Sanjevani Noun - [Sanskrit: The Herb of Life]

The term Sanjevani has its origins in the popular India epic, the Ramayana in which Prince Ram, around whom the Ramayana revolves, and the evil King Raven, the Lord of Lanka are engaged in war.  In the epic battle, Ram’s younger brother Lakshman is mortally wounded.  The only way to save him is with the life-rejuvenating herb Sanjevani found in the Himalayas.

Ram sends his trusted confidante Hanuman in search of Sanjevani but he is unable to recognize the herb.  Aided by his dynamic yogic powers, Hanuman returns, bringing the entire mountain with him.  Thus saving the life of Lakshman and immortalizing Sanjevani as the “Herb of Life”.

Our mission at Sanjevani is the “bring the mountain” of the perpetual art of healing, wisdom and self-empowerment to rejuvenate you physically, emotionally and spiritually.

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Sanjevani empowers you . . .

. . . to reawaken the healer within by providing a new paradigm of wellness and healing.

Welcome to House of Sanjevani® Integrative Medicine Health & Lifestyle Center, founded over 20 years ago by Drs. Sunil Pai and Maureen Sutton. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  We offer unique Integrative healthcare services known as “Medicine Different.”

We focus on identifying the root causes of your imbalances, dysfunctions or diseases. We assist you in optimizing your health by providing guidance on how to change your epigenetics and improve  outcomes through evidence-based therapies. We provide you a pathway to take back your health and thrive by bringing your body and mind into balance using advanced integrative, functional and conventional testing along with incorporating the ancient wisdom of traditional healing modalities.We help you to improve your nutritional well being with our cooking classes and food shopping with the doctors. In our wellness store, we provide patented custom formulated and clinically tested dietary supplements to further help restore your health.

As you enter Sanjevani, explore our Health & Lifestyle Center for custom-formulated patented and clinically tested supplements, herbs, tinctures, homeopathics, functional foods, and spices. We also offer plant-based shakes, and curated books recommended by Drs. Pai and Sutton. Enjoy our Yoga Studio for classes and special events like yoga, cooking classes, documentary films and lectures.

As you wait for your appointment on the Integrative Medicine side of the center, experience soothing music, aromatherapy, and indulge in medicinal herbal tea or mineral springs water as you wait. Our therapy dog, Princess Winnie, provides unconditional loving support. Each room is designed for a unique treatment experience (Ayurvedic treatments, acupuncture, massage,  medical consultations) adorned with handcrafted cultural arts from around the world.  And finally, we offer a unique floatation tank (R.E.S.T Pod) experience that is unlike all others.

Discover the innovative approach to The Art and Science of Life® for holistic well-being at House of Sanjevani® Integrative Medicine Health & Lifestyle Center.

Dr. Sunil Pai

Dr. Sunil Pai, MD, is an esteemed expert in Integrative Medicine with over 23 years of clinical experience. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of New Mexico and became board certified. Dr. Pai pursued advanced Fellowship training at the renowned Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona under Dr. Andrew Weil. He also studied with Dr. Deepak Chopra and became certified in Primordial Sound Meditation and Ayurveda Lifestyle as well as in India SDM College of Ayurveda and SYVASA. Dr. Pai holds certifications in Functional Medicine, Homotoxicology, Physiological Regulating Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, and Neuro-Acupuncture from Stanford University School of Medicine. He specializes in Auriculotherapy and provides innovative Allergy Drops Therapy™ for complex allergies. Dr. Pai is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition and is the Deacon of the House of Sanjevani Integrative Medicine Health and Lifestyle Center. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and actively contributes to books on Integrative Medicine. Dr. Pai hosts the podcast “Take Back Your Health!” and consults globally, sharing his integrative medicine protocols. His impact extends to conferences and documentaries, and he is passionate about music, hiking, and a plant-based lifestyle.

