Certified Ayurvedic Practitioners have met the highest national standards in the U.S. set by the National Ayurveda Medical Association (NAMA). Durner, an accomplished natural health therapist and coach, completed a comprehensive 750-hour training program split between the Kanyakumari Ayurveda Education Center in Glendale, and the American Institute of Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, N.M. The certification adds to her impressive credentials, which include certifications in life coaching, yoga instruction and massage therapy. She has nearly two decades of holistic health experience.
Durner integrates these multiple professional disciplines into her practice at Ayurveda Wellness, 2331 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee (http://www.ayurvedawellness.org). She creates personalized treatment programs to guide clients to optimal health, with a goal of creating and sustaining wellness. Program components can include custom food plans, lifestyle programs, herbal formulas, coaching and education, and hands-on therapies.
Ayurveda, the oldest form of traditional medicine called the “mother of all healing,” provides a holistic approach to total health based on 5,000 years of use. Ayurveda uses natural, non-invasive treatments to promote wellness and create balance among the physical, mental and spiritual elements of people’s lives. Focused on wellness, Ayurveda provides pain relief from chronic conditions, helps restore optimal health and prevents the onset of disease by addressing root causes of problems.
“People make choices every day that either create wellness, or lead to imbalance that appears as pain, illness and disease,” Durner said. “Because everyone’s health is unique, Ayurveda focuses on each individual’s specific biochemistry plus external factors in their lives such as stress, lifestyle and environmental conditions. The goal is to help them get healthy and stay healthy, and prevent reoccurrences of pain and other problems that keep them from fully enjoying life.”
Prior to opening Ayurveda Wellness, Durner practiced five years at Jensen Health and Energy Center, Elm Grove. Her experience also includes holistic instruction and treatment at a health club and in private practice. Her professional training encompasses more than 2,500 hours at natural health education centers across the country. She is a graduate of Oberlin College.
“My philosophy is ‘Be Your Best – healthy body, sharp mind, connected spirit, balanced life,’” Durner said. “I look forward to using Ayurveda to help others achieve great health that lasts a lifetime.”