This week our guests are Bob and Melanie Sachs. Along with his wife, Melanie, Bob has pursued studies in Indian and Tibetan Ayurveda for over a decade. Recognized by such teachers as Dr. Deepak Chopra and other physicians of both eastern and western traditions, their published works in this field are considered to be the clearest and most usable texts available.
With a educational background and training that is as conventional as it is ‘alternative,’ Bob works with physicians, clinics, hospitals, and private individuals and organizations, teaching them how to integrate contemporary scientific approaches with the ancient wisdom traditions in the areas of stress management, preventive health care, and relationship and group dynamics. He is a guest instructor for the Chopra Center for Well Being in San Diego and lecturer in Tibetan Medicine for the Sino-American Rehabilitation Association College in Los Angeles. He is sought after as a lecturer at holistic health care conferences nationally, has been featured in a number of holistic, wellness, and spa magazines, T.V. and radio programs nationally and internationally, and has hosted his own talk radio shows in New Mexico and California focusing on a unique system of astrology called 9-Star Ki and alternative health care.
A certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor, Melanie Sachs’ skill as a teacher and therapist have made her sought after by some of the world’s leading spas and beauty schools. Her book, Ayurvedic Beauty Care (Lotus Light Publications), is considered a must for those interested in the expanding field of natural and conscious body care.
Since 1995, Melanie has focused on teaching these techniques to skin care professionals and massage therapists who work in today’s growing spa industry. Together with her husband, Robert, Melanie owns and operates Diamond Way Ayurveda, providing education services, equipment, and products world wide.
Recent projects include Melanie and Bob’s newest book, Ayurvedic Spa: Treatments for large and small spas as well as home care to help everyone become healthy, happy, and inspired, and the launch of their spa protocols worldwide with Buddha Bar Spas.