Barbara Bailey is the owner of Sonoma Holistic Spa and has 20 years extensive training and professional experience in advanced European and Ayurvedic holistic facial and spa therapies. She started her path in the hands on healing arts at the Diamond Light School of Massage and Healing in magical Marin County. In addition to her California Esthetician and Massage License, Barbara's advanced healing certifications include Reiki, Polarity, and Ayurvedic Massage including subtle energy field balancing, identifying chakras and energy fields. She became a complimentary health educator and consultant in nutrition and clinical Ayurveda and pancha karma through California certified Bauman College for Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts and the California College of Ayurveda. She has had many continued educational credits for nutrition and pursued Ayurvedic therapies with many practitioners, in addition, she became a registered yoga instructor and personal trainer in an effort to better educate the public in self care.
Barbara has the utmost respect for the East Indian lineage of true Yoga and Ayurvedic Traditional Medicine, pursuing clinical therapies training form renowned, international teachers she has met in California and attended programs in India as well hosted by Dr Chauhan of Jiva Ayurveda, India. Her introduction to Ayurvedic spa therapies was in 1997, at The International Dermal Institute in Pleasanton, in programs by Melanie Sachs. Continued advanced training in the integrated massage with subtle energy healing of Ayurvedic and Tibetan esoteric techniques by Jaisri Lambert of Ayurveda Seminars and at Diamond Way Ayurveda in San Louis Obispo with both Melanie and Robert Sachs. Onsite professional Ayurvedic trainings by resident Ayurvedic practitioners include the California Pacific Medical Center's Institute for Health and Healing in San Francisco, The Ayurvedic Institute's Dr. Lad at Mt Madonna Center, and four others such as Safronya Retreat, and the Deva Center.
Barbara has consulted and designed programs for nutrition, fitness and yoga in the health club, the retail nutritional herbal pharmacy and private settings.