Testimonials - Agni Ayurveda


Ayurvedic Treatments & Panchakarma

Dr. Robert Svoboda and I were treated to abhyangas, shirodharas and steams at Agni Ayurveda, with the kind and facile Emily, and Lisa and the kind background presence of William. The treatments were wonderful--quite traditional and luxurious and loving, and the space is infused with love as well. We both highly recommend Agni Ayurveda for these traditional, safe, authentic treatments. We were also treated to some delicious food from the generous spirit and hands of Prakash. ~with and in Love, Claudia Welch, DOM

I recently had the most fantastic series of treatments at Agni Ayurveda with Emily Glaser. From the moment I walked in the door, I felt cared for and restored in the most exquisite way. The space itself is beautiful and soothing with attention to every detail. I first received a powerfully relaxing massage with delicious smelling oils. Emily is clearly very knowledgable about the human body and spirit, and it comes through in her healing touch. Her presence is quietly comforting and inspires confidence, which made it easy to let go and allow the treatment to go very deep. Every movement felt divinely guided. After the massage, she moved seamlessly into the shirodhara, the unique Ayurvedic treatment where a stream of oil is poured gently over the forehead. I was transported to another place and time, I am sure! The relaxation was profound, and I felt a deep sense of internal shift happening, a sense of opening and softening. As an Ayurveda practitioner myself, I was deeply touched by Emily's care and attention. I felt held in safety and loving care. I can't imagine a more beautiful gift to receive! ~Ivy Ingram

I just partook of the most delicious series of Ayurvedic treatments with the very talented and extremely wonderful Emily Glaser at Agni Ayurveda. For self care, deep healing, nourishment, and rejuvenation, Ayuveda is a rich tradition with thousands if years of perfecting techniques that address body mind and soul. Emily clearly loves the work and has this knowledge in her very pours (never mind her very capable hands). Choosing Ayurvedic treatments that addressed my current conditions was one of the best decisions I've made in a long time. ~Sulis Cutler

The services I received at Agni Ayurveda have been outstanding. I loved the cooking classes given by Chef Prakash and Emily. I enjoyed their hands-on interactive style and also learned about the Ayurvedic benefits of certain spices. I was certainly inspired by learning how to make and use ghee. I took part in the 90-day Nutritional Coaching Program. Emily offered a fully-integrated approach to improving my wellness and provided help and counsel all along the way. I was fully supported as I transitioned into preparing and eating the right food for my constitution and creating a daily routine to facilitate my health and happiness. The coaching program prepared me for the wonderful experience of the 21-day Panchakarma. As a result of this treatment, I have lowered my blood pressure, from 170/84 to 123/83. I had several cysts in different parts of my body which dried up and disappeared. I have also found improved clarity in my thoughts, emotions, as well as more energy on a daily basis. And I no longer have severe pain from prior accidents years ago! I am very blessed and grateful to Emily and Prakash for helping cultivate my new Ayurvedic lifestyle. They have treated me like family. Agni Ayurveda is my new home away from home. Thanks to this great team, I see myself living a more satisfying, healthy and hopefully longer life. From my experience, I believe that everyone should get to receive the benefits of Panchakarma at least once in their life, if not more. Namaste ~Rita Contreras

A few years ago I experienced a whole spectrum of health declines, all sourced in stress. I knew I was in trouble. I had to make big changes and I had to quit a full-time job in a stressful field. I started a Ayurvedic life-style coaching program, personally tailored for my return to balance. I experienced comprehensive and steady progress. Whew! Summer of 2014 I was able to receive Panchakarma with Emily Glaser at Agni Ayurveda. I'm truly grateful and astonished with the results. It'd been recommended for me from the beginning. Now I understand why and I wish I could have done it sooner. Panchakarma is transformative and Emily was awesome! Friends say I'm glowing: nice eh! I feel inspired and at home in my body and in the world. And best of all I know how to keep balanced and continue to gain deeper reservoirs of this life affirming energy. Don't wait! I fully recommend Panchakarma and the many other treatments and services offered by the Agni Ayurveda team. The healing has been profound and restorative. Special thanks to Emily GLaser for her ongoing support on this journey. My restorative yoga coach, Melissa, is a blessing and the cooking classes with Emily and Prakash are the best. ~in deepest appreciation, Holly Choate

