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About Magnolia

Magnolia & Ayurveda

“Health is not valued till sickness comes”
– Thomas Fuller

Magnolia Zuniga is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and practices in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has studied with Dr Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute, Dr Marc Halpern at the California College of Ayurveda, and is currently studying with Dr KP Khalsa at The International Integrative Educational Institute. She’s expanding her herbal knowledge and practice of Ayurvedic herbalism to include Chinese, and Western herbs.

Magnolia found Ayurveda during a time of chronic illness. Western doctors offered immunocompromising drugs while Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & homeopathic practitioners couldn’t identify & treat the source. Magnolia spent years searching for a treatment protocol that was systematic and thorough. She found that through Ayurveda in 2001 and has been practicing since.

She began her travels to India in 2004. She studied with Dr. Anil Kumar of Mysore, India until 2015 & interned as a Pancha Karma therapist. She began studying at The Ayurvedic Institute & graduated from California College of Ayurveda as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. She continues her education through The International Integrative Educational Institute professional herbalist programs

Magnolia & Yoga

“You’d be surprised how much you can change if you just get your butt off the couch” – George Carlin

Bikram – Magnolia began practicing Bikram Yoga at 17 years old. She fell in love with the practice and moved to Los Angeles, CA where she practiced with Bikram Choudhery in the Hollywood studio until 1996

Ashtanga – She then discovered Ashtanga Yoga in 1997 with her teachers Noah Williams and Kimberly Flynn. She began traveling to Mysore, India to study with Sri K Pattabhi Jois (then Sharath Jois after Pattabhi Jois’s passing) from 2004-2017. In 2015, Magnolia became one of 20 women in the world certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga.

Magnolia practiced the set sequences of Ashtanga for 20 years & taught over 10 years. She no longer practices or teaches those set sequences and believes a more individualized approach is more appropriate for individualized healing

Bihar School of Yoga/Satyananda Yoga – Magnolia began studying yoga from the Bihar School of Yoga lineage in 2001. She traveled to Bihar, India to meet her teachers Satyananda and Niranjananada Saraswati. She lived in the ashrams (both Minger and Rikhia Peet) in 2007 as a sannyasin (renunciate). Her initiated name is Kriyashakti Saraswati

**Message from Magnolia** During the Me Too movement, extremely credible rape and abuse allegations against every single one of my yoga teachers came to light. Since then, I no longer subscribe to any of these men as my teachers. I am my own guru. I now prescribe yoga based on my own knowledge, and experience around yoga and Ayurveda

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