"We are slowly but surely working Ayurvedic priniciples into our
Other Health/Wellness Professional - Marblehead, MA
"I began working with John in November 2011. I pursued Ayurveda in an effort to help remedy bouts of significant inflammation in my gums and oral tissue. In those 7-10 years I had seen multiple physicians, dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists and rheumatoid specialists; had 3 rounds of biopsies, blood work, hormonal tests and autoimmune spectrum workups done and got nothing back but "You are the picture of health! Its a mystery. We are happy to put you on steroids for the inflammation."
Treating the symptoms and not the cause didn't make logical sense to me, so I just lived with the pain, discomfort and embarrassment of severe redness in my gums that would come and go and sometimes relocate to different parts of my mouth.
When I had finally reached my limit and was feeling emotionally heavy due to the situation, I reach out to John. Within the first few meetings, I began modifying my diet under the initial impression that there was a years old yeast imbalance in my system. Small modifications started to show significant results. The burning was going away and the redness was greatly reduced within a month. Though not the initial goal, I found I lost 13lbs within 2 months of diet modification due the extra bloat caused by wheat and dairy based products that had previously been staples of my diet.
After a cleanse, guidance from John, some herbal remedies and patience, I can truly say that I have never felt better! I would have considered myself a healthy person prior to this experience, when in fact, I have been sick for 18-20yrs with a yeast imbalance that ultimately surfaced as inflammation of oral tissue.
After working with John, determining the roots of the problem, and following a prescribed, yet not significant, change in diet and routine, the issue is 100% gone and hasn't recurred since November 2011! The best part is that since being cured I don't have to be militant about maintaining a specific diet, nor do I feel burdened or deprived of special foods. In the end it came down to allowing the problem to go dormant, flushing it out and then regaining my systemic balance. Now that balance has been achieved, I eat in moderation and listen more intuitively to my own body. I find I am more capable of making adjustments if I begin feeling out of sorts.
Working with John has brought to light a new level of consciousness about food and its tremendous healing effects on the body. John is exceptionally knowledgeable in his field and very realistic about lifestyle and the social and cultural nature of food. If you are willing to approach your health with an open mind and patience, John can work with you to create balance regardless of your situation."
Ayurvedic Healer - Danvers, MA
"I did enjoy the session and got a lot out of it. Your intuition around my lack of breathing all the way down has proved significant as I started to realize all the breath holding I do and why and how to change that. The recommendations were communicated well in a comprehensive piece of paper. I have been doing the herbs and losing weight rapidly for someone with a slow thyroid for the first time in 5 years."
"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."
"Thanks John. I'm doing much better. The joint pain has resolved. Aaahh!
"It's like my intuition is being reexplained in depth. It's overwhelming in a good way because I'm so interested in what we're learning! I'm so inspired by the daily routines and rituals that Ayurveda practices. "
Marstons mills, MA
"Thank you for your time today in the midst of your tight schedule. I appreciate your openness, non-judgmental spirit, and ability to make one feel comfortable. I am encouraged by the simplicity of your recommendations (for a beginner like me), given the thousands of years of ancient wisdom behind them. Best wishes for the remainder of your journey to be fruitful, and safe travels home."
"I am crazy in love with your website !!! and am telling as many ayurveda graduates and teachers from the Kripalu School of Ayurveda to sign on, log in and partake of all the riches you are offering. it's SO incredibly gREAT!! thank you again and again and again!"
Energetic Healing - Glendale, MA
"The course is going great! All of the information is so interesting and projected in a great way. My close friends and family have been loving to learn through me. They're always curious to know what I am learning about that day. It makes me really happy to spread this knowledge & help people become the balanced and healthy versions of themselves!"
Marstons mills, MA
"After a cleanse, guidance from John, some herbal remedies and patience, I can truly say that I have never felt better!"
Ayurvedic Healer - Danvers, MA