- Ayurvedic Testimonials
- Chiropractic Testimonials
- Colorado Cleanse Testimonials
- Panchakarma Testimonials
**These patient reports reflect the results of individual patients and as results will vary, similar results should not be expected.**
Dear Dr. Douillard, I recently had the pleasure of listening to you talk live, during one of my classes at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I think your talk was one of the most revealing to me (even when I thought I knew quite a bit about nutrition before I started taking classes). I had a really hard time loosing those few last pounds until I tried your method. Thanks to your inspiration, now I am eating three meals a day and I feel great! I lost my anxiety about what I should or should not eat and I also lost some stomach fat. Now I am trying to eat seasonally, guiding myself with The 3-Season Diet. I want to say that I am really thankful and that I loved your talk. I admire you deeply!**
~ Kind regards, Florencia, Student, May 2010
Hello,I have recently purchased The Yoga Body Diet. I have to say I love the book, I have been suffering for a long time from severe anxiety and have recently embarked on the journey of healing.After many doctors have tried to persuade me to take anti depressants, and anti anxiety medication, my frustration had reached an all time high. I was adamant and still am quite adamant about the fact that taking a synthetic drug, to “fight” the anxiety was not the answer.So I decided to do my own research and educate myself as much as possible. Through my journey, I have come across many avenues, all seem to come exactly when I need them.One being the “The Yoga Body Diet“. For me it is not so much about the weight loss, however I have lost 25lbs so far, it is about finding a connection with my mind, body, and spirit.I am a single mom, and a lot of my anxiety came from worrying about not being fully capable of providing a good home for my son.I now have such a sense of calm and center that I can look at his face and know that he is a happy little boy. The eating plan, the yoga, all the information has reinforced what I have already discovered on my own, by just listening to my body. Not trying to force it, but to do what comes naturally.With all of these crazy, almost bullying diets and exercise routines, it is no wonder that most people in today’s society suffer from anxiety, obesity, or depression. This book is refreshing, calming, and most importantly it works! Thanks a lot. It is inspiring for me, to continue forward with loving my body, my unique body, and to appreciate all the nourishment that our world has to offer.**
~ J.S., reader of The Yoga Body Diet book, May 2010
I am doing very good so far. I have lost 13 pounds since we had the first telephone session! I appreciate what you have done for me, and I am proud of myself. I gained my confidence again! I will keep burning my fat, fat soluble toxins, and molecule of emotion by following your advice.**
~ Aya, Ayurvedic Patient, April 2010
Thank you so much for your brilliant newsletter which rings truer for me than the other remarkable natural health teachers on the internet. i admire you and wish you all the best.**
~ Rasamanjari, Newsletter Subscriber, April 2010
I wanted to follow up with you on my progress. I feel so phenomenal right now. Each day I wake up is a bit better than the last. I told my boyfriend this morning that my body hasn’t felt this good in a couple of years so I am SO grateful for you. This is a nice way to end the year. Thank you so much and I am looking forward to talking with you in a couple of weeks**.
~ Danica, Ayurvedic Patient, Dec 2009
I am a yoga teacher specifically for athletes.I read your book [Body, Mind, and Sport], it took me 9 months to read it because I did not want to miss a word…..it is brilliant.I have employed many of your principals into my teaching.I tell every athlete I work with to read your book and encourage them to read my summary.I currently work with 5 professional teams in the New York area…”**
Best, G.L., February 2009
i wanted to contact you about your book [Body, Mind and Sport] and the breath.i read your book a few months ago. i am a swimmer.i tried practicing breathing in and out my nose while i did my laps.i now breathe in and out through my nose:.the funny thing is that i just swim and swim and swim.an energized bunny or pescado (but for me, i am a pescada!).even if i increase the workload, i swim with ease.swimming is my quiet and escapage time.the joy from working out!!**
mastering nasal breathing while swimming front crawl (or any other stroke except butterfly) took patience.i think the breath control has to do with yoga.exhaling all the air was the scariest part because of not knowing if i would need to gasp for the inhale coming up.but i don’t.when i try to get all the air out, under water, and then turn my head for the inhale, it is amazing.the breath is so smooth to inhale.ya know, i always reach the “zone” or whatever they call it.one of the parts i enjoy the most is even if i am not in good mood when i start out, i always end up happy and gratified.so thank you once again.**
you wrote about patience and practice in order to “work out” while breathing through the nose.i wanted something more to enhance my swimming.when i found out that i was achieving just that, i just kept it up.these athletes (and i am not) who huff and puff when they finish a few hundreds, or these swimmers who have been swimming for years, who slow down after awhile…. it is like wow. oh yea, i have even increased the workload (a lap a minute)… swimming faster in a 25 yard pool. nothing, i am cruising and still not huffing and puffing.i just had to share this with you.it took about 12 weeks.., and up to now to truly enjoy it.**
i just love what i learned from you! thank you, thank you, thank you!** ~ B.S., Sept 2009
“I’m a personal trainer and graduate student at Harvard University who has applied your Body, Mind and Sport principles to my own training over the past three years. I have found them very helpful in my recovery from pneumonia — for example, three years ago I could accomplish only one set of leg extensions with 30 pounds; I now regularly do reps on the squat press with 500+ and am minimally fatigued the next day.”**
~J.L., December 2008, Customer
Hello, I am an acupuncturist in Maryland and just finished your magnificent book Perfect Health for Kids.I will be recommending it to my patients! Thank you very much**. ~ B.H., June 2009
Hello Dr. John Douillard, I think your newsletter is absolutely great.I am sharing it with my yoga students and my ayurvedic patients and they love your depth of information.Do you have a pulse class coming up soon?I would like to refine my pulse reading skills and I am looking for a great teacher to learn from. Thank you, Namaste**. ~ S.K., July 2009
Hi, Dr. Douillard!I am a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and was prompted by another student’s reference to Ayurveda to listen to the Module that you spoke on.I just felt this overwhelming awe and amazement as I listened….. when you began with the lymphatic system, I knew I had finally come home in my quest for a truly healthy lifestyle:Thank you so much, Dr. John!May you be blessed with untiring energy to continue spreading this word, and know that you’ve enlisted another recruit!=)Kindest Regards to you, your wife, and your children,**BOH ~ B.L., August 2009
I did the Ayurveda Weight Loss program and Detox program from your [Gaiam Ayurveda for Weight Loss] DVD and my weight has gone down from 115lbs to 104.2lbs. I am in the phase 3 which is fast from lunch time to the next morning. I started on August 29, 2008:**
~T.S. Sept 21, 2008
Dear Dr. Douillard, I thoroughly enjoyed taking your class about healing anxiety and depression with yoga and ayurveda at the Estes Park Yoga Journal Convention!Thank you for the newsletter, and continued support!I am feeling soooo much better! Have a beautiful day!** ~ S.Z.October 2008
Dear Dr.John and Tauna, How are you today ? Thanks for the e-mail.I take Manjistha and Neem so now my Acne have gone and my skin are better. I did the Ayurvedic Weight Loss program and Detox program from your DVD and my weight has gone down from 115lbs to 104.2lbs. I am in the phase 3 which is fast from lunch time to the next morning**. ~ T.S., Sept 2008
Dear Dr. Douillard, Back on 6/24/08 I received the herbs that you had prescribed for me during a phone consultation.Just about a week ago I had my cholesterol tested again.In 8 weeks, I have lowered my cholesterol 30 points from 326 to 296.I am thrilled that I have found something that works for me that does not have side effects and would like to continue taking the Guggul.Also, I have reduced the times per week that I eat supper, as I find that I have not been as hungry and have skipped this meal a few times a week.My anxiety/stress level has been relieved as well from the Happy Caps and Amalaki that you prescribed for me.** ~ Thank You, B.T., Sept 2008
Dear Dr. Douillard, I am currently facilitating a 3 Season DietStudy group in NE Georgia.We have about 20 active members at two locations:I am a hatha yoga teacher and offer my classes on donation basis, have been studying Ayurveda for many years and found your book perfect for informing the general public about Ayurveda.The folks in the study group are all from the classes I facilitate, mainly more mid stream Americans than Yoga types per se. (I facilitate classes at a Methodist Church and at **
Senior Center:most of my attendees are senior citizens up to 80 years old, I am 55).Your book has been fundamental in bringing more support to a common Westerner understanding the holistic approach to health and life via hatha yoga, healthy diet, important and powerful herbs, exercise, understanding ourselves, nature and the rhythms of life, seasonal eating, and more**.
