We had the good fortune of connecting with Gemma Habibi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gemma, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
Ayurveda is a holistic medical system that has been used around the world for more than 5000 years. The Ayurvedic approach to wellness is through creating balance and harmonizing the body, mind & spirit. Chandra Soma Ayurveda provides traditional Ayurvedic treatments, that embody and honor the most ancient medical & whole body wellness system.
Access to Ayurveda for everyone has always been very important to us, offering free nutrition workshops, educating families on health and wellness. and giving back in any way we can. Chandra Soma is committed to providing the most authentic traditional treatments and Ayurvedic services for everyone.
In Ayurvedic medicine, we teach our clients ways to eliminate their ailments and explain how to avoid reoccurrence. Ayurveda deviates from the The Paternalistic Model of Western Medicine by giving clients complete control, they are able to take responsibility and accountability for their wellness, and can make empowered decisions on how to navigate their healing process.
All Chandra Soma treatments, services and herbal formulations are 100% all natural and promote the stewardship of Mother Earth.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Chandra Soma Ayurveda offers age old Ayurvedic wisdom and utilizes the most fundamental & traditional practices passed down over thousands of years. We help clients every step of the way to achieve your desired health & wellness. A fully well balanced Mind, Body and Soul starts with commitment and intention. We are a fully traditional and authentic Ayurvedic practice dedicated to the wellness of our clients.
The journey was long, arduous and at times exhausting, trying to practice age old wisdom of holistic wellness in an environment that doesn’t fully understand the science and medical treatment aspects of Ayurveda is challenging.
Currently a lot of how Ayurveda is being practiced is in non traditional settings likes Spa’s, which anyone who practices traditional authentic Ayurveda would consider to be an egregious and disheartening misrepresentation of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is a complex science based medical system that has an established use of over 5000 years, all treatments and procedures should be conducted by a trained Ayurvedic practitioner.
We invite you start your journey to full mind, body & soul balance, Beginning with a consultation, personalized wellness and dietary plans, lifestyle enhancing routines, herbal formulations and many other specialized Ayurvedic treatments.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Some of my favorite places in L.A. are the Huntington Botanical Garden, definitely The Arboretum in Arcadia, they have some of the most beautiful species of plants, tons of Ayurvedic plants too. I love cruising the bike bath in Santa Monica, grabbing a coffee at Primo Passo and take a stroll on Montana Ave (oh stop at Shabby Chic)
My favorite restaurants are Crossroads in West Hollywood, everything Tal Ronnen makes is delicious, Nic’s on Beverly is also amazing, both vegan! If you feeling like some Thai pop over on to sunset and check out Night Market.
I love attending sound and breath work sessions in Malibu, right near the beach.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’m deeply grateful for my pillars of support and vision holders, my sister, fiancee and my dear mother, all my dedicated and generous teachers that have thought me how Traditional Ayurveda is meant to be practiced, responsibly, with intergrity and love.