Marinella Puerto

Ayurvedic PRactitioner

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Marinella, a native of the island of Sardinia (Italy), graduated from the Center for Ayurveda in March 2018. Training at the Center for Ayurveda is unique in that it certifies its practitioners in the classic and ancient style of one on one teacher-student training. Marinella has been trained in the Guru Kula tradition; a tradition in which the presiding teacher takes responsibility for the academic, as well as the personal and spiritual training of the student.

The science of Ayurveda was not new to her. In fact, when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2013 she decided to treat her disease holistically. That is when she met her guru and mentor Dr. Mela Butcher, Founder and Director of the Center for Ayurveda. Marinella will tell you that MS has changed her life. She is thankful that it has brought her to Ayurveda, the science of life and conscious living! She firmly believes that our body can heal itself if given the proper tools. She is a living proof to that.


I have been dealing with anxiety for most of my life and really needed a change. I am so grateful that I found Marinella from EliMai Ayurveda. Marinella is so personable and really cares about your well being! I have been following the routine she specially customized for me, and I feel a million times better! I can't believe that it was all so easy with the guidance of Marinella. Highly, highly recommended!

/  Mary Kate Jankowski  /


I really enjoy working with Marinella. She has helped me a lot to control depression, lose inches, and have a greater sense of well-being and zest for life. Marinella is a very intuitive healer, and seems to always have the right remedy for me in every situation I encounter. I have also learned so much from her. I am so grateful to be her Ayurvedic patient!

/  Karen Harris  /