Thank you so very much for your important work, your web site, and your books.I do hope to meet you one day in the future.Kind regards and best wishes.Blessings**, ~ R.B., July 2008
My friends loved your talk and are asking me all kinds of questions. One has already stopped snacking and is eating a big lunch not at her
computer. Just from one 2 hour class and your keynote talk. Ithink people are really interested in Ayurvedic ways, I know I am. It is common sense that we never had. Thank-you for your knowledgeand easy delivery of this information.When information is spoken from the heart it is fun to listen to and retain.**~ Cynthia
June 2008, Kripalu Student
Thank you so much for creating those new videos [GAIAM DVDs on Detox, Stress Relief and Weight Loss] !!!I am an Ayurvedic Practitioner in Southern California.I am creating a website.I am going to give your videos as a set for a wedding present.I think they are so perfect for people who don’t know about Ayurveda and for people who have some knowledge. Thanks again,** ~ C.M., Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner, June 2008
Dear Dr. Douillard, I read with great interest your ˜perfect health for kids‘ (have a baby of 9 months) as well as your ˜body, mind and sport’.It is the first time I see ayurveda presented to the western audience in such a clear, inviting and compassionate way. It was a wonderful read! Thanks a lot. Sincerely**, ~ N.M. , July 2008
Thanks for the reply.It’s quite interesting the subtle but extremely important changes in my health since I have begun consulting with you. I’ve tried many herbs throughout this process and your collection of Ayurvedic herbs has made the most impact thus far!….of course following the seasonal and natural cycles has added to the success. Thanks again!**
Best, Lynda, May 2008, Ayurvedic Patient
I just wanted to say it was good to see you and that it was a great class. It was the best pulse assessment class I have had and I have had a number of them from various teachers. I am still not sure of how much more you get from pulse versus intake or accuracy of a diagnosis separate from intake, but you have provided me with more depth in the pulse than I previously had.**
I also really appreciate your counsel to people about allowing oneself to be taken advantage of. This is also one of my mantras as well; not to the level of being a sucker for punishment but to be extremely tolerant and self-sacrificing to those we love. Not a lot of people express such ideas so I wanted to thank you for this as well.**
I wish you well in your family and work. Hopefully, our paths will cross sooner than later**.
In the meantime, stay well and have a great holiday season – Roy
November 2007, Student
Thank you John…
I was at INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION school this past weekend where you spoke. I was enormously inspired by your talk, seasonal way of eating and Ayurveda dosha discussion. I can’t wait to learn more. I am devouring the 3 seasons book and intend to have a consultation with you.**
Thank you for coming to IIN!!Peg
December 2007, Student
To the ladies that assisted me! **
I didn’t feel the need to write people’s names down or document everything; which is a first!So please forgive the fact that I don’t reference you by name.I believe it was Christina I talked to the first time; but I am not sure who it was the second. Hello again!I was one of the people who reported pills being broken upon receipt. I just wanted to write you to show my appreciation for the professionalism of the company and the overall respect that flowed towards another human being who had a life mishap occur**.
Thank you for your gift that I just rec’d in the mail!!I will definitely will be able to make a sound judgment with at least two months supply to try:)I also appreciate the ˜little happies’ [skin care samples] I found in the boxes with each shipment!They are a good way for me to try something before I buy it and very unexpected!I am very impressed on the way they make my face feel.I am sure I will be ordering something else soon**.
I am reading Dr. Doulliard’s The 3 Season Diet book and I am just soaking it in; I plan on attending his conference in March.I moved here to learn more about Ayurveda to help myself and am very excited about trying the Happy Caps! I also see panchakarma in my near future!:)I am very interested in the philosophy and mindset that Ayurveda brings to light in each person individually.Because of that, I definitely will return again for guidance through this life process I have begun. And I will also recommend your establishment and educational avenues to anyone that will listen and accept it for what it is the Science of Life**.
January 2008, Customer
Thank you so much for your wonderful classes last weekend at Mount Madonna Institute.Your approach to pulse assessment was inspiring, and you have an amazing knack for covering a lot of information clearly as well as applying it.The stories you told really made the material real, and digestible. You really hit the nail on the head and opened the hearts and minds of the students who were able to experience a deeper level of connection to themselves, others, and to Ayurveda.**
Your spirituality, love of Ayurveda and deep sense of connection and truth communicated clearly to our students. They were blessed to be taught by you.
I look forward to your next time**.
November 2007, Student
just wanted to pass a message on to john.i listened to his lecture a year ago in NYC at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. he was by far the most interesting speaker.he introduced me to ayurvedic medicine and i’m so eager to learn more.
i listened to his cd’s of his lecture (3) over and over.
just wanted to thank him and tell him how he has inspired me.hopefully someday i’ll visit his clinic.