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Dr. Maureen Sutton

Meet Maureen Sutton, a multi-talented healer with expertise in various modalities. She is an Ayurvedic Doctor; Ayurvedic Massage Therapy Trainer; Licensed Massage Therapist; Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor; Registered Hatha Yoga Teacher; Plant-Based Nutrition Counselor and Apprentice of Maestra CC de Nava, Curandera (traditional Aztec healer). She underwent specialized training in Panchakarma and Ayurvedic herbs and oils at the Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurvedic Medicine in Udupi, India and has been practicing Panchakarma (series of Ayurvedic Detoxification and Rejuvenation massages and treatments) for over 15 years. Along with Sunil Pai, MD, she is the co-founder of Sanjevani Integrative Medicine Health and Lifestyle Center where she has been practicing for the last 10 years.
Maureen was the Spa Director and Lead Therapist at the Chopra Center, for over six years.
She was certified as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor by Dr. David Frawley’s American Institute of Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico and continued her advanced studies and received her certification as an Ayurvedic Doctor with Dr. Bharat Vaidya of Ayurved Sadhana in Colorado. Maureen has been practicing yoga since age 12 and is internationally certified to teach yoga from the YogaLife Foundation (recognized by the Yoga Alliance) under the direction of Sanjeev Bhanot and Yoga Life in Dharmashala, India. She is a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor through the Chopra Center. Maureen is also a certified Plant-Based Nutrition counselor through Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation as well as a Food for Life Instructor and Educational Alliance Partner through the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), teaching plant-based cooking classes. Maureen Sutton offers one-on-one nutrition guidance toward a healthy, plant-based diet that can prevent and reverse most health conditions, using the most up-to-date clinical research on nutrition, foods, herbs, and supplements. She teaches Sanjevani’s patients to read labels and prepare foods appropriately with natural and organic ingredients. She even takes our patients shopping so they can learn these skills in real-time and offers individual one-on-one cooking classes for those who request this service.

Maureen lived, worked, studied and traveled around the world in places such as Spain (where she attended the University of Barcelona studying the language and art), Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Asia and Mexico, bringing with her the wealth of life and cultural knowledge from her experiences abroad. She is compassionate and caring, with highly tuned listening skills.

Meet Our Team

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Kristi Clifton

Office Staff

Kristi has been with the House of Sanjevani team since March 2018. Her retirement following a 26 year teaching career was a perfect segue into working in the office with patients and staff at Sanjevani. With life-longing learning as a goal, Sanjevani is a perfect fit for Kristi, who continues to enjoy learning about health and wellness, as well as helping others. During her free time, Kristi enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren, being outdoors and creating plant based meals.

Patricia has been with Sanjevani team since February 2022. Patricia has 12 years in manufacturing herbal and nutraceutical supplements. She wore many coats from Customer Service, Document Control Specialist, Regulatory, Quality Control, Production, Packaging, and Inventory. Patricia has brought that same energy and drive to Sanjevani. She’s the one that is here to give you that great customer service whether it’s in the store or over the phone helping you with your products and your orders.

During her free time, Patricia loves spending time with her family and three grandkids. She also enjoys fitness and wellness, sports, the outdoors as well as starting her journey on a plant based living.

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Patricia Diaz

CNA/Med Tech, Sanjevani Store Manager

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Jazzy Montoya

Medical Office Manager

Jazzy Montoya comes to us with a 20+ year background in customer service and 10+years in health care. She spent most of her health care career at UNMH Pediatrics Division and then moved into her role as the Executive Assistant for the Pediatric Nephrology Physicians at the UNM School of Medicine. She has been with House of Sanjevani since 2022. In her off hours she spends time studying Reiki, Energy work, Divination and Curanderisma and various types of death work as she is a certified death doula. She is a passionate woman who finds her true calling in the world of natural healing and integrative medicine. With a deep love for nature and profound belief in the power of holistic and natural approaches, Jazzy has dedicated her life to bridging the gap between traditional and alternative healthcare. Her journey is defined by a commitment to understanding the body’s innate ability to heal using natures remedies and other alternative modalities to support that process. Whether herbal remedies, mindfulness practices or nutrition, Jazzy’s mission is to empower others to embrace the harmony of natural and conventional medicine for a healthier balanced life. She is a self described, “ Jack of all trades”.