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Ayurveda Counseling Center

The Ayurveda Counseling Center is an online group practice of certified, highly trained Ayurveda Counselors ready to support you Ayurvedically on your journey to health and balance. Book a telehealth consultation below.

Welcome

Ayurveda Counselors

The Ayurveda Counselor Center offers professional counseling sessions by our more experienced and certified Ayurveda Counselors. These counselors have graduated from Sevanti Institute and other respectable schools and bring professionalism to our clinic team. Each has years of training and clinical experience. The wisdom and insight these counselors bring to your session are palpable. Supervising Counselors have more than 5 years of practice experience, some having more than 20 years.

Services

The Ayurveda Counselor Center services include traditional Ayurveda consultations, traditional Ayurveda dosha assessments and diagnostics, personalized Ayurvedic nutritional and lifestyle plans, customized herbal therapy plans, home cleansing, daily routines, the use of appropriate Ayurvedic oils, and more.

Book an Ayurveda Counselor

Schedule a Session

Below you will find links to schedule an initial intake or follow-up session with one of our Ayurveda Counselors. You will be directed to our booking platform to schedule and pay in advance of the session. You will hear back from the Counselor shortly after the booking is made. The Counselor will share their Zoom clinic room link and confirm the date and time of the session.

Ayurveda Counselors

James Bailey, DASc, AD, LAc

James Bailey, DASc, AD, LAc, MPH, E-RYT500 is a third-generation health care practitioner, Ayurvedic Doctor, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and Ayurveda and Yoga educator who has been practicing the wellness arts for 30 years. He is the founder of Sevanti Institute, offering Ayurveda wellness education and professional training programs including its signature Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program. He is available for Ayurveda Counseling through the Sevanti Wellness Center. Clinically, and in his teachings, James inspires an awakening to authenticity as the highest expression of faith in oneself on the path of all healing. His teachings are eclectic and entertainingly provocative. He is sought out by yoga schools for his vast knowledge in traditional eastern teachings and modalities and the ability to bridge them to modern-day living. His professional training includes 5 years of clinical studies in Oriental Medicine and training in Ayurveda under such luminary teachers as Dr. Vaijayanti Apte, Dr. Subash Ranade, Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, Dr. Avinash Lele, Dr. Vasant Lad, and many Ayurvedic doctors and therapists in Kerala, South India where he spends time teaching and studying while on retreat. He is the founder of Sevanti Adventures which offers an annual tour to sacred India each March.
James Bailey, DASc, AD
Department Advisor

Arun Deva, DASc, AD

Arun Deva, DASc, AYT, E-RYT(500), C-IAYT, YTRx practices yoga and Ayurveda. Quietly. Mostly in Los Angeles. But he also travels to teach. And this could perhaps be not so quiet. In fact, he tends to get a little passionate about his favorite subject: the surcease of suffering. He likes to wander about looking for the Buddha in every face he sees. And this sometimes, as you may imagine, is quite challenging. Arun is a graduate of the American Institute Of Ayurveda; Ayurvedic Practitioner (NAMA), Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist (NAMA), Yoga Therapist (IAYT) and a Vinyasa Krama certified yoga teacher (E-RYT500). The founder of Arunachala Yoga & Ayurveda, Arun has the pleasure of serving both the National & State Ayurvedic Associations: NAMA & CAAM for over 15 years. Currently he heads NAMA’s Committee for Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy. Arun teaches internationally, lectures at Conferences, writes articles for different publications, has been featured on both radio and television and has a clinic for consultations and various treatments including pancakarma and yoga therapy in Los Angeles/West Hollywood. He also teaches the Ayurveda and Yoga modules for many Teacher Training Programs around the world and is Director of Ayurveda at LMU’s YTRX Program. Arun has often presented at both the NAMA and SYTAR Conferences. Born in India, where he began his studies as a child, Arun has made his home in Los Angeles since 1977.
Arun Deva, DASc, AD
Department Advisor

Laura Plumb

Laura Plumb is the author of the the best-selling book Ayurveda Cooking For Beginners, the writer and host of a 53-part tv series called VedaCleanse and of a 12-part series called Divine Yoga. As a graduate of the Kerala Ayurveda Academy and the American Institute of Vedic Studies, she is a leading educator on the power of the Vedic sciences to promote sacred, sumptuous living.

Formerly the General Manager of The Discovery Channel Europe, Laura is the founder/director of VedaWise, offering clinical services in natural medicine for whole person wellness and trainings in the Vedic sciences. She offers classes and consultations in Ayurveda, Jyotish, Yoga Therapy, Whole Food Cooking and Nutrition, serves as a contributing Ayurvedic educator at the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine and The Sevanti Institute, teaches at wellness centers and festivals internationally, is a monthly contributor to Spirituality & Health, as well as an Ambassador for Banyan Botanicals.

Laura’s blog food-alovestory.com is an inspirational resource for Ayurvedic recipes and wise living. Her popular whole food, plant-based seasonal cleanses are powerful, effective and deliciously nourishing. Her articles on health and wellness have been published in Huffington Post, Ayurveda Next Door, Spirituality & Health, Insight, and the Times of India, among other national and international media.

Laura is an E-RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance, an Ayurvedic Health Professional and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist through NAMA, and a Jyotish consultant in the M.K.Gandhi lineage.

