A Primer on Ayurveda Gauri Junnarkar in conversation with Neetu Rishi
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Let’s meet the founder of Ayurnutrition and co-author of the book “A Primer on Ayurveda: A Practical Guide”, Ms. Gauri Junnarkar.
It was an honour to meet Ms. Gauri Junnarkar, a Registered Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Ayurveda Practitioner(Vaidya), Panchakarma Specialist, and Licensed Massage Therapist.
She has completed a 500 hour Massage Certification course from Kekino Massage Academy. She is a highly acclaimed international keynote speaker and has presented at international and local conferences on Ayurveda. She recently co-authored a book ‘A Primer on Ayurveda: A Practical Guide’, now published on Amazon. She is a faculty member at International University of Yoga and Ayurveda, American Institute of Ayurveda and Tarrant County College. She is currently a member of American Association of Diabetes Educator and AMTA.
Ms. Gauri, which was the starting point for you to take this path of Ayurveda?
A: In childhood while helping my mother in cooking, I got a cut on my finger and she applied turmeric on it mentioning that it has lot of beneficial properties and that inspired me to explore more about it and thus Ayurveda peeped into my life.
Can you walk us through how Ayurveda is important for human life and what all services do you offer?
A: Ayurveda is a science of life and it focuses on mind and body connection. We offer Ayurveda services, Nutrition services,Wellness services, Pancharkarma therapies and an integrated approach to wellness.
How do you manage to balance between womanhood, kids, home chores and then attending the conferences and then writing a book too?
A: I would like to give credit to my husband and my family who is a supporting pillar without which I could not have done all this.
As 2019 is approaching, what are your future plans for the upcoming year?
A: In 2019, I have plans of expanding into corporate wellness and spreading more awareness about nutrition.
How can people reach out to you?
A: You can reach us at:
Contact no: 9729990203
Rapid Fire round
Define success in one line.
A: Success is when I make a positive difference in somebody’s life.
If you were not in this field, what would have been the other option for you?
A: I would have been a gardener.
How many days did it take for you to write your book?
A: 6 months
If you get an option to add one more designation to your profile, would you go for it or you are contented with all that’s in your plate.
A: I am contented but I would focus on expanding it.
What’s your most desirable dream?
A: Having a wellness center having all therapies Ayurveda, Yoga, Acupuncture, all the different integrated therapies available under one roof.
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