Ann Wagoner is a certified practitioner of Ayurveda who researched Ayurvedic treatments and herbs for the prevention of Cancer recurrence with the Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda. She is a member of NAMA, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, as well as Yoga Alliance. She weaves together Ayurveda and Yoga, two sister sciences, to expand our mind, body and consciousness. Ann also has a B.A. in Philosophy, an M.A. in Liberal Studies from New York University, and was a Project Manager for over 10 years.
Ann has trained with many Doctors of Ayurveda from India and Nepal (BAMS), including Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. R. H. Singh, Dr. Sarita Shrestha, Dr. Vivek Shanbhag, Dr. Hari Pallathery, Dr. P.H. Kulkarni, Dr. John Douillard and Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, among others. Ann has also studied yoga and Patanjali’s yoga sutras extensively with Rama Jyoti Vernon, co-founder of Yoga Journal magazine. Ann was trained in the ISHTA style of yoga with Alan Finger in New York City and teaches with the Living Yoga program to bring yoga to people who have experienced trauma.
Ann has taught Ayurvedic and Yoga workshops and classes at Yoga Pearl, Clark College, NUNM, Portland Therapeutic Yoga, Belmont Yoga, University of Portland School of Nursing, Yoga Bhoga, Health Share of Oregon, CareOregon, CAMP, 7 Centers Yoga Arts and founded the Center for Ayurveda and Yoga Study. Her Ayurvedic recipes are available at www.lighthouseayurveda.com and are based on locally grown food from the Pacific Northwest.
Ayurveda is the 5,000-year-old science of life that teaches us how to balance our Dosha — our unique type — that is often a mix of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Ann’s consultations evaluate your mind-body type (prakrti) and imbalances (vikrti). A session involves taking a detailed history of the patient to get a clear ideas of the causative factors involved in current health conditions. Ann will evaluate your pulse, tongue, eyes, skin and nails. You will receive an Ayurvedic plan of diet, health routine, yoga, pranayama, meditation and herbal recommendation.