Vaidya Bhawna Mittal
Bhawna’s and Daryl’s story begins long before the birth of Balanced Alignment, in fact their story is an integral part of the foundation on which it is built. Years ago, their paths intertwined when Daryl's nascent passion for Ayurveda was just beginning to blossom. Filled with excitement upon discovering a genuine Ayurvedic doctor at his yoga studio, he practically tracked her down and begged her to take his pulse - an act she graciously fulfilled. " I remember her experience merging with my own as she awakened dormant consciousness within me." Shortly after this powerful yet brief experience, Bhawna returned to India bring their interaction to a close. Years later, in a stroke of divine orchestration, their paths converged once again, this time propelled by a shared vision to bring authentic Ayurveda to their community. Vaidya Bhawna Mittal received her bachelors of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College and then went on to complete her masters in alternative medicine. In addition to her extensive education and practical expertise as an Ayurvedic doctor, Bhawna has wholeheartedly embraced her passion for yoga and astrology. As yoga, ayurveda, and astrology all stem from the ancient Vedic texts of India, considered some of the oldest literature known to humankind, Bhawna's commitment to these disciplines runs deep. She is driven by a profound desire to introduce Vedic Wellness to our community, facilitating a connection to the unique aspects of Vedic Science that will be most beneficial for each of our clients.
There was a young child who laid gravely ill in a hospital bed in Caracas, Venezuela. Facing a potentially fatal diagnosis her doctors had a medical dilemma on their hands. She seemed to have two diseases at once, one in her liver and one in her small intestine. Moreover their treatments seemed negatively correlated. The medicine for her liver severely aggravated the problem in her small intestine and vice versa. They didn't know what else to do other than remove a part or all of her liver and or her small intestine. She had very special relationship with her grandmother whom she called Mama Maria. When she was a little girl they would walk together each morning as far as they could before parting ways for school and work. Every Sunday she would walk a mile to put a quarter in a phone and talk with her grandmother. Mama Maria was no "doctor," yet she had a very different prognosis. She practiced the natural spirit medicine of her Venezuelan ancestry and lived her life according to its principles. She created a medicinal concoction for her beloved grandchild and unbeknownst to the doctors, arrived particularly early one morning to administer it. It was intensely bitter and her granddaughter protested and pushed it away. Mama Maria said “just a little more sweet child,” until eventually she had consumed it all. That evening a spirit appeared to Mama Maria with a message saying her grandchild would be cured. The next morning the child would expel a parasitic worm over 3 feet long. Still quite weak, she remained in the hospital for some time. Seeing her recovery and the results of some pre-diagnostic tests the doctors concluded that surgery was no longer necessary. Years later this child received a scholarship to attend university in America. It’s here where she met her husband and gave birth to a daughter and then her son. She named her son Daryl, which means tenderly loved, beloved, and gift of god. Daryl is alive today because of natural medicine and it's ancient knowledge that preserved the life of his mother and their lineage. Balanced Alignment represents the integration of his life’s purpose with his love of Ayurveda. 28 years later Daryl found himself at an all time low. During a time of addictions, toxic relationships, and spiritual darkness, Yoga and Ayurveda were the guiding lights that led him back to stable ground. Now happier, healthier, stronger, and more resilient than ever, he's experiencing an entirely different life. One of joy, openness, honesty, abundance, and contentment; no longer ashamed and no longer encumbered by the anxious and stressful nature of our modern world. He believes it is purely the will of God that led him to where he is today and it is these sacred sciences which he has to thank for his transformation. Daryl completed his Ayurvedic Practitioner training with the Kerala Ayurveda Acadamy. He is also an accredited lifestyle medicine coach with Wellcoaches and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.