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Hello, I’m
Sarah Dunfee

Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner

Sarah Dunfee is a NAMA Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. She graduated from the Ayurvedic Practitioners Program at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2021. Prior to that, she graduated from the Ayurvedic Counselors Program at the Ayurvedic College for Wellbeing in Rincon, Puerto Rico in 2017. Sarah apprenticed in Panchakarma at the Ayurvedic College for Wellbeing while completing her studies. She also participated in Ayurvedic Therapies Training at Vaidyagrama Healing Village in Coimbatore, India in 2018. Sarah continues her Ayurveda studies virtually through the Dhanvantari Ayurveda Hospital in Udupi, India.

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 (2018) and one in Yoga Inbound from the Yoga Inbound school in Vrindavan, India (2018). She teaches Ayurveda virtually for Yoga Teacher Trainings through the Hot Yoga Dundrum studio in Dublin, Ireland.

Sarah currently works as the Student Advisor of Chopra Health Programs. She also practices in-person at Sisikyou Ayurveda in Ashland, Oregon as well as offers online consultations at her very own Bhumi Shakti Ayurveda, LLC.

Articles

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Nutrition & Recipes

Eating for Enlightenment: Why Mindful Eating Matters

One of the best times of day is when it is time to eat. Being fully present during this sacred time of bliss is of utmost importance. What we consume, how much, and what time we eat affects how we digest, along with our sense of wellbeing. Following a few simple guidelines for mindful eating can go a long way in maintaining a robust digestive fire and cultivating a feeling of satiation and contentment. Pure, wholesome foods, when consumed in the wrong state of mind or circumstances, may generate impurities. The following tips for mindful eating can help us stay on track.

Sarah Dunfee
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Ayurveda

On Agni and Āma: The Sacred Fire of Digestion and Metabolic Impurities

The cornerstone of health in Ayurveda comes back to the simple concept of agni, our digestive fire. Likewise, the seed of disease comes back to the concept of āma, toxins. Balanced agni is the key to proper digestion, assimilation of nutrients, sustained energy, healthy aging, and maintaining homeostasis. Quality agni can prevent, āma from forming and burn existing impurities that are stagnated within the body and mind.

Sarah Dunfee
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Ayurveda

Practical Tips for Easing Back Into Eating After a Cleanse

It is not only what we do during cleansing that results in a healthier, happier state of the body, but what we do after cleansing that determines the longevity or transience of any changes we undergo. Properly coming off a cleanse is a vital stage for achieving cleansing success. In all stages of a cleanse, patience is key to honoring the time that it takes for the body to metabolize the toxins lodged in our deep tissues, so the ama can return to the central digestive tract to be excreted.

Sarah Dunfee
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Ayurveda

Reducing Toxins During the Peak of Holiday Season

During the winter season and holidays, many of us have the tendency to want to stay inside, snuggle up, share cookies, food, and wine with friends and family. While having small amounts of our favorite holiday treats is an innocent celebration, if we over-indulge for too long, we will inevitably start facing the consequences of imbalance and the increase of toxins.

Sarah Dunfee