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Kathryn L. Stoerzbach, founder and teacher at The School of Ayurveda.

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All mini-courses and accredited programs are led by Kathryn L. Stoerzbach, a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner passionate about natural healing and dedicated to bringing Ayurveda to more people, worldwide. Kathryn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, ensuring that students emerge from the program ready to make a difference.

Kathryn L. Stoerzbach

Ayurvedic Practitioner, Nutritional Therapist, & Founder

Kathryn is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Teacher. She is the owner of An Elemental Practice., a Holistic Health Practice located in Knoxville, on a beautiful 22-acre property in the countryside of Illinois, and serving clients both locally and worldwide. She has traveled to 26 countries, lived in Asia for 4 years, and has come to know many different cultures and ways of living throughout her journey. When she finally came across Ayurveda she was completely taken by its power and simplicity and has since then dedicated herself to the study and practice and teaching of Ayurveda.

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Carol Prentice

Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist & Advisor

Carol P. Prentice is a certified teacher of Yoga, Ayurveda Medicine, and the Alexander Technique. She is a senior teacher of the Alexander Technique specializing in somatic education and health for 35 years. Carol trained as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and a Pancha Karama Specialist. She also trained in Mara Therapy and is a Yoga Nidra practitioner. She graduated from the California College of Ayurveda and was on the faculty and the Director of the Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Ayurveda Health Practitioner Internship Programs for 8 years.

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Mary-Alice Quinn

Ayurvedic Doctor & Clinical Herbalist

Mary-Alice graduated valedictorian from the California College of Ayurveda and American Institute of Vedic Studies with certification as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. She completed extensive post-graduate trainings throughout the US and in India including those through the Ayurvedic Institute and International Integrative Educational Institute. A life-long student, she continues to mentor with leaders in the field of natural healing, enhancing her clinical skills using herbal medicine, Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle practices, and Panchakarma to naturally and effectively address acute and chronic conditions. 

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Neeshee Pandit

Ayurvedic Practitioner & Vedic Astrologist

Neeshee Pandit is a practitioner of Traditional Asian Medicine. He has trained in the three ancient medical systems of the world—Ayurveda, Tibetan Medicine, & Chinese Medicine. In his clinical practice, Neeshee focuses on addressing the psychological and energetic roots of physical illness. He specializes in identifying the internal causes of chronic and complex conditions that have yet to be resolved through other medical approaches.

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Specialty Teachers

Specialty Teachers will teach small blocks of content during the course of the Level II Training Program, with the intention of supplementing your initial Ayurvedic education.

Jeff Perlman

Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist & AHG Registered Herbalist
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Judea Star

Psychic Intuitive & Sound Healer
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Patty Davis

Psychic Intuitive
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Ragaia Belovarac

Clinical Ayuvedic Specialist & Pancha Karma Specialist
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The School of Ayurveda takes the vastness this ancient holistic science and simplifies it into language so easy to digest it feels like opening one’s eyes to reality. Head Instructor and school founder Kathryn Stoerzbach distills esoteric concepts to elementary foundations of elements, tastes, and senses. Throughout the program I saw expansion into the broad language of Ayurveda, followed by a condensation into foundational language. It has made it so I feel confident in my professional massage practice to incorporate Ayurvedic language to my clients, bringing their oftentimes confusing pathologies to easily understood elemental principles. The School of Ayurveda’s Level 1 program is a wonderfully intimate setting with a compassionate, humorous, wise and beautifully human teacher who gently guides the student to proficiency. I highly recommend the program to anyone looking to broaden their understanding of the world through a holistic and ancient lens.

Nathalie Aguirre
L.M.T.; Certified Ayurvedic Health Coach

Are you ready to learn Ayurveda?

Whether you are a beginner, just learning the fundamental concepts of Ayurveda, or have experienced Ayurveda before and are looking to learn more in depth and to study Ayurveda as a professionally path - we would love to help support you along your journey!

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