the art of Ayurvedic cooking from Usha Lad and for several years served as the head cook for the monks of Kriya yoga meditation workshops throughout the southwest. Ann is an active practitioner of Kriya yoga and has trained intensively in Iyengar Yoga with many masters, including Ramanand Patel, Patricia Walden, and Rodney Yee. Ann graduated from Educating Hands in 1985 and received her license in Massage Therapy.

Ann continued her studies in various types of massage for several years while establishing her private practice. In 1994 she moved to New Mexico to study Ayurveda where she received her certification in Ayurveda from Dr. Vasant Lad. Ann was then offered a staff position at the Ayurvedic Institute and soon after she became the assistant to the director of the Pancha Karma department.

Ann studied with Dr. Lad for several years, and was appointed director of the Yoga department, responsible for developing the Ayur-Yoga program for the institute.

Director of Panchakarma Massage and Yoga at Jothvita

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