ABOUT JESSICA :
Jessica Skandunas has been practicing Yoga and Ayurveda since 1996. She graduated from the California College of Ayurveda as an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, Ayurvedic Body Therapist, and Pancha Karma Specialist. Currently she is undertaking a 2nd internship with the California College of Ayurveda to obtain Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist.
She is also a graduate of the 3 year Iyengar Yoga teacher training program and a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has traveled to India several times to study Yoga with BKS Iyengar and his family. While in India she also studied Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad and spent time at the various Yogoda Satsanga Society (Self Realization Fellowship) ashrams. She has long been interested in self healing since recovering from a fractured spine in 1994 and a thyroid tumor in 1995. Yoga and Ayurveda have been her path of recovery and her preventative medicine. She was born and raised in San Diego and is passionate in spreading the knowledge of these two sister sciences to those in her community. She has taught Yoga since 2003 and opened an office in La Mesa to practice Ayurvedic Medicine in 2013.
These eastern sciences have helped her heal in many ways. She has seen it transform her own life as well as the people who have come to her for guidance.
Ayurveda is the ultimate practice in self healing. It brings awareness and raises our consciousness so that we may take charge of our well being and health in body and mind. Ayurveda has been practiced for thousands of years and is a very time tested way of healing. Everything about our body and mind is connected, Ayurvedic medicine directly effects both our physicality and our mental, emotional states of mind. When you come in to see a practitioner of Ayurveda you will learn how to implement foods, herbs, colors, aromas, sounds, body therapies such as massage and nasya, meditation, breathing techniques, yoga, cleansing and tonification therapies. The goal I have as a practitioner is to empower you to know how and when to use these practices in your daily life. You will learn step by step about Ayurveda through your consultations. With every visit we go deeper into the knowledge of Ayurveda and you get to know how to create the optimal environment for yourself to stay healthy, strong, happy, and have the energy and peace of mind to live your life to the fullest.
I would like to share these articles written by two amazing practitioners (and my teachers) of Ayurvedic Medicine. They are great short articles to give you a glimpse of Ayurveda!
Dr. Lad: http://ayurveda.com/pdf/intro_ayurveda.pdf
Dr. Halpern: http://www.ayurvedacollege.com/articles/drhalpern/Journey_Into_Ayurveda