Vishnu Dass (NTS, LMT, CAyu) started studying Ayurveda in 1992 under the guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad, world renowned Ayurvedic physician and teacher (on the picture at left, visiting our clinic in May 2009). He was one of the first students to successfully graduate from both the Advanced Studies and Clinical Program at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM. He was also trained and worked at the Panchakarma Department of the Institute. He is a graduate of the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics and had previously studied with herbalist Michael Tierra at the American School of Herbalism in Santa Cruz, CA. He is a former Board Member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and was granted a Lifetime Professional Membership for his service to that Board. He has been in clinical practice for over 12 years treating people of all ages. He is a highly skilled herbalist who specializes in both the treatment and prevention of disease, including digestive disorders, skin diseases, allergies, arthritis, auto immune diseases, liver disorders, diabetes, hypertension, and many other chronic and severe conditions. His holistic approach enables him to create individualized programs, specifically tailored to your particular needs, integrating into your Ayurvedic consultation nutritional and lifestyle counseling, herbal nutrition, and marma therapy, as well as other Ayurvedic therapies andweight management programs, depending on your specific situation, goals, and needs. He is clinically trained to offer full Panchakarma detox programs and Panchakarma therapies, and personally guides and supervises your process throughout your treatments. Vishnu Dass also offers lectures and workshops on Ayurveda and yoga philosophy for various herb schools and yoga centers throughout the South East, and has published several articles on Ayurveda and yoga, both on local and national publications, including Light on Ayurveda Journal, New Life Journal, and Integrative Health and Healing, amongst others.He learned hatha yoga, yogic practices, and yoga philosophy while living at Mount Madonna Center for the Arts, in Watsonville, CA, under the guidance of Baba Hari Dass, renowned yoga master, and also while living in India with the Vairagi monks. He has taught classical hatha yoga, pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditation since 1992 at various yoga centers and retreats in the US, and is able to blend his knowledge of Ayurveda and yoga to set you up with an individualized Ayurvedic yoga program to meet your constitutional needs.