Dr. Carmichael is a Registered Nurse, Doctor of Metaphysics and Divinity, Interfaith Minister and Ayurvedic Practitioner, as well as the Founder & CEO of the Kalyana Centre in Narberth, PA. She has been practicing in the nursing field for over 30 years. Her background includes psychiatric nursing as well as a 20+ year career in the pharmaceutical research arena where she conducted, monitored, and managed Phase I-IV clinical trials in multiple therapeutic areas. During that time, simultaneous studies in Holistic Health, Metaphysics, Divinity, Hypnosis/Past Life Regression, Reiki, Yoga, Meditation, and Ayurveda have given her a well-rounded perspective on health and healing and its intimate relationship to spirituality. Ordained an Interfaith Minister in December 2002, she continues to deepen her understanding and experience of these topics as an integrative/holistic and preventive medicine consultant and teacher. She is also an adjunct professor at the Villanova University College of Nursing and is a regular instructor for ATECAM Holistic Nursing lectures that provides CMEs to medical professionals.
She completed the Vedic Mastery program at the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA under the inspired direction of Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon in 2007 and is a certified Chopra Center instructor of Primordial Sound Meditation, Perfect Health (Ayurveda), and the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga. She completed an internship in Ayurvedic Medicine in 2010 in Coimbatore, India and is a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Ayurveda where she completed her Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine in 2012.
“Learning and practicing the ancient healing art of Ayurveda can facilitate the creation of unity within ourselves, with each other, the earth, and the universe.” - Dr. Joanna Carmichael, RN, BSN
Her belief in the interconnectedness between physiology, psychology and spirituality and the need for conventional as well as complementary modalities provides a vast array of choices by which the individual can begin their journey into healing. She keeps her skills current as a provider of skilled nursing care for several home health agencies locally.
She has been a guest on radio talk shows, local television, and writes and speaks about spirituality as it relates to health and well being in addition to various topics on prevention and complementary medicine. She hosts her own radio program on www.blogtalkradio.com/kalyana and has been a contributor on the Simply Holistic Living Summits on Periscope.
Her desire to create a place of beauty, healing and transformation where people can come to experience a variety of modalities in Alternative Medicine resulted from an intention that began before she left the pharmaceutical research industry permanently to start the Kalyana Centre in 2009. Here she practices, writes and speaks about the disparity within medicine due to the pharmaceutical lobby and the lack of adherence to the laws of nature which subsequently affect health and healing or the lack thereof. Her intention is to bridge the gap between the remarkable advances in modern medicine and the holistic medical community where the focus is on consciousness, longevity, and aging gracefully through the ancient practices of Ayurveda (the amalgamation of art and science), Yoga, and Meditation along with the mindful and minimal use of pharmaceuticals when necessary.
Disclaimer: Consultations are not intended to diagnose or treat any condition, but to inspire, encourage, and support a client in their journey into healing as well as to be an advocate that can help them navigate the complex world of Western and Eastern healing modalities.
“Starting the Kalyana Centre has been a dream come true. My intention to do this at a time where we need healing on all levels became manifest…. I had the vision and now the vision has me…”
SERVICES: Dr. Carmichael's services include, but are not limited to: