I am an Ayurvedic consultant, herbalist and Yoga therapist with a passion for cooking, Ayurvedic nutrition and AyurYoga. I have pursued my studies of Ayurveda in the US and India since 2003. After receiving a Master of Science in Ayurveda through the International Hindu University in Florida, I also completed the 2-year full-time Ayurvedic practitioner program through the Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Vasant Lad. I have also studied with other world-renowned teachers such as Dr. Ranade, Dr. Lele and Dr. Svoboda. Even though I left behind a successful career as a journalist in New York City, I still regularly contribute to and edit for Ayurvedic publications such as Light On Ayurveda Journal (LOAJ). Together with my husband, Dr. Onur Aydınoğlu, I founded and direct Heal Istanbul, a multi-practitioner clinic and workshop space in Moda, Istanbul.