I want you to know that the Abhyanga & Shirodhara treatment was the most wonderful & beautiful birthday present that I have EVER received. To be luxuriated in oil like that, oh my! It made my skin and my hair feel so, so wonderful. Thank you so much. I loved every minute of it! ~Catherine Hebenstreit

Ayurvedic Cooking & Health Cooking

For the first time in our lives, we prepared and ate an Ayurveda Thanksgiving Feast! Being Chicagoans and having nowhere to go for Thanksgiving, we felt like little orphans here in Santa Fe. So we decided to attend a cooking class and feast on Thanksgiving Day given by Agni Ayurveda. Wow! Little did we know we had just stepped into the realm of Ayurveda food and our lives were forever changed. We, being semi-raw vegan for eight years, had never eaten such food—it was like eating art! The food had warmth, and it was like eating perfumes, flowers, and hues. For the remainder of our days, we will remember and cherish our Thanksgiving 2013 in Santa Fe. We were blessed. We were given love and laughter. We were given hands-on experience in Ayurveda cooking, plus recipes and priceless information. Prakash introduced us to spices and flavors we didn't know existed, and how they relate to optimal nutrition, health and healing. Along the way, we even learned a few cooking tricks that were new to me after 25 years as a chef! We will take what we learned back to our Ronora Lodge and Retreat Center in Michigan. You are in our hearts forever and ever. Thank you again. ~Hunter and Deej Leggitt

I am grateful to Emily for her dedication to Ayurvedic healing and cooking. While participating in a one month health coaching program, I learned that a lot of the food I was eating was not optimal for my body type and constitution. As a result my new found understanding about nutrition and lifestyle has made a very positive, effective change in my overall health and well-being! When I look back at the moment I decided to do this for myself I feel deep gratitude for the opportunity to learn more about Ayurveda, the science of healing and self-knowledge. I will continue to incorporate this health coaching wisdom into my everyday life. My favorite part of the program was the relationship I developed with Emily. Her genuine care, knowledge and accessibility during my program to answer any questions I had felt like the support of a true friend. Not to mention the included cooking class, which was excellent and a lot of fun. I have continued to talk every single cooking classed offered by Angi Ayurveda. Some I have even taken twice;-) I highly recommend this program to everyone! There is invaluable information to be learned for those who have heath issues and even for those who are healthy and well but want to enhance the quality of their lives and well-being. Thank You so much Emily Glaser Namaste! ~Beverly Powell

Learning how to make kitchari, chapatis, chai tea, cilantro chutney, and cardamom ghee at today’s Ayurveda cooking class was an invaluable experience. Ever since I developed digestive issues, I have been searching for what is truly healthy. We learned how to modify the recipes for vegans and those who eat gluten-free. We learned all about different spices and how they affect digestion—the best part was getting the chance to try each one as they were passed around! The end products were so delicious, and it was wonderful to bring home the leftovers. I highly recommend this class for anyone who wants to learn more about healthy digestion or using food as medicine. I hope to come back in the near future for another class. ~Jakki Salazar

My time with Prakash and Emily was like being introduced to new family members. Their sincere respect for the preparation and enjoyment of the process, along with in-depth knowledge of the importance and meaning of Ayurveda cooking, was so inspiring to me. The guidance and instructions are so meaningful, I am looking forward to using this knowledge and gaining more wisdom from the Ayurveda way of life. ~Sharon Bain

Ezra and I are in Vail… Having so much fun! Just spent the last 2 hours making a HUGE pot of Kitchari… It looks and smells SO good… We plan to “live off of it” ...Lunch and Dinner. I am full of GRATITUDE towards you and Chef Prakash for teaching me how to make this wholesome and wonderful dish. Blessings & Thanks. ~Christy and Ezra Hubbard

