Karin - Ayurvedic Practitioner, B.Sc (Hons) Ayurveda

Karin

Ayurvedic Practitioner, B.Sc (Hons) Ayurveda

Karin has travelled extensively, working in such places as Africa, the U.K., India and Nepal. Karin has trained and worked previously as a clinical nurse in a variety of healthcare fields including travel health medicine, flight and aviation medicine, emergency care, high dependency care and communicable disease prevention.

Studying full time including an internship for four years years through Manipal University, she realised a long held dream of pursuing a life of practicing Ayurvedic medicine. She graduated with honours and began her practicum at Alvas College, Moodbidri Karnataka under the tutelage and supervision of Dr Aithal. He provided wonderful support and was a fountain of knowledge throughout Karin’s development.

Karin had the opportunity to complete her practicum at Ayurcare, a private practice operated by Dr Gautham, a well known Ayurvedic physician in Mangalore, Karnataka. An inspiration, a delight and a privilege to work with, Dr Gautham was an incredible source of information and guidance.

Karin travels to India on a frequent basis for professional development, to attend and speak at Ayurvedic conferences. Recently she attended Dr Mahadevan and Dr Gopakumar’s Panchakarma workshop in Bangalore. She also stayed at Dr Mahadevan’s Gurukulam in the beautiful area of the Tamil Nadu. Dr Mahadevan is an inspiration to Karin and a Guru of Ayurveda.

Karin also deeply acknowledges her teacher Dr Gayathri Bhat Professor Prasoothi Tantra and Stree Roga/ Ayurvedic Gynaecology and women’s health, whose guidance always enlightens and inspires.

Karin is also an infant massage instructor and loves to incorporate this into her Ayurvedic postpartum care. She has undergone intensive Ayurvedic pulse reading, Nadi Vijnanam, with Dr. Vasant Lad in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition, is she undergoing yoga studies with the ISHTA lineage.

A life dedicated to healthcare, Karin hopes to bring authentic Ayurvedic medicine to all those seeking health and happiness.

Karin is a professional member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda and the current state representative for Western Australia.

Karin leads the Panchakarma programs at Lakshmi Ayurveda and has created the student mentoring program to teach Ayurveda in both group and private settings.

Sam

Ayurvedic Practitioner

Meet Sam, mother of two boys, a wife, a lawyer, a yogi, a nature lover, an ocean dweller, and a passionate health and wellness professional. Sam supports her clients to find health and harmony through balance, drawing on the ancient wisdom of ayurveda, yoga and meditation, and applying it in the modern world.

Though she began her career as a lawyer, completing two Bachelor degrees in Law and Psychology at UWA, Sam quickly realised her passion lay in health and human experience. She has spent the last 15yrs training and working across a range of health, natural medicine and wellbeing specialities to nourish this interest and build a diverse approach to the health of mind, body and spirit. 

Sam is a trained dental nurse and spent many years running a family practice where she was responsible for ensuring a high standard of clinical practice. She is a certified yoga teacher, experienced meditation guide and has her level 1 & 2 Reiki certification. She has an Austrian Diploma as a Snowsports Teacher, completed her divemaster in Honduras, and has worked across the world as a ski and snowboard instructor. Sam made three trips to rural East Timor offering dental services as head nurse and Indonesian translator for her team. 

It was in 2011, while learning Ashtanga yoga with Vijay Amar in Goa, that Sam discovered Ayurveda, and something inside of her lit up, sparking what would become a lifelong passion. She subsequently spent 2 months in India in 2013 and again in 2015 learning B.K.S Iyengar yoga with Alex Borovik, completing a 200Hr Sivananda Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Yogini Sonam Dupka, training in Tibetan massage, volunteering at a disabled orphanage and exploring ayurvedic cooking. She studied & explored a range of healing, energy, breath & meditation techniques, including Buddhist Vipassana which involved sitting for 100 hours in silent meditation. In 2016 she co-hosted yoga & surf retreats as a Wellness Facilitator in Sri Lanka.

