This Summer, Look & Feel Your Best, While Experiencing More Joy, Laughter, Creativity, and Inspiration.  


Activate Your Healing Powers Within

July 20 - August 30, 2020

This Interactive Community Wellness Program Will Bring You Support to Both Practice at Your Own Pace and Engage Weekly in Community Wellness Groups

Improve Your Digestion to support 
  • An invincible immune system that can handle any kind of threat
  • A clear and confident mind that can discern truth from distraction
  • Balanced emotions regardless of external circumstances
  • Healthy body weight and reduced bloating
  • Glowing skin and a feeling of being beautiful and at ease in your body
Improve Heart Health to Support
  • Increased energy and creativity
  • A healthy and harmonious emotional response in any situation
  • Balanced inflammatory response
  • A mind anchored in the wisdom and compassion of the heart
  • An open heart for increased intimacy, connection, and joy
  • A Sense of purpose and aligned expression

More than Ever The World is Filled with Plenty of Reminders to Feel Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Instability and Lack of Focus

It would be a huge understatement to say that this year has increased stress levels for a good majority of people all throughout the world.

Never before have we been faced with a global pandemic of this nature, and rarely if ever have we witnessed civil unrest in the magnitude we currently experiencing.

All the information and misinformation can be too much to digest – literally. The previous “normal” stress from day to day personal life and work were already enough to create a host of health issues.

 Now With the “New Normal”...









All of Which Have Given Rise to an Increase in...

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Digestive challenges
  • Emotional eating
  • Weight gain
  • Inability to focus
  • Overwhelm and hopelessness

In extreme cases these can lead to:

  • Mental health crisis
  • Domestic violence
  • Substance abuse

And tragically even suicide.

This is not to spread fear, but rather to acknowledge that we are living through an extreme time, and our bodies, minds, hearts may be crying out for help.

There is light at the end of this tunnel, however….




Working together, we can support one another to courageously heal, and use our creativity, expression, our voices and our passion to transform ourselves and our world for the better.



Working together, we can support one another to courageously heal, and use our creativity, expression, our voices and our passion to transform ourselves and our world for the better.

Starting July 20, 2020,

This 6 Week Online Course Includes:

Group Wellness coaching

All classes recorded for viewing at your own pace in our online learning portal.

Plus, live group coaching

delivered  via Zoom weekly

Your Journey is Guided By

Dr. Eric Baumgartner L.Ac., DAOM

Eric is a father, a pilgrim, and a lifetime student of medicine from many traditions, East to West. He currently practices Acupuncture and Functional Medicine in Ojai, CA at Alquimia Wellness, a new generation of wellness center foucused on holistic Community Care. He is inspired to share the wisdom of the ancient medicine traditions which can help us reconnect to our own inner wisdom, to the cycles of nature, and to the greatest healing power we can access, which dwells in our hearts.

Cheserae Scala

Cheserae is a weaver of connections, and has dedicated much of her life to the study and practice of beauty.  She has been practicing as a holistic esthetician for over 20 years, and has always held the conviction that true beauty comes from within.  To that end, she supports others to find the source of beauty within, using essential oils as a keystone of her practice.  She also works as a death doula/transition coach, supporting individuals and families in transitions including the end of life to remember that in the end, there is only Love. 

PLUS, bonus classes with Dana Schwartz

Aug 4 at 11am: Essential oils to support stressful times, unease, and anxious feelings
Aug 18 at 11am: Lifting the weight of grief and depressive feelings working with essential oils. 

Dana Schwartz is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, trained as a clinical bodyworker, and essential oil practitioner whose passion is educating on how to create sustainable wellness care for individuals and families.

I have worked with Eric for acupuncture treatment for several years.  First, he is professional, understanding and compassionate, which always puts me at ease.  He is a good listener and asks insightful questions that make me really stop and think about my wellbeing.  As far as the treatment themselves go, I always leave feeling refreshed and rejuvinated.  His long term treatment of a chronic injury resulted in healing after many months.


