I am super duper excited to have my teacher, Jaisri Lambert on the podcast today to talk about all things Ayurveda. I first met Jaisri the day I walked into her classroom to study Ayurveda in Holistic Nutrition and have since continued to go to her for anything and everything Ayurvedic. One of the greatest gifts of this podcast is that it offers me the permission to directly and outwardly asks questions that we may not ask in a safe and secure environment- and I (and we, together) get to learn the life stories of people we are oftentimes silently curious about. And here it is: Jaisri Lambert’s story.
Jaisri Lambert has been practicing and teaching natural therapies since l983 after her own debilitating migraine headaches kindled her interest in alternative therapies. Her exploration led her first to Polarity Therapy, in which she became certified in 1985. As interest and demand for natural healing classes increased, Jaisri founded the Westcoast Polarity School and later the East-West Polarity School, teaching innovations in Polarity Therapy internationally.
In 1989 she met renowned Ayurvedic physician and author Vaidya Vasant D. Lad, B.A.M.S., MA.Sc. in Victoria, B.C., an event that deeply influenced her life. “Healing is love plus intelligence”, Dr. Lad taught, validating Jaisri’s experience that spirituality and physical life are not separate. Jaisri’s other important teachers include Dr. T. Sukumaran of Kerala and Dr. Robert E. Svoboda of Texas, both respected and beloved Ayurvedic physicians.
Jaisri has authored many articles and training manuals in Ayurveda and Turiya Therapy, and travels internationally to introduce the theory and practice of this ancient wisdom to delighted students of all levels.