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Jan 23, 2017

Mary Thompson was my first teacher in Ayurveda College. I know hundreds of Ayurvedic Practitioners can say the same. We talk about how all psychological problems - like anxiety, frustration, depression - originate in our biorhythms being out of sync. For women who have the monthly hormonal roller coaster and the menopause shift we are often more aware of how what is going on in our bodies is affecting our mental and emotional experience.  

  • Vata imbalance contributes to anxiety, fear, mental instability and insomnia
  • Pitta imbalance may give rise to anger and irritability
  • Kapha imbalance may lead to lethargy and depression

I rap with Mary Thompson about Ayurveda Mental & Emotional Thrive

According to Ayurveda, psychological problems start when fundamental imbalances develop in the biological intelligence that controls all bodily processes.

Most illness, including anxiety and depression, begin when doshas accumulate and disrupt our body's delicate biochemistry.

What you’ll get out of tuning in   


  • How to build your Ojas Bank
  • Redefining the 3 pillars of Food, Sleep and Creative Power
  • Are your spending or investing?



Mary Thompson is an internationally recognized leader in Ayurveda education ready to assist her colleagues as they study and practice Ayurveda.

Mary Thompson is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist with eighteen years of experience teaching at the California College of Ayurveda.

Mary trained with Dr. Marc Halpern at the California College of Ayurveda and received the titles Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist in October, 1997.  In 1999, she studied with Drs. Subhash & Sunanda Ranade and Drs. Avinash & Bharti Lele during an internship in Pune, India with the International Academy of Ayurved.  She has continued her education with many Ayurvedic teachers and practitioners and has attended numerous conferences in the US both as speaker and attendee.

In addition, Mary is a founding board member of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.  In this role, she supported the advancement of Ayurvedic health care in California and the founding of the National Board.

Since she became an Ayurvedic teacher and practitioner, Mary has dedicated her life to supporting the spread of Ayurveda in the west.  She does this via her teaching in school and the webinars she offers to both the public and practitioners.  She enjoys working directly with practitioners to support them in their work with their clients.

Mary’s teaching style is entertaining and enlightening. She has a gift for translating complex principles into easy-to-understand language.  Her students appreciate her humor and intellect, and find her inspiring.

Her writings on Ayurvedic principles have been published in magazines dedicated to Yoga and Ayurveda.  As an author, she has been praised for conveying complex principles simply and facilitating understanding for the reader.

Mary is now a consultant dedicated to spreading Ayurvedic principles, supporting practitioners, and developing protocols to address imbalances using the tools of Ayurveda.

Mary lives with her husband and son in Grass Valley, California.  Their son, Keegan, is currently in junior high and active in drama.

Favorite Quotes

As Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach has said, “Surround yourself with people who remind you more of your future than your past.”