February 2008, Student at Integrative Institute of Nutrition
Hi Dr. Douillard,
Thank you sooo much for recommending the Turmeric Plus and the Mucus Destroyer remedies.They’re working!!!As an educator on the Oregon coast for 7 years, this is the first fall/winter I haven’t been sick and the 1st time in 2 years that I haven’t had symptoms of asthma or needed an inhaler.Hallelujah!
The only other thing I’ve been taking is a daily dose of bee pollen.My immune system seems strong, in spite of the rainy grey weather.
Hope to see you in Colorado next summer**.
Blessings and Peace, Lily
January 2008, Patient
“So, I finally met with my first post-internship client a few days ago and it went great!She has been a regular client of mine for the last year and this time the consultation was so much more connected.I felt like what was going on with her was so much more clear than ever before and I knew how to address it!It was so exciting for me.I didn’t think I would, but I actually drew the “picture” for her and she understood better than ever what her body was telling her**.
It was such a pleasure getting to know you better as a teacher, doctor, and as a human being.Mostly I am writing to tell you that I am so grateful for you as my teacher and for the opportunity of the internship.
It has made such a difference in how I understand ayurveda and apply it and I feel like it is enabling me to more effectively apply the knowledge I gained in school (without dogma).I feel that this experience has been invaluable to me and am interested in more training as I feel that there is so much more to be learned and experienced with your approach to ayurveda.**
Thank you, John, for all of your loving support, guidance, and compassion**.
R.F., Intern -June 2007
“I came to see you in September 2006 seeking ayurvedic treatment. I was experiencing a relapse of severe chronic ulcerative colitis that has been troubling me since 1981. Previous ayurvedic treatments with numerous herbs had helped but did not completely resolve the problem. There have been frequent relapses. It is only five months since I began to be under your care. With very few herbs, my health has recovered to a point that I feel I have never enjoyed as far back as I can remember in my adult life. I honestly do not know how to thank you.” **
“Having had 15 years in the health and fitness industry in Australia, specializing in exercise performance and massage, it seemed natural to be journeying to LifeSpa to learn and experience Ayurveda integrated with modern lifestyle and practiced with incredible insight, care and professionalism. LifeSpa had everything I needed – Panchakarma with Kate, Cathy and Rebecca; Ayurvedic consultations with Dr. Douillard; courses in Ayurvedic massage and exercise; practical and very effective teachings in Dr. Douillard’s books and tapes; and the highest quality herb and skin care range. Thank you to all at LifeSpa for such a powerfully fulfilling experience in the eye of the hurricane. It has taken me to a whole new level of understanding, and my intention is to uphold these high standards in my life and practice.”**
“I just want to take a moment to thank you for the very enlightening seminar you gave to our team. I could really tell that the players were impressed and motivated by you, and the subject of reducing the stress of athletics. As you know, your breathing techniques may be one of the most important that I have come across in a long time. By adjusting the breathing of my athletes, I can reduce fatigue and stress, and increase athletic performance. Your input with a professional team can certainly give that edge that everyone looks for.”**
Assistant Coach, NJ Nets, Mar. 2001
Dear Dr John “
Thank you for the wonderful class at Mount Madonna Institute last weekend.I think you really helped a lot of us pull together some theoretical, intellectual bits of data into a coherent, heart-felt whole.The weekend certainly affirmed my decision to leave my safe, techno-nerd job and move onto the path that my heart told me was my destiny.**
Once again, thank you for being such a caring teacher and thoroughly wonderful human being.Looking forward to our next meeting.**
Peace & happiness,Amy
November 2007, Student
I took your Anxiety and Depression class the other day at the Yoga Journal Conference.I just have to thank you.It was such an enjoyable day, and I LOVE your approach to diet**.
I have a deep interest in nutrition, and I have always struggled with the rigidity of even the doshic specific diet (especially since I am dealing with different Doshas in my family).I have bought your book [The 3-Season Diet] and it makes so much sense to me.It explains why I don’t like to eat salads in the winter and crave warmer, heavier foods.I am all about living as nature intended, and I feel that your 3-Season Diet is perfectly logically and achievable.**
On another note, I am seriously thinking about becoming an Ayurvedic practitioner.I hope to have the opportunity to study and learn from you some day.**
Have a wonderful day, Shelley
September 2007, Attendee at Yoga Journal Conference
I was in the KSA 2 class : and you have been a real inspiration to me.I hear your words every time I do my own workshops and respectfully quote your beautiful analogies.Your books have helped so many of my friends and family**.
Thank you for your generous heart, Surinda.
January 2008, Attendee at Kripalu
I’m personally, and many students at IIN, want to thank you of your informative and interest provoking lecture at IIN this past weekend. I was not very familiar with Ajurvedic Medicine and now feel I would like to learn more**.
I have been battling the emotional and physical effects of being at the sight of “9/11” Tragedy and still work in the World Trade Center area.I want to explore your teachings and these ancient, but gentle therapies**.
Just looking into your face I felt calmness, gentleness, goodness and saw the “healing power” in you that isjust radiating from you…I used to work in the field Allopathic Medicine and that is how I learned not to trust them absolutely!Too many mistakes are done by doctors and medical professionals who think of themselves as; “God’s gift to earth.” – They only treat the symptoms and not the cause of diseases **.
