Chivito is a certified Ayurveda Practitioner and Pancha Karma Specialist (Ayurveda treatment, detoxification therapies and Psychology). He has been studying and practicing Ayurveda since 2005.
Chivito has both traditional academic training and genuine immersion--training and interning with Ayurveda Dr.’s as well as with Self-Realized Baba’s of India.
“Every great teacher I’ve encountered has been a Master of Ayurveda. There was no distinction between the path of enlightenment and Ayurveda, there couldn’t be one without the other.” Chivito
Academically, Chivito is a graduate of the Kerala Ayurveda Academy and certified through the Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic and Research Center in Jaipur India. He has interned at Kerala Ayurveda Seattle and India clinics, at the Pancha Karma center at Ammritapuri, and with lead physician and founder of Chakrapani Ayurveda Dr. Kotecha.
Chivito's Specialties are:
Chivito considers his real training however, to have come from specific Baba’s (holymen) who took Chivito under their wing. They infused Ayurveda, Yoga and the universal principles found in traditions worldwide within one system of awareness that translated into Kashmiri Saivism.
Combined with the technical theoretical training of Ayurveda, Chivito was initiated into various esoteric Yogas such as Swara Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and Kriya Yoga. He lived with these incredible teachers who were the living embodiment of these time honored lineages. He trained with these great yogi's throughout India, being initiated into various practices and then told to return to the West and translate them so they may be available to everyday people within our modern western word.
Chivito is also a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 1000hrs of Massage training including Swedish, Thai Massage, Abhyanga, Shirodhara, and Marma Point Therapy.
He has completed 500hrs of Yoga Teacher Training in both India and U.S.
Trained in Vipassana and other Theravada Practices of Mindfulness. Theravada (Pali: thera "elders" + vada "word, doctrine"), the "Doctrine of the Elders," is the name for the school of Buddhism that draws its scriptural inspiration from the Pali Canon, or Tipitaka, which scholars generally accept as the oldest record of the Buddha's teachings.
Chivito is the Co-creator of the Yoga Teacher’s training program in India at Hari Om Ashram where he serves as Director and Ayurveda Instructor during the season.
He has operated two clinic’s called Inner Silence Studio in Tacoma WA and Portland OR and faciltiated a Retreat center in Leavenworth WA .
When not serving in India, Chivito is traveling sharing Ayurveda and Yoga around the world.
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