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Mary Thompson


Mary Thompson, CAS, has been teaching Ayurvedic principles and running a private practice for more than 20 years.  She is currently supporting a number of Ayurvedic Health Counselors and Practitioners in improving both their client care and business acumen.  She provides recommendations that may be immediately implemented and have been employed successfully, to the benefit of both the practitioners and their clients.  Her passion is in supporting practitioners who are stepping into their dharma, bringing Ayurvedic education and health care to the West.


Freedom Cole


Freedom Cole is a practitioner of Āyurveda, Yoga therapy and Jyotiṣa. He is the author of two books and numerous articles. Freedom teaches a traditional Jyotiṣa lineage from Odisha, India. He is faculty in the Kripalu Integrative Yoga Therapy program and is presently working on a PhD researching trauma and prajñāparādha. 

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Mary-Alice Quinn

Mary-Alice Quinn, AD, C.A.S., is a NAMA board recognized Ayurvedic Doctor, certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Clinical Herbalist serving clients since 2004.


She serves as a senior instructor for several professional Ayurvedic and herbal training programs, supporting generations of current and future practitioners with her practical, compassionate and light-hearted teaching style.  


Her clinical practice is focused on the application of herbal medicine, nutrition and lifestyle practices, along with subtle therapies and the Vedic arts for both the healing and prevention of disease.  Mary-Alice’s private practice serves clients both nationally and internationally through one-on-one, couple and group work, as well as remote video consultations, where she empowers her clients to cultivate and maintain healthy, satisfying and balanced lives.  


You can find her online at

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Loretta K. Wilson


Loretta K. Wilson, RN MSN, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, provides psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management as a private practitioner in San Francisco and Petaluma, CA.   She specializes in palliative psychiatric care, which addresses the uncertainty, emotions, and anxiety that can accompany illness or end of life. Loretta’s practice focuses on cultivating emotional flexibility, awaking meaning, and identifying purpose for patients, caregivers, and clinicians.
Loretta most recently designed and implemented the Psycho-Oncology Service at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco and was a founding clinician of our groundbreaking Ketamine Clinic at that same medical center. Previous to that, she worked in Palliative Care, Urgent Psychiatric Care, and Emergency Room Psychiatry at Stanford, Westside Services, and the Veterans' Administration, respectively. A Master of Science Nursing from Vanderbilt University anchors Loretta’s formal training, but the inspiration and deeper background for her practice derive from lessons learned while volunteering at the Zen Hospice Project and Maitri Hospice in San Francisco.  

2019 Upcoming Event Schedule

  • Dec 02, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Zoom Live Stream Meeting
    What’s different if I’m working with a client who is dying? Visiting or working with clients in the dying process may present a challenge, but it can also be a powerful means by which we can do some of the work that needs to be done before we, or someone especially close to us, dies.

From The Field is presented by Thunderbolt Ayurveda © 2019

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