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AYURVEDA CONSULTATIONS

“Being in the Health and Fitness industry for over 30 years I have always been on a quest to go deeper and gather more knowledge about my mind and body as well as the minds and bodies of my participants.  I’ve practiced yoga for over 10 years and have always been fascinated by Ayurveda, however I had not made a connection with anyone to explore it. I knew that is was not by chance the day I meet Sandhiya.  I quickly experienced her knowledge, guidance, patience and dedication to the Ayurveda way of life.  Having spent several years with different menopausal issues and emotional issues, which physically affected me, Sandhiya quickly identified what needed to change and helped me implement her recommendations with huge success.  I now live life with more intention, purpose and honor my authentic self.  She is an amazing Ayurveda practitioner who is passionate in helping others discover a more balanced way of living their life.  I highly recommend Sandhiya and feel so fortunate and grateful to not only have her as my practitioner, but a friend for life as well.  I am blessed!”  ~ Beth L.

“I sought out an Ayurvedic practitioner as part of a greater overall transformational plan for my life.  Sandhiya was exactly the resource I was seeking.  She not only has a wealth of Ayurvedic knowledge but is very skilled in designing a program that is tailored to the individual with a robust toolbox of daily practices.  I have incorporated many of these useful practices and they have improved both my outlook and health.  I highly recommend Sandhiya as a quality single source for Ayurvedic guidance and education.”  ~ Phil C

“Sandhiya – I just wanted to say thank you for the incredible experience/guidance you provided during this first part of my Ayurvedic journey. You completely personalized my ‘toolbox’ based on my personal and physical needs. I appreciate your graciousness when taking into account my past, present, and future as you designed my plan. You helped make the journey exceptionally rewarding; your recommendations opened up a whole new area of life to be explored! I am so thankful you are my practitioner! Namaste” Jen W.

“Sandhiya brought forth a complete program that met my needs. She did this with compassion, hospitality, and kindness that I’ve yet to meet in another medical practitioner. I felt that she truly cares about my overall well being and would implement anything that enhances the healing process. I feel grateful to have met a person who treats me with so much compassion and possesses the knowledge of a physician.”  ~ AUM, Scott

“Once I began living an Ayurvedic lifestyle I immediately felt a shift. It felt as if I had come home. I found this place of comfort and balance. It is a simple and natural way to be. Thank you Sandhiya for guiding me in this whole new way of living. I am very grateful.” ~ Lisa B

“I meet Sandhiya in an aromatherapy class 3 years ago. That is where I heard about Ayurveda. Four months later I decided to contact Sandhiya and have a consultation with her. The reason was that I was suffering from a hormonal imbalance that was preventing me from getting pregnant. I was struggling with this imbalance for almost 4 years. I had tried everything, doctors could not figure out if I had endometriosis, or intestinal problems, I was stress, feeling dehydrated all the time, hair falling, acne and other issues. The day I had a consultation was the day my life started to change for the better through Ayurvedic herbs and all the recommendations from Sandhiya. I followed them all and then my symptoms started to going away. Ayurveda was changing my life, Sandhiya was not just a Ayurvedic practitioner but she had become my friend and soon my mentor when I decided to become an Ayurveda student. Last year in January we found out that I was pregnant and now we are enjoying our little baby girl. Thank you Sandhiya I feel blessed that God sent me to that essential oil class where I not only met a practitioner of Ayurveda but also a caring friend who now is also my mentor.” ~ Cindy Lawrence

“My first exposure into Ayurveda took place a little more than 2 years ago when Sandhiya was featured in my 200 hour training. Her knowledge of Ayurveda and just her aura were the things that made decided to choose her as a consultant. And since then, it was a decision that I’m grateful for to this day. Through every session, I felt that I was beginning to learn more about myself after taking a closer look at my lifestyle choices thanks to her guidance. Moreover she has done more than just aid me to the path of a healthier lifestyle, she’s been a wonderful friend who has helped and supported me through some of the most challenging times of that year!” ~ Jonah Montes

