About the author
Mary Roberts is an American Author self-described as "a typical American woman, raised on an abundance of fast, convenient food and who enjoyed coffee, alcohol and nights out until the early hours with friends." At the age of 62, Mary collaborated with famed herbalist and Ayurveda specialist Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa and with contributions from Banyan Botanicals developed a scripted lifestyle dedicated to yoga and Ayurveda. During a year-long stay at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas, Mary documented various challenges and successes accompanying her drastic lifestyle change.Since her journey at the Ashram, Mary has remained focused and committed to her lifestyle change. After spending three months writing in Thailand, Mary published her first book entitled What's Possible? in hopes of helping others discover Ayurveda and yoga.Mary is currently a certified Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant and has completed certification courses in Ayurveda with Dr. David Frawley, Dr. Robert Svoboda and Dr. Claudia Welch.
Khalsa is a professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, a founding faculty in the Ayurvedic Sciences program at Bastyr University, and a faculty member in the Botanical Medicine Department at the National College of Natural Medicine, where he trains naturopathic medical students, and teaches Ayurveda. Khalsa is also the Botanical Division Director at the Northwest Institute of Ayurveda.For 30 years Khalsa has served as Senior Research Scientist and Chief Medical Formulator for Yogi Tea, an Ayurvedic medicinal tea company. He also served at Peace natural products, and at Golden Temple, where he created an extensive line of Ayurvedic body care products, including the Soothing Touch Ayurvedic massage product line.