Wishing you and your family good health, happiness, and long life to spread the joy to all mankind!**
Warm Regards, Judith
January 2007, Student at Integrative Institute of Nutrition
I just wanted to say thanks for the opportunity to observe your practice this week.I look forward to working with you in the future.I believe you are a gifted teacher and physician with a special purpose in Ayurveda.**
January 2008, Intern at LifeSpa
I am currently living in New York City and am attending IIN.I saw you speak some weeks ago, where you made a huge, beautiful impression on our class as a whole.Hands down, your talkhas been one of the best we have had so far in the school, and I havemany who agree with me on that.I read The 3 Season Diet, and have started to apply ayurvedic principles to many of my daily habits. Through this, I am finding new sources of calm, power and stability in my life.The steady blood sugar levels and steady stream of energy has filtered through all aspects of living, and I honestly feel wonderful.**
Student at Integrative Institute of Nutrition
**These patient reports reflect the results of individual patients and as results will vary, similar results should not be expected.**
Just got back from IIN week end in Manhattan.I have been using Ayurvedic herbs, botanicals for over 20 yrs but never understood how the ‘types’/ foods to eat blended until your spellbinding lecture !**
I want to live with you :-)I could help with the kids( I’m a mom of seven and have 14 ‘grands’)-well, maybe not that extreme but sure wish I could just hop over to your spa.You made up for the previous day’s R.D.’s typical hospital/ FDA / AMA “healthy diets” lecture. I have been an RN for 50 yrsWhat has been and continues to be the most deficient, dead food diets on the planet ?- of course, hospital “food”. She conveniently avoided discussing “pure looking” (deadly) seed oils that are the inflammation starters, grains that must be SOAKEDto lessen phytic acid, and aspartame and its ilk that we can’t condemn- “jury still out” nonsense.**
Could you feel our excitement hearing such vital, courageous, loving, life-affirming, information presented by a healthy, happy specimen of real abundant life? The highest praise is measured by the length of lines to BR after discussion over. No one wanted to miss a minute. Like kids squirming when deep into something exciting and fun- “don’t move anything till I get back ” **
Congratulations to a fellow ‘parent of many’.Read your book last night till eyes rebelled- not the Ayurveda way but I have no discipline when I am on info overload”bring it on.Thanks for filling in my blanks and affirming why I have always lovedthat way of life and gentle healing.**
“Warmly,” – I am a fire sign :-)Angela
December 2007, Student at Integrative Institute of Nutrition
I met Dr. Douillard at the Yoga Journal Conference in Estes Park, Colorado a few weeks ago. I took his class on Ayurveda and Exercise. At the end of the class I told him that I was preparing for a 10 mile race and was having so much trouble breathing and that his technique changed my whole outlook. I’m writing to tell him the results of my race.**
Though I hadn’t trained for the race (since I got so discouraged with my training – I’m not a runner at all), I decided to use the race to experiment with the breathing described in Body, Mind and Sport. The first 4 miles I did a run/walk with this method and kept a good 12 minute mile pace! I was amazed. I never once needed my inhaler. Back in June I attempted a 5k, only to be winded and asthmatic by the end. So this was a huge improvement!**
I finished the 10 mile race, compromised by blisters on my feet, but never by my lung capacity. I’m a big fan of the closed mouth breathing technique and I wanted to express my thanks to Dr Douillard. I’m looking forward to actually enjoying a running practice in the future!**
October 2007, Attendee at Yoga Journal Conference and reader of Body, Mind and Sport.
**These patient reports reflect the results of individual patients and as results will vary, similar results should not be expected.**
Wanted to thank you Dr. Douillard for you great stretching tips.They helped tremendously.I was hoping for sub 65 min which would have been a great achievement considering I was 25 lbs heavier 2-3 months ago and could not even run 1 mile.I came in at 58:08.Not my best result but by far my best experience.Never felt better.It was a
perfect day. Thanks again!**
~ Andrew, Chiropractic Patient, June 2010
Dear Dr. Douillard,
You have been in my thoughts and prayers every single day, every time I use my fingers, I remember how much you helped me, and I pray for you and ask God to bless you.**
The trigger (little) finger that you fixed is doing well. I have had “no worth” mentioning problem with it although I have to be careful. The other two coming after it — that had started the trigger finger business when you saw me, arebetter, sometimes nonexistent. Maybe only in the morning are they really trigger fingers. So I am doing ok.
So just wanted to thank you again and tell you how much my son, Ali, and I appreciate what you have done for me.**
Best wishes to you and your family, and we will be seeing you sometime soon — who knows?!!**
August 2003, Chiropractic and Ayurveda Patient
Colorado Cleanse Testimonials
The Colorado Cleanse is a 2 week at-home detox and digestive reset program, designed to help detoxify fat soluble toxins that can store for years in the fat cells.* Unlike other fad cleanses, the Colorado Cleanse is rooted in sound medical science and the ancient cleansing wisdom of Ayurveda.
As an editor for such publications as Yoga Journal and Natural Health, I see a lot of “detox plans.” Most are based on good intentions and pseudoscience. I enrolled in the Colorado Cleanse because I knew from first-hand experience”multiple interviews”that John Douillard was the real deal.**
This is a cleanse based on a clear understanding of body dynamics.
It’s not about suffering ”fasting, denial”but about working with your own body rhythms to create better health.**
My own results were undeniable. I lost 11 pounds. More important, my blood pressure dropped from 160/98 to 125/75. That is a HUGE gain in health.**
Thank you, Dr. Douillard.
~Kind regards, Hillari Dowdle
Colorado Cleanse Participant, May 2010
As a ballet dancer for many years I have had my share of unhealthy eating and lifestyle choices with the goal being just to be thin not to be healthy. And, once I was able to break that cycle, I have done many cleanses in my life and taken many herbs and tried many things to help me with my digestion and enhance my health. But it has only been since doing the Colorado Cleanse and now continuing with the herbs that Dr. Douillard recommended to me that I find that my body is truly balanced and on track. Your product is phenomenal. And the support and care from everyone who works at LifeSpa and from my one to one with Dr. Douillard has been outstanding. Finding LifeSpa has been transformational. Thank you so much.
Liz Rose, Colorado Cleanse Participant, June 2014
I cannot believe how good I feel having done this cleanse. My energy and spirits feel so healthy and my sense of well being has been restored. Thank you.**
~ Pamela, Colorado Cleanse Participant, May 2010
I just wanted to say how glad I am to be in this process with Dr. John and the spa staff.I realized yesterday that as the last day of the main cleanse I had a feeling of accomplishment.I have followed many restrictive diets and eating programs before.However, having the information and support of Dr. John put me in a place of truly feeling as if I was doing exactly what my body needed.It was a good feeling. So thank you so much, I can’t wait until the fall cleanse! Thanks so much,**
~ Joyce, Colorado Cleanse Participant, May 2010
During the [Colorado Cleanse] pre cleanse, my digestive system changed so dramatically. The speed of the change really surprised me. From Tuesday to Friday, I woke to a morning bowel movement, when for over a year I’ve had nothing but fowl smelling gas and incredible amounts of mucous in the morning.I also had bowel movements after lunch.Wild, since I could not tell you the last time I had two bowel movements in one day.Digestive pain gone, bloat almost gone and I lost eight pounds by day six of the cleanse.Amazing, I only lost weight from my middle.Now, the weight around my middle is half what it used to be.Additionally, I’ve struggled with cystic acne for several years; Bythe fourth day on the cleanse, my skin looked incredibly different. Existing cysts are healing, no new cysts and the texture of my skin improved dramatically.The insight I’ve gained during the cleanse so far has been thought provoking to say the least.Let me tell you, I’ve released more than toxins.
