Susan and Jeff Turner established Living Ayurveda in 1998 to provide high quality, personalized, compassionate, hands-on health care. They understand the frustration that many people have experienced with the impersonal, hurried healthcare that is all too common today. Providing a safe, comfortable, professional environment that allows and encourages each client to actively participate in their own healthcare is essential to creating truly good health.

Susan and Jeff began their Ayurvedic studies with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1995. Dr. Lad is the heart and soul of Ayurveda in America.

The Ayurvedic Institute is the oldest and largest Ayurvedic school in the country and continues to set the standard for quality education.They completed the four year program in 1999. It was also their good fortune during this time to concurrently study with Dr. Sunil Joshi, renowned Panchakarma expert. Additional teachers of Ayurveda include Dr. David Frawley, a formidable scholar in Ayurveda and Vedic science, and Vyas Houston, a well known Sanskrit scholar and educator. Ayurveda is a life-long study and the Turners are currently working with Dr. Sarita Shresta of Nepal whose specialty is in women’s health. Dr. Shresta is a rare gem; she brings such heart and compassion to her work and she is one of the very few female teachers of Ayurveda.

In addition to Susan’s training and experience in Ayurveda, she has 12 years experience as a licensed Registered Nurse in critical care. Prior to her nursing career Susan was a paramedic for 10 years. She has studied western herbology with Dr. Tierona Low Dog, a leading expert in botanical medicine, integrative health and drug/herb interactions.

The Turners are trained in Applied Kinesiology. Applied Kinesiology is a scientific diagnostic method used to gain information about the level of health and functionality of the body’s organs, the integrity of the body’s skeletal and muscular system and body’s response to a host of biological factors including allergies, heavy metals, pathogens, nutrition and energetic influences. Jeff has done additional studies in Advanced Clinical Kinesiology with Dr. John Bandy in Austin, Texas.

The Turners have broadened their expertise in Functional Medicine receiving training from Dr. Datis Kharrazian in Functional Blood Chemistry, Advanced Endocrinology and Immunology. Functional Medicine takes a closer and more critical look at diagnostic laboratory values often employing a more narrow range while examining the functional relationship between values. A much more complete health assessment can be had by taking a comprehensive view of functional blood, urine and hormone values.

Jeff has had the good fortune to study hands-on energetic healing with Carolyn Silver and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, founder of Body-Mind Centering® . He is also on the Board of Directors of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

This combination of training and experience in traditional and complimentary/alternative care allows us to give encompassing consideration to your current and pre-existing health concerns.