Optimal health is your inherent potential.
Whether you're at a crossroads with your relationship, career, or inner journey, your health is the pillar of your future success and happiness.
What I Do
My intention is to empower you to achieve optimal health so you can live the life you deserve.
I adapt classical approaches to Yoga and Chinese Medicine for your modern life to support you to have the health and energy to do more of what you love.
What’s special about my approach
You deserve personalized and customized care. Because healthcare is personal and there is no one-size-fits-all.
The one-on-one work I do is based in Classical Chinese Medicine, which takes a holistic view of your health and focuses on a meridian approach to Acupuncture rather than a point specific approach. In other words, this medicine allows me to go beyond treating your symptoms or illness so the focus is to inspire your inherent healing potential.
Because you are unique. And your healthcare should be, too.
Classical Chinese Medicine is the foundation of the work I do at A Center for Natural Healing, a health and wellness clinic in Santa Clara, California, where I’m Co-Director along with my husband, Salvador Cefalu, M.S., L.Ac.
I couple this care with my love of Yoga, which I’ve been teaching for nearly two decades. Regular Yoga practice was my saving grace in recovering from extreme stress and anxiety during my first year in college and has been the most intimate and important practice that continues to guide me through life’s ebbs and flows.
My multicultural passion began as a young refugee from Iran and has inspired me to be a lifelong student of various subjects, cultures, languages, and medical modalities. I’m fluent in three languages (English, Farsi, German), I’m a certified yoga instructor, and I love to learn. I have a B.A. in Political Economy from UC Berkeley, an M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University, and a Ph.D. in Classical Chinese Medicine through my longtime teacher and 88th generation Daoist Master, Dr. Jeffrey Yuen.
But what I care about most is developing ways to help you find your path to healing so you can live a truly fulfilled life.
How to get started
Throughout my site, I offer resources to help you cultivate optimal health. The best place to start is to fill out the form below so I can send you a free 5 Step Guide to Fatigue Relief and support you at every step of the way on your journey to wellness.
There are plenty of opportunities to experience my integrative approach to Yoga and Chinese Medicine through workshops and retreats as well as in my teacher training programs. Need inspiration to start a home practice? You can check out some of my videos on YouTube.
And you’ll find dozens of Chinese medicine-inspired articles written by me and my husband to empower your self-care at our Living a Fulfilled Life blog.
Ready to take the first step to transform your health and life? Click below to schedule an appointment to work with me one-on-one.
APPLYING THE 5 ELEMENTS OF CHINESE MEDICINE TO OPTIMIZE YOUR HEALTH and VITALITY
Learn how Chinese Medicine can empower how you live a healthier life in my free talk from the Vibrant Yoga Life Online Summit.
Blending Yoga and Chinese Medicine into a healing Business practice
In this Healing Business Podcast interview, I share why Yoga and Chinese Medicine create a perfect synthesis, as well as personal insights and habits for success that I think will benefit you.