Sarah Dunfee is a NAMA Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. She studied the Ayurvedic Practitioners Program at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Prior to that, she studied at the Ayurvedic College for Wellbeing in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Sarah also apprenticed in Panchakarma during her time at the Ayurvedic College for Wellbeing. She has also studied Ayurvedic Therapies at Vaidyagrama Healing Village in Coimbatore, India, along with many other Continuing Education courses in Ayurveda and its sister sciences. In addition to Ayurveda, Sarah holds two 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificates: one in Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series from Ashtanga Yoga Mysore in Mysore, India and one in Yoga Inbound from the Yoga Inbound school in Vrindavan, India. She teaches Ayurveda virtually to Hot Yoga Dundrum in Dublin, Ireland for their Yoga Teacher Trainings.
Sarah serves as a sub-committee member for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). Additionally, she is a faculty member of the Banyan Botanicals Living Ayurveda Internship Programs and works as a Student Advisor and Health Certification Program Course Instructor for Chopra Global. Sarah writes articles for the online editorial on Chopra.com.
Sarah currently practices Ayurveda at Siskiyou Ayurveda in Ashland, Oregon and BhumiShakti Ayurveda, LLC.
I grew up in a small farming town in Northeastern Ohio called Kinsman, where I had a simple and pleasant upbringing. From a young age, I observed the unhealthiness that was present in the common regional diet, but up through that point, it was the only thing I knew. Growing into a curious and imaginative teen, I became a yearlong Rotary International Youth Exchange student and traveled across the world for the first time to study a year of high school in Spain. My entire life changed. During my time there, my host father was a professional chef, who would prepare fresh and healthy meals each day. The dietary changes & cultural shifts such as slowing down, eating together, reducing stress, along with lots of walking, and living in a different climate make significant changes in how I felt, looked, and went about my day-to-day life. Upon returning to the United States, I was determined to continue to stick with my new healthy habits and it became clear that I wanted to continue interacting with international cultures.