About Siva

I’m a woman who figured out how to be on her path, how to prioritize her internal state of harmony, and took back control of her life experience.

I changed my career, learned how to feel supported, cleaned up my relationships, cut out drama, and revolutionized how I show up for myself. Along the way, I remedied my IBS, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, nodulocystic acne, eczema, and chronic sinusitis. Of course it was all related, and being the science dork obsessed with the mind-body connection that I am, I immersed myself in learning how. Ayurveda, and yoga were vehicles for my healing and spiritual growth, and these are the tools I share with you.  

Ayurveda can be complex. It is. It’s also simultaneously basic (non dualism at it’s best).  My goal is to make it simple, and enjoyable, because then, you’re more likely to use it.

I’ve come to accept that life doesn’t always feel easy, and that ayurveda can be really effective in helping us feel good even when practiced imperfectly.

One of my gifts is to show you how to fit ayurveda into the container of your modern urban life. It’s like a fun puzzle we figure out together. You feel better, and I’m an impact-junkie, so win-win.

I have an extensive background in health (which you can learn about below), which reveals how invested I am in healing. What I didn’t learn in school, but did with my clients and personal practice, is to hold space for your journey to be sacred, no matter what it looks like.

I do this because I love it. I couldn’t do what I love, or be on my path, without you. So, thanks for sharing the journey, Siva

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Gurukula is the powerful learning inherent in first-hand experience, learning that happens when you heal yourself, or midwife others’ through their healing.


Pomona College B.A. Neuroscience, Cum Laude

Cornell University Weill Medical College M.D., Psychiatry focus

U.C. Berkeley M.P.H., International Health Policy & Management

CA College of Ayurveda  Ayurvedic Health Sciences

Ayurvedic Gurukula Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Sarita Shrestha, Mother Maya Tiwari



Chair Elect, CASC, CA Association of Ayurvedic Medicine 2015

Shaun Lumachi Rising Star Finalist (LBC entrepreneurial award) 2013

Henrik Blum Distinguished Social Action Award 2006

Institute for East Asian Studies Fellow 2005-6

Public Health Alumni Association Scholar 2005

Institute for Global Conflict & Cooperation Fellow 2005

UC Berkeley University Fellow 2004-5

Max Factor Foundation Public Health Fellow 2004

Max Kade International Health Fellow 2004

Pomona College Alum of the Year 2003

Barr Scholarship Research Grant 2001

Phi Beta Kappa 2000

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