I have always felt an immense love for the plant kingdom. In 1988 I moved to Hawaii and took a job at a plant nursery. In 1990 I moved to India to live with my spiritual teacher. At that time, I was introduced to Ayurveda and had an immediate affinity and appreciation. During that year, the ashram opened an Ayurvedic clinic and my seva was to perform the therapies along with the doctors. The years of practical experience were very valuable, and at the same time, I wanted to learn more theory. In 1995 I completed certification in Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute. I also met Dr. Robert Svoboda and he continues to be a precious friend and Mentor. After my certification, I continued to spend time in India and Hawaii where I became a Massage Therapist (BCTMB). In the early 2000 years, I maintained a private Ayurvedic practice in California and Hawaii.
During this time, my mother and I were inspired to start an Ayurvedic business to offer the traditional oils and medicines of India. From 1998-2020, our company Sarada Ayurvedic Remedies, Inc offered a proprietary line of 100% Natural Ayurvedic Facial and Body Care Products. Additionally, I became the Founder and Formulator of Sarada’s Remedies, Inc offering proprietary Traditional Herbal Tinctures. I worked with ORGANIC INDIA as the Chief of Product Development for Body Care and formulated ORGANIC INDIA’S KURE Body Care Products from 2017-January 2022.
While I was creating products, I was also running the business side of the companies. I felt like I drifted from my studies and love of plants, and when I saw the East West Herbal Course, I knew it would assist me in greater understanding and knowledge of herbal medicine. I acquired the course in December 2019, yet due to an overwhelming workload, I was only able to start in September of 2020. I never trained in TCM and so at times it has been difficult for me to comprehend the principles. I still have a long way to go in my learning, and I am seeking the next direction in my life. The journey continues, and I pray I am a vehicle for the blessed plant medicine to benefit and uplift All Beings.