Sarah Kruse, AP
As an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Sarah offers her clients Ayurvedic Consultations and Health Coaching programs. She is a graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute, where she studied under Vasant Lad, MASc, and has also studied with other renowned Ayurvedic doctors and scholars throughout India. Sarah's great joys include helping others realize their unique life paths and caring for her daughter, Amulya. Learn more about Sarah on her website.
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Sarah’s Experience and Education
As an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Sarah assists clients in returning to their true nature through the principles applied in Ayurvedic Consultations and Ayurvedic Health Coaching programs.
She has chosen to work in the field of Ayurveda to bring healing and awareness to people’s lives so that they can realize their unique life paths and contribute their gifts to the world we live in.
A graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico, she studied under Vasant Lad, MASc, and has traveled extensively throughout India, studying with renowned Ayurvedic doctors and scholars. Also a graduate of the Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle, she has been practicing Ayurveda since 1999 and massage since 2001.
Her other great joy in life is caring for her daughter, Amulya, who continues to teach her about unconditional love, playfulness, patience, and being fully present. What a gift!
Degrees and Certifications
- The Ayurvedic Institute
- Brenneke School of Massage
- Seattle Midwifery School Doula Training
- Living Proof Institute
- 25 years of living, loving, and breathing Ayurveda
Sarah's Point of View
How were you introduced to Ayurveda?
Initially, I learned about Ayurveda from a wonderful Ayurvedic doctor named George Eassey. He recommended that I go and study at the Ayurvedic Institute. At age 19, with an inner knowing so deep, I had to follow it—I moved from Seattle to the southwest.
When I arrived that first day and met Vasant Lad and sat in class with my fellow students, my life began to steer in a different direction. Every part of me knew that I was on my path, with the right teacher.
Vasant Lad continues to teach us so many gems of wisdom. One thing I have heard him repeat often in class is, “I’m not teaching you what to think, I’m teaching you the art of how to think.” This is the gift of a true teacher.
When are you most likely to go out of balance and how do you bring yourself back in balance using Ayurveda?
Due to having more kapha in my constitution, I tend to slip out of balance in late winter and spring. Sometimes I feel lethargic and congested at this time. The best things for me to do to restore balance is to get moving, practice pranayama, and drink my ginger-tulsi tea!
What does the future of Ayurveda look like to you?
Since Ayurveda is a living Vidya (body of wisdom), I feel that it will continue to grow and evolve with us. Vasant Lad has always said that Ayurveda is the medicine of the future! The timeless principles of Ayurveda will continue to integrate into many facets of our lives.
What's one Ayurvedic practice anyone can implement to spur change in their life, right here, right now?
Right now, you can practice Nadi Shodhana Pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing) or Kapalabhati Pranayama (Shining Skull Breath). In five minutes, you can rebalance your nervous system, dissolve anxious feelings, and restore inner peace. It is so amazing!