About Christina 


Christina Miller, founder of Thrive Ayurveda, holds a Master’s Degree in South Asian Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. Her Master’s program included in-depth study of Ayurveda from a theoretical and historical perspective, and the study of Sanskrit in order to allow her to study straight from the original Ayurvedic texts. Christina’s passion for holistic health began at an early age with her realization of direct connection between the foods she ate, and how she felt both mentally and physically. 

Christina graduated from the Narayana Ayurveda & Yoga Academy in 2017 as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. She seeks to help guide clients to their innate, natural state of health and well-being, using the time-tested and proven techniques of Ayurveda and yoga therapy.



  • MA in South Asian Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara – 2010 - 2011

  • BA in South Asian Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara – 2007 - 2010

  • National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) Professional Member – 2016 - present

  • Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner – 2017 - present


What is Ayurveda?


The word Ayurveda is the combination of two Sanskrit words, "Āyu" which means life and "Veda" which means knowledge, literally translating to “knowledge of life.” This Indian holistic health modality is over 5,000 years old.
Ayurveda is really a whole lifestyle approach, taking into consideration the entirety of the individual, and helping to bring the body back to its natural state of health and well-being.
In order to bring the body and mind back to a state of health, Ayurveda uses the modalities of: Herbal remedies; dietary guidelines and modifications; breathing and meditation practices; oil massage; detoxification and cleansing regimens, daily and seasonal routines; specific yoga postures and exercise recommendations; and sleep recommendations.