Drawing on years of research and clinical experience specializing in digestive disorders,
John Immel directs the Joyful Belly Institute’s Master of Ayurvedic Digestion 500 hour program.
He is the founder of Joyful Belly, an educational Ayurvedic healthcare website, and oversees the Joyful Belly Clinic.
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Meet Your Practitioner: Natalie Immel
Natalie Immel received her 600 hour certification in Ayurveda at the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga, and received her 500 hour certification through the Master Ayurvedic Nutrition and Digestion Program at Joyful Belly Ayurveda.
She specializes in cleansing and detoxification therapies, and is well versed in western nutrition.
She earned her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies at Vassar College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors.
Natalie used the principles of Ayurveda to heal from severe anorexia which at one time left her hospitalized.
She now offers her insights to help other young women find freedom from eating disorders.
Natalie is fluent in Swedish.
She enjoys quilting, her prayer life, discovering new recipes and experimenting with health food.
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