Charlotte Jernigan
Lifestyle Counseling
Ayurveda & Vedic Astrology

Jyotish & Hasta Samudrika
(Vedic Astrology and Vedic Hand Reading):

Over 800 hours of classroom study. Her principal teacher is Hart deFouw, one of the most talented and renowned teachers of Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) and Hasta Samudrika (hand analysis) in the west. She has recently (2005-07) completed additional advanced studies in both subjects with Mr. deFouw. She studied Medical Astrology with Dr. K. S. Charak, Chief Surgeon, Indira Gandhi Hospital, Delhi, India. She has been doing readings since 1998.

Vastu Shastra (Science of Living Spaces):
Over 100-hours of classroom study with Hart de Fouw. VASTU-based analysis of living, lots, homes, offices, apartments, rooms, and gardens can add profound insights in our quest for well-being and prosperity. As an extension of JYOTISH analysis, as taught by Mr. de Fouw, it is particularly powerful.

"Since 1991, I have studied the Vedic arts and sciences of India. Yoga and Ayurveda have both received great acceptance in the west and the complimentary disciplines of Jyotish (Vedic Astrology and Hand Analysis) and Vastu Shastra (Science of Living Spaces) are not far behind. These crafts have all been successfully applied to enhance the quality of life for thousands of years. My professional experiences continue to validate the powerful benefits of these ancient tools when ap plied to today’s living."

Be Well, Charlotte
Founder & Principal
Light Life Institute

Over 1700 hours of study consisting of lectures, practicums and clinical observation with Dr.Vasant Lad since 1991, including participation in over 900 client consultations as practicum's. For the past ten years, Charlotte has since worked with hundreds of clients in her private practice using diet, culinary and medicinal herbs, yoga, exercise and therapies which employ medicated and essential botanical oils. She completed intensive clinical studies in India; 200 hours with Dr. Lad in Pune and 100 hours with Dr. Sunil Joshi in Nagpur. Charlotte is a certified practitioner with NAMA (North-American Ayurveda Medical Association.)

Yoga Asana & Pranayama:
Over 1200 hours of intermediate and advanced study of Hatha yoga and pranayama (Berkeley, Oakland, Albuquerque, Santa Fe) and Ayuryoga (Albuquerque); graduate of High Desert Yoga Teacher's Training and taught yoga from 1997 - 2004.

In addition to the above specialty subjects she has approximately 300 hours of Sanskrit study, the original-text language for all of the above specialties.

Charlotte Jernigan holds a bachelor in Botanical Science from the University of Texas at Austin with minors in Chemistry and Environmental Policy. She held various technical and management positions in the computer-software industry during a 17-year corporate career. In 1991, she decided to complement her lifelong studies of herbal medicine, nutrition and fitness with formal study, teaching and practice of Ayurveda and its sister sciences of Yoga, Jyotish, Hasta Samudrika and Vastu Shastra. In 1998 she opened her practice at Zullo Chiropractic and Wellness in Albuquerque, NM . Following study-related travel in India, she reopened her consultative practice in Austin, TX .
(Currently, Ayurveda Herbs & Therapies, Ayurveda Cooking, Vedic Astrology, Hand Reading and Vastu Shastra.)

Shakti Sarkin
Ayurveda Therapy and Massage Therapy

Shakti Sarkin has over 25-years of experience in health therapeutics which include a variety of modalities. Currently she primarily works with trigger points, myo-fascial release, Chinese organ massage, Ayurveda Snehana, Swedana and Shirodara as well as traditional Swedish massage and chair massage.