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My Ayurveda Story - by Jocelyn Egle


I began my Ayurvedic journey on May 18, 2019 which was my first day of class at

the Bodhananda Vedic Institute School of Ayurveda, and I would be lying if I said

that on that day I knew much more about Ayurveda other than it being the “sister

science” to yoga and an ancient system of natural medicine. Being a nurse, and a

new yoga teacher, finding out there was an actual path to bridge the gap between

yoga and a healthy lifestyle off the mat, in a way that I could help not just myself,

but other people too, it seemed like the natural next step.

I can honestly say that on the first day, amazing things did happen, I found answers

to some of the questions about health and disease that I never was able to find an

answer to within the paradigm of western bio-medicine. The teachings did speak

to me on a deep level, much as the teachings of yoga do. As time went on, getting

exposed to the concepts of Ayurveda, learning from all of the excellent teachers,

and even struggling to learn Sanskrit with my classmates, I could feel changes

within myself. After every module I would incorporate the things I learned, some

of the changes were simple and some not so much, some made a lot of sense and

others seemed really weird, but I tried them all and now they are just part of what I

do and who I am.

It has been almost two years since that day - I graduated from BVI, I live my yoga

and Ayurveda, I teach yoga and coach others that want to live Ayurveda as well, I