Ojai, CA

Eric is a wonderful doctor. His integrative knowledge and unique care is very supportive to creating a space for healing. The opportunity to work with him has brought a new level of clarity and insight into my inner journey and overall health.

Jessica Rachel

Los Angeles, CA

Following the Adrenal Restore program steadily over the course of six months has brought back vitality, enthusiasm and inspiration into every cell in my body. Before I began I felt sluggish, constantly exhausted and mentally foggy – no matter how clean my diet was or how much exercise I got. After using the herbs, I have more energy than I know what to do with – and am pouring it into creative projects, my own business and living a life I love and now have the energy to pursue.

Jon Marro

Our 6 Week Journey Together

July 20 - August 30, 2020

Week 1: Heart-Mind: Mental Wellbeing in a world of uncertainty

  • Learning to listen to the messages of the heart
  • Acupressure for cardiovascular health and mental wellbeing
  • Meditation practices for staying calm in the eye of the storm
  • Finding your truth in the midst of distraction

Week 2: Small Intestine and the Gut-Brain Connection

  • Nutrition for healthy digestion for increased immunity
  • Cleansing and healing the gut for a clear focused mind
  • Optimizing digestion to separate the pure from the turbid
  • Digesting information and overcoming overwhelm

Week 3:  Heart Centered Expression and the Superior Emotions

  • Overcoming anxiety, depression, panic, and the negative spiral of self-doubt, self-criticism, hatred, and judgement
  • Learning to share what’s truly in your heart
  • Accessing the source of patience, compassion, generosity, joy
  • Working with the fire element to rekindle inspiration and creativity

Week 4: Skin Health and Inner Beauty

  • The skin as a reflection of our inner environment
  • Self-care practices to discover the beauty within
  • Skin care rituals for summer beauty
  • Finding your ideal weight and aging gracefully 

Week 5: Creativity and Inspiration

  • Cultivating courage and Shining your inner light
  • Finding the source of inspiration in the midst of the unknown
  • Fulfilling your purpose and living your destiny: the Heroine’s journey
  • The sacred art of surrender and trust: Intimacy and Inspiration

Week 6: The Heart of the Heart

  • Celebrating your strengths and acknowledging your victories
  • Honoring the Fire within, and learning to follow it.
  • The secret teachings of Fire for living your Mission
  • Heart centered lifestyle for longevity, philanthropy, and inner peace


July 20 -  August 30, 2020


  • 6 Week Online Course
  • 3x Weekly Yoga Classes
  • 1 Weekly Meditation Class
  • 1 Weekly Group Wellness Coaching


  • 6 Week Program
  • 3 x Weekly Yoga
  • Weekly Meditation
  • Weekly Wellness

“This moment humanity is going through can now be seen as a portal and as a hole. The decision to fall into the hole or go through the portal is up to you.

Message from White Eagle, Hopi indigenous

In the Language of Alchemy, Humanity is Going Through a Purification by Fire.

Our world is literally on fire, or perhaps better said, IN the fire.

The first impulse is to put out the fire, to say, the fire is the problem.

But what if the fire is the solution? 

What if the fire is revealing something deeper that is trying to heal, a heartbreak that cannot heal without being transformed in this powerful way? What if the fire is burning away the old to reveal the new?

The tendency right now is for all our focus to be outside ourselves, wrapped up in the news, the latest tragedy, the social media circus. But when all of our focus is on the external events, it is impossible to see what is going on inside of us. 

In a time of crisis, it can feel counterintuitive to turn your focus inward and begin to look for the ways that the external events of the world reflect what is happening for each of us on the inside.

This shift is
ESSENTIAL, however, and is the key to harnessing the potential for transformation that exists in this moment.

The fire is not just burning out there, it is also burning IN HERE.

The fire is helping us to cleanse, to break down these undigestable experiences into wisdom we can use to heal, to dismantle what no longer serves, and to begin the work of rebuilding the altar of the heart, so it can reveal the way forward.

