Our guest, Kristen Rae Stevens, is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and an Ayurvedic Yoga specialist and she tells us,"Ayurveda, literally translates as "the science of life”. This method of art, science and health practice aims to prevent disease and rejuvenation methods through the use of lifestyle, diet, herbal formulas and specialized treatments and adjunct practices so that an individual not only heals at a functional level but thrives in all ways of being so that he or she is able to live to their full potential”. People come to Kristen Rae to see to learn more about this form of healing practice and to explore how Ayurveda can help with their life and the varied health conditions that they face. She began her career path as a dancer,ballet and modern dance and she experienced the great demands that dance makes on the body.This lead her to earn more about the body and she studied anatomy and kinesiology and then taught this to dancers, actors and massage therapists. Her quest to learn more led to a study of Ayurveda and now to the practice and teaching of this ancient, but very relevant healing system that originated in India thousands of years ago.