Thanks for this incredible program!**
~ PD, Colorado Cleanse Participant, May 2010
The Colorado cleanse was life changing for me in many ways.I have been ill for about 8 months. Without this painful experience, I wouldn’t have discovered how Ayurveda can benefit my family and realized how much the digestive system plays an enormous role in our wellbeing.I was sleep deprived (still am) for months, experiencing severe dizziness, nausea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, headaches, anxiety attacks….I had multiple hospital visits, doctor visits, tests after tests leading nowhere.I started the cleanse and suffered the first few days due to blood sugar issues but after that,… a miracle.I started feeling this inner calm that was amazing, my body wasn’t fighting anymore.It seemed to be at peace. I didn’t get any more sleep than before yet I felt soooooooo rested.That blew my mind.As my body became more in balance, so did my mind.I want to thank everyone at Lifespa for creating this amazing cleanse and for the incredible support you provided on this journey.I loved it, I love how I feel and especially what I have learned about my health.My dizziness is gone and I feel rested even though I’m not getting more sleep.I still have abdominal pain on my right side when I apply pressure.I have a colonoscopy scheduled but I’m not sure we’ll find anything.Colon cancer runs in my family so we are trying to rule this out.My anxiety has faded away and my energy is back.I think in order for me to start feeling a bigger difference (this was pretty incredible for my first cleanse), as Dr. Douillard mentioned, there are multiple layers to peel away and after multiple cleanses, I should be fully restored.Thank you Dr. Douillard for the wonderful work you do.You are an inspiration to us all.**
~ Blessings, Jolaine, Colorado Cleanse Participant, May 2010
I wanted to express you my gratitude for what you have shared with us during the cleanse. During the cleanse I had several things to do like: cook every day for my family (I have 2 kids), bake a cake for a community pic-nic and go out for dinner with friends… and,hard to believe at least for me, I was so happy with my Khichadi that I didn’t mind at all to have around other kind of food! It was amazing! I really enjoyed every single day of the cleanse. My little one, almost 3, said when she grows up, she will do the “detok” with me!Thanks again!**
~ Rosa, Colorado Cleanse Participant, May 2010
Panchakarma Success Stories
Panchakarma is a series of detoxifying, balancing, and nourishing therapies performed over a series of 3, 5, 7 or more days. Panchakarma is not just a detox program. This is only its side benefit. It is a Transformation in Consciousness, replacing stress with silence.
Throughout my five-day PK I felt cared for, attended to, and nourished on so many levels it’s hard to put words on paper to fully match my experience.In short, it was magical!Having done PK for two years previously, I have to say that the previous visits allowed me to get my body, mind and soul to a place where I could have a more in-depth understanding and experience of the power of this age-old healing process.Again, truly magical!
There were so many things about the experience.Perhaps among the most powerful aspects of my experience is how this healing process impacts one on every single level : physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and psychically.There are a lot of healers and healing processes that talk about a holistic result, and many are powerful.Panchakarma is the most powerful, wise, effective healing approach that I have ever experienced.Add to that, the highest caliber of practitioners administering all that goes into the week at LifeSpa : it’s quite a powerful formula.
One of the things I marvel at is the endless amounts of love and care which emanates from everyone at LifeSpa : starting with John, Tauna, the treatment providers, and receptionist : and on and on.What this says to me is that there is such a high degree of integrity in all that you do.This integrity was fundamental in allowing me to trust all of you.I thank you all for not only what you gave me last week, but for what you do day in and day out which makes such a difference in such a profound way.
~ Terri B, Panchakarma Patient, May 2012
My experience here has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I have been searching through many therapeutic models for over thirty years to break through a tremendous emotional issue. Through Panchakarma and Dr. Douillard’s counseling I have a clarity that I have never had before and a new approach to move forward from here.
~ Pat J, Panchakarma Patient, February 2012
Panchakarma has been a blessing beyond measure, profound on all levels of being. I am 10 pounds lighter, feel 10 years younger–and experienced a deepening in conscious awareness that leaves me resting in still silence and clear seeing–awake, alive, and fully present. The experience has been life-changing.
Absolutely every aspect of this has been profound and enjoyable. The staff is superb–consultations with Dr. Douillard have allowed shifts in my life that I’ve carried this entire lifetime. Every aspect of this has been great.
It was fabulous–pure and simple!
~ Diana F., Panchakarma Patient, May 2012
I didn’t really know what to expect except the food and very divine-sounding treatments. I felt loved, protected and nourished by the LifeSpa staff every step of the way. The treatments were very special–I have never given so much time to just me–to just be with me and wrestle with parts I didn’t like and learn to cherish the parts I do like. I feel like I lost pounds of baggage–emotional, that is–and go home feeling lighter in many different senses of the word.
The flexibility and accommodating nature of everyone at LifeSpa and Ghurkas and the Lookout Inn, all took great care of me. Your setup is ideal. What I liked most was an environment that allowed me to be with me. A very rare treat.
~ K.P., Panchakarma Patient, November 2010
I always felt very welcomed and it (the LifeSpa clinic) was the sacred haven during the PK. Coming into the building was like entering the light that was guiding your path home.
~ Sundari, Panchakarma Patient, May 2010
It was absolutely life-changing and transformative. Through all the treatments, yoga and breathing, meditation, and, above all, talking with John, I feel my body and soul have been restored at many different levels. I feel like a new person. I have never seen my body so lean, my heart so calm and clear.
Incredibly nice & sincere staff! I felt so welcomed and at home on the very first day. “Connecting” before each session made me so open and relaxed.
I also enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Colorado
I think I got a perfect moment and a perfect place to have Panchakarma. I know a lot of other places offer PK program, but LifeSpa is the only place (as far as I know), that pays a great deal of attention to the health of the emotional and spiritual parts of the human being.
I feel very fortunate to have my Panchakarma experience with you. Thank you very much!
~ Asako, Panchakarma Patient, May 2010
I wrote down specific goals that I wanted to achieve before the Panchakarma began, and every day I felt like a was making significant progress towards reaching them. I had an amazing experience. I believe that I will carry this experience and the lessons learned here with me for a long time.
Everything was part of a “whole;” every treatment and consult was an important piece of the puzzle. Every detail was thought out beforehand and the treatment was very well organized.
~ Anonymous, Panchakarma Patient, May 2010
Panchakarma at LifeSpa was absolutely life-changing and transformative.Through all the treatments, yoga, and breathing, meditation, and talking with John, I feel my body and soul are restored at many different levels.I feel like a new person.I have never seen my body so lean and my heart so calm and clear.**
~ A.O., Panchakarma Patient, May 2010
Before I started Panchakarma I wrote down specific goals that I wanted to achieve.Everyday I felt I was making significant progress towards reaching them.
~ EE, Panchakarma Patient, May 2010
Panchakarma has been a blessing beyond measure. I am 10 pounds lighter, feel ten years younger, and experienced a deepening in conscience awareness”a feeling that left me resting in still silence and clear seeing”awake, alive and fully present.**
~ DT, Panchakarma Patient, May 2010
The past week I feel that I have been nurtured and cared for in the most loving and healing way. Every treatment has been given with so much care and skill**.
