Hello, my name is Ann Wagoner, and I’ll be the Introduction to Herbal Medicine instructor in PCC's Functional Nutrition program, with a focus on Ayurveda and TCM.
I have researched Ayurvedic herbs and treatments for the prevention of Cancer recurrence with the Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda. I am a member the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. I have a Master’s in Ayurveda and am a Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. I also love Yoga Therapy. I bring together Ayurveda and Yoga, two sister sciences, to expand understandings of mind, body and consciousness. I also have a B.A. in Philosophy from Earlham College, and a M.A. in Liberal Studies from New York University.
Currently leading the herbal research with the Banyan Cancer Prevention & Maintenance Program, I am excited to see results with Cohort One. I serve on the Ethics Committee with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. I am President of the Oregon Yoga and Ayurveda Association. The school I founded, the Center for Ayurveda and Yoga Study, is recognized by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
In addition to having taught Ayurvedic workshops at Portland Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga Pearl, The Movement Center, Harmony Yoga, NUNM, Bastyr, Clark College, Belmont Yoga, University of Portland School of Nursing, Opening to Life and Yoga Bhoga; I have taught healthy Ayurvedic Cooking Classes at People’s Food Co-op. My Ayurvedic recipes are based on locally grown food in the Pacific Northwest from the 47th Avenue Farm. I love cooking and weaving together the arts of herbs, movement, meditation and food.