Name: Tamara Anguiano
Occupation: Founder and Director of Aroma Institute. Certified Aromatherapist, Aromatherapy & Ayurvedic Educator & Practitioner, IAYT Recognized Yoga Therapist
Constitution: Pitta –Kapha
Place of Residence: Yucatán Mexico and Texas, U.S.A.
Background and Personal History: Tamara’s interest in natural medicine stems from a life spent close to nature. As a child in northern Italy, forests were her backyard and she learned early on from the villagers to be diligent about protecting them as our benefactors. As a teenager and as an adult living on remote islands in French Polynesia, Tamara learned from locals there to rely on plants and the sea for simple, beautiful & powerful medicine gifted from Mother Earth.
Tamara took her first aromatherapy custom blending course in New York in 1987. After completing her aromatherapy certification work, Tamara advanced her knowledge with courses in Natural Skincare Formulation, Incense Crafting, and Essential Oils for Pregnancy. She completed three Aromatherapy Teacher Trainings and an Advanced Graduate Program in Aromatherapy. Besides private consultations, she provides workshops on various topics such as healing with essential oils, safety, how to identify quality essential oils, & DIY classes.
Tamara completed her advanced training in yoga therapy under Joseph and Lilian Le Page at Kripalu, quickly embracing the powerful connection between the sister sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda. She went on to study Ayurveda at the American Institute of Vedic Studies and graduated from the San Diego College of Ayurveda where she studied Ayurveda foundations, herbal medicine, nutrition, pulse diagnosis and marma therapy. She then completed extensive practitioner trainings at the California College of Ayurveda, and herbal medicine and holistic nutrition training at the International Integrative Educational Institute. She also studied under the late Vaidya Mishra of the Shaka Vasiya family lineage of Ayurvedic Medicine that can be traced back to the ancient Vedic text, the Puranas. Tamara continues to mentor with leaders in the field of natural healing, enhancing her clinical skills in herbal medicine, aromatherapy, ayurvedic diet and lifestyle practices.
Tamara empowers her clients to develop deeply nourishing habits that they can weave into the tapestry of their lives. She blends together a rich mixture of elements from yoga therapy, aromatherapy, ayurveda, herbalism and holistic nutrition to create a healing journey that brings balance to the mind and eases the body into well-being and health. Tamara’s private practice serves clients both nationally and internationally through one-on-one and group work, as well as online. Her focus is on healing the entire person, empowering her clients to cultivate and maintain healthy, satisfying and balanced lives and finding the root causes of health concerns rather than just treating symptoms.
She resides part-time in Yucatán, Mexico and in Texas, U.S.A., with her husband and two dogs. As an integral part of her expression of her love for aromatherapy, herbs, and Ayurveda, she maintains her own garden, enjoys incense crafting, strives to nourish her family with wholesome food and makes herbal medicine and botanical products for her family and friends. Tamara has a Master of Art inEducation Administration & speaks 4 languages.
Current Projects: Researching Maya traditional plant medicine