~ Nancy, Panchakarma Patient, January, 2010
I gradually felt the pain and stress leave my mind and body, and every day I felt better.Everyone at the center was helpful and caring.**
~ Leigh, Panchakarma Patient, October 2009
We ALL watched it [your video on Iodine deficiency] and then proceeded to post it right on our facebook for all to see….We usually post your videos on facebook since you are only on twitter, we take the liberty of making you a facebook personality ’round deeze parts.I, of course, sent it around the globe to everyone on my email list!!It is a really great video, full of decent info….we had a meditation class here at my house tonight and we spent a few minutes on discussing “john douillard”..how easily everyone of us have learned so much from you, of course, and two of students shared their thoughts about their kripalu weekend with you [workshop on Anxiety & Depression]…how much they took home from you that weekend…You are an incredible man, john……we all agreed to that tonight.We all also thought about how awesome it would be to have at least SOME of your brains and energy!!**
~ As always, H.P., Panchakarma Patient, Nov 2009
Dear John, Thank you for being such a beautiful part of my healing.You reflect to me wisdom, strength, compassion, truth and true love.I feel blessed to have you as my doctor, my friend and my spiritual guide.Thank you for helping me find truth, and for caring about me.**Sending you warm thoughts of Love, B.J., Panchakarma Patient, Nov 2009
It [Panchakarma] was a unique experience of allowing myself to be quiet and uninvolved with day to day life.I had the opportunity to just be.At times it was emotionally and physically uncomfortable.But I felt very cared for every step of the wya.My questions and concerns were answered.As eac hday passed I noticed it was a little hard to continue to accept all the tender care from the massage therapists.I learned a lot of new things and I cherish this precious opportunity that I had to relax and let go.I am very grateful that I was able to experience this. Panchakarma is a unque approach to our health and our life.**Thank you, C.S.
The [Panchakarma] therapists were knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and had a wonderful touch.All my treatments were beautiful.I liked the renewal I feel from Panchakarma.~ R.C., August 2009, Panchakarma Patient.**
[Panchakarma] was Fascinating, Confronting, Eye Opening, Nourishing.The therapist were all tremendous.The walking embodiment of generosity and caring…Surprisingly, the ginger drops in my sinuses seemed to be one of the most impactful treatments energy wise**. ~ A.M., Panchakarma Patient. August 2009
[Panchakarma] was blessed – everyone was kind, patient and extremely knowledeable.It was very orderly and calming.I was thankful I had a peaceful place to sit and collect my thoughts after PK treatment and meeting with Dr. Douillard. My meeting with John:he has amazing insight and is wonderful. The consults were 50% of the experience.He is a gift and he brings his complete gift with the treatments**. ~ A.F., June 2009, Panchakarma Patient
My experience of Panchakarma was renewal, silence, and moments of pure bliss.The therapists really were fantastic.Their skill and focus were significantly superior to my previous experiences with Panchakarma (which were still pretty great!).I think all of the written content [Welcome Packet} and materials presented at orientation has wonderful information**.~ W.T., June 2009, Panchakarma Patient
[Panchakarma]Wow… I guess I would sum it up as I arrived here as a caterpillar and through your care and knowledge and kindness, I’m leaving as a butterfly.Thank you for setting the real woman inside me free! I DO feel rejuvenated!!Logistically though – I’m really happy that you have all the details worked out:food delivery, LookOut Inn, schedule, supplies for treatments, printed instructions, etc.That all made the experience stress-free**.~ J.W., Panchakarma Patient, May 2009
I am really impressed with the teamwork at LifeSpa:the all-around friendliness and loving caring, the grounded calm treatments, and efficient use of the space at LifeSpa**. ~ C.S., Panchakarma Patient, May 2009
After reading about LifeSpa’s Panchakarma in Yoga Journal I was clear it was something I would do as soon as possible.I had high expectations, and those expectations were met in all ways, and exceeded in others.The commitment to the integrity and discipline of the PK practice was evident in every step of the process, starting from the inquiry, registration and treatment process.The commitment level of the “practitioners (for lack of another word) was evident, whether it was in their uniformed, consistent delivery of the treatment or their amazing heartfelt care demonstrated on all levels, most notably through the loving power of their touch.**
I was particularly happy to work with Dr. Douillard and to hear a number of times of instances where he chose integrity of the process vs. mass appeal.In today’s world of mass “enlightenment”, knowing that a leader / teacher / guide is absolutely committed to maintaining the integrity of the process is refreshing.**
I loved being cared for by the staff : on all levels.The acceptance, no matter how seemingly trivial or mundane my requests, they served me with the utmost care and attention.**
On a more general note I want to thank each and every one of you for the great experience.I am sitting on the plane – a rather bumpy ride I might add – and I remain relaxed and grounded.I also notice the tension in my stomach wondering what this re-entry will be like.But, I have a newfound acceptance for what is : built on a stronger sense of awareness.Thank you for how you support me and others to be : whole.What a gift!**
~ T.B., Panchakarma Patient, April 2009
My panchakarma at LifeSpa allowed me to quiet myself and dive in.My body and soul have been cleansed.:-)I had some treatments that truly helped me with some issues I have been experiencing – especially with my sinuses. I am very peaceful and refreshed**.
The therapists were amazing!They truly cared about me and wanted to make sure I got the most from my treatments. They connected with me and cared about my well-being.The individual time with Dr. Douillard was so helpful. He is so compassionate and down to earth. He really helped me to understand some concepts I was struggling with. Tauna and Jessica were awesome at answering questions! So pleasant!**
Bless your whole team!What a gift this has been for me!**
~A.C., Panchakarma Patient, March 2009
[Panchakarma] Deep self-nurturing with self-inquiry and reaching a state of cellular quiet are not usual activities of our daily life, and it is with profound gratitude and compassion that I gave myself this opportunity for healing my body, mind and emotions through panchakarma.Far more than a luxury, this time of healing work was intensely mindful, lovingly given and received, and cleared my cells of damaging unneeded and un-usueful toxins.I have an enormous opportunity now to carry this new way of thinking and behaving towards myself into fruition.I can now build on a strong foundation**.
