Jacky Rae specializes in Ayurvedic yoga therapy, Ayurvedic cleansing & nutrition. She serves as director of the Yoga Veda Institute, an international school of yoga and Ayurveda dedicated to promoting conscious & connected living.
Jacky grew up in the state of Michigan in the United States. At the tender age of 18 she became a borderless globe trotter and has since never looked back. After living and working in three countries in the Caribbean and still in her mid-twenties her travels took her to the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India. It was during her time in the Himalayas studying ancient yogic philosophy, pranayama, meditation, asana, reflexology and reiki that her eyes were opened to the wonderful teachings of Ayurveda.
During her travels in remote India she became very ill and was treated by an Ayurvedic Vidya (doctor) with no less than miraculous results. This compelled her to dive into the studies of Ayurvedic therapies and massage at the Braham Yoga, Ayurveda and Natural Healing school in Rishikesh, India. She continued her studies into Ayurvedic Medicine with the San Diego College of Ayurveda, and was awarded the title of Ayurvedic Practitioner. She is a professional member and serves on the membership committee of The National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and is a supporting member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She spent four years as the Director of Panchakarma at the Monte Vista Retreat Center, a well-known healing center in South Thailand. Jackie was awarded the title Yoga Sironami by the Vastu School of Yoga, in the tradition of Swami Sivananda. Her teachers, Lal Maharajh and Shivakami (lorrie) Conglose are students of Bharata a direct disciple of Swami Vishnu Devananda and her teachings clearly reflect this beautiful and authentic lineage of Hatha Yoga.
Jacky is currently the program director at Yoga Veda Institute and teaches Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy training courses year round at their “Yoga Villa” location in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.
Jacky serves her community through a holistic approach to yoga education offering a broad based scope of advanced training that far exceeds any current standards. Her passion is bringing the holistic healing aspects Ayurveda back into the traditional teachings of Hatha Yoga.