Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, Yogaraj (Ayurveda), DN-C, RH, LMT, NCTMB, CC,NAMAPM, has over 40 years of experience in holistic medicine, and is one of the foremost natural healing experts in North America. Khalsa is President Emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild, and is a respected teacher, writer and lecturer. Khalsa is a state certified dietitian and nationally registered herbalist, nationally certified massage therapist, a certified education provider for The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and the Florida State Board of Massage Therapy and senior editor for Natural Medicines. He offers health consultations by phone with clients around the world. Mr. Khalsa personally trained with Ayurvedic master Yogi Bhajan for 32 years. He is nationally credentialed to teach herbalism, yoga and bodywork, including Ayurvedic massage and spa techniques. Khalsa is one of the first nationally certified instructors of Kundalini yoga in the United States. He also holds the highest qualification level of registered yoga teacher, 500 level, and was one of the first to achieve this credential. Khalsa is the founder of the International Integrative Education Institute. Its divisions, The Herbalists College and the Ayurveda College, offer post-secondary curricula to train professional herbalists around the U.S. Having presented at over 200 national conferences, Mr. Khalsa feels at home presenting to the general public or to professionals in specialized training programs. He is also a long time teacher of meditation and bodywork and has counseled people, led groups and worked with mental health systems for 40 years and taught over 4,000 class sessions. As the author of over 3,000 published health articles, Mr. Khalsa has written or edited 30 books and on a variety of health topics including major works on massage, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and physiology. His latest book, The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs, co-authored with Michael Tierra, brings to life Ayurveda in an understandable and practical way. He is also a frequent contributor to mainstream and professional publications in the natural healing field, and is a contributing editor to Let’s Live, The Herb Quarterly, and Great Life. Khalsa is a professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, a founding faculty in the Ayurvedic Sciences program at Bastyr University, and a faculty member in the Botanical Medicine Department at the National College of Natural Medicine, where he trains naturopathic medical students, and teaches Ayurveda. Khalsa is also the Botanical Division Director at the Northwest Institute of Ayurveda. For 30 years Khalsa has served as Senior Research Scientist and Chief Medical Formulator for Yogi Tea, an Ayurvedic medicinal tea company. He also served at Peace natural products, and at Golden Temple, where he created an extensive line of Ayurvedic body care products, including the Soothing Touch Ayurvedic massage product line. K.P. Khalsa’s ongoing research and his vast knowledge of herbs from around the globe make him especially valuable to many herb industry businesses that call on him as an authoritative consultant. To date he has consulted for, and developed products with, more than 100 companies. Mr. Khalsa has also created over 400 of his own formulations for commercial applications, and today works closely with companies that supply high quality herbal products to health professionals across the country. Mr. Khalsa’s interest in natural healing techniques developed because, as a child growing up in Oregon, he had a rare, serious disorder, and several serious illnesses. As a young adult, he studied a wide spectrum of physical and mental healthcare therapies from all over the world, and was successfully healed. He focused especially on Ayurvedic medicine and on the therapeutic value of yoga, meditation, and other studies of consciousness. Today Mr. Khalsa’s approach to holistic healing is very eclectic. His work is focused on herbalism, the medical and therapeutic value of Yoga, Ayurvedic massage, meditation and other holistic therapies. He lives with his family in Eugene, Oregon. Please visit his website: www.kpkhalsa.com.
2019 Presentations by K.P. Khalsa
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 ~ 9:00 am - 10:30 am in Classroom Building B “Herbal Update: The Newest Techniques, Developments and Remedies” When national magazines and the most respected newspapers do front page stories on natural medicines, you know something is in the air! Learn about cutting edge trends you’re seeing in health magazines and reading about on every blog. What are they? Are they really all that hot? How can we use them safely and effectively? Explore remedies currently in cutting edge media, scientific literature and the newest findings that are about to emerge. Learn new remedies you can use tomorrow and also bust some myths. We’ll separate the tremendous from the merely trendy.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 ~ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in Auditorium A “The Painful Truth About Headache and Migraine” A headache can sure ruin a good day. Modern medicine has given us some effective drugs for temporarily relieving a headache but for some these drugs can have some serious side effects, especially in the long run. And, they can actually cause more headaches in the future. Enter natural medicine. There are some very effective remedies that offer a helpful alternative without the difficulties. Brain disorders are some of the most confounding conditions seen in clinical practice. In the U.S., headaches, including migraine, are among the most common disorders for which people seek neurologic consultation. In this this practical workshop, we will discuss search-and-rescue operations for headaches big and small. We will review the practical details and natural medicine strategies for short-term and long-term care of these conditions. Modern natural medicine has made leaps forward with these conditions, and we are truly witnessing a revolution on safe, effective care. In this class you will learn:
What kind of headache you are dealing with
Causes of headaches, from eyestrain to migraine
Effective treatments to stop, prevent and permanently eradicate your type of headache
Past Presentations by K.P. Khalsa
August 28, Friday ~ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm "What's Hot… Current Trends in Natural Healing" When Consumer Report and Time magazines both do front page stories on natural medicines, you know something is in the air! Learn about cutting edge trends you’re seeing in health magazines – melatonin, cat’s claw, ginseng, and antioxidants…What are they? How can we use them safely and effectively? Explore remedies currently in the health food stores and the newest findings that are about to emerge.
August 28, Friday ~ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm "Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Sleep Problems" Getting a good night’s sleep has a powerful impact on our energy level, our physical health and immunity, and even our moods and sense of well being. Having trouble getting to sleep or not being able to go back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night are more common problems than most of us realize. Even when we know we have slept, how deeply have we slept and how refreshed do we feel upon awakening? When we are anxious about something specific or for some unknown reason, our energy is easily depleted, and we become “too tired to sleep”, this often results in continual sleep deprivation and a grouchy, irritated person. There are many safe and natural remedies that have been traditionally used to deal with these very common problems, and bring back that wonderfully refreshing feeling of getting a good night’s sleep.
August 29, Saturday ~ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm "Herbs for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" This class will cover the full spectrum of factors involved in these complex syndromes and their relationship to other diseases. Discussion will include herbal medicine and dietary therapies as well as well proven topical treatments (ointments, herbal oils, and poultices). People with FM & CFS respond well to natural treatments and can get their life back.