Marisa Laursen is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and senior member of the teaching faculty at the California College of Ayurveda. A past member of the board of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, Marisa maintains a clinical practice in Nevada City, California. She is the author of the soon-to-be-published children’s book, The Adventures of Vata, Pitta and Kapha: The Quest for the Sacred Nectar. Marisa graduated from the California College of Ayurveda in 2005 and has been practicing and teaching ever since. In addition, she received certification from the American Institute of Vedic Studies and completed post-graduate study with Dr. Geetha S.R., BAMS, ND of the Sree Sankara Ayurveda Hospital in Kerala, India.