I love helping you find balance.

Hi, I’m Jennifer

I’m a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Tennessee. I’m also an Ayurvedic Practitioner. This means I use Ayurveda, India’s holistic health system, to help women reestablish balance naturally.

I love helping women find new holistic tools for their perimenopause symtpoms including anxiety, pain, depressed mood, and insomnia.

I graduated from the Samudra Ayurvedic Physicians Program and from AYU Academy, two of the leading schools for classical Ayurveda in the U.S.

My mentors include Kashyapa Fisher, Dr. Laksmipriya M.R., B.A.M.S., M.D., Pratibha Shah, B.A.M.S., MPH, Jessica Vellela, B.A.M.S., and Remy Coeytaux, M.D., Ph.D.

I’ve been blessed! This is me in Kerala, India, the home of Ayurveda and the southernmost state of India. Kerala is gorgeous. You must go if your heart desires!

My undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire, 1999, lends perception, creativity and vision to my practice. On the side, I enjoy making jewelry with sterling silver, wood, and guitar frets.

Here’s a list of my training and experience.

  • Ayurvedic Practitioner, Chattanooga Ayurveda, Chattanooga, TN, November 2019 – present.
  • Chattanooga Massage Institute, Hixson, TN, 2024.
  • Samudra Ayurvedic Physicians Program, Albuquerque, NM, January 2022 – January 2023.
  • Ayurvedic Practitioner, MD Ayurveda, Sebastopol, CA, October 2020 – February 2021.
  • Senior Manager, U.S. Operations, The Ayurveda Experience (formerly known as TALC LLC), Dalton, GA, January 2019 – September 2020.
  • Consultant (Remote), The Ayurveda Experience, Delhi, India, March 2017 – January 2019.
  • Arogya Ayurveda, Dravyaguna Vigyan Intensive (Ayurvedic Pharmacology), Albuquerque, NM.
  • Arogya Ayurveda, Mano Vikaras Intensive (Mental Health), Albuquerque, NM.
  • Arogya Ayurveda, Stri Roga Intensive (Womens’ Health), Albuquerque, NM.
  • AYU.Academy Svastha Acarya Program (602 hours, 28.5 credits), Kalispell, MT, May 2018 – May 2019.
  • Founder, AyurvedaNextDoor.com, July 2011 – March 2017.
  • Sacred Stone School, Shirodhara Training, Newport, RI, 2009.
  • University of New Hampshire, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Durham, NH, 1999.

What is Āyurveda?

Āyurveda is India's traditional medical system. It is a holistic approach that uses temporary dietary adjustments, lifestyle recommendations, therapeutic treatments and cleanses to restore health. It is also preventative in nature. Health must be cultivated and created each day. Āyurveda offers a wealth of sound knowledge to maintain health throughout every season and every stage of life.

I've tried changing my diet and lifestyle and it didn't work. How is Āyurveda different?

Āyurveda is a complete holistic health system. Āyurvedic herbo-mineral formulations are selected for you based on your state of health. Formulations along with appropriate changes to your diet and lifestyle ensure that you get back to your natural state of health. Improved health cannot happen without changing your diet and lifestyle.

Is Āyurveda a licensed profession?

Āyurveda is not a licensed profession in the U.S. That being said, when selecting an Āyurvedic Practitioner, it's important to choose someone that is practicing classical Āyurveda. Classical Āyurveda adheres to the framework as it is taught and practiced in India.

Jennifer Maklan, ĀP, practices classical Āyurveda and has trained in programs that exceed educational standards for Āyurveda in the U.S.

How is Āyurveda practiced online? Isn't pulse assessment needed?

Āyurveda is quite conducive to online practice. In classical Āyurvedic assessment, questioning and visual clues provide a wealth of information. Pulse assessment is actually a somewhat modern addition to classical assessment methods. It is not a necessary component for a quality assessment. 

How is Āyurveda different than other holistic healing methods?

Āyurveda is time-tested. It's speculated to be thousands of years old and probably the oldest health system known to man. Though much has changed, the classical practice of Āyurveda holds to the time-tested methods that existed thousands of years ago.

Unlike other modern approaches to holistic medicine, Āyurveda utilizes a detailed framework for the measurement, assessment and management of health. It is an extensive practice that is studied rigorously and is effective when applied with precision.

Unlike Western approaches to care, Āyurveda is personalized to each individual. Your day, diet, health history and so much more are taken into consideration to create your Care Plan.


What if I don't see results?

Sometimes results can be seen immediately and sometimes results can be subtle but nevertheless impactful.

If you're not seeing results, it's important to speak up. This is helpful information and may indicate that the wrong remedy was selected for you. Don't hesitate to communicate your experience so we can ensure you are on the right track.