I am an Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner and Holistic Wellness Specialist. I became curious about nutrition well over a decade and a half ago when I started to question what I was feeding myself and realized food was not the same as nutrition. I founded my wellness practice in 2013 with the idea of being resource of information for those looking to return to a better sense of themselves. In clinical practice, I focus on the “why,” or the root cause of an imbalance. I look at every single aspect of the dietary and lifestyle factors that may be contributing to my clients' discomforts, and then focus on their unique bio-individuality to guide them back to balance. I create a wellness plan including lifestyle adjustments, nutrition guidelines and the development of a knowledgeable mindset in order to help them heal themselves. Nothing is more important than feeling like yourself fully because it is from this place that everything else flows in your life, and to accomplish this, everything aspect of who you are must be taken into account. This is what I am intuitively good at- the bigger picture of your life, and of your health.
I studied holistic medicine and herbology at the Kerala Ayurveda Academy in Los Angeles and in Southern India, complemented with countless functional medicine seminars and a certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. My clinical rotations / internships include rounds at the Kerala Ayurveda Hospital located in Cochin, India, the Ayurvedagram Resort in Bangalore, India, the Vandashree Ayurvedic Chikitsaya Clinic in Malvan, India and in Fremont, California at the Kerala Ayurveda Clinic.
Board Certified with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and countless hours of extended study with the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) have prepared me to spend a great deal of time traveling across India to work in Ayurvedic hospitals, clinics, retreat centers and academies. I have helped create treatment protocols, attended countless metabolic based lectures, facilitated out-patient consultations, directed Panchakarma detoxification therapies, formulated herbal and medicinal preparations, presented clinical case studies and studied Sanskrit. My work based travels have connected me with wonderful individuals pioneering the healing modalities across the world and have allowed me the opportunity to help drive forward the development of international marketing strategies for the Ayurvedic retreat centers I worked alongside.
Drawing upon everything I have experienced in study and in practice has helped me create a unique point of view of the human body and on how we heal. My approach is truly mind, body and spirit since they are all one and the same, and they are equally important for your sense of balance. You cannot fully restore health without considering your physical, mental and emotional parts of yourself and it is the most complete way of looking at you as an individual, because it is all connected. This understanding has allowed me to create completely personalized wellness plans for my clients that are suited to the unique body type, lifestyle, preferences, emotions and goals of each individual, which has been the most rewarding part of my practice because even though we are all made of the same stuff, when it comes to our health and health goals, we are all so different. I prioritize helping you find balance in the most wholistic ways possible because it is the only way to regain your body's most natural, intelligent, efficient state, and from this place, the restoration of health, healing and vitality flows.
I am the Los Angeles State Chapter Chair for the non-profit organization Wholistic Health Alliance, which actively works towards bridging the gap between allopathic and holistic modalities to help dissipate some of the false notions of natural medicine within the community. I am also the Kerala Ayurveda Counselor and Practitioner moderator for the students of Los Angeles. Currently I am living in Rome, Italy collaborating on up and coming wellness programs with the local doctors, universities and yoga studios. When possible, I contribute to a variety of wellness blogs, host a weekly health and wellness segment on an international Spanish radio show, and make appearances on featured segments raising awareness about holistic medicine.
In order to live a healthy life, we must understand what "being healthy" really means. It is my life's work to help redefine the term "healthy" so that we can all benefit from a vibrant, energetic, efficiently running body in order to truly enjoy our lives.
The Wellness By Helen Ayurvedic Clinic opened its doors during the Summer of 2015 in Los Angeles and is now fully online! We can now work together wherever we are, so that distance is no longer an obstacle in working together towards you reaching your optimal state of balance and healing.
No matter where you find yourself on your path to wellness, I am happy to help facilitate your journey to feeling whole again. I understand that your commitment to health is a commitment to yourself and I intend to support you every step of the way. I am here for you.
Consulting, specialized products, brand development, personal and corporate wellness programs, and Ayurvedic Therapy treatments are available upon request.
I have friends all over the world, from all walks of life, and would love to suggest a Wellness Practitioner closer to you or of a different modality if requested. I believe health should be all encompassing, and because you are my primary focus, anything that helps you heal is encouraged.
All collaborations, suggestions, and partnerships are welcomed openly. Please send a note to schedule a meeting.
*Helen Magnani, AWP & HHC is a wellness practitioner solely working to educate you on your health options. She does not claim to cure or treat specific diseases and has not been evaluated by the FDA on her alternative modalities. Please consult a physician before beginning any alternative healing program. All information is intended for educational purposes only.
When I work with a client, I am not treating a person, I am not just looking at their dis-ease.
I am treating their life story.
My experience in the kitchen, in study, interning and in clinical practice have prepared me to present you a new way of looking at health and wellness - one that looks at every aspect of your life, one that considers you as an individual, and one that is intended to make your journey to health simple.