Kate Siraj BSc Hons Ayurveda Manipal-India, MChem Oxon
Kate Siraj is a fully qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner with a BSc in Ayurveda (Manipal, India, First Class Honours) as well as a qualified Shadow Work Group Facilitator & Coach. She completed 500 hours of clinical Ayurvedic internship training in India (Kochi, Kerala and Hassan, Karnataka) and thus is a full member of the Ayurvedic Professionals Association. She is founder and director of The Ayurveda Practice and The Shadow Practice in South West London.
She lives in London with her husband and 3 children and is passionate about healthy diet and lifestyle as a way of keeping them fit, strong and disease free. Previous to discovering her love for Ayurveda, Kate completed a Master of Chemistry degree at Oxford University (First Class Honours) and then worked as a Marketing Manager for a blue-chip multinational (and therefore understands the pressures of corporate life).
It was through early voluntary work as a coach for young leaders, that Kate discovered her true intent for life; to serve with love and help people find their natural peace. Thus began a life’s journey into Ayurveda.
Kate has a vata-pitta constitution with more of a vata body and a pitta mind. This works really well with Joanna’s constitution of a more pitta body and vata mind. Joanna loves all the writing and the creative Instagramming while Kate enjoys the research and getting the systems side of things spot-on. They make a great pair! You may notice a scarcity of kapha, you can make your own minds up about the consequences of that …
Joanna Webber BSc Hons Ayurveda Manipal-India, MA Oxon
Joanna Webber is a fully qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner with a BSc in Ayurveda (Manipal, India, First Class Honours) as well as a Hatha Yoga teacher. She has taught Yoga in a range of settings including schools, drug rehabilitation projects, corporates and festivals. Her yoga classes often include an Ayurvedic thali afterwards for ‘Yoga Supper Club’ or at the very least, a chai and an energy ball! She loves to weave the two sister sciences together to support a more integrated approach to health and well-being. She has completed 500 hours of clinical Ayurvedic internship training in India (Alvas Ayurvedic hospital, Karnataka; Dr Marda, Pune, and Jiva Ayurveda, New Delhi) and is a full member of the Ayurvedic Professionals Association. She also trained with at the Ayuseva clinic, Brighton, and with Dr Vasant Lad.
Joanna lives in Somerset with her husband, 3 children, dogs, guinea pigs, chickens and bees. She spends all her spare time growing, foraging and cooking local, sustainable food and herbs. Previous to practicing Ayurveda and Yoga, Joanna completed a Masters in Human Sciences at Oxford University and then worked in the field of corporate social responsibility and ethical investment. She also has a Post graduate Certificate in Education, and feels strongly about making diet, lifestyle and herbal advice more readily available, so people of all ages can make informed and empowered choices for themselves. She is founder of the Ayurvedic Yogi clinic in Bristol. She is currently Head of Herbal Education at Pukka Herbs where she oversees the delivery of industry- leading education enabling people to discover the power of herbs and learn to be well.
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Joanna and Kate from The Ayurveda Academy talking about Ayurveda’s Favourite Foods at the Wise Things Festival July ’21.
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