Ayurveda, the "science of life," is a complete wellness system that includes all that we associate with medical care -- prevention of disease, observation and diagnosis, treatment. Author Michelle Fondin found this 5,000-year-old tradition when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Ayurveda resonated with her because she was searching for ways to understand why she had become ill and actively participate in her healing -- rather than simply turning it over to experts and protocols. In Ayurveda, Fondin found a truly holistic approach that considers not just diet, exercise, and genetics, but also relationships, life purpose, past experiences, environmental health, and financial stress. Her self-assessment questions allow readers to zero in on their own best practices through interventions such as eating plans, healing addictions, detoxification, and improving relationships and work. Contemporary Westerners are rediscovering the gentle yet powerful Ayurveda and Fondin's superbly clear and accessible approach to the practice shows why.
Michelle S. Fondin has owned The Ayurvedic Path center for healing in Herndon, Virginia, since 2008. She sees clients and practices as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor and a yoga and meditation teacher. She holds a Vedic Master certificate from the Chopra Center and has worked with Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon at Chopra Center events teaching yoga and meditation. Ms. Fondin regularly sees clients in Herndon, Virginia, teaching them how to live an Ayurvedic lifestyle and achieve optimal wellness. She's a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, The Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, and Yoga Alliance. Her website is michellefondin.com.