Ayurvedic Practitioners in Canada
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Bruce Hoffman, M.D.
The Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine,
1133 - 17th Avenue NW
Calgary, AB T2M 0P7,
Tel: 403.206.2333, Fax: 403.206.2334
Web site: www.hoffmancentre.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeffrey Armstrong, AyurVedic Astrologer and noted author USA 1-866-872-6224 , Web site: www.JeffreyArmstrong.com
Colleen Fraser, RMT, AHE (Ayurvedic Health Educator)
Purva and Panchakarma services, Ayuryoga and Workshops
2216 Whistler Ridge
Whistler, BC V0N 1B2
Tel: 604-905-0771, Email: email@example.com
Web site: www.whistlerhealingarts.com
Michele Greco, RMT, AHE (Ayurvedic Health Educator)
824 9th Street, Nelson, BC VIL 3B9
Tel: 250-352-5343, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaisri Lambert, Ayurvedic Consultant
14358 Sunset Drive, White Rock, B.C.
Tel: 604-290-8201 U.S. Tel: 408-378-2880
Madhuri Phillips,BFA, CAS, PKS
Madhuri Ayurveda & Yoga
Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist
offering consultations, bodywork, yoga and workshops.
C. Scott Ryan, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Educator
Golden Lotus Ayurveda
P.O. Box 20205, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0
Tel: (250) 344-4700 (office) or (250) 344-8685 (Res.)
Ayurveda, Yoga and Panchkarma
Ojus Healthcare Ltd
202-12725, 80th Avenue
Surrey, B.C. V3W 3A6
Tel: 604-724-6000 Email: email@example.com
Web site: www.vaidjee.com
Ayurvedic Center, Inc.
1155 West Pender Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6E 2P4
Burnaby, B.C. V5H 4C2
Tel: 604-724-0909 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.ayurvedainternational.com
Andrea Webber, BSc, MBA, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Healing Clinic 337 McKinnon Street, Parksville, B.C. V9P 1H7 Tel: 250-954-1786 email@example.com
Jeevan Inc., 347 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5H2R7
Tel: (416) 603 7272 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: www.aacanada.ca/admissions
Dr. Ghanshyam Birla, Palmistry Center, 351 Victoria Avenue, Montreal, QC H3Z 2N1
Tel: 514-488-2292 Email: email@example.com
Web sites: www.palmistry.com www.lacdumouchel.com
Julie Corbeil, 81 Notre Dame
St. Pie, JOH 1WO
Tel: 450-772-6700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.juliecorbeil.qc.ca
Dr. Anne Marie Leger, ND, MA, Ayurvedic practitioner
485 St. Joseph est, Montreal, QC
Tel: 514-592-9417 Email: email@example.com Web site: www.quz.ca/naturo
Venkat & Christine Machiraju, Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedic Sciences, Classes and consultations.
1769 Rothwell Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4N 2C1
Ranvir Pahwa, PhD, MSc, DHM. Ayurvedic Practitioner andClinical Herbalist
1130 8th Street E, Saskatoon, Saskatchawan S7H 0S4
306-664-3873 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ayurvedic practitioners are educated in a variety of schools and colleges. There is a considerable difference in what a practitioner offers due to the background that a practitioner may have brought with them to the study of Ayurveda. For example, the practitioner may be a medical doctor, naturopathic doctor, chiropractic doctor, nurse, yoga teacher, nutritionist, or massage therapist. If the practitioner already had a health career prior to studying Ayurveda, they will likely utilize their knowledge of Ayurveda within that chosen career.
There may be a focus on Ayurvedic spa therapies including abyhanga (Ayurvedic massage), shirodhara (oil streamed onto the forehead), swedana (herbalized steam), stone therapy massage, pizichil (whole body oiling), facials, herbal wraps, ubtans (massage with herbal body paste), and many other specialized Ayurvedic techniques. Other practitioners may focus on teaching and guiding a client through lifestyle changes.
In general, Ayurvedic consultants work to balance the dosha imbalance (imbalance in the body "humors" or characteristics). They may offer the detoxification program known as pancha karma (five detoxification therapies), as well as nutrition and lifestyle guidance, and recommendations of Ayurvedic natural herbs. Through their knowledge of the science of Ayurveda, they can assist a client in setting up daily routines (dinacharya) and seasonal routines (ritucharya) that can bring about the desired balance to release stress and help to ward off dis-ease.