R Amadea Morningstar, MA, RPE, RYT
Writer, Ayurvedic Educator, Polarity Therapist
Amadea Morningstar works with Ayurveda as a nutrition educator, writer, and cook. She first trained in Ayurveda in 1983. She is the founder of the Ayurveda Polarity Therapy & Yoga Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her books include the best-selling Ayurvedic Cookbook with Urmila Desai, and her recent publications are Easy Healing Drinks from the Wisdom of Ayurveda and a chapter on Ayurveda in Leininger’s Transcultural Nursing, 4th Edition (2018).
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Education and Experience
A Registered Polarity Educator and Integral Yoga Teacher, Amadea has a MA in counseling and a BS in nutrition. She integrates Polarity Therapy and marma therapy in her private practice and teaching. Learn more about Amadea's education and experience.
Amadea's Point of View
How were you introduced to Ayurveda?
In 1983, I heard Dr. Vasant Lad speak at a healing arts school; I was on the nutrition faculty. Later, I informally copy edited his first book, Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing. In the spring of that year, Dr. Lad kindly gave me a one on one pulse tutorial. I was hooked.
When are you most likely to go out of balance and how do you bring yourself back in balance using Ayurveda?
Too much internet. The solution? Nature!!!
What does the future of Ayurveda look like to you?
We're needed. As we move toward greater inclusivity at NAMA, we'll be able to meet the needs of broader populations. This is positive.
What's one Ayurvedic practice anyone can implement to spur change in their life, right here, right now?
Send respect to someone very different from you with compassion and equanimity.
Classes and Events
Amadea also offers a free Grounding and Centering Meditation on YouTube.