Siva (Raakhi) Mohan- Ayurvedic Practitioner
Siva began her path to healing in neuroscience, and this sparked her interest in the mind-body connection. In Medical School and during her Public Health Masters, she focused her studies on an extension of the mind-body relationship: the effects of community, development, and culture on health behavior.
For Siva, consulting in international public health seemed to revolve around a central question: How do we encourage certain health behavior in different settings around the world?
“I was most interested in the process of genuinely taking people’s lives into consideration when approaching health. I believe our lifestyles and habits determine our health, and this along with my cultural heritage drew me to ayurveda.”
Several years later, Siva is fortunate to practice Ayurveda and yoga, addressing health in a personal, individualized and holistic way.
With an MD (focus in psychiatry) and a Masters in Public Health, Siva brings a unique and integrative approach to ayurveda. This combined with her personal and professional studies in Vedic thought have nurtured her niche: expanding ayurveda with psychospiritual healing.
Siva teaches at festivals and conferences (e.g. Bhaktifest, Bali Spirit, Moksha, Assn. of Ayurvedic Physicians); develops curriculum and teaches for YogaWorks; and teaches at the nation’s premier Yoga Studies Masters Program at Loyola Marymount University in LA. Siva is the founder/director of LA’s annual celebration of the Vedic arts, Veda MeLA.
As a speaker, Siva’s quite versatile. Her focus tends to be on the integrative possibilities and approaches with ayurveda & Western medicine, and psychospiritual aspects of healing.
Dr. Mohan’s perspectives have been recently featured in Marie Claire, Well + Good, LAYoga, Real Simple, First for Women magazines, amongst others. Her private practice has been featured on KCLA TV, Veria TV, and she is a featured expert on several online wellness portals (LivingHealthy, BanyanBotanicals, Curejoy, Ayurvedanextdoor, Mom.me).
We should have some way in our society to acknowledge the powerful learning in first hand experience. How can we capture the learning that happens when you heal yourself from an ailment, or midwife others’ through their healing?
Pomona College: B.A. Neuroscience, Cum Laude
Cornell University Weill Medical College: Doctor of Medicine
U.C. Berkeley: Master’s in Public Health, focus in International Health Policy & Management
CA College of Ayurveda: Ayurvedic Health Sciences
Ayurvedic Gurukula (personal study under): Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Sarita Shrestha, Maya Tiwari
My greatest honor is to share in your healing experience. By allowing me to witness your journey into whole being wellbeing, your experience becomes part of my life experience. This affirms my dharma, and deepens my faith in this ancient healing approach, ayurveda.
Finalist-Shaun Lumachi Rising Star Award (city of Long Beach entrepreneurial award) 2013
Henrik Blum Distinguished Social Action Award, 2006
Institute for East Asian Studies Fellow, 2005-6
Public Health Alumni Association Scholar, 2005
Institute for Global Conflict & Cooperation Fellow, 2005
UC Berkeley University Fellow, 2004-5
Max Factor Foundation Public Health Fellow, 2004
Max Kade International Health Fellow, 2004
Pomona College Alum of the Year, 2003
Barr Scholarship Research Grant, 2001
Phi Beta Kappa, 2000
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