AYURVEDIC DEFINITION OF HEALTH
"He whose doshas (fundamental physiological elements) are in balance, whose appetite is good, whose dhatus (tissues) are functioning normally, whose malas (waste products) are in balance, and whose mind and senses remain full of bliss is called a healthy person."
My name is Alexis Santos, and I am honored to be able to share a little of my journey with you. In June of 2017 I graduated from New World Ayurveda, which is established by one of the Country's most profound and knowledgeable Ayurvedic Physicians, Dr. Paul Dugliss M.D. I have not just had the privilege to learn from one of the best, but also shared that learning experience with some truly incredible people from all backgrounds. My fellow classmates were Doctors, nurses, massage therapists, energy workers, yogis, those in business and finance and even cooks. What I find so beautiful about Ayurveda is no matter your walk of life, anyone truly dedicated and open can learn this great knowledge and use it not only to better themselves but their community.
Prior to my study of Ayurveda, I held a career in the beauty industry for 4 years as a esthetician, nail technician and makeup artist. Throughout that experience, I discovered that the state of ones hair or skin is a direct reflection of ones state of health. Skin or hair care products and topical measures are usually not effective or without their own host of side effects in treating chronic skin condition such as acne, eczema, psoriasis or even hair loss. What's more profound, I learned that the foundation of any truly exceptional service is the connection built between the client and myself as well the intention put into it. It is imperative that I develop connections with my clients, and take great pride in facilitating a sense of trust in order to aid in their transformational process as well as creating true value in my service.
The desire to get involved in Alternative Medicine stems from my late brother Brian's battle with Osteosarcoma, a highly aggressive form of bone cancer. While his condition was rare and not something predictable or preventable, I began to realize that so many people, including those who would be considered otherwise healthy suffer from illness that is often due to their own habits and lifestyle unbeknownst to them. Cultivating an understanding and awareness of the subtler aspects of our lives such as sleep quality, or changing the narrative around diet to the quality of our digestion is crucial to overall quality of life.
I am dedicated to being an aid in the healing and empowering of others by helping them to take their health back into their own hands through this time tested and remarkable knowledge. Ayurveda fills in the gaps and truly understands the interconnectivity of mind, body and spirit, and that without the nourishment and healing of all 3 true health cannot be achieved. I understand that Ayurvedic Medicine is not a replacement for Modern medicine, but a complimentary and holistic form of medicine used in conjunction with that focuses on a preventative approach to healing and the correcting of imbalances.