Founder/Director DCH, LMT, CPT, RYT, Ayurvedic Doctor and Pancha Karma Specialist, Jyotish Kovid Counselor, Ashtanga & Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, Master NLP Practitioner. Certified Aston-Patterning Practitioner, Pilates Instructor. Teacher Trainer: Uma-Ki Jyotisha Instructor/Tutor, Ayurveda Health Counselor, Yoga Teacher Training, Asian Bodywork Certification, Neurotransformation Certification
Our mission at the Ki-Atsu Institute for Vedic Sciences is to provide to our students the highest quality educational experience and to stimulate the desire to constantly grow, improve and learn; and to provide to our clients the most effective and compassionate care and treatment, and the knowledge necessary to sustain physical and emotional wellbeing.
Our Founder has traveled the world in search of knowledge and to grow her own understanding of the healing arts.
Dr Ki Florence-David founded the Uma-Sri Institute for Vedic Sciences in 2001. The Institute was the culmination of 30 years of experience in the Movement & Health industry. Florence-David was born in France and spent her youth living both in France and Australia. In her teen years in Australia, she began to become interested in the bodybuilding and fitness industry, as well as the Healing Arts. She became an personal trainer and bodybuilding instructor, as well as a consultant in the field of healing.
Dr Ki Florence-David then moved to the island of Vanuatu, where she owned a gym and spa for several years. She then decided to relocate to America to pursue her bodybuilding career. She lived in LA and trained and worked as a personal trainer at the Golds Gym in Venice CA, considered to be the home of bodybuilding. She enjoyed great success as a bodybuilder, winning many competitions, including the coveted Ms. LA title. However, shortly after winning Ms. LA and participating as a finalist in the Miss Fitness USA, Ki sustained a career ending injury to her back.
After sustaining the injury, her doctors recommended surgery to repair the damage caused by the injury. Ki eschewed the idea of surgery and chose to search for ways to heal her body without having surgery. She explored acting in the theatre, and worked at better understanding the character armor that forms with emotional scarring. This emotional scarring had developed from early childhood traumas and memories, creating deeply embedded samskaras (imprints).
"Never having been more vulnerable or more fragile, I put myself
in Ki's hands and together we embarked upon a journey."
- Uma-Sri Client
Dr Florence-David's research led her to appreciate the role of the mind body connection, and how the beliefs and memories of a person can manifest physically, as well as studying the karmas being expressed in one's current incarnation. Dr Florence David's research also led her to rediscover the benefits of bodywork modalities in the maintenance of health, prevention of injury, and rehabilitation from injury. She also went back to previous researched work of Joseph Pilates, whose work and exercises were long used by many performers and athletes to build core strength and prevent injury.
Upon rehabilitating herself from her injury, Dr Florence-David formulated a vision to rediscover a career as a facilitator in self healing and teacher. Her own recovery was achieved by utilizing several different modalities, and her intent was to become a facilitator who would incorporate several different modalities to help her clients overcome the challenges in their lives, as well as to teach these modalities to others.
Dr Ki Florence-David instructed at the Nevada school of Massage Therapy and has taught in her own institute ofr over 25 years. She continues to formulate oustanding education to Spas and Corporation around the world. Licensed in Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Alternative Health from Albert University, and having studied Pilates, Yoga & Ayurvedic Medicine all over the world, she has had the privilege of studying with some of the worlds experts in the field, such as Body Building World Champion Charles Glass , and Judith Aston for movement, bodywork and ergonomic coaching, Shashadre in India for Ashtanga Yoga, as well as many other oustanding teachers in the field of healing. Judith Aston and husband Brian Linderoth have both greatly influenced her work, allowing her to finely tune her skills, as well as making her a highly demanded facilitator and oustanding instructor in the field of the Healing Arts. She is a certified Aston Patterning Practiotner and Aston Pilates Instructor.
Educated in the Vedic Sciences, Dr Florence David now focuses more on facilitating the healing process through education using the Ancient Art & Science of Ayurveda, Jyotish & Ashtanga & Kundalini Yoga. Ayurveda "The Science & Knowledge of Life", allows the practitioner to fully understand the nature of the clients constitution, the nature of the imbalance, as well as the ability to formulate an appropriate program to allow the client to return to a state of balance and health. Jyotish, "the Science of Light" is an oustdanding sister science of Ayurveda, which allows the therapist to understand the unfolding of the karmas of the individual through the understanding of Time & Space, as it relates to the persons life events. Ashtanga Yoga "the Eight limb path" provides a sequential way to reach the Unified field of consciousness, through a systematic approach to daily do's and dont's and daily practices following the 8 limb path cleary described in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
This is the goal of the Uma-Sri Method. Whether you are coming to Dr Florence David for professional education, or for client services, we will show you the most effective techniques and educate you, so that you can understand your own constitution, take responsibility for your own healing, and return home to a state of Bliss.
Bio Dr Ki Florence-David
Founder/Director, AyD, DCH, LMT, CPT, Dr of Ayurveda & Pancha Karma Specialist, Jyotish Kovid/Counselor, Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Aston-Patterning Practitioner, Pilates Instructor and Educator
Dr Ki Florence-David was born in Paris and spent her youth in France, Australia, and Vanuatu, then moving to America to pursue her career. Her career in the holistic health industry began over 30 years ago and has been a journey of personal healing as well as facilitating healing in others.
Dr Florence David came to America to compete as a professional Body Builder, with the intention of being a healthy role model for women. After rising to the top and traveling worldwide, she sustained a career ending back injury. She eschewed the idea of surgery, despite her doctors’ recommendations, after having a spiritual re-awakening which strenghtened her desire for understanding the true nature of her life, and what had led her to this experience.
Dr Florence David injury and subsequent recovery inspired her to develop an understanding of her own character armor that formed as a result of emotional scarring and early childhood traumas, causing deeply embedded Samskaras (imprints). Her research led her to appreciate the impact of the mind-body connection, and how beliefs and memories manifest physically. Through Yoga, Ayurveda, and Jyotish, she came to understand the blueprint of her present Karmas, how to live harmoniously with her constitution, and the path to liberation through Ashtanga Yoga. Following this path, through her dedication and search for knowledge, Ki was drawn to study the Vedic Sciences. Ki’s exhaustive research on her travels gives her a unique perspective on the vast spectrum of knowledge that is the Vedic Sciences. Dr Florence David first graduated as Jyotish Ratna through ACVA and has been awarded the title of Jyotish Kovid through CVA. She studied Ashtanga Yoga in India and holds a degree as Ayurveda Doctor & Pancha Karma Specialist from the California College of Ayurveda, as well as ongoing advanced studies.
She is an ongoing student of Jyotisha studying Parasara Jyotisha, Jaimini Sutras and Mantra Shastra in the Lineage of Pandit Sanjay Rath.
The Uma-Sri Institute invites you to be a part of a new generation of healers in the world and return yourself and our planet to Harmonious Living through Ayurveda
The mission of Dr Florence-David and the Uma-Sri Institute for Vedic Sciences is: To provide to students the highest quality educational experience and to stimulate the desire to constantly improve ones' knowledge.