Alexis Houston Maurya has been in private practice for fourteen years, as a craniosacral therapist, Reiki Master Teacher, massage therapist and yoga teacher. She received her training from the Dovestar Institute for Holistic Therapy and the Upledger Institute, where she learned the first four levels of craniosacral therapy. She pursued additional studies in acupressure, reflexology and aromatherapy and continued with studies in naturopathic medicine through an internship at the Health N' Harmony Clinic in Delhi, India www.healthnharmony.in/Our+Team. Her passion for more than two decades has been to research the healing properties of local foods, and combine this knowledge with internal cleansing to improve the health of her clients. She is now combining this knowledge from India and the US to help clients make permanent changes in their lifestyles.
For the past ten years Alexis has taught stress reduction in various community centers and high schools in Vermont and Cape Cod, as well as Porter Hospital in Vermont. Recently she has began to teach a course that she has written called "Integrative Craniosacral Therapy". This teaches other alternative healthcare practitioners how to integrate the first level techniques of craniosacral therapy into treatment plans for their patients.
Alexis has studied and practiced Hatha yoga, as well as meditation for twenty two years and was given permission to teach asanas in 2003 by the Green Mountain School of Yoga (www.gmsy.com). She has taught yoga at Inner Traditions, an international book publishing company in Vermont, at Twin Farms Spa and Resort in Barnard, Vermont, and for the Rochester Public School in Vermont, for their wellness program. She has taught yoga to children for the past four years at the Green Mountain Suzuki Camp, a summer music camp for the northeast kingdom. www.greenmountainsuzukiinstitute.org She also teaches privately and does yoga and meditation workshops in Vermont and on Cape Cod. For the past year she has taught yoga for the American Women's Association and the fitness center at The American Embassy in Delhi.
In 2009 she edited a book for her meditation teacher, called With Love, Swami Probuddhananda: letters on Advaita Vedanta.This book of letters addresses the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, the non-dualistic perspective that everything is divine and the components of the guru/disciple relationship. She became a disciple of her meditation teacher's Guru, Bhagavan, who is the Founder of the International Vedanta Society www.ivsweb.org., and resides in Kolkata. Currently she teaches, practices and writes free lance articles. She travels between the US and India.