Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP)
Ananda Ayurveda Wellness
Born and raised in Frankfurt, Germany, Tanja Bungardt-Price is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner; Bliss Treatment technician; certified yoga teacher; member of the faculty for Ayurveda studies, Yoga Teacher Training, at Heaven Meets Earth in Evanston, Illinois; professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and artist.
When Tanja was seven years old, her mother, who had been struggling with mental illness, committed suicide. Tanja has thus always been keenly aware of the challenges that people dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, and mental illness face, as well as the limits of western medicine in addressing these problems. Looking for alternative solutions, she started out with yoga, eventually becoming a yoga teacher. While traveling to India to study Ashtanga yoga in Mysore, she took advantage of the opportunity and visited multiple Ayurvedic clinics and practitioners to learn more about this ancient, holistic Indian medical system. After learning about the amazing results of Ayurvedic treatments for not just physical diseases but also mind illness, she came back to the U.S. determined to become an Ayurvedic practitioner.
She attended the Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Center to become an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Panchakarma Technician.
Tanja's clients are an integral part of her journey along the path of Ayurveda and yoga—sharing her skills and knowledge with others is the natural fulfillment of that path. She offers natural, noninvasive solutions to support her clients' unique optimal health needs and address the underlying imbalances creating chronic health and pain conditions, including but not limited to digestive disorders, women’s issues, postpartum imbalances, musculo-skeletal discomfort, immune system conditions, allergies, anxiety, stress, sensory-integration challenges, insomnia, and memory difficulties. A thorough intake process helps identify key symptoms and potential causes of imbalance and determine suitable treatment options. Be prepared to talk about yourself. Because Ayurveda emphasizes balance in all areas of your life, she will not only examine your body and read your pulse and tongue according to the ancient Ayurvedic system, but will also take an extensive personal and medical history, including questions about daily diet, profession and working conditions, exercise routines, relationships, and mental health. In addition to consultations, she offers Abhyangas (Ayurvedic warm herbal oil treatment).