About Deborah Garland
Welcome. I'm happy you are here!
My life's passion is helping people feel, look and truly become vibrantly healthy, happy and eternally radiant. I have spent a lifetime gaining the knowledge, practice and skills to help people make manageable changes in their lives to create vibrant health, vitality and happiness. We all live in a world where external circumstances can seem overwhelming at times. We all have innate, inner wisdom that has the potential to guide our actions and keep us vibrant, balanced and healthy… But sometimes we need help understanding how to tune in and listen to our inner guidance, our highest self-wisdom required to achieve balance and optimal health in all areas of our life. From time to time we are faced with physical issues, emotional ups and downs, stress in job or interpersonal relationships, financial hardships and many types of life circumstances that cause imbalance or disharmony. Ayurveda provides a magnificent road map for traveling through the ups, downs, twists and turns of life. I have learned to navigate life’s challenges by following Ayurvedic guidelines and keeping a healthy balance of food, deep rest and external activity to stay vibrant, calm and radiant.I love the way Ayurveda helps you live a healthy and fulfilling life in all areas… physical, intellectual and spiritual. If I can do it, so can you. You will be surprised at how easy it is to make small adjustments to your daily and seasonal routine, that yield remarkable benefits!
I have studied and practiced Ayurveda for over 20 years in concert with yoga and pranayama. My path in Ayurveda, yoga and wellness has led me to seek out and learn from many contemporary, internationally known Master Teachers. I am eternally grateful to Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri), Dr. Svoboda, Swami Shankardev Saraswati, and Shiva Rea. I feel honored and blessed to have attended years and years of practicums, intensives, workshops and forums with them, and continue to do so whenever possible. I am a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and received training from California College of Ayurveda, and Kerala Ayurveda Academy. I am presently continuing my formal education with Kerala Ayurveda Academy under the guidance of Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath in Panchakarma Protocols and Classical Ayurvedic Herbal Formulations. I am also presently studying Vedic Counseling with Dr. David Frawley (Vamadeva) through the American Institute of Vedic Studies.
My specialty is assessing your current state of doshic imbalance, and helping you make small, easy to manage adjustments to make very positive shifts in physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. Everyone is special. We all have different needs, wants and desires that change and evolve over the course of our lifetime. All the wonderful elements that make you the dynamic person you are today are taken into consideration in helping you harmonize all areas of your life in order to become the best, happiest and most fulfilled you have ever been in your life!
Together, we develop an easy to follow plan that will include Ayurvedic wellness principles such as food, daily and seasonal routine, pranayama - yogic breathing; best physical exercise which may include yoga; perhaps herbal teas, jams and such, and universal wellness principles that make common sense. Whether I'm helping you one-on-one, teaching a group class, working with those affected by compromised health, leading a seminar on Ayurveda and balanced lifestyle choices, or facilitating pranayama, yoga and meditation, my focus is the same: helping you look better, feel better, and live better.
When I am not working with clients, writing or teaching, I enjoy my two college-age children and Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees mix puppy, cultivate medicinal Ayurvedic plants, grow southwest herbs and create my own essential oils and medicines, create wood fired ceramics, travel, cook, sew, and simply breathe!
Thanks for being here! I'm looking forward to helping you look and feel vibrantly healthy, happy and eternally radiant!