Freedom Cole

is a practitioner of ayurveda, yoga therapy and jyotishya He is initiated into a traditional jyotishya lineage which traces back to the royal astrologers of Odisha, India. Freedom is the author of two books and numerous articles. With his knowledge of Sanskrit, Vedic philosophy, modern psychology and two decades of practice, he is able to translate the ancient principles into practical clinical application. Freedom is presently working on a PhD at Meridian University in California focused on applying the framework of yoga and ayurveda to modern clinical psychology.


Mary Thompson

began her journey on the path of ayurveda over twenty years ago. She graduated from the California College of Ayurveda in 1997 with certificates as both Clinical Ayurveda and Panchakarma Specialist. Since her graduation, she taught at the college until January, 2018 and developed her private coaching and Ayurvedic consultation practice. Her passions are mentoring practitioners as they grow and develop their Ayurvedic practice and supporting others to incorporate Ayurvedic principles into their lives to achieve greater health and balance.

Using the tools and language of Ayurveda, she can help others gain insight into the causes of their imbalances and work with them to develop a plan to steer them back onto the path of optimal physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing.

Eric Moses

In the Summer of 2007, while locked in a cell and dying, after 39 years of physical and emotional trauma, addiction, PTSD, depression, incarceration and just plain old suffering, I surrendered. I was taken into a white light and given a choice. I was being offered something besides my death. But it would involve a lot of work, sacrifice, suffering, and service. I said “Yes” to that offer. What I have to offer you is what has been offered to me in my journey of healing and transformation since I said yes to that offer.

I have been very blessed to intensively study and practice in many extended silent, deep retreats over a period of seven years with an extraordinary lineage holder of the high monastic teachings of what is known as mindfulness, insight or vipassana meditation. This has been the most vital tool I have been given access to, to not only heal what had me stuck in a loop that was killing me but to access the most essential teacher I will ever be given – the one that is found to have always been right there within. I look forward to sharing some of this with you as we collectively turn our Poison into Medicine.