FOUNDER'S STORY

Hello, I'm Tracy, founder and in-house Ayurvedic practitioner at Jivana.

My background is in Western medicine. I have a Master of Science degree and have been a NCC board certified women’s health care Nurse Practitioner for 20 years. However, it was my own personal journey to find balance that led me to discover Yoga and Ayurveda and launch this brand.

As a fitness enthusiast, in my early years you would normally find me at a local gym or pounding the pavement. But after several injuries and years of running, I traded in my mileage charts for a yoga mat. In 2009, yoga became my go-to for movement, strength and clarity of mind. Starting in 2014, I then trained as a yoga teacher under the guidance of a Buddhist master, gradually expanding my knowledge of the practice.

Yoga was a natural segway into the study of Ayurveda, a science I was drawn to. Whilst Ayurveda complements my medical background as a nurse, I wanted to integrate the wisdom and science of this ancient Eastern healing philosophy into my new found holistic approach to wellness. In 2017 I became a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, accumulating over 4000 hours of advanced education from multiple specialists. Still, I’m always learning and seeking knowledge about these Eastern modalities.

My years of study encouraged me to integrate a more natural and holistic approach to wellness, finding balance and raising my family. From the skin ingredients and essential oils I choose to diet and daily ayurvedic therapies, these lifestyle changes became the catalyst to launch Jivana. A lifestyle brand on a mission to help you find balance in mind, body and skin through an integrated approach to wellness.

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