"I love your classes, John! I find you very inspirational. You have a glowing passion and simple wisdom about you. I love that your business is called Joyful Belly. That goes back to that cosmic giggle thing. I feel like your smile and enthusiasm is like a joyful belly - the radiance makes others smile and laugh! Your ability to pinpoint reality and human nature is just amazing. True medicine, and I truly appreciate you sharing!"
Massage Therapist - Asheville, NC
"I found the anatomy and physiology parts and the self-study about digestion to be absolutely invaluable!"
Herbalist - Levant, ME
"I just wanted to share gratitude with you all and with our teachers at Joyful Belly. I'm so grateful for the deepened awareness of self and of nature that tuning into my body and my consciousness through Ayurveda. Thank you all for investing in yourselves and helping shine a little more wonder into your body, your heart & your communities "
Other Health / Wellness Professional - Puerto vallarta, NC
"I have gotten so much out of this. I feel a bit emotional about it coming to an end! I'd love to stay in touch and keep learning from all the wise folk here."
Ayurvedic Healer - Melbourne, VIC
"I just wanted to personally thank both of you for the awesome program you guys put on and for the fantastic information you've provided. This program was above and beyond what I expected and opened my eyes to a whole new world of medicine, I still consider myself a beginner in this field but wanted to thank you both for all that you've done!"
Physical Therapist / Trainer - Yuba city, CA
"I have enjoyed this course so much, it's been a life changer and so glad I did the step to take it."
Yoga Instructor - Shenzhen, HAMPSHIRE
"I am so glad I finally bit the bullet and did the MID course. I have been wanting to deepen my understanding of Ayurveda for years but decided to do a 2-year course in Nutrition Science & Practice first. Boy that was a mistake! It was only after completing the MID course, that I feel truly confident that I can support any client in improving their health, even those with a very complex medical history, with the very simple yet highly effective Ayurvedic principles and practices I learned during this course."
Nutritionist - York, AL
"I really love the sample case-studies thath help us practice giving recommendations and getting direct feedback about them. "
Yoga Instructor - Norristown, PA
"A quick note about this fun assignment of buddy consultation! I learned as much about my knowledge and delivery as I learned about my student buddy. It was powerful and we are going forward with another session in two weeks. It was powerful to see how her connect the dots and feel empowered to make some new shifts as a journey for feeling better."
Ayurvedic Healer -
"I've had some realizations during these past few consultations about how transforming this program has been for me. My gratitude is eternal and I thank not only Joyful Belly, but all of YOU who made this experience such a personal one without ever having met you."
"After listening to the Enzyme Deficiencies lecture I made up the banana, lime and coconut water smoothie for my elderly client who is always complaining about dry mouth. Her doctors have tried prescribing her everything under the sun. She reported today that she LOVES the smoothie and how much it's helping her mouth! THANK YOU John Joseph Immel for sharing your knowledge and this course! I cringe at the stuff they have her taking for her digestive issues and she's so frustrated because nothing is helping her."
Ayurvedic Healer -
"First I'd like to send a huge THANK YOU to you, John and the whole team who keeps Joyful Belly running. I can only imagine the efforts, organization and commitment that's required from all of you to run the AHC program. "
Yoga Instructor - Mont kiara, KUALA LUMPUR
"Just want to pass along that I found Dr Vanashree's Prenatal class brilliant. I love that she includes Sanskrit and more info from the Ayurvedic texts. I could have listened to her discuss this topic for hours"
Ferndale, sligo, AL
"I really just wanted to let you all know that I learned SOOOO much the last 3 years (AHC and MID included). My client consult reviews are showing/proving that I _have_ learned A LOT. Thank you for everything! I'm loving doing my 25 client consults and cannot wait to build my business and continue my Ayurveda work as a Health Counselor! I cannot thank you enough for both of Joyful Belly's certification programs!!!"
Yoga Instructor - Bellevue, NE
"So happy I joined this class! it was a great combination of (1) intellectual content on ayurvedic philosophy, nutrition, physiology: (2) behavioral guidance on approaches to eating and hunger; (4) psychological exercises on how I use food to comfort, discharge emotions, and numb out emotional pain; and last but not least (5) herbs and dietary cleansing practices. I highly recommend it as a way to change how one operates in relation to overeating."
"I just spent two hours on the Joyful Belly website, just looking around and LEARNING. Have you all seen what is offered to us, just free information given in easy to understand language??!! I have referred every one of my family, friends and clients to this site. I am overwhelmed with gratitude, John Joseph Immel. And I just cannot imagine having all this knowledge at my fingertips. Thank you!"
Ayurvedic Healer -
"Just wanted to say that today's teacher was amazing! She did such a great job interviewing the client, explaining pathogenesis, breaking down the treatment plan, and answering questions. It was very organized, thorough, and informative. Would love to see more classes like this!"
Psychologist / Therapist - Austin, TX