Ileana Gonzalez, Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and YT 500
(NAMA Professional Member since 2014)
Hello and welcome! I am a Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner through National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), and 500 hour Certified Yoga Teacher. I've been practicing Ayurveda professionally since founding Apurva Wellness LLC in 2011. My personal journey started a few years before that, when I discovered that I had the inner potential to make my own spiritual path (it was empowering to realize I did not have to fit into the mold that my cultural and religious upbringing wanted me to fit!).
After working in IT Consulting for 12 years, I had the opportunity to travel the world on a what would become a life-changing spiritual journey. My travels took me to 6 countries and 3 continents, including very spiritual places like Bali, India and Nepal. In India, I met internationally renowned ayurvedic teachers at Arsha Vidya Peetam Trust (AVP) in Coimbatore where I received traditional gurukula-style training in “Ayurvedic Nursing” and “Panchakarma and Nutrition”. In 2012 I continued clinical studies in Pune with Dr. Vasant Lad, founder of The Ayurvedic Institute. Although I've been a serious student of yoga since 2007, Ayurveda stole my heart and was focused mainly on that for a decade. My formal Yoga Teacher Training includes 200 hours under Neva Ingalls (Inner Domain), "5 Elements Ayurveda & Yoga Fusion", and 300 hour "Svastha Yoga: Therapeutic Essentials" with Ganesh Mohan (Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda).
I am wholeheartedly committed to empowering others to this ancient wisdom, in the same way it empowers my life every day. I believes in the long term rewards of a healthy lifestyle, and I love guiding my clients and students to spark their own inner Divine wisdom with the wholistic tools of Ayurveda and Yoga. After more than 9 years in private practice specializing in Panchakarma Therapeutics, lots of spiritual and energetic shifts came with Covid-19 and as of March 2020, Apurva Wellness is an online boutique offering numerous educational programs, lifestyle counselling, yoga classes, and other experiences to support your learning and self-discovery journey.