The Sanskrit term “Vaidya” means “Ayurvedic doctor” and even though a title does not define who I am it says lot about what I do.
I have studied Ayurveda for seven years in India and I’m one of a few people in Europe who has a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery. I am also a Shindo (Japanese massage) instructor with well over a decade of experience with treatment and teachings.
- 2011 – 2012: Ayurvedic physician at the academic hospital of Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
- 2005 – 2012: Ayurvedic medical studies at Gujarat Ayurved University with final government degree B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)
- 2003: Shindo instructor, Tokyo, Japan
- 2002: 7 months Yoga-course in Rishikesh, India
- 1998 – 2003: Studies of Shindo in Helsinki, Finland and San Francisco, U.S.A. under Kazuko Kuratomi and Tuula Styrman with official certificate as Shindo Instructor
Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine from India aiming to bring back the body to its individual balance. Ayurveda enables the individual to take charge of his/her own health and provides a set of tools to maintain a healthy body and a long life span.
Ayurveda prescribes herbs and food according to body type to maximize physical strength and recommends a particular daily regimen to prevent disease and accumulation of toxins. With regards to mind (and soul), Ayurveda shares philosophy and practices with its sister science yoga. Seven years in India have given me an intimate understanding of the traditional practices, scriptures and uses of century-old Ayurveda.
Shindo is a system of stretching exercises combined with massage which gives a deep, relaxing and lasting treatment. Shindo has its roots in the 16th century Japan’s Shiatsu massage and derived its basic principles from Chinese Medicine.
Having learned from and later worked together with the founder of the Shindo method, Kazuko Kuratomi, in San Francisco and Tokyo, Shindo has become not just something I do, but a way I live.