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Patricia Layton, CAS: Ayurveda Education

Patricia Layton has been training Ayurveda educators and practitioners for the past fourteen years. She was introduced to Ayurveda in 1975 by her spiritual mentor and has spent her adult life studying and integrating the practices of Yoga and Ayurveda into her life. She graduated from the California College of Ayurveda in 1997 as a Certified Ayurvedic Specialist and Panchakarma Technician, and went on to complete a Panchakarma training course in India with the International Academy of Ayurved. She has a B.S. in Natural Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and she also earned a master’s degree in Integral Health Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where her thesis was an epistemological study on how American students learn Ayurveda. While living in San Francisco she owned and operated Yerba Buena Ayurveda, a full-service Ayurvedic clinic. She also taught extensively in the Bay Area, including four years as adjunct professor at San Francisco State University; two years adjunct at the California Institute of Integral Studies; thirteen years core faculty in the Iyengar Yoga Institute’s Yoga Teacher Training Program; five years core faculty at the California College of Ayurveda; and co-founded her own Ayurveda School in La Grange, Illinois from 2009-2013. She taught Year One and Year Two practitioner programs at Kanyakumari Ayurveda. Patricia is known for her scholarship, humor, and incredible memory. Her extensive contact over the past 40 years with a variety of high quality teachers of both Yoga and Ayurveda in the US and India has provided her with a wealth of knowledge that she unselfishly

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