About Me

I have always had an affinity towards nature and living in harmony with the nature, even as a child.

I grew up in a family where my grandmother made a cup of fresh ginger tea if I was experiencing food indigestion, and the cups of tea with fresh ginger, dry skin of Satsuma orange, and local honey to combat the horrible colds during winter seasons.   I still remember having a pocketful of roasted gingko nuts, and chestnuts as my main snacks during winter seasons, and during hot summer, my family would eat sweet summer corns, watermelon, and peaches, and during the fall, winter, and into the late spring we would eat stored apples, pears, sweet potatoes, and nuts as available family snacks for the long winter nights.

When I encountered a childhood illness and all the allopathy medicines I’ve tried didn’t have optimal positive affects, my grandmother turned to the traditional Korean medicine (HanYak).  I was awe struck by the effectiveness of the traditional medicine, and found myself having desire to become a practitioner of  traditional Korean medicine.

Some time during my young adulthood, my family and I came to United States of America, along the way, I became a banker, then change to be an Information Technology professional, and ultimately a small business owner striving to achieve the American dream – owning a house, cars, and so on.  During this period, my mother fell into an illness which led her to be taking numerous medicines, and of them, medicines that are counter balancing side affects of some of the medicines she was taking.  My mother’s liver and kidneys were getting progressively weaker and weaker from all the medicines she has to process.  This unfortunate incident made me remembered my childhood illness and the help I received from Korean traditional medicine (HanYak).  My search to find natural and holistic medicine led me to Ayurveda, seen as the origin of HanYak, the knowledge and science of life.

Since then, I have received extensive training in Ayurveda at the California College of Ayurveda, directed by Dr. Marc Halpern,  as well as training at The Ayurvedic Institute by Dr. Vasant Lad, and teaching sessions from Dr. Sarita Shrestha of the Devi Ma Kunja Ayurveda Rural Hospital in Nepal.  I have completed my Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Certificate program at California College of Ayurveda in November 2012.

Ayurvedic Healthy Educator Certificate  – Diet and Life style therapy

Ayurvedic Bliss Therapy Certificate

– Abhyanga  – warm oil therapeutic massage

– Shirodhara  – warm oil dripping on forehead (especially mind relaxation)

– Svedana – theraputic steam therapy

Pancha Karma Therapist Certificate  – The ultimate healing therapies and treatments of Ayurveda called Pancha Karma (Five Actions) for the recovery of health.

Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Certificate  – Combing Diet and Life style, and Herbal remedy therapy

Ayurvedic Marmani Therapy Certificate  – Ancient Ayurvedic Acupressure therapy

200 AyurYoga Teacher Certificate – The Ayurvedic Institute

200 Yoga Teacher Certificate – The Yoga Alliances USA

I provide deeply compassionate and caring attention to all of my clients for all offerings in Ayurvedic Consultations and all associated treatments, including Yoga Nidra, Mediation and Ayurvedic cooking.