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Nanette bowen, pa-c, Ayurvedic practitioner 

IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, 1000 hour, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, 500 hour Acharya Program.

Nanette’s overriding desire is to apply yoga, Ayurveda and 35 years of experience as a medical practitioner toward helping others integrate and balance body, mind, and spirit by blending concepts from the Eastern and Western models of medicine.

By applying ancient and modern medical practices, she seeks to guide others toward optimizing their health by following a diet and lifestyle suited to their individual constitutions.

Nanette is also deeply drawn to the use of Pranyama and the philosophy of yoga—bridging the heart and mind through the use of breathing practices, and promoting peace through meditation and the study of ancient Indian teachings.

Her exploration of the nature of the true Self includes working toward shedding layers, balancing contradictions, and "unhabituating".

She has also deepened her studies by training with multiple teachers, including Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Robert Svoboda, as well as other prominent Ayurvedic practitioners and physicians in the US and India.

Her current offerings include yoga classes for patients with cancer, iRest® Yoga Nidra, and Ayurvedic consultations, workshops, and retreats throughout Michigan. She is especially drawn to offering micro-resiliency mindfulness practices, designed to enhance cognition, empathy and overall wellbeing, to corporate employees, particularly healthcare staff, physicians, and administrators.

Nanette is a Physician Assistant-Certified, E-RYT 200, RYT 500 who has professional level certifications from the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the following specialties: 500-hour Yoga Instructor; Ayurvedic Practitioner (NAMA Professional Member); and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. She is also a Lifeforce Yoga® Level 1 Practitioner, certified Reiki Practitioner, Thai-Shiatsu Bodyworker, and iRest® Yoga Nidra Teacher-In-Training Level II. She has completed a Healthcare Professional Level Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind Body Medicine training.


If you are interested in setting up a complimentary meet and greet or initial consult with Nanette Down, PA-C, Ayurvedic Practitioner, please call (616) 264-6556 or schedule online below.

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