• The UMA Ayurveda Podcast: Understanding Marma Points within Ayurveda with Damian Hagglund

    The UMA Ayurveda Podcast: Understanding Marma Points within Ayurveda with Damian Hagglund

    Marma therapy is a combination of pressure points and yoga asanas or postures whose function is to restore health and wellness, promote physical relief and body awareness, and improve mental acuity and longevity. Founder Shrankhla Holecek talks to Damian Hagglund, founder of Marma Mats, about this ancient Ayurvedic therapy.
  • Episode 9: Finding Healing at the Root Level with Dr. Nisha Khanna

    Episode 9: Finding Healing at the Root Level with Dr. Nisha Khanna

    Board certified internist and Ayurvedic practitioner Dr. Nisha Khanna takes an inspirational, layered, and modern approach to medicine. In her blended practice, Nisha incorporates traditional western medicine, offering telemedicine to patients, as well as mind-body-spirit treatments plans in which she incorporates Ayurveda and other ancient modalities. She often takes a look at the physical ailments and then dives deeper by considering the emotional, mental,...
  • Episode 8: Discovering Ayurveda, Vibrance, and a New Life Path with Dr. Zohreh Sadeghi

    Episode 8: Discovering Ayurveda, Vibrance, and a New Life Path with Dr. Zohreh Sadeghi

    Years ago, Dr. Zohreh Sadeghi had hit “rock bottom.” She was diagnosed with IBS, anxiety, depression, and many other ailments. “I had tried everything,” she tells Shrankhla, but nothing truly helped her—until she discovered Ayurveda. What ensued was a path of healing, learning, and liberation—and eventually, a new career. She dives deep with Shrankhla to unpack all that Ayurveda has taught her.
  • Episode 7: Exploring Consciousness and Sound Meditation with Eliza and Josh Peck

    Episode 7: Exploring Consciousness and Sound Meditation with Eliza and Josh Peck

    This week, journalist Stacey Lindsay takes over as host of the UMA Ayurveda Podcast. Stacey speaks with Josh and Eliza Peck of the Dojo Upstate, a sound meditation retreat in upstate New York. Josh and Eliza create experiences—which many call sound baths—that take people on a journey of exploration and healing. Their conversation with Stacey covers how sound can unlock greater abilities to heal,...
  • Episode 6: Loving Yourself, Honoring Your Beauty, and Leaning into Confidence with Candice Forness

    Episode 6: Loving Yourself, Honoring Your Beauty, and Leaning into Confidence with Candice Forness

    Vogue Magazine calls Candice Forness “the Ayurvedic Facialist With a Massage Technique So Good, You May Cry”. Candice is trained in the Ayurvedic facelift massage and has a strong understanding of Ayurvedic skincare and aromatherapeutic botanicals - which gives her unparalleled insight into the world of Ayurvedic beauty.
  • Episode 5: Why Ayurveda Is a Modern and Accessible Practice for All with Ali Cramer

    Episode 5: Why Ayurveda Is a Modern and Accessible Practice for All with Ali Cramer

    Ayurveda “is a gentle and loving approach to becoming more yourself, understanding what you need to feel healthy and to feel whole,” says Ali Cramer. The ancient practice is about “having a way of looking at the world with more compassion.” Cramer, who is a yoga and Ayurveda specialist and author of the book Modern Ayurveda, has talent for unlocking the fun in Ayurveda, and...
  • Episode 4: Understanding the Ayurvedic Doshas and Finding Balance with Michelle Magid

    Episode 4: Understanding the Ayurvedic Doshas and Finding Balance with Michelle Magid

    Michelle Magid, CAS, PKS, has a deep history with Ayurveda, to which she was first introduced when she was nineteen. She talks with Shrankhla on the fascinating and often confusing topic of the three doshas, unpacking the elements of each and how they express in our modern personal and environmental worlds. “What we are really experiencing now is the request of Mother Nature to slow...
  • Episode 3: The UMA Ayurveda Podcast- How to Connect with Ourselves and Practice True Self-Care with Tara Sowlaty Lehrer

    Episode 3: The UMA Ayurveda Podcast- How to Connect with Ourselves and Practice True Self-Care with Tara Sowlaty Lehrer

    Lifestyle writer, creative, nutritionist, and chef, Tara Sowlaty Lehrer is a beacon in the world of wellness and self-care. As co-founder of the lifestyle site How You Glow, Tara provides a resource for anything seeking holistic living tips, wellness-focused inspiration, and honest ways to honor our health and how we connect with ourselves. Since a young age, Tara has been a student of various...
  • Episode 2: The UMA Ayurveda Podcast- Unlocking the Power of Food through Ayurvedic Cooking with Divya Alter

    Episode 2: The UMA Ayurveda Podcast- Unlocking the Power of Food through Ayurvedic Cooking with Divya Alter

    Divya Alter is a prolific voice in the world of Ayurveda. She and her husband are the co-founders of the Ayurvedic culinary school, Bhagavat Life, Bhagavat Life, and Divya’s Kitchen, an Ayurvedic restaurant in Manhattan. Diyva also authored the book  What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen, an accessible guidebook for bringing the ancient science into your kitchen and daily life. Diyva has...
  • Episode #1 - Ayurveda and the Beauty of Permission with Stacey Lindsay

    Episode #1 - Ayurveda and the Beauty of Permission with Stacey Lindsay

    For the premier episode of The UMA Elements podcast, Shrankhla talks with Stacey Lindsay, a multimedia journalist and writer. Over the course of her career, Stacey has held positions as a new anchor and reporter, a magazine writer, and a producer. As the articles editor of goop, Stacey covered the topics of civics, design, money, and career health, and helped to launch several new...
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