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Meet Darci Frankel -- Seasoned Ayurveda Educator/Practitioner.

Darci Frankel, Founder

Certified in Ayurveda through the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico and practicing since 1993, Darci Frankel began her Ayurvedic study as an intern with America's foremost exponent of Ayurveda, Dr. Vasant Lad the author of "Ayurveda, The Science of Self Healing." A national Ayurvedic educator, she also serves as an advisor for High-Health, Inc. and as an Ayurveda Consultant. Darci has Dr. Lad's full blessings in her work.







Dr. Vasant Lad, The foremost exponent of Ayurveda in the West


darci and deepok chopra
Darci & Deepak Chopra in 1994

"Darci has a strong commitment to healing and transformation which she expresses through her wisdom in Ayurveda."

Deepak Chopra M.D., Author
The Path To Love



Darci and Deepak Jan 28th 2008

A personal note from Darci:



On behalf of myself, my staff here at The Ayurveda Center of Hawaii and the Hanalei Day Spa on Kauai, we extend a warm, Hawaiian, aloha welcome your way. When you join us for a visit you'll find a wonderful wellness center with many amenities to choose from. Combine Kauai, a healing place, with our healing treatments and you get an incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating visit that soothes the soul, rejuvenates your body and gives your mind a rest. Your time here will be rewarded with an increased sense of well being and you will want to return year after year to enjoy and go deeper. My staff and I look forward to meeting you!


 Darci and Staff



       In addition to her expertise in Ayurveda and life long practice of yoga, Darci has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1992. She actually began learning about massage/trigger point therapy at the age of 13.  Since she has worked with such notable clients as Gloria Estefan, John Oats, Mickey Rourke, Deepak Chopra and Pierce Brosnan.  Darci is a seasoned yoga teacher, and she teaches yoga and Ayurveda to individuals.  She has taught at retreats such as network chiropractic events called clear days, she has been asked to teach at Network chiropractic 'gates'.  Darci has taught Ayurveda to yoga teachers attending American Yoga college, SWIHA in Arizona, Yoga Tree in SF and other Prominent yoga studios in the US. 

       Darci enjoys her life on Kauai, and she travels to teach Ayurveda, Ayurveda massage and Yoga to yoga studios and Spas.  Darci is committed to growth and development and therefore, guides people toward their highest potential with great compassion.

       The Ayurveda Center is a place where people come to heal, renew and embody the knowledge that they are their own healers.


Darci's Dharma

         Dharma means work, although it is more than simply work. Dharma in this way refers to our work in the world, the gifts we are here to offer and share with the world.  When we are in our dharma, there is a way that we are aligned with the universe since we are doing what we are here to do.  Rama Jyoti Vernon says that we know we are doing our dharma if we move to some far away place and don't leave a forwarding number, then people seek us out to do the same work we were doing before, that is when we know we are in our dharma.


          Darci's Dharma is to help people be in their bodies, to live healthy and happier lives.  I do this using my; skills as a spa owner, working with my staff, who have their own gifts and talents, training them in Ayurveda treatments, helping them to hone and refine their skills to serve as a community, offering workshops and retreats, facilitating Pancha Karma and of course, doing my own inner work.


About private sessions with Darci:
Darci's menu of services.

  • transformational body work
  • meditation lessons
  • private yoga lessons


            I bring my years of training and experience in yoga, I began my yoga learning with family practice sessions as a child; massage therapy, Ayurveda and Pancha Karma to each session.  Paying close attention to what each individual is expressing, with and without words. One of my gifts is being a sort of a 'body whisperer', I just seem to know what is going on inside, what makes people tick, and how to help them regain a sense of wholeness.  I am an Ayurveda practitioner.
(Please check with your physician before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle.)


           With great respect to all people including myself, I prefer to work with people who are ready to make changes, so to save our time and energy, please check inside to make sure you are ready. Also, feel free to do your 'due diligence' read about me here on the website, ask questions, so you feel comfortable with me before we work together. Our ancient Ayurveda texts talk about the importance of having trust so they can defer (to yield respectfully in judgment or opinion) to their ayurveda practitioner. That way we can make the required changes toward your greater wholeness with alacrity (cheerful readiness, promptness or willingness. 


            I am available, by appointment for the aforementioned sessions. Please see my personal menu of services as well as our menu of services for cost information and call us to schedule your appointment.  Or you can email me with questions HanaleiDaySpa@gmail.com


I look forward to working with you.




Important links:

Darci's menu of services

Schedule of events:


Learn Ayurveda Massage

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