© 2019 by Elena Irueta, MBA, CAS

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How I came to Ayurveda

From the first time I learned about Ayurveda, I knew it was something I wanted to study.  One day, my husband introduced me to an Ayurvedic Practitioner for a consultation.  I hadn't even heard of Ayurveda, but I was open to alternative medicine.  As soon as the practitioner started explaining Ayurveda to me, it clicked!  It was so logical and it made sense to me based on all I have experienced with my own health challenges. 

In 1996, I was diagnosed with a chronic intestinal disease and over the years I've tried different forms of complimentary medicines.  While they've been helpful, I find Ayurveda is more complete and it has taken me to another level of caring for myself.

So, following a rewarding 15-year career in Finance, I decided to pursue a career in Ayurveda and started my Ayurvedic practice in 2009. My desire is to share this ancient and beautiful form of medicine with others.

I live in San Francisco and enjoy a healthy lifestyle with my husband, Marty Morales, who is also in complimentary health by way of Rolfing & Bodywork.  

Education & Memberships

 

I have over 1,700 hours of academic training and am a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS), the highest level of certification from  The California College of Ayurveda  - the first state approved Ayurvedic college in the U.S.. 

I am a Yoga teacher - graduate of the gurukula immersion program at the internationally known Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA.  I specialize in Classical Hatha Yoga.  I'm also a certified Yoga Nidra teacher.  Yoga Nidra is a form of deep meditation, also called "conscious sleep".

Practitioner Member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance