About Blue Lotus Ayurveda - Ayurveda and Panchakarma Clinic & Day Spa
Who We Are at Blue Lotus Ayurveda
We are the first Ayurveda and Panchakarma Clinic & Day Spa located in the city of Asheville, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. We offer individualized Ayurvedic health care, Ayurvedic therapies, and Panchakarma, with great attention to personal customer service. Your health is our commitment!
Vishnu Dass (NTS, LMT, CAyu) started studying Ayurveda in 1992 under the guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad, world renowned Ayurvedic physician and teacher (on the picture at left, visiting our clinic in May 2009).
He was one of the first students to successfully graduate from both the Advanced Studies and the Clinical Program at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM. He was also trained and worked at the Panchakarma Department of the Institute under Dr. Lad's supervision.
Vishnu is also a graduate of the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in Albuquerque, NM. He had previously studied with herbalist Michael Tierra at the American School of Herbalism in Santa Cruz, CA. He is a former Board Member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and was granted a Lifetime Professional Membership for his service to that Board.
He has been in clinical practice for over 12 years, treating people of all ages. He is a highly skilled herbalist who specializes in both the treatment and prevention of disease, including digestive disorders, skin diseases, allergies, arthritis, auto immune diseases, liver disorders, diabetes, hypertension, and many other chronic and severe conditions.
His holistic approach enables him to create individualized programs, specifically tailored to your particular needs, integrating into your Ayurvedic consultation nutritional and lifestyle counseling, herbal nutrition, and marma therapy, as well as other Ayurvedic therapies and weight management programs, depending on your specific situation, goals, and needs. He is clinically trained to offer full Panchakarma detox programs and Panchakarma therapies, and personally guides and supervises your process throughout your treatments.Vishnu also offers lectures and workshops on Ayurveda and yoga philosophy for various herb schools and yoga centers throughout the South East, and has published several articles on Ayurveda and yoga, both on local and national publications, including Light on Ayurveda Journal, New Life Journal, and Integrative Health and Healing, amongst others. His book on Ayurvedic herbology is in the process of being published.
Yol Swan helped build this business from the ground up and worked as the administrator, webmaster, receptionist, editor, store manager, graphic designer, teacher, and store manager for over 10 years. She wrote and designed newsletters and ads, as well as several of the articles and all the content on this site.
Yol worked for the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM, transcribing and editing Dr. Lad's lectures, and edited the first version of his Textbook of Ayurveda I, all of which helped her acquire a well rounded understanding of this ancient science.
She holds a Diploma in homeopathy, is an avid explorer of the mind and Vedic sciences, and has extensive experience with many yogic, healing, and therapeutic tools she has learned and practiced for over 25 years. She currently offers Intuitive Spiritual Counseling, Life Purpose & Business Coaching, and Distant Energy Healing. You should get her Spiritual Newsletter and visit her web site to learn more about her services:
Meet some of our Massage Therapists and Ayurvedic Assistants who work with us doing therapeutic massage or assisting with Ayurvedic Therapies and Panchakarma.