The solitude… the mindful activities on my mat and at LifeSpa.The treatments were amazing and sacred time for me.I loved the oils!! And I like the effect I am feeling from this work – calmer, clearer, stronger, more confident in my ability to stay well and connected to my higher self.I’ve felt the closest to my natural state on a cellular level than ever before.Thank you very much.Me ke aloha.**
I had everything I needed and more at the LookOut Inn.Caretakers were friendly, courteous, helpful and respectful of the healing work I was doing.The room was fabulous and helped bring me deeper into my experience with the comfort, magic and warmth of a fireplace.The staff at LifeSpa were beautiful light beings, competent and deeply respectful of their clients and their work environment.I felt cared about and blessed.**
~RSC, Panchakarma Patient, March 2009
[Panchakarma] So amazingly healing! This work of Dr. John’s I have been following since ’97.As a PhD psychologist it is rare that this kind of work opens the emotional heart of matters and allows the depth and courage to let go of places the spirit is stuck.Dr. John is so able to contain the emotions and work with the fear of matters in a divine and masterful way.He is therapist, friend, coach, and wise warrior spirit guide.He assisted me in making a shift on the soul level I have been working on since I was 14.**
I loved the fact that the emotional heart stuff is addressed and that Dr. John is comfortable and embraces this aspect and that the staff is able to embrace the emotional depth as well.The encouragement of silence even at the center.The safe sacred space you all create.The loving presence of all here.Diann was an absolute angel of light.**
~M.S., PanchakarmaPatient, February 2009
[Panchakarma] Pretty amazing and intense.Easy, effortless yet one of the difficult weeks I have ever experienced.I feel clean – body and thoughts.Clarity is bliss.Breath is clean.What an unexpected journey.Unpredictable and real yet familiar and satisfying.I liked the concern and kindness of the staff, the quiet and gentleness of all the treatments, and learning and doing yoga – never enjoyed it before this week**.
~D.S., Panchakarma Patient, January 2009
[Panchakarma] From my 1st phone call to Tauna to my last meeting with John, everyone was helpful, kind, skilled and welcoming.It was an experience that has changed me for the best…This was the answer I had been searching for.I finally feel I am on the right path.Thank you!I liked most John’s amazing ability to say exactly what I needed to hear and Time with myself.I usually am always doing something and never am alone with me.It was insightful and I think I like her!”**
~MEA, December 2008, Panchakarma Patient
[Panchakarma] Amazing! Magical! Fantastic!I only wish that my life journey had taken me here sooner.I found the whole experience profoundly moving and transformative, with elements I can take with me for everyday life.Such peace, such clarity, such love fills my body to overflowing!Thank you for such an inspiring experience**.
I liked the opportunity to explore my inner self in a peaceful environment, the luxurious treatments and all of the wonderful helpful and loving staff**.
~ GVR, December 2008, Panchakarma Patient
[Panchakarma] “My Dear One,Thank you deeply for caring for me….This week gave way for many blossoms to open… some still in a bud quietly waiting, some well on their way, and a few wide open gloriously shouting their new song!
I leave LifeSpa and the Warriors of Love with a deep know Spirit constantly invites me to be me!
I am filled with gratitude for the help and support in accepting those divine invitations.
With love and a cup of laughter,”** ~ S.K., November, 2008, Panchakarma Patient
As I sit in peace to thank you for a transformational week of Panchakarma I must also comment on your stupendous chiropractic/body work technique of A.R.T.A stream of energy has opened up and I felt release in my neck, shoulders and hips.My head has more mobility and clarity.So you can be assured I’ll be taking full advantage of releasing these jaw muscles which I know house much of my emotional pain.**
Panchakarma has opened many doors into my own personal growth and into my life as a health counselor.I will continue to practice the life of Ayurveda … I appreciate your wisdom and extreme patience you bring to your practice.I feel your sincerity to share your journey with everyone you encounter.So best wishes to you John and many thanks for your healing gift to this world.Your gift is creating an infinite ripple effect! **
~Lots of Love, Lynda,
October 2008, Panchakarma Patient
Tauna, Stacy & Office Staff, Thank you for all the calls, emails, materials, etc.As an admin person, I know you are the backbone that supports everything – and you do it was sweet spirits.It is appreciated!many Blessings,** VK, September 2008, Panchakarma Patient
[Panchakarma] Calming to mind, body and spirit.All the staff were friendly, competent and caring.Attention to detail was appreciated.Good amount of downtime for contemplation, journaling, yoga, breathing and meditation.As well as not having to wait in between treatments.I liked the feeling of being emptied and filled at the same time.I feel terrific!Looking forward to seeing the benefits of these days take hold and grow in wellness for my mind, body and spirit.**
Much appreciation, V.W., September 2008, Panchakarma Patient
After reading John’s paper The Psycho-Physiology of Stress I could see John knew what he was talking about but really I’d heard some of it before and as good as it all sounded didn’t believe any of it was really possible for me to experience.I mean come on – “eliminate stress from one’s life, free the body of disease, put the Supreme Self in the driver’s seat and hand over the reins, Feel you can use your life for what it was intended, Self Realization….”Yeah, right!Heard that before.What seemed impossible to me on Day One become a living reality for me by Day 7.**
The Self Inquiry for me was the missing piece.I understand it is the combination of all the parts of the program that brings about this amazing shift within but they were as if setting the state for this very simple noticing of the truth of myself, my T4rue Nature, became clear to me.The Self Inquiry along with John’s laser like focus that guided and supported me in this dawning.Diann was amazing in this regard as well.I feel like I’ve come out of some dream that was so limited and constricted and feel so completely different and actually ready to embrace life again. **
Thank you from my heart for this extraordinary journey home to myself!**
I very much appreciated the silence in the treatment room.It seemed to give permission I was needing to really let go and Be Still.The team is wonderfully respectful and in sync with the transformative process that is occurring, putting so much attention and caring into every action they perform of the procedures**.
Ayurveda is for me a powerful and complete program and offers what I have been longing for myself but did not know that it actually works!John’s particular packaging of this ancient knowledge suits my time and culture and feels like he has brought something ancient and true forward for us now; in the way it was originally intended to be practiced.**
~E.L., Panchakarma Patient, September 2008
The Spa of Life: A Panchakarma Tale
(Offered by one of our recent Panchakarma patients)
Once upon a time there was a weary traveler who was heavy from the burdens of life she carried, and her body was wearing down.. She had tried to lighten her load with many different prescriptions but had found no relief. She knew her body had a wisdom of its own, but could find no one who addressed it the way she felt it needed. She knew there was a body, mind, spirit connection and that something was not in sync in her own system, but alas she was at a loss as to where to turn or what to do She was becoming more weary and discouraged as the days went on. One day her devoted husband, who wanted his wife well again, was led to some reading material. He offered it to his wife and she sat and read. She read of a healing in a distant land and it all sounded so familiar and right. She saw the Founder of this healing place in a vision and she knew she could trust him by his honest eyes and clear heart. He said, Come to the Spa of Life and we will tend to your weary bones and heavy heart. We will support you at all levels of your being. With just those words alone she could feel her body respond and knew that this was the right treatment for her**.