“Working with Sandhiya has been a real pleasure.  Sandhiya has suggested foods, supplements, and routines that are easy for me to incorporate into my daily life.  She makes it really simple – even providing recipes that my kids like! Sandhiya’s guidance has had a very positive effect on my health, and the benefits of her teachings carry through to my family as well.” ~ Ginny

“I’m a yoga instructor who moved to California a little over a year ago to complete an advanced teacher training program. I took a leap of faith and decided to pursue my dreams; I quit my stable job, packed my car and moved to Orange County alone without knowing a single person. After the initial excitement of my new adventure dissipated, I began suffering from homesickness and a complete lack of direction. As someone who has always embraced change and made decisions with ease, I found myself very discouraged and felt as though I had lost all grace. As yoga’s sister science, I turned to Ayurveda and decided to embark on a journey of self-healing. Sandhiya helped me to find clarity in the midst of all my uncertainty. Her consultations were insightful and recommendations were tailored just for me. Not only is Sandhiya a beautiful soul, pure in heart, but this lady knows her stuff!!! Truly an expert at her craft. I will forever be grateful for her guidance during the most transformative year of my life. If you are interested in becoming someone that is not just surviving but thriving, I can’t recommend Sandhiya and Green Lotus Wellness enough! ” 🙂  ~ Namaste Jacey

” I have been a Dental Hygienist for 28 years.  My brain thinks with a scientific perspective.  I was skeptical of Ayurvedic and Holistic thinking.  As a part of my yoga teacher training, we spent 12 hours with Sandhiya Ramaswamy an Ayurvedic practitioner.  She has such a warm, caring & loving demeanor that I became very intrigued.  Her presentation over the next two days was so incredibly interesting & informative that I signed up for a consultation the next week.  I was struggling with hormonal and digestive issues.  By the end of my 5 visits with Sandhiya, I am in fantastic shape and my issues are solved. This was accomplished through personal habits, diet changes herbs,& establishing easy routines I had great success.  Sandhiya’s guidance and encouragement was very motivating.  This is a lifestyle change that I can stick to on a day to day basis.  My opinion and my perspective have been completely changed for the better.  My mind & body is healthier thanks to Sandhiya.” ~  Love & Friendship,  Linda Turner

“Sandhiya is extremely wise in the science of Ayurveda.  I was lucky to have her as my teacher, mentor, and Ayurvedic Practitioner. The way she teaches the material is inspiring and easy to learn with her explanations.  I especially liked the way she designed a program that would suit my everyday lifestyle.  I always looked forward to my consultations with her.” ~ Kathy Y.

“Sandhiya helped guide me so that I may better know myself mentally, physically, and spiritually.  Over the years I have lived with the stress and demands of being a husband, father, lifelong student, and managing a full-time career.  I suffered from digestive issues and feelings of intensity, criticalness, and aggressiveness.  Through Sandhiya’s consultations and wellness plans I feel better equipped to manage my hectic life.  She has provided me with numerous tools to help bring balance back into body, mind and spirit.  This then translated into bringing balance into my life!  Sandhiya’s treatment plans were tailor-made just for me and included dietary recommendations (with delicious recipes!), healthy daily routines, herbal supplements, and more.  Her recommendations were easy to implement and results were almost immediate.  The best part was just being able to talk and converse with Sandhiya.  She always made me feel comfortable and welcomed.  Today, my digestive issues are gone.  I feel stronger.  I have more energy.  I have lost a few excess pounds.  My mind is calm and clear.  And I face each busy day with a better attitude and with confidence so I can be more effective.  Thank you, Sandhiya!” ~ J. Martinez, MBA

“I had difficulties with gastritis, I was not gaining weight, I was not digesting food properly, I decided to try Ayurveda.  I went to a local yoga center and inquired about Ayurveda professional.  This is how I met Sandhiya.  I explained all my concerns to Sandhiya regarding my digestion challenges, and she was able to come up with a plan for me to follow.  Sandhiya made recommendations about my diet, she   advised me on what types of food I should eat and what types of food I should not eat; and she advised me on proper time between meals.  Sandhiya also shared tasty recipes that are fun and easy to make and which help to digest food properly. I was able to gain weight, and I was able to eat better. I even learned to cook some tasty meals. Sandhiya is very patient and supportive during appointments and she is very knowledgeable.  She also developed an exercise routine for me which includes breathing exercise and yoga practice. It is helping me to get in better shape and to feel better about myself. Sandhiya helped me to become more active and to feel more present in my life.” ~ Marina S.

