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About Amadea Morningstar

Amadea Morningstar is an internationally recognized author, teacher, and practitioner in the field of Ayurveda. She is the founder of the Ayurveda Polarity Therapy and Yoga Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Amadea has a private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico, offering Ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle education, marma therapy, and polarity therapy.

Professional Credentials

Board Certified Polarity practitioner, the American Polarity Therapy Association, 2012 – present

Registered Polarity educator, the American Polarity Therapy Association, 2003 – present

Registered Polarity practitioner, the American Polarity Therapy Association, 1998 - present

Registered Integral Yoga teacher, Integral Yoga Teachers Association, 2011 – present

Co-author of The Ayurvedic Cookbook and other texts, 1990 – present

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Professional Associations

NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) Approved PACE Provider, http://www.ayurvedanama.org/page/PACE_ProgramListings

The Ayurveda Polarity Therapy & Yoga Institute (ayurvedapolarityyoga.com) is an Educational Organization member of NAMA

APTA (American Polarity Therapy Association) Continuing Education Provider

IYTA (Integral Yoga Teachers Association) member

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling, Southwestern College, Santa Fe, NM, 1987 (with a minor in education).

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, University of California at Berkeley, 1975

Mentored Study in Ayurvedic Health Education, Food and Herbal Therapy, and Marma Therapy, with Drs. Vasant Lad and David Frawley, 1983 - present

Graduate Study in Nutrition, University of Texas at Austin, 1978-1979

Recipient of Grant for Graduate Studies in Aging and Nutrition, the Administration on Aging, based on academic merit, 1979

Major in Human Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1970-1972

Board Certified Polarity practitioner, through the American Polarity Therapy Association, 2012

Certificate as a Registered Polarity practitioner, RPP, Earthwise Polarity Therapy program, Albuquerque, NM, 1996-1998

Certificate as a Registered Polarity educator, RPE, the American Polarity Therapy Association, 2003

Certificate as a Registered Integral Yoga teacher, RYT, Satchidananda Mission, Athens, GA, 2010 – 2011

Experience

Private Practice in Santa Fe, NM, in Ayurvedic nutrition, health education, hands on Marma Therapy, and Ayurveda Polarity Therapy for individuals and their families, 1975 – present

Founder and faculty, Ayurveda Polarity Therapy and Yoga Institute, Santa Fe, NM. On site and distance courses www.AyurvedaPolarityYoga.com, 2007 - present

Guest /Keynote Speaker, NAMA conferences, 2004, 2009, 2013, 2014

Guest/Keynote Speaker, APTA conferences, 1998-2000, 2003, 2012

Faculty Member, the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts, Western Medical Physiology & Pathology, Energetic Nutrition, and other courses, Santa Fe, NM, 1996 – 2015

Guest Speaker, the Ayurvedic Institute, hosted by Dr. Sharada Hall, Perspectives in Ayurvedic Nutrition, Albuquerque, NM, 2010 and 2011

Symposium Member, the International Polarity Educators Alliance, 2012, 2014

Guest Speaker, the Polarity Center of Zurich, hosted by Dr. Urs Honauer, Ayurveda and Marma Therapy, Zurich, Switzerland, July 2009.

Faculty Member, Integrated Health Studies department, Northern New Mexico College, Ayurveda and Energy Healing, Levels I, II, and III, Espanola, NM, with continuing education credits for body workers, 2005-2009

Guest Speaker, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Ayurvedic Polarity Therapy, Levels I and II, Lenox, MA, continuing education credits for body workers and nurses, 2006 - 2008

Guest Speaker, Yoga and Ayurveda, annual Southwest Yoga conferences, 1999-2002

Faculty Member, Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda, Boulder, CO, 1995-2000

Faculty Member, International Institute of Chinese Medicine, Santa Fe, NM, Western nutrition for third year acupuncture students, 1995-2003

Faculty Member, North American College of Botanical Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, Western nutrition, bachelor’s program in herbal medicine, 1999-2003

Faculty Member, the Ayurvedic Institute, Ayurvedic Nutrition, Albuquerque, NM, 1985-1990

Faculty Member, School of Therapeutic Nutrition, The Institute of Traditional Medicine, Santa Fe, NM, 1984-1985

Faculty Member, Santa Fe College of Natural Medicine, 1982-1984

Guest Speaker, in a variety of national and international summits, conferences, and events, 1982 – present

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Publications

Ayurveda: Relevance in Culture Care Today chapter co-written with Joanna Basuray Maxwell, PhD, RN, in Transcultural Nursing: Concepts, Theories, Research, and Practice, Fourth Edition, by Marilyn McFarland and Hiba B. Wehbe-Alamah, McGraw Hill Education, due out this fall, 2017

Jyoti on . . . Amadea Morningstar, interview with Diana I. Lurie, editor in chief, Ayurveda Journal of Health, winter 2016

Morningstar, Amadea, The Ayurvedic Guide to Polarity Therapy, Lotus Press, 2001

Morningstar, Amadea, Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners, Lotus Press, 1995

Morningstar and Desai, Urmila, The Ayurvedic Cookbook, Lotus Press, 1990

Morningstar and Gagnon, Daniel, Breathe Free: Nutritional and Herbal Care for Your Respiratory System, Lotus Press, 1990

The above texts have been published in a variety of languages and countries; check for availability in your native language.

A variety of articles about Ayurveda in Yoga Journal, LA Yoga, Yoga International, International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Light on Ayurveda, since the early 1990s

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