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Nancy Raffa Hallman

Retreat Host/Leader, Yoga Teacher, Coach & Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner

Nancy Raffa is an Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner currently completing her Ayurvedic Doctorate certification at Kerala Ayurveda Academy, USA, under the mentorship if Dr Jayrajan Kottikanath, Dr Princy Prasad, and Dr Sheena Sooraj.

Ms Raffa is a renown ballerina, teacher, coach, stager and mentor in the field of classical ballet and holds the position of Director of Repertoire and rehearsal director at the esteemed American Ballet Theater, in New York City. She has danced all over the world as a principal dancer in major companies and has staged works for Twyla Tharp and Alexei Ratmansky some of the ballet world’s iconic choreographers of this century. She was the first and youngest American female to win the coveted Gold Medal at the prestigious International ballet Competition, “Prix de Lausanne” in Switzerland , in 1980.

Ms. Raffa’s training has been extensive at the Kerala Ayurveda Academy, USA covering all the areas of study that is done in India for a BAMS with the exception of surgery. All training is based on the classical ancient text and classical/traditional practices of Ayurveda, as passed down from the great medicinal lineages and as performed in India. She has completed more than 3000 hours of study and 1000 hours of Internship, so far.

During the pandemic, Ms. Raffa opened her own business, Healing Heart Ayurveda, LLC., and is currently consulting clients in person and online. Those consultations include: 90 minute assessments that review a person’s complete health history including: diet and lifestyle, dosha analysis ( individual body constitution), education on the Ayurvedic Management principles of various different conditions by creating a case study with an individualized management plan that includes: diet, lifestyle, herbal remedies, body work suggestions, breath work, myoga, meditation techniques, cooking guidance, exercise, relaxation techniques, counseling and Pancha Karma protocols. Each educational session is tailored to the unique needs of the client.


Harmony Haven: Ayurveda Bliss & Yoga Retreat

Nestled in the serene and mysterious backwaters of the Periyar River at the Health Village in Aluva, Kerala join nOMad Guide, Nancy Raffa Hallman in a once in a lifetime experience!

Contact Nancy To Book Your Spot! - nancy@healingheartayurveda.com


Nancy's Offerings

    • Host & Lead Retreats
    • Yoga
  • 1:1 Coaching
  • Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner
  • The nOMad Collective

    “Pheobe's expert advice and support was in helping me put together all my ideas for my healing retreat and her step by step mentoring was key to me learning what the steps were that I needed to take to make my dream to offer this special authentic and healing Ayurvedic experience for the public, a reality.”

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