Sandhiya is a beautiful soul.  We first met at a Yoga Retreat where she gave a talk on Ayurveda and a cooking demonstration.  I immediately felt a strong connection to her.  I signed up for her Ayurveda Lifestyle Program.  I suffered from asthma, allergies, hypertension and anxiety to name a few.  Sandhiya was the first practitioner who looked at me as a whole and didn’t just treat the symptom.  She prescribed herbal supplements, recipes, meditations and so much more.  I since have also attend one of her cooking workshop.  I have learned so much from this wonderful lady.  She has helped me find much more balance in my life.  Last month I saw my new doctor and received the great news that I am healthy.  Thank you Sandhiya for helping me change my life for the better.  Namaste.” ~ Debbie Lopez

“I had the pleasure of meeting Sandhiya when I was a student in a yoga teacher training program. Sandhiya shared with our class the history and benefits of an Ayurvedic lifestyle. I had already become quite interested in ancient healing arts and modalities and was truly fascinated by what she had to teach and offer us during the class. I could tell Sandhiya had a pure and beautiful soul that truly desired to share these practices with others to better our lives. I discussed with her some of my health issues and she had some wonderful recommendations that made me want to spend more time with her and learn from her. I spent several sessions with Sandhiya over a few months and I was not disappointed! She provided me with truly amazing and interesting information on recipes/dietary changes, mantra, meditation, and breath work that really improved my life. These are changes that I have made to my daily routine that have improved my health and mindset. Spend some time with this beautiful soul. She will change your life!” ~ Alan Hostetter

“Sandhiya got to the bottom of what was going on and I have benefited immensely from her recommendations. You will too — get in touch with her.” ~ S. Arora

“My time with Sandhiya, and introduction to Ayurveda has changed my life immensely. She has provided me with specific recommendations that are helping me to cure my imbalances at the root. I have a greater sense of clarity and balance that I have longed to achieve. I love the customized recipes, routines and remedies she provides. I look forward to continuing on my Ayurvedic journey with Sandhiya by my side. I highly recommend her to anyone who seeks harmony in their lives.” ~ Kari

“It has been lovely to learn from Sandhiya. Her recommendations, recipes, oils and knowledge of Ayurveda have improved my digestion, skin, hair, and spiritual growth.” ~ Lilia F.

COOKING CLASSES

“Sandhiya’s genuine enthusiasm and her generosity in sharing are only a few of many reasons one should take a class with her if there’s an opportunity. I learned so much more than just how to make several tasty dishes, in her Vegetarian Indian Cooking class at Spice Merchants of Laguna Beach. Sandhiya carefully explained all the spices used, method of preparation (which is so important), and the healing benefits of the spices selected. She discussed the variety of oils that one could use, and why one might be chosen over the other. All the dishes prepared were delicious, and can be easily prepared.  I prepared two of the four dishes presented the following week, and was so happy with the results.  I definitely plan to take more of her classes!” ~ Susan Elizalde-Henson

“Sandhiya’s cooking is not just about processing food. It is respect of the grace to be part of this beautiful world, respect of the soul and the body that represents our gratitude to the life we are. Therefore, cooking becomes a sacred ritual of honoring the best we have in ourselves and in the world around us. And in this beautiful process, Sandhiya is a master, a beautiful and wise guide. So the food she is cooking is not just tasty, it is nourishing the soul and the body as well. The cooking is a connection to the value we as a part of nature are.” ~ Natalia Yargomskaya

