About me

My name is Sebastian

I grew up in Massachusetts, the child of immigrant parents from Colombia. Throughout my life I have had to contend with a number of health concerns, many related to a congenital condition. I have also had to face my share of emotional challenges, like dealing with depression and anxiety.
Taking care of my health became a concern for me much sooner than for most of my peers Modern medicine was invaluable for resolving my acute health issues, but it offered little insight on how maintain good health over time.
I began with studying yoga, starting with just asana classes in college. I found yoga asana to be invaluable for my physical health, and vowed to learn more someday. Years later I found myself studying classical Hatha and Ashtanga yoga in India. It was there that I learned about Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India. I immediately felt drawn to its teachings and knowledge, and realized that Ayurveda, yoga, and all of the vedic sciences held many of the answers that I had been looking for in my search for good health, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Yoga, Ayurveda, and Jyotish have allowed me to do my own healing on many levels, and now I dedicate myself to studying and exercising them all my life to share what I have learned with others, so that they too can benefit.

My Training

I am a graduate of Alandi Ayurveda Gurukula’s 4-year Master Ayurvedic Practitioner program, and I am certified as an Ayurvedic Doctor by NAMA (the National Ayurvedic Medical Association). I am also a graduate of the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science with a Bachelor of Arts in Vedic Astrology.
I graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, and I have completed yoga teacher training through Yoga Vidya Gurukula in Trimbakeshwar, India. My training includes:
– Classical Ayurvedic clinical assessment, including nail, tongue, face, and pulse reading
– Classical Ayurvedic pathology & its treatment
– Ayurvedic and Western herbology
– Classical herbal preparations from both Ayurvedic and Western Herbalist traditions, including their uses and how to make them
– Overview knowledge of modern anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
– Differential diagnosis and understanding laboratory tests
– Meditation, including meta and vipassana meditation techniques
– Hatha & Ashtanga yoga, including asana and pranayama
– Yogic psychology and philosophy
– Non-Violent Communication (Marshall Rosenberg)

Disclaimer

Note that while I am trained with an overview knowledge of western medicine, I am not a licensed healthcare provider. I do not claim to diagnose or treat any disease. Ayurveda is not better or worse than modern medicine, nor is it an alternative or substitute. It is a complement, offering tools that you can integrate into your life to promote good health. Ayurveda should not be taken as a substitute for medical care where it is indicated or needed.