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Shankari Van Acker

As a Vedic Counselor Shankari has obtained over 10,000 hours of training in courses, classes and retreats with The Forest Academy and The American Institute of Vedic Studies specific to the study of Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda & Vedic Astrology and the subtle healing of karma and the mind. As a daughter, wife, mother and friend, Shankari has obtained a bazillion hours of personal experience in exploring, understanding and healing her own mind-full suffering through practical, consistent daily practices giving her a particularly compassionate and effective approach to understanding the root causes of mental, emotional and physical dis-ease!

Making Friends with Herbs

Once, during a car ride to school, our 3 1/2 year old son complained of an upset tummy.  School was brand new for him, and

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Making Simple Herbal Infusions

The Earth is mostly water.  And our profound connection with and dependence on Mother Earth is mirrored in our body which is also mostly water.

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Making Ghee for Optimal Health

Looking for cooking oil that is healthy, yet doesn’t mean you have to compromise taste? Consider Ghee – the Ayurvedic cooking medium that’s been around

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Why We Love an Eclipse!

Eclipses afford an opportunity for magic and personal transformation. Did you know that eclipses usually happen in pairs a couple of times a year. On

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Spicy Sweet Potato Tacos

We love tacos!  And we really love Ayurveda! But the combination of Ayurveda and tacos is a mind blowing experience of scrumptious “how can this

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What is a Kitchari Cleanse?

Gut Cleanse with Ayurveda Kitchari is a traditional rice and mung dal soup or stew in Ayurvedic cooking most often used as an easy to

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Learn an easy meditation practice.
Along with tips, strategies and trouble-shooting tips to help you establish a consistent routine to experience maximum benefits.