Rita Burgos, AyD (Doctor of Ayurveda) and CAS (Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist), works with clients to support healing emotional and nervous system challenges (addiction, anxiety, anger management, depression), digestive distress, and other chronic challenges such as autoimmune disorders, diabetes, thyroid conditions, and cancer. With her Ayurvedic clients, she integrates lifestyle/health counseling, individualized herbal formulations, Ayurvedic body therapies, Panchakarma, Yoga Nidra and other meditation/stress reduction practices.
She received her training as a Doctor of Ayurveda, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist through the California College of Ayurveda, one of the most comprehensive programs in the country. She is a Board-certified Ayurvedic doctor through the National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. She is also certified as an Energy Healing Therapist and Body/Mind Counselor through the Lionheart Institute. She integrates her prior work in the fields of trauma recovery and somatic counseling. In addition to training in Ayurvedic body therapies, she also received additional certification in bodywork through IPSB (Institute for Psychostructural Balancing). Her years of training in these complementary modalities have helped her to create a safe place for clients to heal from physical challenges and emotional trauma. With more than twenty years of experience in the healing arts, she holds space for clients, deeply listening to their needs to offer appropriate, individualized solutions.
She is also a Yoga Nidra Representative , training new instructors through the California College of Ayurveda. In addition to leading yoga nidra classes in southern California and online, she leads Yoga Nidra Teacher Trainings, guiding and certifying new instructors to bring yoga nidra to their communities. She has also brought these teachings to schools and non-profit community organizations. She was drawn to share yoga nidra with others because it profoundly empowered her to change deep thought patterns within herself, allowing her to create a life that was in alignment with her highest aspirations.
She has been a meditator in the Raja Yoga tradition for more than 25 years. Her work is influenced by years of work in community organizing, civil rights and environmental justice - a reminder for her that the well-being of individuals is intimately connected to the healing of our communities. Currently, she also serves as an executive coach for various non-profits, businesses and government agencies, such as the Department of Health Services in Los Angeles, where she has supported senior leadership to implement trauma-informed changes related to diversity and equity at all levels of the public health system.
A Healing Environment
The Ayo Ayurveda office helps clients feel comfortable and at ease. The healing center is conveniently located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, Glendale, and South Pasadena.