Laura Plumb
Department Advisor

Kirsten Huntley Goode, AWC

Kirsten Huntley Goode is a certified Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, yogini, mother, career woman and global citizen. I am a graduate of Sevanti Institute and on faculty at the Sevanti Online Clinic. I understand how to enliven the natural intelligence of the body in order to navigate the challenges of modern life, particularly for professional women looking to create and raise a family.

I completed my 500 hour yoga teacher training in 2016 at Devanadi School of Yoga & Wellness (including the Himalayan Institute's Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist certification), prenatal yoga teacher training in 2018 at Blooma, and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor training at Sevanti Institute in 2022. Ayurveda helps me find balance and ease in my body and mind, as I adapt through the seasons of life.

I empower people with the self-knowledge and support to brighten their inner light through personalized Ayurvedic wellness and yoga. Find out how to reconnect with your best self at www.dhilight.com. I can’t wait to see you shine!

Kirsten Huntley Goode, AWC

Casey Roberts, AHC, IAYT

Casey Roberts, AHC, IAYT

Anna Williams, AWC

Anna Louise Williams specializes in support during times of uncertainty and transition. Through each stage of life—navigating the independence and self-expression of transitioning from teen to young adult, blossoming into parenthood, and the tumultuous challenges of later years—Anna Louise understands that life’s only constant is change. She knows that health and wellness—physical, mental, and spiritual—have to adapt to the person and the time.

Anna Louise is no stranger to change and uncertainty and approaches her sessions with built-in compassion and understanding. Born and raised in the north of England, Anna Louise moved to the United States in 2007 with little more than a job and a suitcase of clothing. Over the subsequent 15 years, she found herself in constant flux, changing jobs and states multiple times while becoming a mother and a wife.

Along the way Anna Louise developed a deep love of Vedic studies. She holds certifications in the power, yin and children’s disciplines of yoga, which she has taught since 2012. In 2014, she became an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist through which she had the privilege to provide comfort at an end-of-life hospice center in NY to patients, staff and families and the families of premature babies in a NICU ward in Brooklyn.

Ayurvedic and Jyotish studies were a natural progression for Anna Louise as she continues to expand her knowledge. She considers supporting her clients on their wellness journey an honor and a true pleasure.

Anna Louise Williams, AWC

Ayurveda Consultations

An Ayurveda initial consultation is a 90 to 120-minute process of discovery. The Ayurveda Counselor will ask questions to assess your constitutional nature and the status of any doshic imbalances. A personalized Wellness Plan is included.

Each consultation includes the following:

Ayurvedic Constitutional Assessment

Ayurvedic Assessment of Health Conditions

Ayurveda Wellness Plan Report

Constitutional Assessment

Know Your Prakriti

The initial intake session will include an assessment of your Ayurvedic constitution, known as Prakriti. Prakriti is the unique proportionate strength of each dosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) that gives rise to your unique person. It is said that the Prakriti never changes. Knowledge of your Prakriti allows you to better care for yourself, understand which foods and lifestyles are best for you, and how to stay balanced throughout the year and through each stage of life. It also helps us predict and prevent health issues and better manage our current imbalances.

Self-knowledge as Preventative Medicine

At Sevanti, we believe preventative medicine is superior to all other medicine. Prevention is the ultimate cure for any disease and the key to wellness. As a preventative medicine, Ayurveda asserts that our constitution is the foundation of our wellness. This can only be realized by a deep understanding of the unique qualities of each person’s body and life. Our Ayurveda practitioners and counselors can help you with that understanding.

Health Conditions Assessment

Explore the Imbalances

The forces of stress, unhealthy lifestyles, and diets can and will affect the doshas, giving rise to imbalance and health symptoms, known in Ayurveda as Vikriti. To varying degrees, imbalances will frequently happen. Though one’s ideal constitutional nature or Prakriti never changes, the dynamic nature of the doshas requires mindful daily vigilance and understanding of restoring balance once it occurs. Each consultation will attempt to assess the current status of each dosha and its involvement in creating imbalances in your life.

Determine Proper Ayurvedic Methods

Your health concerns will be discussed in terms of an Ayurvedic understanding of the role of each dosha. With that understanding, the underlying Ayurvedic cause (nidan) will be identified, the role of the doshas in disease will be revealed, and methods of reestablishing balance will be deduced from the doshic imbalances presented.

Ayurveda Wellness Plan Report

Personalized Guideline

Each consultation or assessment will provide the information needed to generate a set of personalized guidelines and a wellness plan per se for the client to follow as a roadmap back to wellness. The path is unique based on remedying the most imbalanced dosha in one’s imbalance.

Wellness Plan Includes

Ayurveda wellness plan methods include personalized Ayurvedic nutrition, lifestyle, herbal remedies, culinary spices and cooking, home cleansing, Ayurveda psychology, subtle therapies, and more.

Follow-up Consultations

Go Deeper, Get Better Results

It is often recommended that you return for follow-up consultations after your initial consultation. A series of appointments allows clients to integrate their recommendations, explore new insights and observations, and delve deeper into creating a more solid and sustained balance. Lasting balance comes in stages, each requiring new insights and direction shifts. The Ayurveda Counselor may adjust and add to current recommendations or address new health concerns as they become a priority. Follow-up consultations are one half-hour to an hour in length.