Ali Givens, ND
Ali Givens completed her Naturopathic Doctoral degree in 2007, having focused on Homeopathy, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Hydrotherapy and the roots of Nature-Cure medicine. Additionally, she trained in Cranio-Sacral Therapy, which she utilizes extensively in her practice. She has completed the five year training in Anthroposophic Medicine and is a board certified Anthroposophic Naturopathic Doctor. She has also completed a two year training course on school doctoring with Adam Blanning, MD and a three year child development training with Michaela Gloeckler, MD.
She and Michael had two of their three children while she was in medical school. After school she moved the family to eighty acres off Eagle Creek and home schooled her children through class three in the waldorf tradition while attempting to homestead and maintain a small rural practice. They have slowly moved closer to town and her children now attend a waldorf school. She hopes to finish her midwifery degree when her children are older and offer anthroposophic naturopathic obstetrics to her community. Her goal is to help children as early as possible to be able to navigate a society and environment that is becoming more difficult with time so that they can use their physical bodies as a well tuned instrument, use illness properly as a gift of transformation, and fulfill the deeds they came to do. She sees people of all ages to help them transform their lives to become a more integrated and whole self who can meet the challenges life sets forth for them.
Prior to studying medicine, she earned a masters in Cross Cultural Education and taught high school biology, chemistry and physics in Los Angeles for three years. She holds degrees in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Environmental Biology, Wilderness and Civilization, and Chemistry.
She is a founding member of SPAN (Society for Physicians of Anthroposophic and Naturopathic Medicine), a member of the Anthroposophical Society in America, the Biodynamic Society and AAMTA (Anthroposophic Medicine and Therapies in America).
Ali is a devoted mother, teacher, and physician. She and Michael have enjoyed sharing their life and work together for over 20 years. She enjoys learning and working with biodynamic gardening, eurythmy, medicine making, studying three-folding, holding space for community, spending time with her three children, sharing what she’s learned and more importantly sharing her questions in their home on Mount Scott.