Sunny Rose Healey, AP
My experience of holistic health and healing began with the need to heal myself from digestive disturbances, headaches, and physical pain stemming from injury.
I found yoga in earnest in 1997 and began a regular practice. In 1999 I co-founded Soma Yoga in Salt Lake City, a busy yoga center that offered many styles of yoga as well as a teacher training which included beginning level Ayurvedic Medicine. At that time I began studying with Jaisri Lambert, and subsequently attended the Ayurvedic Institute.
I studied under Dr. Vasant Lad for 3 blessed years as well as his senior teachers, graduating as a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. Since 2009, I’ve been on faculty at the Ayurvedic Institute. I’m a professional member of NAMA, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, certified in Jin Shin Jyutsu (an ancient body/energy medicine) and have over a decade of study in clinical herbalism.
In 2011, when I became pregnant with my first baby, I searched for an opportunity to work with Ayurveda through my pregnancy and postpartum. There was very little information and support in this realm and after birthing my daughter at home and experiencing a supported Ayurvedic style postpartum, I was inspired to gather some of these ancient ways and bring them to a wider group of women. As an “older” mom, I especially credit this thorough, time-tested care with preserving and enhancing the level of health and vitality I experience today. I’m currently an Apprentice Midwife, working on my degree in Holistic Midwifery.