Kathy Jo Staheli

Kathy Jo Staheli


Kathy Jo Staheli, AD, is a NAMA-recognized doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine and a leading specialist in Panchakarma, the Ayurvedic science of detoxification and rejuvenation. While working as a Panchakarma Technician in Santa Cruz, California, Kathy Jo pursued her Ayurvedic education at Kerala Ayurveda Academy and Bastyr University. During this time, she traveled to India for a deeper understanding of medical science, joining the world's top Ayurvedic doctors as an intern in clinics, hospitals, and retreat centers.

Her passion for sharing Ayurveda inspired her to found the Purusha Ayurveda Wellness and Panchakarma Center first in Malinalco, Mexico, and now in Southern Utah as a destination where people can deepen their experience of Ayurveda through residential Panchakarma & Wellness programs. Driven by her understanding of the distinctive power of Ayurveda, Kathy Jo created Purusha Botanicals—a personalized skincare line that integrates the time-honored wisdom of Ayurveda to meet the specific wellness needs of each individual, moving beyond the limitations of conventional, one-size-fits-all solutions.

Furthermore, her deep commitment to preserving the authenticity of Ayurvedic practices has been evident in her significant seven-year contribution to NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association), culminating in her current role as the chair of the Panchakarma Committee. With nearly two decades of experience in the Ayurvedic health industry, Kathy Jo offers a service with an in-depth knowledge of the Ayurvedic System of Medical Science, facilitating a balanced and healthy life for her clients.

Purusha Ayurveda Wellness | Panchakarma and Wellness Retreats

Purusha offers a sanctuary for those seeking to embrace the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in their wellness journey. Established in 2006, by an esteemed Ayurvedic Doctor, we have been committed to providing authentic Ayurvedic services deeply rooted in time-honored traditions. With nearly two decades of expertise, our center features Panchakarma retreats, rejuvenation retreats, personalized wellness services, Ayurvedic education, and an herbal apothecary. Our experienced and dedicated team is committed to guiding and supporting you on your path to holistic health and self-discovery.

Why Purusha?

  • Traditional Roots: Our approach is deeply anchored in the traditional application of Ayurveda. Our dedicated team possesses profound knowledge and years of experience, ensuring you receive genuine, time-tested Ayurvedic care.
  • Boutique Ayurveda Experience: Our intimate setting ensures that your Ayurvedic journey is uniquely tailored to your individual needs. You're not just another guest; you're family
  • Comprehensive Panchakarma: Our tailored approach incorporates both Purvakarma and Panchakarma techniques, adapting to individual needs. With a genuine reverence for ancient Ayurvedic traditions, we strive to offer an authentic and rejuvenating experience.
  • Full Spectrum of Body Techniques: Our expertise spans over 35 specialized, traditional body techniques. Designed with a clinical approach, each one is meticulously tailored to address specific health concerns, ensuring optimal outcomes.
  • Genuine Ayurvedic Yoga: Our classes intertwine Ayurvedic principles with yoga, creating a tailored experience for each dosha and imbalance. Beyond postures, our sessions foster holistic balance, harmonizing mind, body, and spirit authentically.
  • Prana-Rich Ayurvedic Meals: Our cuisine adheres to pure Ayurvedic principles—locally sourced, organic, and prepared fresh. Each dish resonates with vitality, harmonizing body and soul through tradition and nourishment
  • Clean and Responsible Products: Purusha products are crafted in keeping with the uncompromising standards of classical Ayurveda —everything we make is pure enough to eat. We champion 100% natural, cruelty-free ingredients, free from harmful additives, ensuring both your wellness and the earth's well-being.
  • Pure & Wholesome Sanctuary: At Purusha, every detail matters. We pride ourselves on our toxin-free surroundings, featuring organic bodycare selections, eco-friendly cleaning methods, and the use of top-tier organic herbs and oils. This commitment guarantees an authentically wholesome experience for every visitor.
  • In-depth Immersions: For curious beginners and aspiring practitioners alike, our courses offer empowerment through knowledge, skills, and a profound understanding of Ayurveda's timeless wisdom. Guided by field experts, all our programs provide immersive and hands-on experiences.

Purusha Botanicals | Custom Ayurvedic Skincare

At Purusha Botanicals, we embrace the unique wisdom of Ayurveda, offering a skincare line that's as individual as you are. Ayurveda, with its rich heritage, guides us away from the "one-size-fits-all" philosophy, advocating instead for a personalized path to skin health. Our products are crafted fresh upon order, blending pure ingredients with the profound insights of Ayurvedic traditions to nourish and reveal your skin's natural glow.

The journey to your tailor-made skincare regimen begins with a comprehensive online consultation, considering everything from your daily routines and personal tastes to the specific conditions of your environment. This meticulous approach ensures the skincare solutions we offer are perfectly attuned to your unique needs.

Committed to making authentic Ayurvedic skincare accessible, Purusha Botanicals ensures every formula is custom-made, derived from 100% plant-based ingredients, cruelty-free, and crafted with the highest respect for our planet and all its inhabitants.

Our commitment extends beyond our products to encompass every facet of our operations, prioritizing thoughtful, personalized service. We champion the values of diversity, community, and environmental stewardship, reflecting not just in how we serve our customers, but in the very essence of our brand. Together, with a shared vision for a healthier world, we're not just aiming for radiant skin but for a vibrant, thriving community where everyone has the opportunity to flourish.

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