Karin Gunthor

Ayurvedic Practitioner, B.Sc (Hons) Ayurveda

About Karin

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 former 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.

Kelsey DeWit

Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant

About Kelsey

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.

Kelsey is studying to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner and has undergone training both in Australia and India. She is currently completing her certification with Jiva Ayurveda in India, under the guidance of the Ayurvedic master and TV personality Dr. Partap Chauhan.

Under the guidance of world-known expert Dr. Vasant Lad, Kelsey has completed intensive training in Nadi Pariksha, Ayurvedic pulse analysis, and incorporates this into her consultations. Kelsey has also visited a master of Marma Chikitsa, Dr. Shishir Prasad in Dehradun, India observing his work in Marma Therapy.

Kelsey is studying to become a Tantra practitioner under her tantra teacher, Cathy Wood, at the Sanctuary of Ananda. She hopes to incorporate Tantric philosophy into her Ayurvedic consultations into the future.

Kelsey has had the pleasure of working at Lakshmi Ayurveda for over a year and a half. 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

About Christiane

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.