Brain Integration

As an educator and a mother, I can speak to the benefits of Brain Integration Technique (BIT) as I see BIT changing the way my son is as a student and as a person. My son was liked by some of his peers and yet he struggled in school, both socially and academically. He felt as if he didn’t fit in and was on edge most of the time. In other words, his experience at school was stressful. In math class, he would understand what his teacher taught them, but when doing homework at night he wouldn’t remember how to work the problems. He had difficulty with the recall of information, so spelling tests, multiplication and even simple addition were challenging for him. He would often goof off in class or get into disagreements during recess. Then, we found out about BIT from a close friend whose daughter had tremendous success with BIT, and we began to bring our son to the weekly sessions. After the first session, we saw a change in him. He was calmer and felt more at ease. He began to remember what they were working on in class and could do his homework more easily. He began to do really well in math and on spelling tests. He also started to communicate better with the other students and gained more friends. My son is now more comfortable and happy with himself and this change is affecting his way of being as a person! His teacher approached me to say that he has noticed a change in my son’s behavior in class and that my son is not only doing much better as a student but is also happier and more emotionally stable. I see that the way his brain processed information before BIT was stressful to him and that he struggled to recall information and to communicate well with others. Now that his brain is communicating and processing information more effectively and efficiently, he is calmer, happier, performing at the top of his class academically and is expressing himself in a more respectful manner. These changes are priceless! Thanks BIT! Thank you, Emily! ~Tama Lombardo

After treatment with Emily, it was like a light went on in our son. His memory, letter recognition, and reading improved and he became more aware of his surroundings. He is a much better listener now--I was used to repeating myself many times, and now he hears me the first time! Brain Integration Technique has changed his life. It's truly amazing and I am so very grateful to have met Emily and have experienced this. I am now confident that my son can and will succeed in school with confidence!! Thank you so much for your knowledge!! ~Jess Mitchell

I am looking at the living definition of a miracle: my adult son. After decades of self-destructive behavior, labels of dyslexic, ADD, ADHD, bi-polar, [Now] I see a confident, loving, intelligent, even charming, mentally healthy human being. All of this after only a few sessions with the miracle worker. Emily Glaser, the exquisitely sensitive practitioner of Brain Integration Technique (BIT), is truly the midwife of the personality’s re-birth and evolution. Without reservation I wholeheartedly recommend BIT as the antidote to a myriad of learning and behavioral disorders. The effects are dramatic, immediate, and lasting. As the saying goes, “It’s all in the mind.” Not quite. As Emily Glaser would have it, “It’s all in the brain.” ~Profound Thanks and Blessings, J.Elle Baker

My daughter Mireya was breaking out in hives for no apparent reason. When she was out in the sun or around trees or grass, she would break out. An allergy doctor did some tests and said that she was allergic to cats, dogs, plants, trees and many other things. He also said that she had asthma, though she had never had any problems with breathing. The doctor prescribed her four or five different medications that were to be taken daily. She was also supposed to have an allergy shot weekly. Since I did not want her on medications for the rest of her life, we decided to take her to Emily Glaser. Mireya had Brain Integration Technique done in March 2012, and since then we have not given her any medication. We are very amazed at how well she is doing and could not be happier with the results. ~Sincerely, Lizbeth Gonzalez

My wife and I took our daughter, Malia, to see Emily Glaser in December 2012 on the recommendation of our pediatrician Dr. Pakhi Chaudhuri of Pediatric Associates of Durango, CO. Malia was not doing well in school. She struggled with reading, math, and comprehension--she could not do the simplest math problems or comprehend what she had read a few minutes earlier. She was also very nervous and distant with her peers. At home Malia had trouble with her homework and would become very upset. Her third grade teacher wanted Malia to enroll in the special education program, and said Malia was very distracted and could not give her full attention in class. After Malia saw Emily and went through Brain Integration Technique, Malia showed signs that the treatment worked. Her behavior improved and she didn't get upset as easily--she was calmer and less worried--and at school her teacher saw great improvements in her schoolwork and grades. She became more vocal in class and showed better social skills; her math and reading grades jumped from a low C to a high B; and she found a love for reading now that she understands the material. My wife and I truly believe Brain Integration Technique helped open the doors to our daughters' full potential. Thanks Emily! ~Rawley Holiday