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About Radiant Living

Online Ayurveda School
Patricia Wickman – School Director and Head Teacher

Certified Ayurvedic Doctor, Certified Panchakarma Therapist, Yoga Instructor and owner of the Radiant Living Academy of Āyurveda
Greetings! My name is Patricia Wickman. I studied Ayurveda for three years at the Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Wellness Center in Milwaukee. I did yoga teacher training at the 250-hour level at the Soma Yoga Studio in Salt Lake City. I have been teaching yoga since 2004 and have been offering Ayurvedic services since 2008. I’ve worked privately with hundreds clients providing them with Ayurvedic consultations, at-home cleansing and rejuvenating programs, private therapeutic yoga lessons and Ayurvedic body therapies. I have been a solo and creative entrepreneur since I started my first babysitting and house cleaning business when I was twelve years old. I enjoy teaching others how to start, market and run their own businesses. I am the founder, director and principle instructor for the Academy of Āyurveda. I have a degree in French and taught it for six years in two universities and various elementary and middle schools. My creativity and passion for teaching shines through–whether it is in my work with private clients, in my yoga classes or in my online school. I delight in sharing the knowledge and wisdom of yoga and Ayurveda! I grew up in Colorado, but have traveled and lived all over the world. I have studied French, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Sanskrit. I currently live in San Antonio, TX with my husband.

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term, made up of the words ‘ayus’ and ‘veda’. ‘Ayus’ means life and ‘Veda’ means knowledge or science. Ayurveda has been practiced in India for over 6,000 years and it is the mother of all modern holistic practices.

It is distinct from Western medicine in its focus on prevention of disease. In addition, practicing Ayurveda will pluck the root out of illness rather than simply treating its symptoms. Practitioners of Ayurveda recognize the interwoven nature of the spirit and mind with the body. An Ayurvedic lifestyle integrates nutrition and exercise with mind and spirit–centered therapies. In this tradition, humans are viewed as apart of nature.

Health shines brightly in the person who places him or herself in harmony with all life.

Online Ayurveda School