RUKHSANA KHAN

PERSONAL LIFE

Rukhsana was born in Peshawar, Pakistan to her mother, a house wife, and her father, a drawing master at the University of Peshawar.  Born a Pattan, her native tongue is Pashtto, but by the age of 3 she became fluent in Hinko (a language only spoken by 2% of the world population) and by the age of 5 she started to read and write Urdu.

Rukhsana’s title as a masterchef came to her at a very young age.  When she was 3 years old, she was paid a small sum to cook a meal for her mother and father, with the help of her 5 year old aunt.  When her parents separated, she was taken away from her mother and forced to live with her grandmother; this is when her cooking training began.  From age 5-10 years she learned everything she needed to know on how to create a meal from anything.  Her grandmother would prepare a dish on a 36 wicket stove and she would replicate the meal on her own 6 wicket stove.  

Sadly, her childhood took a daunting turn in 1971.  Rukhsana survived an honour killing after she had been accused of dishonouring her family.  After her near death escape, her grandfather and uncle locked her away in her room, bolting the door and only allowing her out when she needed to help her grandmother with work.  While locked in her room, she would hold herself and rock back and forth in hopes of passing the time and distracting herself from having to use the washroom. Though she did not know it at the time, Rukhsana began to meditate.

PHILOSOPHY: THE AYURVEDA LIFESTYLE

As a child, Rukhsana was forced to take Ayurvedic treatments by her mom, and absolutely hated it at the time!  It wasn’t until she attended her first Ayurvedic lecture at the California College of Ayurveda in California that it began to all make sense to her.  The founder and director of the College, Mark Helpern’s lecture made perfect sense as to what was going wrong with her body.  For four years after attending the Ashram in California, she cut out all frozen, canned and fried foods, meats, wearing the colour black and altered her schedule that fit her Dosha; all of this helped her heal her mind while she meditated.  Once she healed her mind, she noticed her body began to heal itself and she slowly came out of her depression, becoming more conscious of her body and feeling better about herself. From her experiences and own transformation, Rukhsana believes anyone can benefit from practicing Ayurveda and meditation and no matter what you believe in there is always a higher power, an ultimate divine, so she encourages an open mind. Learn more about Ayurveda here.

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QUALIFICATIONS: A TRUE ALL-AROUND PROFESSIONAL

Rukhsana Khan is a certified Ayurvedic body therapist by the California College of Ayurveda to perform the ancient techniques of Ayurvedic body treatments. She is a graduate of the Primordial Sound Meditation from the Chopra Center for Well-being (Deepak Chopra) and a Sivananda Yoga instructor for Hatha Yoga. She is also a certified esthetician and spa director.

As a professional esthetician and master pedicurist who trained at the North American School of Pedology, her enthusiasm and creative talents did not go unnoticed within her community. Rukhsana owned and ran the highly successful Rukhsana’s Esthetics and Heavenly Retreat in Vancouver, Canada where her business was chosen by Morgan and Chase Publishing as a jewel of her community that was featured in the publication “British Columbia Community Treasures” which was created for the purpose of presenting to the Olympic committee.

Rukhsana has traveled over many decades as far afield as Vietnam, Indonesia, Canada, California and Mexico to further her studies in the ancient Ayurvedic healing modalities. Rukhsana is also known as an accomplished Ayurvedic, East Indian and Western cook.

RUKHSANA KHAN

PERSONAL LIFE: FROM DARKNESS TO PEACE

Here you should give people your upbringing in life. How your turn dark time in your past and create a future with lights and peace. That you want for people to find that peace as well, it has became your purpose in life.Here you should give people your upbringing in life. How your turn dark time in your past and create a future with lights and peace. That you want for people to find that peace as well, it has became your purpose in life. Here you should give people your upbringing in life. How your turn dark time in your past and create a future with lights and peace. That you want for people to find that peace as well, it has became your purpose in life.

PHILOSOPHY: THE AYURVEDA LIFESTYLE

Here you should tell people on how you got into that lifestyle, whay you belive in it. And the big concept of what is Ayervuda with a link to a page that explain in details what Ayervuda is. We can also link to the cooking and retreat related.

QUALIFICATIONS: A TRUE ALL-AROUND PROFESSIONAL

Rukhsana Khan is a certified Ayurvedic body therapist by the California College of Ayurveda to perform the ancient techniques of Ayurvedic body treatments. She is a graduate of the Primordial Sound Meditation from the Chopra Center for Well Being (Deepak Chopra) and a Sivananda Yoga instructor for Hatha Yoga. She is also a certified Esthetician and spa director.

As a professional Esthetician and master pedicurist who trained at North American School of Pedology, her enthusiasm and creative talents did not go unnoticed within her community. Rukhsana owned and ran the highly successful Rukhsana’s Esthetics and Heavenly Retreat in Vancouver, Canada where her business was chosen by Morgan and Chase Publishing as a jewel of her community that was featured in the publication “British Columbia Community Treasures” which was created for the purpose of presenting to the Olympic committee.

Rukhsana has traveled over many decades as far afield as Vietnam, Indonesia, Canada, California and Mexico to further her studies in the ancient Ayurvedic healing modalities. An avid chef, she is well known as an accomplished Ayurvedic, East Indian and Western cook.

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