“Thanks for the cooking workshop, Sandhiya! We both very much enjoyed your cooking demonstration. And your dishes were absolutely delicious!!”~ Janna Gaston

“I cannot say enough praise for Sandhiya Ramaswamy!  She is a marvelous chef and an amazing cooking teacher with a loving beautiful soul!  I met her several years ago at a retreat where she was the chef for the weekend.  Every morsel that she served us was magical and delicious!  Her food was one of the highlights of the weekend for me!  I made sure to sit next to her at one of our meals so that I could speak with her.  For years I had wanted to learn a healthy and delicious way to prepare Indian food and as I am a vegetarian I asked her if she could personally teach me to cook Ayurvedic vegetarian Indian food as delicious as the food that she had served that weekend.  She said yes without hesitation and I said, “I think you´re the teacher I´ve been looking for!”

Sandhiya customized a series of private cooking classes for me and over the weeks that I studied with her she taught me much more than recipes.  She taught me a philosophy of life and the role of diet in the Ayurvedic tradition.  I learned which herbs and spices to always have on hand and how to store them, which herbs to grow in my garden,  where to get the best ingredients including spices, herbs, produce and kitchen equipment, the secrets to making the perfect ghee, how and why to use a pressure cooker, how to cook for a party, how to to be relaxed while chopping vegetables and the joys of food to the senses.  She began each class with a short prayer and ritual so that our efforts would be blessed, which shifted my attitude about cooking from being a material endeavor to being a spiritual and soulful experience.  She also taught me the types of dishes from Southern and Northern India.  At the end of each class we sat down together to share the most exquisite meal!  

What was also so very special to me was that she spoke to her family in India each week before our classes and told them what she was preparing to teach me.  She said that her parents were very enthusiastic about my classes and always gave her their input as to which ingredients and dishes she should make sure to include.  I felt connected to her family because of this and because of the fond memories she shared with me about them as we chopped vegetables together. As a final thought I would like to say that the way that Sandhiya spoke about cooking was part of the magic for me.  She referred to ghee as an elixir of Ayurveda and Mung Dal as the queen of lentils.  These colorful descriptions opened my sense of wonder to the poetry of cooking.  

In the years since my cooking classes with Sandhiya we have remained in touch and I have since adopted a vegan diet.  Sandhiya has been kind enough to share with me ways to adapt the dishes she taught me to a vegan diet.  I am so grateful to Sandhiya for her kindness, expertise and great talent as a chef and a teacher.  I will always hold a warm memory of the classes I took with her.” ~ Donna Factor

AYURVEDA EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

“Sandhiya is a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher and practitioner of Ayurveda. Her teaching is passionate, direct, practical and inspiring. She has an engaging way with her students and clients and is much loved by all. We are blessed to have her as one of our faculty members at The Yoga on High Teacher Training and Ayurvedic Institute: School of Ayurveda.” ~ Jasmine Astra-elle Grace, Owner & CEO, The Yoga On High Teacher Training & Ayurveda Institute

“Sandhiya was our lunchtime guest speaker and led an Ayurvedic cooking demonstration at our City of Hope Fundraiser, The Retreat, in April of 2016.  She was an absolute delight to work with and captivated both audiences with her immense knowledge of her subject matter as well as her charming, effervescent personality.  We received many positive reviews of her offerings in our follow up survey, a few students even seeking her out for Ayurvedic counseling following the event.  We look forward to working with Sandhiya again in the near future!!” ~ In gratitude, Mary Baker & Heidi Minga, Co-founders, Be Well Therapy, Inc. 501(c)3

“Sandhiya has been such a wonderful asset to Mindful Her, not only is she a pleasure to work with but such an amazing resource of knowledge for our women.  Her educational programs keep our audience engaged and wanting more.  Mindful Her is proud to have Sandhiya as apart of our team and we look forward to her inspiring teachings at our future events.” ~ Kelly Lam, Co-Founder Mindful Her

