Monica Yearwood is one of the few Ayurvedic practitioners in Chicago who has trained in both America and India. She tries to remain as authentic to the treatments as possible, by doing mostly everything by hand, avoiding electric heat conductors and pumps whenever possible. Her oils and materials are all natural and made according to Ayurvedic formula. Her products come from Tri-Health, Kerala Ayurveda, Banyan Botanicals, and Chandika Ayurveda. onica began her Ayurvedic studies at Maharishi University of Management in 2002, and has completed programs in Ayurvedic theory, detoxification strategies, diet, and herbal applications. She was individually selected by one of America’s exponent teacher’s of Ayurveda, Dr. Light Miller, as a Panchakarma apprentice, and practiced directly under her at her clinic in Sarasota, Fl. he is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and dedicated to the promotion of authentic Ayurvedic therapies in our Western world. Some of her articles on Ayurveda can be found in “Yoga Chicago.” She has also studied with Dr. Mark Helpurn of the California College of Ayurveda, Dr. John Hagelin of Maharishi University, Vaidya Mishra of Prana Ayurveda, Dr. Don and Amba Stapleton of Nosara Yoga Institute, and one of the foremost Western Scholars of Buddhism, Lama Surya Das. She has recently become a Sadhaka in training in the Wise Earth Ayurveda lineage led by Sri Swamini Mayatitananda. She is a licensed massage therapist, certified yoga instructor, Panchakarma technician, and graduate of Dhanvantari Ayurveda from the Florida Vedic College.