The practitioners at Marin Ayurveda are caring and loving women, with different specializations, like the digestive system, reproductive health, Ayurvedic body therapies, and yoga, and they all share an interest in supporting women in any stage of their lives.
Simone de Winter
MA, Certified Ayurvedic Specialist
Simone has studied and practiced ancient Indian healing practices for more than twenty years. Her specialties are digestive health, panchakarma and women's health, springing from her own experience as a mother and yogi, having raised two children.
Simone has been practicing Ayurveda in Marin County for eleven years. She is the founder and owner of Marin Ayurveda since 2007. Before that she was the co-owner of Sammasati Ayurveda in Mill Valley and Pt. Reyes Station. In 2005 - 2006 she was closely involved with the development of Safronya Retreat in San Rafael. She has taught in the long distance learning program from the California College of Ayurveda, teaches in the Yoga Therapy Teachers Training at Stress Management Center, Marin County, has been a guest teacher at JFK University, teaches Ayurvedic body therapy trainings, and enjoys teaching on Ayurveda whenever she can.
Simone is a graduate from the California College of Ayurveda, and studied with Dr. Vasant Lad, Robert Svoboda, Jaisri Lambert, and in the private practices of doctors in India. Her training includes panchakarma (cleansing) therapy, Ayurvedic massage and rejuvenation therapies, pulse assessment and herbology. She also has an extensive background in yoga (as a certified yoga teacher) and was initiated by Sarah Powers, Georg Feuerstein and Richard Miller into the rich and formative philosophy of yoga, and pranayama, which she uses a lot in her practice.
These disciplines come together in Marin Ayurveda, where a vision of integration of the ancient with the new, and of sustainability in health- and personal care, are held.
Simone has a very earthy and grounded approach to healing, deeply understanding the mind-body connection, and works with all that comes from the earth: food, herbs and oils.
Simone pays close, loving attention to each of her clients. Her caring and compassion are intrinsic to the healing power of her work. Originally from the Netherlands, Simone has raised two children in Marin County, California.
Meredith’s spiritual search began and was fostered at a very young age. Seeking out traditions and teachings that aligned with her inner knowing, she was thrilled to discover Yoga and its healing powers in her late teenage years. She began teaching Yoga in 2000. Meredith has remained completely committed and passionate to her practice. Throughout her entire adult life she has earned several certifications and over 1700 hours of Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapy training. She specializes in Svarūpa Yoga Therapy, a style and paradigm based releasing core spinal tension and cultivating the natural flow of the innate healing power and bliss within.
A lover of the healing forces of nature and spirit, Meredith was easily pulled into the wisdom of Ayurveda in 2003. With her passionate drive to know Ayurveda she created a solid foundation in her understanding by earning Certificates in Massage Therapy and Ayurveda Panchakarma Therapies. She also has earned a BA in Transpersonal Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Herbal Studies.
Meredith is a Certified Wise Earth AyurvedaÒ practitioner and has been assistant teaching Wise Earth AyurvedaÒ practitioner programs since 2011. Meredith continues to study with influential teachers who have a strong alignment with women’s spirituality and health including: Maya Tiwari, Vaidya Mishra, Chameli Ardagh, Whapio, and Shri Param Eswaran. She is currently pursuing her MS in Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine at Maharishi University of Management.
Meredith is open to working with those that seek her out and has a special affinity for empowering women. She is honored to teach women who struggle with integrating their health, spirituality and sensual natures - so they may experience freedom and transformation. By working with her they will also cultivate a revival of their feminine potency through the timeless practices of Yoga and Ayurveda. www.meredithannhart.com
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Maya was the lead Ayurvedic, pancha-karma and integrated massage therapist at New Leaf Ayurveda in Sacramento and prior to that worked at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram Well-Being Center in Grass Valley, CA. Maya is an Ayurvedic Health Educator (AHE) and Ayurvedic Body Therapist (ABT) through the California College of Ayurveda in Nevada City, and holds a Masters of Public Health in Global Environmental Health through Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
Maya first discovered her passion for spiritual philosophy and holistic healthcare practices in 2001, during a three-month pilgrimage to India and Nepal, and has since been committed to applying these principles and practices to her own personal transformation and to establishing a daily lifestyle that is in alignment with her true nature. Through her work and training in massage and Ayurveda, Maya has discovered her authentic purpose and passion, which is to honor and revive the sacred wisdom of ancient indigenous systems of healing and to carry and integrate these systems into the new paradigm of consciousness, pioneering the next generation of healthcare – preventative and pro-active self-care – and promoting sustainable living on this planet.
Devoted to guiding and supporting others on their holistic healing journey, Maya is currently studying with Dr. Paul Dugliss (New World Ayurveda, Gorham, ME) to become an Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle consultant, a certification she expects to achieve by July 2017.
Maya utilizes her years of specialized training and intensive work experience with Ayurvedic massage, pancha karma body therapies, energy work, and deep, therapeutic massage techniques to set specific protocols for each new bodywork session that are highly attuned both to the clients’ needs at the time of the session and to their long-term wellness goals.
She holds a deeply nurturing, loving and supportive space within which her clients receive deep nourishment and realignment on all planes of existence – body, mind and spirit. Maya is known for her sensitivity, patient nature, and professionalism.
Maya recently moved to Marin County with her fiancé and her three fuzzy, love-crazed cats and is looking forward to building a rich and meaningful bodywork practice with Marin Ayurveda.