karuṇā (करुणा) – Compassion, the desire to remove the suffering from others 

Kevin Barker LMT, ALC, HHP

Is an Herbalist, Practitioner of Ayurveda, and Licensed Massage Therapist. He has over eight years of experience in the natural healing fields. Kevin has had an interest in indigenous cultures, their healing systems, and fitness since his youth. In his later teenage years, he became very interested and immersed in Herbalism, Ayurveda, Yoga, and the spiritual traditions from India. Aside From his academic and Self-studies, he has been blessed to work closely with some of the best Herbalists, Naturopathic Doctors, and Ayurvedic practitioners in the country from a young age.

Kevin attended the highly respected Crestone Healing Arts Center, In Crestone Colorado where he was trained in Swedish Massage, Integrated massage, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Reflexology, hot stone, and Reiki 2. His training there was deeply rooted in Chinese Medicine and Taoism. He has also spent time studying Ayurveda in Nepal as well as India. 

Kevin is very passionate and committed to his work and helping his clients. He lives a spiritually inspired Yogic and Ayurvedic lifestyle while maintaining his practice in Southern California. He is also the founder of Palaka Botanicals