MEET OUR FOUNDER
Traci Webb, AP, PKT, CMT is the Founder and Program Director of the Northwest Institute of Ayurveda in Arcata, Humboldt County, California. She is the Institute's primary educator and also offers a limited number of Ayurvedic Health Consultations. Traci practices Ayurvedic Medicine, Ayurvedic Life & Health Coaching, Ayurvedic Counseling, Jyotisha Vedic Astrology and is a Certified Panchakarma Practitioner and Therapist, Jyotisha Vedic Astrologer, SVA Pranavidushi Pulse & Marma Therapist and Aromatherapist. She is also a Reiki Practitioner and a California State Certified Massage Therapist.
Traci is an Ayurveda Activist with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, who believes that Ayurveda philosophy and lifestyle has the power to create a global shift. Traci is currently pioneering the world's first Ayurvedic Health & Life Coach training program (the "Ayurvedic Living Program"). She also trains Ayurvedic Practitioners to be the health leaders of the future, empowering their clients to optimize their health, transform their lives and become the highest expression of themselves.
Traci began studying Ayurvedic Medicine and Yoga in 1991 and is certified through a 2.5 year comprehensive Ayurvedic professional training, as well as with her primary teacher, Vaidya RK Mishra, of the ancient Shakha Vansya lineage whom she studied with for twelve years until his passing in 2017. Traci began studying Jyotisha in 2003 with Marc Boney through Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Traci has practiced and studied yoga since since 1991 and continues to study with her yoga teacher to this day. She has been in clinical practice since 1997 offering massage and panchakarma. Traci began teaching ayurveda, massage, yoga, aromatherapy, facials, moon medicine and leading women's groups in 2000.
She is an NCBTMB nationally approved continuing education provider. Traci is a past member of the Board of Directors for CAAM (California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine) and is currently a professional level Ayurvedic Practitioner member of NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association).
She is the author of several Ayurvedic texbooks including Ayurvedic Living, Ayurvedic Massage Manual, Aromatherapy Training Manual, and Ayurvedic Assessment Manual. Traci has relocated from the hustle of Orange County to her favorite part of California - Humboldt County, where she lives her Ayurvedic lifestyle dream in the redwood forest with her husband, and the amazing Humboldt healing community!