AgniVeda is dedicated to the optimization of the human body. We strive to awaken the primordial fire engrained within us. As this flame matures, our higher intelligence illuminates the body and the entirety of its cells, rekindling its innate processes.
From a young age I always knew I wanted to help people. Ayurveda has given me a means to heal my community, something which I will forever be grateful for! These Ayurvedic teachings have provided me the parameters to interact with the world around me in an entirely new way. I am more cognizant of my body and how I interact with the elements around me. Each patient is like a puzzle, entirely unique. As the collective picture begins to come into focus. These interactions with my patients captivate my interest and allow my deeper intuition to come fully into play, never a dull moment!
Originally from Ohio, where I lived most of my teenage years! In 2018, I began a journey which brought me to the California College of Ayurveda in Nevada City, CA. A quaint town nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. With a wholesome community centered on sustainability and eco-friendly ideals, I found my first taste of home.
I am a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS). At this level we work with Westernly diagnosed disease and treat it Ayurvedically. I am a member of the California College of Ayurveda's (CCA) Herb Department. Here I prepare medicines prescribed and ordered through the College from Ayurvedic practitioners. I am also a member of CCA's spa, performing body therapies such as Abhyanga (massage), Shirodhara (Oil poured over the forehead), Svedana (Herbal steam), Pinda Svedana (Heated herbal bolus massage), and Ayurvedic facials.
Christopher E. Garber
Shanti Komala Basti Training
Basti is a part of the ancient Ayurvedic Panchakarma Cleanse. It involves the absorption of liquid such as a medicated oil or tea through the rectum. A powerful therapy for Vata, this practice is said to be very useful for all types of disorders associated with Vata or elimination.
Clinical Nasya Training
During this workshop I learned the practice of Nasya, or the nasal application of oil. This therapy allows the mind to be influenced by the properties of the nasya oil.
Herbal Technician at the California College of Ayurveda
April 2021 - Present
I am one of two technicians who prepare all of CCA's herbal orders coming from its onsite and graduate practitioners. We produce herbal capsules, powders, teas, medicated oils/ghees, salves, and spritzers.
Pinda Svedana Training
During this workshop I learned the art of Pinda Svedana massage. Warm boluses of rice are wrapped in muslin cloth, soaked in hot oil which are then used to apply the oil to the body. A good therapy for Kapha specifically, the rhythmic pounding of the pandas can help clear stagnation in the body.
Holistic Health and Wellness Practice.
Body Therapist at the California College of Ayurveda Healthcare Center/Spa
February 2020 - Present
As the lead body therapist in the spa I have been able to refine my skills while cultivating a profound touch. Allowing patients to experience relief from a wide array of afflictions.
Ayurvedic Facials Training
September 2019, March 2021
During this workshop I learned the fundamentals of Ayurvedic Beauty care designed to optimize our outward appearance. Then, I took it again!
Ayurvedic Massage and Bliss Therapist (AMBT) Training
In this 45 hour program I learned the art form of Abhyana massage, Shirodhara oil treatment, and Svedana sweat/sauna therapy
Herbal Apprenticeship Program
April 2019 - December 2019
During this Program under the amazing guidance of Ayurvedic Herbalist Brenda Igler I cultivate a deep relationship with medical plants and herbs. I learned the fundamentals of herbal medicine making from propagating the plants all the way to Ayurvedic formula making, and even the production of my own herbal medicines!
Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS) Certification
March 2019 - June 2021
At the Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist level we work with Westerly diagnosed disease and treat it Ayurvedicly! This allows for a more comprehensive treatment protocol, allowing disease to be mitigated.
Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) Certification
March 2018 - June 2020
I have completed the Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) training. At this level we learn how to mitigate disease and balance the Doshas using primarily dietary and lifestyle practices.