“Sandhiya has presented at two Mindful Her events in Orange County and our event participants absolutely loved her presentations.  She spoke on the “The Healing Benefits of Essential Oils” at one event and “Ayurvedic Foods and Spices to Detox The Body” at another.  Sandhiya is not only a pleasure to work with but her knowledge of all things Ayurvedic and her radiant, personable nature have made her a favorite Mindful Her speaker.  We will continue to work with Sandhiya at Mindful Her events around the county and recommend her to anyone who wants to educate themselves or groups of people about Ayurvedic lifestyle.” ~ Joanne Forster, Co-fouder of Mindful Her

Sandhiya is an amazing teacher! She truly lives the principles of Ayurveda. I had the pleasure of meeting Sandhiya face-to-face in my first year of Ayurveda education. She is so knowledgeable in the real-life application of Ayurveda and herbalism. I was fortunate enough to continue my second year of study with her as my master teacher. Her guidance through the more advanced application of Ayurveda to chronic disease was superb. She is truly an inspiration and I hope to be as effective in my Ayurveda practice as she is in hers and in her teaching.”  ~ Julane Conteh-Morgan

“I feel you offered great support personally and professionally throughout my Ayurveda internship program.

Your knowledge and trust were easy to understand. Thank you for a wonderful experience that truly was none like the other(s)! I look forward to meeting you and keeping in touch as practitioners! Many thanks and blessings for our paths crossing in this way. See you soon!  ” ~ Leslie McWilliams

“Having Sandhiya as a mentor on my journey to become an Ayurvedic practitioner has been a joy and a blessing.  She is a caring and loving teacher.  Her guidance, extensive knowledge, and wisdom have been invaluable to me. She has helped me to integrate what I have learned on this path, into how I practice.  I truly appreciate my time spent with Sandhiya and highly recommend her as a practitioner and mentor.  Much love!” ~ Jessica H.

“Thanks for the cooking workshop, Sandhiya! We both very much enjoyed your cooking demonstration. And your dishes were absolutely delicious!!”~ Janna

Sandhiya is a beautiful, warm person. Excellent presentation, clear and organized.” ~ D.S

“The class was very instructional and informative. The information was presented in an easy to understand manner. The teacher is very knowledgeable and able to present the material in an easy manner – Good Job.” ~ Betty

It was amazing!! I would love to work with you more and learn more. Thank you!” ~ Emily

“So very informative. Thank You for all the gifts, tips and resources. I was very much looking forward to hearing about Ayurveda and now I am addicted 🙂 Thank You, and I can’t wait to learn more.” ~ Marina

RETREATS

 “My dream of traveling to India was made possible by Sandhiya’s retreat to Kerala this past Fall.  I could not have imagined a better guide for this trip as she was born and raised in India and knew her way around and what places to visit.  All the hotels we stayed at were one-of-a-kind.  As soon as I landed in India under the guidance of Sandhiya, I was able to completely relax and trust the journey ahead.  This trip to Kerala was a beautiful blend of Indian culture, Ayurvedic rituals and Culinary experiences.  What I liked most about this trip was that it was a small group of us and we traveled to areas that were not tourist traps.  The memories of this trip will last me a lifetime and I am looking forward to traveling to India again on one of Sandhiya’s next retreats.”  ~ Kathy Yannucci

 

 “First of all congratulations to Sandhiya for making it through her first India retreat with flying colors. The trip to Kerala was amazing from the Udayagiri Ayurvedic Retreat Center in the mountains of Wayanad to the backwaters of Kerala and the Phillipkutty Farmhouse.  Sandhiya’s attention to detail to ensure that all accommodations and meals were of the highest standard was greatly appreciated by our intimate group of 10 beautiful women. It was truly a Spiritual Sojourn that forever changed my being.”  ~ Teresa Cozad

 

 “This spiritual sojourn was just that, a beautiful blend of culture, spirituality, ritual, and history. As soon as I saw Sandhiya post this retreat- I could not think of anyone better to lead us to the heart of Ayurveda. Sandhiya’s eye for curating a beautiful and authentic experience is what made this retreat stand out. I continue to carry the magic of India with me as I have rent-entered my daily life and meditate upon those experiences regularly.”  ~ Laurie Granger

