Ep. #10 | Marisa Gant on Ayurveda and essence

On this episode of Kindling Radio, I talk with Marisa Gant of Naturefy. We talked about the ancient practice of Ayurveda and how it can be applied today – to both individuals and businesses. What does it mean for a business to have an essence? How can you find that essence? What is spirituality and why does it matter? Enjoy!

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About Marisa

Naturefy was founded by Marisa Gant, a health, wellness and spiritual counselor and organizational development consultant. With years of experience in the business world in a variety of roles, Marisa Gant founded Naturefy to guide and mentor individuals, businesses and communities to harness their true nature, connect with the sacred and live in greater accordance with nature’s natural rhythms and cycles.

Bringing more than seven years experience working in the international development sector, leading business development, trade certification and operations at a variety of for-profits and non-profits with varying experience managing business teams and projects, Marisa understands how to achieve results for the people she works with in a thoughtful, professional and graceful manner. She continues to build upon and educate herself in the following ways:

All in all, Marisa holds spiritual and personal development as pivotal shaping forces in her life. She grew up highly sensitive and intuitive and from a young age began exploring Buddhism and later Taoism to better understand herself and the world. She received the label of dyslexia in her childhood, alongside a very smart and capable twin sister, which prompted her to persevere and demonstrate fearlessness in developing herself, a trait she has carried throughout her life. An avid athlete by nature, she plays soccer regularly, dances, snowboards, runs and practices yoga. She also has a heightened sense of adventure and loves trying new things and consistently challenging herself and others around her to grow.

Marisa believes we each bring unique gifts and intelligences to the world and that through spiritual and personal growth, we each hold the key individually and within groups to unfold and blossom so as to serve ourselves and the planet in beautiful and harmonious ways.



Peter Schulte

Peter Schulte is the founder and editor of Kindling. Before Kindling, Peter was Senior Research Associate for the Pacific Institute's Corporate Sustainability Program and the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate, conducting research that supports companies' sustainable water practices. Peter holds a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University. He lives in Bellingham with his partner Sara and cat Winnie.


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