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At the age of 16, chronic illness and obesity led Deacon to a
fateful meeting with a local Ayurvedic doctor, which created a
seismic shift in Deacon’s perception of food, health and physical
balance. Heeding the advice of his doctor, Deacon modified his
diet, started to practice yoga and shed over 140 pounds. To Deacon,
Ayurveda and yoga together just made sense. Once he was educated
and empowered to understand what was causing him to be sick, the
steps to reclaiming his health were clear and simple.
Deacon’s momentum in Ayurvedic studies continued at Maharishi
University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. Although he always
knew that he would become an Ayurvedic practitioner at some point
in his lifetime, it was a 16-year career working in the trenches of
New York City advertising agencies that gave him the wherewithal to
strike out on his own. Working in the world of global advertising
and branding, he was able to hone his communication skills,
enabling him to convey the complex ideas and concepts of Ayurveda
and Yoga in a very comprehensive manner.
In 2009, Deacon obtained his certification as an Ayurvedic
health practitioner from the California College of Ayurveda. He
moved from New York City in 2010 and has established his first
practice in Northern California.
Although specializing in gastrointestinal disorders, Deacon works
with patients from every walk of life who have many unique health
conditions. He believes an accessible approach to Ayurveda is key
to achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Deacon also teaches a practical approach to Ayurveda at
Maharishi University of Management where he is a guest faculty
member. He also works with Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf and Dr. Stuart
Rothenberg in educating medical professionals through MAAA at the
Pacific Pearl Center of Integrated Medical Center, in La Jolla and
is the creator of VedaBars – the first whole food nutrition bars
based on Ayurvedic principles of food being medicine.