Sachi Doctor

Sachi Doctor founded Elemental Alchemy with the mission to provide a resource for those navigating their way towards optimal mind-body health.

Diagnosed with a Ulcerative Colitis at a young age, Sachi has spent over twenty years exploring different health modalities, treatment plans, diets and mindfulness practices to help alleviate chronic pain and restore balance.

After years of looking to others for a model of health with no relief, Sachi realized that the answers she sought were not hidden in someone else’s prescription for wellness but unique to her, and that the first step towards discovery was actually tuning out what was right for others and tuning into herself.

As she tapped into the wisdom of her own body, she discovered that the elements foundational for health  — the blueprint she so fervently sought — was within her, within each of us. Since then Sachi has been passionate about helping others also cultivate clarity and inner wisdom for vibrant health.

In addition to her Ayurvedic and nutrition education, Sachi has completed over 700 hours of yoga teacher training and continues to study with her mother, her first yoga teacher, for whom these practices are a way of life.

Sachi is a board member of the Prison Yoga Project at San Quentin State Prison and serves as an ambassador for Yoga Gives Back, a non-profit that raises funds within the US yoga community to support microcredit programs for women in India. She holds a Msc in Development from the London School of Economics.
 

Training

  • California College of Ayurveda: Ayurvedic Health Educator (CAE)
  • Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness (MB-EAT) Facilitator
  • Precision Nutrition: Precision Elite Coach
  • Sivananda Vedanta: Food As Medicine Educator
  • Yoga Garden San Francisco: 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training (RYT 500)
  • Yoga Garden San Francisco: 200 Hour Advanced Teacher Training (RYT 200)
  • Sri Yoga: The Art of Transformation I & II - 100 Hour Advanced Training

Teaching Style

  • Welcoming
  • Empowering
  • Nourishing
  • Heartfelt
  • Holistic

 

KIND WORDS

  • With Sachi’s non-judgmental, relatable and realistic advice I have made big changes in slow and easy steps. Her advice lingers in the back of my mind with so many decisions I make regarding food, self care, even the colour of clothes I wear. In speaking with Sachi I always felt heard, understood and cared for. But Sachi also has the skill that so few have - she has divorced herself from the outcome of my personal process. I find many healers these days are so invested in their personal validation via their work that I as a patient am less important in consideration. Not Sachi. She has managed to be supportive and make room for vulnerability while only allowing for the patient to take personal responsibility for their healing. I can't speak highly enough of the advice and care I received from Sachi. She is a true gift on many levels.
    — Sarah
  • Sachi possess an unrivaled ability to offer natural remedies to problems, while weaving in complex scientific explanations for why the remedy will be beneficial. Her explanations are always well reasoned and therefore, for a skeptic like myself, much more motivating. Most importantly, Sachi does her work in a completely non -judgmental fashion. I feel entirely comfortable telling her about any personal problem I am experiencing. Thanks to her knowledge and kindness, I am a recent and happy convert to mindfulness, homeopathic remedies, and changes in my diet. I could not recommend her services more highly.
    — Nick
  • Sachi is such a joy! My consultation was like having an engaging conversation with a friend who happens to be incredibly knowledgeable in holistic healing. Working with her has been one of the best decisions that I have made this past year. Together we've explored stress reduction and management, health, lifestyle and habits and many subjects in between. She's helped me realize that I no longer want to just brace myself during times of stress, and has guided me towards tools & habits that allow me to survive--and thrive--while dealing with it all.
    — Erika
 

Services

Rediscover complete health by connecting with your natural rhythms and cultivating awareness for what nourishes your body and makes you thrive.

Whether the quest for truth, understanding or happier living,  self-development is the common thread in all personal paths, the root of their unfolding.

The wisdom of Ayurvedic cooking can turn your pantry into an apothecary and transform comfort foods into healthy, everyday staples.

Workshops and urban retreats are relaxed and intimate occasions that support aligning mind and body with daily & seasonal rhythms.

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