 

 “Spiritual sojourn with Sandhiya will take you on a journey of a lifetime. It’s a wonderfully authentic experience of South Asia. Sandhiya is an insider when it comes to India and Ayurveda.  It’s clear that she did her homework to ensure that the trip would be enjoyable for all the participants. While the itinerary is well planned, it was not so rigid that one ever felt pressured to rush into the day’s activities. It’s a rare combination of getting off the beaten path while accessing traditional yet utterly comfortable accommodations. Food was always plentiful and nourishing. The week-long stay at the amazing Udayagiri Ayurveda retreat center and debriefings at the day’s end provided the spiritual dimension missing in most other yoga vacations and was much appreciated.  The convenience of an all-inclusive trip, especially in a destination such as India is a huge plus. Sandhiya really has thought of all the details. It’s an experience that I’ll always carry fondly within my heart, as will anyone else who partakes in future sojourns, especially for those who come seeking to nurture their mind, body and spirit.”  ~ Elise Lee

 

 “In February of 2014, I had the great pleasure of visiting India for the first time. I stayed in Chennai for 2 weeks studying yoga. I had the great fortune of knowing Sandhiya Ramaswamy who with her wonderful travel partner in India, helped organize my trip to Kerala. My flight, train, drivers and my stay at a beautiful Ayurveda resort on the beach were perfect! Having never been to India I am not sure I would have had such an amazing trip without her expertise and knowledge of her homeland. It was perfect! Thank you, Sandhiya”  ~ Carol Prentice

 
AYURVEDA BODY THERAPIES

“I scheduled the Bliss Therapy and was not disappointed. I live in Las Vegas but was going to be in the Dana Point area for a few days and found Sandhiya online. She is so kind and made me feel welcome from the very start. She gave me a lot of tips and techniques and recipes – her knowledge is impressive. My only regret is that she doesn’t live in Las Vegas! I highly recommend her! Thank you Sandhiya!” ~ Leigh

“I have been seeing Sandhiya for the past 6 months for pains in my knees and hands. Her massage and her treatment have helped ease the pain. My health has also improved due to the customized dietary and food recommendations that she has provided. I recommend her highly to others who are in need of similar treatment.” ~ Y.B.

“I have been suffering from tension headaches which were getting progressively more frequent. Massages and chiropractic adjustments would offer temporary relief but the headache would come back within a week.  One session with Sandhiya cleared the cause of a headache at the root. It’s been over a month and I’m still headache free.  I highly recommend Sanhiya.  She is very knowledgeable and kind.” ~ D.K.

“Based upon my 19 year old son’s visit to Sandhiya, he came out RELAXED from the Bliss Treatment which is very rare indeed for such an intensely brilliant person.  The rest of our vacation was a dream.  Thank you, Sandhiya!”

THAI MASSAGE

Sandhiya truly has healing hands and I feel very blessed to have had this opportunity to experience my very first Thai Massage. I liked very much, the pressing of my karma points on my feet and the palm of my hands. My tight shoulders feel completely open. I feel invigorates and blissful – completely happy! Once again I show my gratitude to Sandhiya” ~ N.M.

“Very enjoyable. Everyone should ‘treat’ themselves to this experience” ~ G.L.

“Thai Massage (Yoga) is wonderful as it addresses all the sensitive muscles and nerves of the body, face and the head” ~ Sam

“The Thai Yoga Therapy that Sandhiya did for me was a high results workout. Sandhiya applied the right healing stress on all parts of the body – from toes to the head. The lighting of the candle and the recitation of the mantra by Sandhiya before the start of the therapy created the right spiritual atmosphere. The Thai Yoga massage has stretched and strengthened the whole body. It has helped the body to be flexible. This therapy has initiated a good change in the body and mind. Both the body and mind are relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. I thank Sandhiya for giving me the Thai Yoga Therapy” ~ Prema

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