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Healing is a journey...

Make it with love.


Meet Emanda Thomas

Ayurveda Health Counselor II,
Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner

Greetings! Helping others heal and improve their quality of life was neither an aspiration nor a known possibility for my life’s path until I found Ayurveda in the book section of a holistic shop back in 2016. My journey began with a personal quest to learn about natural health and healing to take on some of my own challenges that come with aging and stress. The more I learned, an inner passion grew to help others discover their own amazing potential to improve their health and wellness using natural approaches.

After 4 years of classroom and clinical training with the California College of Ayurveda, along with supporting customers of Smile Herb Shop since 2020, I am able to guide my clients to take the reins in their wellness journey. I help clients identify and understand their constitution and how that influences health in the mind, body, and spirit. I can help you identify what uniquely works well for you, and ways to create a more balanced and healthy life based on your unique constitution. Together, we will build your wellness toolkit that you can return to any time to help you conquer any imbalance you’re experiencing. Each person’s protocol will include herbs and Ayurvedic coaching to guide you along a path of improvement. Stick with it and witness your own transformation. The best part is, you’ll understand what’s helping you and what’s getting in the way through your newfound understanding of Ayurveda. Consider me your accountability partner, personal wellness researcher, and coach along the way.


The most unexpected yet rewarding part of my coaching is helping individuals and families experience more collective harmony when one or more family members utilize my services.


If you would like my support in your individual, group, or family wellness journey, please contact me at to schedule a 15 minute inquiry call to see if my services align with your needs. If we agree that my services are a good fit for your goals, please book your initial consultation today. Other types of services such as group classes can also be arranged.

Peace and wellness,


For more information about my services, click here.

Meet Emada



Student and Counseling Client

"I enrolled in Emanda's course to learn more about Ayurveda, not knowing how that course and subsequent consultations would change my life. Her knowledge, support, accountability, and genuine care for my well-being have been invaluable. As a result of the principles that she's taught me, I've lost weight and my health has never been better. I'm so grateful to have found her!"

- Astrid R.

About Ayurveda

Why Naturopathy

Ayurveda is a 5000 year tradition of natural healing out of India. It is one tradition of the wisdom of our global ancestors. Ayurveda is a compassionate practice of awareness and empowerment that meets each person where they're at. Ayurveda teaches the value of understanding the role that the five elements (ether, air, fire, water, and earth) play in our wellness, and how to take mindful action for a harmonious and healthy life.

The Body

Our digestion is the seat of our health. What manifests in the body is influenced by what we digest. We take in harmonious or disharmonious sustinance through the five senses (taste, smell, sight, hearing, and touch).

The Mind

The mind and the body are one. You cannot treat the body without treating the mind. How we use our mind also affects our health.

The Spirit

A spiritual journey is equally as important to health, healing, and harmony as the journey of the body and mind. The three are inseparable.

Vata Dosha

Vata dosha consists of ether and air. It is the lightest and most subtle of the doshas. Ether is the space that exists everywhere. It is also the interconnectedness of all things. Think of sound waves. We cannot see them with the naked eye because they are so subtle. But they carry the words from one person’s mouth to the ears of another. Air is responsible for motion. None of the other elements can move without air. This is important to remember when we observe imbalances that involve space and movement.

Pitta Dosha

Pitta Dosha consists of fire and water. It is hot and moist. Fire is light and unstable. It is the element that contributes to warmth in all aspects of life. Be it the warmth from a camp fire that warms the hands on a cold night, the warmth in our blood that maintains a comfortable temperature, or the heat in our mind that makes us passionate or anger. Fire is responsible for all manifestations of heat. Water helps contain the fire to prevent it from causing damage. When balanced, fire and water offer a synergy resulting in warmth and action.  

Kapha Dosha

Kapha Dosha consists of water and earth. It is cool and heavy. Water provides moisture that is cool and flowing. Water makes things soft, including the earth. Earth provides density that is heavy, and also cool. It is difficult to penetrate and at times, imobile. The upside of this immobility is that the element of earth is predictable and stable.  Water and earth take up space. When in harmony, they offer solid stability in all aspects of life. When imbalanced, they can be clogging in our environment as well as in the mind, body, and spirit. 


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