Jivana was born out of wanting to combine my passions for two medicinal modalities: allopathic and Ayurvedic.

My background began in modern medicine. Fresh out of college I spent 5 years as a nurse in cardiology before specializing in women’s health. I found my place here and have been a NCC board certified women’s health care nurse practitioner for 20 years.

Yet, it was my personal wellness journey that led me to discover Yoga (the science of the mind) and Ayurveda (the science of the body). Studying these modalities, aligned with the rhythms of nature,  I developed a deep respect for this holistic approach to wellbeing.

As a fitness enthusiast, in my early years you would find me at the gym or pounding the pavement. But after several injuries , I had to seek out other forms of movement and an alternative to the mental benefits you get from a “runner’s high”. So, I traded in my mileage charts for a yoga mat.

In 2009, yoga became my go-to for movement, strength and clarity of mind. I was in awe of the power of yoga and its ability to provide wellbeing for both mind and body. In 2014, to understand this ancient practice more deeply, I trained as a yoga teacher under the guidance of a Buddhist master. This expanded my knowledge and opened my eyes to the sister science of yoga - Ayurveda. 

Committed to the practice of this healing philosophy, I became a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner in 2017. Accumulating over 4000 hours of advanced education guided by many specialists.

For me, the allopathic medicine I practice as a nurse is not the opposite of Ayurveda’s holistic approach. They complement each other to provide better balanced solutions to modern day wellness.  

My years of study humbly opened my eyes to how we can integrate the wisdom of Ayurveda into our lifestyles. From the food we eat to movement, breathwork, skincare and daily therapies.

Unlike allopathic medicine, Ayurvedic philosophy addresses the root cause to understand what you need to find alignment. Integrating this into my own life provided me with a balanced approach to wellness for myself and in raising my five daughters.

Seeing Ayurveda transform my own wellness journey became the catalyst to launch Jivana. I truly believe in the power of feeling well and want to make this accessible to all. Ayurveda teaches us that our health journey is not just about avoiding disease but in finding balance. Looking inwards and outwards to achieve harmony within ourselves and with the world around us. I am committed to sharing this approach through Jivana and hope you will join me on this journey.

- Tracy (Founder)

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