My Story

Lina Zalloum

Wife of an awesome man, an adoring mother of three wonderful boys, and a homemaker who believed that being there for the children growing up was the best investment to be made. My main goal and major priority has always been to take care of the little kingdom I was blessed with. Having said that, I would now like to share my journey into Ayurveda.

 I have always been generally healthy and full of energy with my biggest issue being a migraine here and there. However, in my late twenties, an incident took place that literally turned my life upside down. I was attending a very big social function where I was enjoying myself and mingling with friends, when suddenly out of the blue I fainted and for no apparent reason. I was rushed to the ER where all kinds of tests were done but the results did not indicate the reason for this incident. Afterwards I was fatigued for a few weeks and had to stay at home due to lack of energy, which is very much against my nature. Although the tests came out normal, I felt anything but normal. After a short while it happened again, and kept happening : I would faint out of the blue and be drained of energy for weeks to come. Gradually,those episodes intensified,  both in terms of frequency and how long my “fatigue phase” would last, which resulted in me developing a phobia of going out, as I was always terrified I would faint. I felt crippled and psychologically devastated and began my journey to seek a cure.  Doctors did not have any explanation for me, I saw all kinds of specialists and traveled all over trying to find a solution, a medication, any kind of answer that would resolve my health issue but unfortunately no one could offer it to me. All the doctors could come up with was a diagnosis of severe anxiety and offer prescription drugs to take care of it. That did not make sense to me because it was not a solution, it was just an attempt to mask what was going on, not treat it. After 15 years, I decided to take matters into my own hands and help myself.

This is how I gained interest in alternative medicine and healing therapies. I started off learning Reiki, which fostered my interest in energy and encouraged me to delve deeper into different methods of alternative and holistic medicine in search for my magic pill, that healing touch, or just a pure miracle.

 I attended numerous workshops and took plenty of courses until one day, out of pure coincidence, I was introduced to the Ayurvedic “Kitchari Cleanse”. I did it along with a few ladies from my yoga class, and was blown away with the results. After just one week of the cleanse, which was not severe nor drastic, my migraines disappeared for 6 months, my energy level was through the roof and I did not get my bouts of fatigue  for the longest time in over 15 years! That was the instant I decided that this will be my path, that I had finally found my passion and my dharma (role) in life. Ayurveda approaches the person as a unique individual and takes into consideration the state of mind and soul in addition to the body.

As an Ayurvedic Clinical Specialist , I can help you understand the real YOU, to learn why things are the way they are and how to be the best you can. Finding the ROOT of disease and taking care of it, rather than merely masking the symptoms, is the mission of Ayurveda.

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Education

California College of Ayurveda, Nevada City, California, USA
Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist
Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA
Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant
University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

Certifications

Dr. Marc Halper, Sivananda Vedanta Ashram, Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, California, USA
Classical Yoga Nidra
Dr. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Marma Therapy
Dr. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
The Mind And Disease: The Flow Of Disease From Mind To Matter
Pranic Healing Center, Bahrain
Pranic Healing
NHI- Natural Health Institute, UK
Advanced Holistic Nutrition
NHI- Natural Health Institute, UK
Advanced Stress Management
NHI- Natural Health Institute, UK
Advanced Meridian Psychotherapy
NHI- Natural Health Institute, UK
Higher International Diploma in Naturopathy
June Scott, Toronto, Canada
Energy Medicine Em 101, Em 102
Grace Cirocco, Ancaster, Ontario
Personal development experiential Workshop focusing on Emotional Intelligence, Cognitive Re-structuring, Communication & Life Skills, Energy Medicine, Meditation, Leadership and Neuro-Linguistic-Programming
Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA
Completed Dr. John Douillard's course in meditation known as the Transformation Awareness Technique (TAT). With TAT you can reduce stress and enhance awareness, learning how to drop old emotional patterns and gaining the ability to react from a place of love and joy.
Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA
Completed Dr. Claudia Welch's course "Healthier Hormones". With that you can deal with different hormonal imbalances and learn different ways to deal with stress