In her spare time Sam has written a children’s meditation book ‘Mindful Mo’. She has also conducted beach yoga classes in City Beach and children’s yoga and meditation programs focussing on building self-esteem, confidence and a healthy mind at Girls Standing Strong in West Perth. 

Shortly after the birth of her first son in 2017, Sam began her Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda with her beloved teacher Dr Roopa Rao at AIHFE. Sam was lucky enough to experience an ayurvedic pregnancy and birth of her second son, and is passionate about offering ayurvedic post natal support for new mums. Since 2018 Sam has been delivering a range of physical therapies and Ayurvedic treatments from her home clinic. Sam is honoured to be working as an Ayurvedic Practitioner with her beautiful mentor Karin at Lakshmi Ayurveda.

Sam is dedicated to the vedic sciences and feels deeply blessed to be able to serve her clients with the knowledge, wisdom and practices she has gathered on her journey so far. Her ambition is to support and empower others on their own personal health journey towards balance and contentment. 

Kelsey - Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant

Kelsey

Ayurvedic Practitioner

Kelsey is originally from the state of Montana in the USA. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Information Technology while specialising in Marketing, Management and Healthcare Informatics. She went on to earn her Masters degree at Murdoch University in Healthcare Policy specialising in Administration and works in health service management.

Kelsey has trained as an Ayurvedic Practitioner and works as a health service manager at Lakshmi Ayurveda Academy. Kelseys role includes overseeing organizational policy writing, coordinating  treatment programs for clients. She also oversees marketing and social media, content writing, training and business development.

Kelsey has undergone training for Ayurveda both in Australia and India. A true inspiration and honour to work for, Karin’s depth of knowledge and her compassion for supporting others is evident. It is a privilege for Kelsey to learn from and work for such a gifted practitioner and she cherishes the guidance Karin has provided.

Christiane - Yoga Therapist and Physio

Christiane

Yoga Therapist and Physio

Christiane began practicing Yoga in the early 2000s to manage back pain. She has spent the years since studying mainly in the lineage of Krisnamacarya with senior students of T.K.V. Desikachar.

She has a particular interest in Yoga Therapy, Yoga Philosophy and Ayurveda. Christiane is also a qualified Physiotherapist and is grateful to be able to integrate a Western understanding of the physical body with the holistic and spiritual teachings of Yoga for the highest benefit of each individual.

Her classes are inspired by her love of classical vinyasa and incorporate postures with breathing techniques, chanting, philosophy and meditation with the aim of integrating body and mind to experience the highest effect of Yoga and to encourage and empower students on their own personal journey of transformation.

Marion

Ayurvedic Therapist

I discovered Ayurveda 10 years ago but with my busy Parisian lifestyle I did not have much time for myself. After rethinking my future, I decided to leave France to travel around the world. I learned a lot and enriched myself with all my experiences, both positive and negative. I finally learnt to live in the present moment. That’s when I decided to find out more about this traditional medicine, I went to India to train with Gagori and Nikhile at the AITHEIN Ayurveda institute in Goa, at first as a personal goal that developed into a professional one, ending in becoming an Ayurveda Therapist. It is through this journey that I realized the importance of listening to the little voice inside of me, the one we all have but often forget to listen to. I realized the importance of looking after myself, my own health and my own happiness so that I could be the best version of me in order to help other people feel the same way. I came to understand that Ayurveda was the combination of all my passions: nature, cooking, personal development, natural health and yoga. My goal today is to pass on all the benefits that I have received and to treat and guide others with the knowledge of Ayurvedic philosophy and techniques of healing.

Alice

Clinic and Shop Assistant

Alice has spent many years travelling and living abroad, including spending months in India. She practices yoga and is currently studying to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Alice brings her calm, relaxed and focused energy into the Lakshmi clinic. Her helpful and friendly attitude is felt by all those who visit the shop!