She met the Guardians of the Threshold for the Spa of Life from a distance, as they made the final preparations for her arrival. She could feel their hands of support reach out over the miles. Their loving kindness touched her heart and helped to begin to lift the weight from her.When she arrived at the Spa of Life they sat like beautiful Sphinxes of the Nile”noble presence and grace, welcoming all who came. She was taken in and the process began.**
Each day she would meet the healing women who delivered the PK. There was the Living Goddess, the Eternal Mother, the Earthly Angel and their two selfless helpers who floated in and out without a word. Each delivered their spiritual blessings in their own special way. Loving hands stroked, caressed, warmed, all assisting in the most gentle and sincere way. Heaven touches the earth in their presence**.
And lest we not forget the sprightly gnome tucked away in her little cave in the front. Brightness emanates from her cave where she quietly works to help keep the Spa of Life running smoothly. Do call her out so you too can bask in her radiance**!
And during this time of nurturing and healing, the weary traveler spent time in conversation with the Founder of the Spa of Life. He shared his Healer’s Wisdom from his travels and years of study and the knowledge he had gained. She came to understand that he was a Keeper of Breathing Techniques. He spoke of the everlasting truth, that Breath is essential to life, as we the seekers, wish to live it. He offered her the key to be able to unlock all that was restricting her and she was able to say; Yes, I gratefully accept this gift. She readied herself to leave and stood up to give him a hug. She looked to them all and said simply I love you. Thank you. And as she turned to go, she felt the constricting bands burst from around her heart and a rush of loving light filled her**.
Namaste, Suzanne, Panchakarma Patient
John,I picked up your book [The 3-Season Diet] at Kripalu 3 weeks ago and have been working with the concept in 3 seasons of eating bigger lunches, with lots of veggies/protein/fruit, smaller dinners, etc….I’ve never felt so good! I have way more energy, ability to concentrate, no sugar crash at 4:00pm…I LOVE IT:!…thanks a million for writing that book! Changed my life…**
Best regards, M., May 2008
Thank you, John!Guess what? I went to my NP and got tested. I said test me again because I feel like the virus has served its purpose and now I can release it. Four days later I called for the results and everything was NEGATIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She had never seen that before and doesn’t know how to explain it. Have you had that happen before?I was f@#%ing ecstatic! I feel like a born again woman. I had done rain drop therapy and visualization from Adam the Dreamhealer but I don’t think it was until after the panchakarma and herbs when my energy came back (oh yeah, it’s come back full force and I am again so f#$%ing excited!) that I felt my body had performed a miracle. Sure enough it has. So thank you and your staff so much**.
With all of the hope that has been instilled in me, I would like to share it. I am calling Tauna to make an appointment for a three way phone consult with one of my clients:.Let’s see what we can do for her! I did Bikram yoga tonight and kept thinking how right it is for me to study Ayurveda. I desire strongly to get studying!!!**
Thanks and Love, Sara
February 2008, Panchakarma Patient
I miss you all already! I am flying to Florida this morning for another of our Teacher Training weekends. I feel good, and I lost 3 pounds during the Panchakarma, so we have about 22 more to go. Still releasing some mucus and feeling like apana-girl, but it all is good.**
Really, I want to say thank you. I feel like I have been looking for this deep work for quite some time, and I am very happy to have found it with you. I feel so internally quiet, and it is different than the quiet of my regular meditation or my meditations with Ma. It feels like cellular quiet, like my body is being addressed in a sacred way that had been missing before.**
So thank you. Truly, deeply, fully, thank you.**
Sadaka pitta, sadaka pitta, sadaka pitta, my new mantra. You have my heart. Love, Jaya**
February 2008, Panchakarma Patient
This week of Panchakarma has been an incredible week!
All the years of practicing yoga and meditation has surfaced a lot of stuff that has already been dissolved from the power of the silence and the power of Love.Thus, it seems that more focus was given to listening to be shown how ego has operated and kept me stuck.Having this time with no demands, no stress – just to quietly observe my thoughts has been so helpful.It has brought to a greater awareness the insidious monkey mind.How it keeps us captured and will go in any direction to win our attention.**
I needed this time to myself to tend to myself in humble surrender.Much has come to the surface to be considered and released at every level of my being.Yes, the heart has been opened more fully.Compassion flows for a world held in the prison of their own minds.With compassion there is understanding and with understanding, there is Love**
My heart is filled and overflowing with gratitude for this experience.I feel better than I’ve felt for years.I feel cleansed from the inside out and from head to toe**It has left me empty to be filled with all that the Spiritual Universe offers so abundantly every moment**.
Having the time with you was important to fully experience the PK.Every moment together was a precious gift filled with knowledge and an expansion of awareness.You added a depth of Consciousness to complete the PK experience**
I leave with a physical sensation of an opened heart space, knowing a world of dualistic thinking awaits me for the challenge.But the reins have been passed to the driver of the chariot.The relationship with the Supreme Self has been nurtured and deepened – ready to stand firm in knowing the Truth and the power of a still Mind**.
So thank you dear friend.You are an amazing gift to the world. In the understanding of Oneness we know that a step of transformation for one individual touches all mankind and lifts the collective awareness of all.**
With much love and gratitude, Namaste, Susan
February 2008,Panchakarma Patient
I just wanted to thank you again for an amazing week of Panchakarma. It was everything I wanted and more – I don’t know how it could have been any better**.
Being around you is truly inspirational and I have a much deeper appreciation of Ayurveda just from this brief experience. I also really appreciate your heartfelt insights throughout the week. What you said about my heart after reading my pulse was dead on – I was taken aback – your depth in insight as well as knowledge is truly fantastic. Thank you also for allowing me to sit in on your conference call and other recordings.
It was a real treat for me to get a chance to deepen my understanding of Ayurveda and learn more of what you’re about.**
April 2007, Panchakarma Patient
Thanks, too, for your great health care and advice, I feel like 2008 will be a healthier year for me because of the great Panchakarma.
Many blessings to you and your family for the Holidays.**
December 2007, Panchakarma Patient
I hope this finds you well.
First, of course, I wanted to send gratitude your way for my moving week with you and your team. It was what I needed and wanted and I’ve returned to NY with refreshed energy, a deeper sense of how I want to move through the world, and clearer and more balanced focus for what’s at hand. I’m committed to doing panchakarma every year!**
I’ve integrated a morning practice of meditation and self massage that’s wonderful:.I’ve actually shed some pounds effortlessly by not eating after 7 at night and scaling back to 2 meals a day.
October 2007, Panchakarma Patient
Dear Diann, Cathy, Sarah and Linda [Panchakarma Therapists],
Thank you for the tremendous amount of love, support and peace you offered me this week.I am so impressed by the work you do and the great balance of professionalism and compassion that you bring to it.You are true healers.I feel blessed to have found myself in your hands**
With appreciation and Love, Amy
February 2008, Panchakarma Patient