Derrick Pawo


Derrick Pawo is a QRA practitioner and has practiced in the field of Ayurveda for over twenty years as a gifted Pulse Practitioner and Practitioner of Panchakarma the detoxification and rejuvenation system of Ayurveda. He is also a practitioner of Vastu, the science of harmonious home and work environment. Derrick’s specialties include allergies, arthritis, chronic degenerative imbalances, environmental and metal poisoning, immune function, weight management and resolving the root cause of debilitating symptoms through nutrition and lifestyle. Derrick’s Ayurvedic studies include extensive training including study in India and the US…  Read More

Pema Khandro


Pema Khandro is a Tibetan Naturopath, Ayurvedic practitioner and Buddhist teacher in the rare lineage of Buddhist Yogis from Tibet. Pema Khandro’s courses focus on integrating holistic principles into everyday life with an emphasis on nutrition, herbs, meditation, detoxification, and yoga. In 1999 she founded the Yogic Medicine Institute with Derrick Pawo and is the author, designer, and director of YMI’s extensive curriculum including the Health Educator Training, Ayurveda training, Yoga teacher training, Yoga therapy training, Meditation training and Panchakarma training…  Read More

Aruna Ross


Aruna Ross is a gifted Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle Counselor, NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, QRA practitioner and a Director of Ngakpa International and Yogic Medicine Institute. Aruna has over ten years experience as a Yoga Therapist, Advanced Yoga Teacher, Faculty of the YMI Yoga Teacher Training, Meditation Instructor and Panchakarma Specialist (CPT) and she has completed hundreds of sessions as an ERT (Emotional Response Technique) practitioner. Aruna serves on the Board of Directors for Ngakpa International, a non-profit 5013c organization dedicated to preserving the history and tradition of Tibetan Buddhism…  Read More

Satya Shiva

Panchakarma Director

Satya Shiva is a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Doctoral Cand. and California Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has served as Detox Director and resident faculty of the Yogic Medicine Institute since 2004. Satya specializes in prevention and longevity, integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tibetan meditations, Yoga, Ayurveda and Panchakarma, the Purification & Rejuvenation Techniques of the ancient Himalayan Yogis. Her 18+ years of clinical training include Doctoral studies at Yo San … Read More

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