I have decided that porridge (oatmeal) has been put on this Earth to encourage mindfulness. It is fine whilst you are methodically stirring it with a nice smooth rhythm; But the moment you are called away, it sticks to the bottom of the pan and makes a jolly fine mess. So the solution is to […]
About Deacon Carpenter
At the age of 16, chronic illness and obesity led Deacon to a fateful meeting with a local Ayurvedic doctor, which created a seismic shift in Deacon’s perception of food, health and physical balance. Heeding the advice of his doctor, Deacon modified his diet, started to practice yoga and shed over 140 pounds. To Deacon, Ayurveda and yoga together just made sense. Once he was educated and empowered to understand what was causing him to be sick, the steps to reclaiming his health were clear and simple. Deacon’s momentum in Ayurvedic studies continued at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. Although he always knew that he would become an Ayurvedic practitioner at some point in his lifetime, it was a 16-year career working in the trenches of New York City advertising agencies that gave him the wherewithal to strike out on his own. Working in the world of global advertising and branding, he was able to hone his communication skills, enabling him to convey the complex ideas and concepts of Ayurveda and Yoga in a very comprehensive manner. In 2009, Deacon obtained his certification as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist from the California College of Ayurveda. He moved from New York City in 2010 and has established his first practice in Northern California. Although specializing in gastrointestinal disorders, Deacon works with patients from every walk of life who have many unique health conditions. He believes an accessible approach to Ayurveda is key to achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Deacon also teaches a practical approach to Ayurveda at Maharishi University of Management where he is a guest faculty member. He also works with Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf and Dr. Stuart Rothenberg in educating medical professionals through MAAA at the Pacific Pearl Center of Integrated Medical Center, in La Jolla and is the creator of VedaBars – the first whole food nutrition bars based on Ayurvedic principles of food being medicine.
The biggest challenge I’ve found during the course of this week is eating at the times Deacon suggested: Breakfast between 7:00-8:00am Lunch between 12:00-1:00pm Dinner between 6:00-7:00pm. I just about make it to 7:00am, having got up ay 5:45pm that’s a stretch for me and my Vata self. Lunch is OK, but dinner is TOUGH […]
Originally from the UK, Jacky has been a student at YogaONE since June, 2017. Recently, she came to see Deacon and Ginger to work on her Vata imbalance. For those of you who are not entirely sure what a Vata imbalance is all about, it means that Jacky is dealing with anxiety, being scattered, having […]
We were honored to have an article written about us in the Press Democrat this month. The article highlights our focus on sustainable health and wellness by integrating Yoga, Ayurveda, Pilates and Western Medicine under one roof – an integrated approach to personalized healthcare. Read the Press Democrat article here.
How well are you familiar with the holistic art and science that is Ayurveda? Did you know that Yoga ONE’s owner Deacon Carpenter is an Ayurvedic Specialist? Together with partner, Ginger Schechter, MD, they have formed Parallel Practice Partners here at Yoga ONE. They provide comprehensive & wholistic health and wellness services by combining both western and […]