My husband and I stepped into a deeply healing period of time under the guidance of Dr. Baumgartner’s care. He brings together the vision of Chinese medicine and functional medicine to support the body to return to its natural state of balance in a clear and concise manner.  We both stepped into this time of restoration and returning to the rhythms of nature. Doing this work as a couple felt like we were able to revive our entire life to a new level of vitality. Dr. Baumgartner’s approach was gentle, yet stern and extremely precise.

Dana Schwartz L.Ac.

& David Watts, L.Ac.,

Bend, OR

In the time I am have known Eric, both as his patient of his and as a colleague, it is his integrity, bedside manner and the respect he shows to each and every patient that stands out. His genuine care to help people feel better is apparent from the start.  I am happy to refer patients to Eric and will continue to do so.

Dr. Aaron Stauber

Ontario, Canada

It's Time to Activate Your Inner Super Powers For Well Being

Healing any health issue, whether physical, mental, or emotional always begins with making a firm decision. In moments like these, we need to understand where our decisions are coming from: from fear? From desperation? OR from a gut feeling? From a deep inner knowing?

There is a growing body of science that supports the understanding that there are complex and dynamic reflex control networks between the brain, the heart and the gut.

The idea that decision making involves not only cognition, but also emotion and intuition, is not simply an abstract spiritual metaphor, but an evidence based understanding in holistic well being.

You Literally Have 3 Brains

While your brain is made up of about 100 billion neurons and certainly accounts for much of your cognitive functioning, your heart is made up of 40,000 neurons and can sense, feel, learn and remember.  Your small intestine also has over 100 million neurons and is often referred to by scientists as the “gut brain”.


The Feeling of Stress is a Result of Being Under-Resourced

I am not just talking about economic resources.  I am talking about mental, physical and emotional resources – all contributing to the brilliant and magnificent information superhighway that is your brain, your heart and your gut.

Stress Occurs When the Body is Unable to Adapt, to Digest, to Transform Our Life Experience into Something Meaningful, Useful, and Nourishing.

The Cost of Losing Your Health is Impossible to Overestimate.

This course represents the fusion and integration of more than 25 years of study of medicine traditions from around the globe: Chinese medicine, Native American, Aztec, Mayan, Inka, Amazonian, European, Ayurvedic and more… 

It also synthesizes the wisdom and combined experience of more than 35 years of practice in holistic healing, skin care, nutrition, herbs, acupuncture, and functional medicine.

To work with each of us individually would cost 10-20x as much, and the value of sharing this process with an inspired and collaborative community adds value beyond measure.

We have created a simple and effective roadmap for reconnecting to the healing power within, and specifically for restoring health and vitality to the heart and the digestive system.

Often times we ignore the subtle symptoms, we write them off as “normal” because our labwork looks fine, and maybe this just runs in our family, or we convince ourselves it’s not so bad.

We ignore the messages the body is giving us because we don’t understand how or what we need to change. We think we can live with it until one day, our health “suddenly” takes a turn for the worse.

And then we realize that health is our greatest wealth: without our health, we can’t enjoy the many blessings in our lives, we can’t show up for our family, our work, our passion, our mission. We can’t enjoy the things we love most, and we don’t have the energy or stamina to juggle all the balls we used to keep in the air.

The cost of losing our health is impossible to overestimate. It is the cost of losing what you love most in this world.
Fortunately the doorway to positive change is always open, and this program is designed to help you to see and implement the simple changes that will ensure your health and vitality are something you can count on for years to come.

There is so much uncertainty in the world, and in health there are no guarantees, but we can shift the momentum from feeling powerless and anxious about what could happen into feeling empowered, inspired, and informed about how we can take control of our health picture.

Health is so much more than just a “normal” blood panel, it is a whole spectrum of ways that we live our lives in balance with our inner truth, and with the cycles and seasons of nature.

Join us as we re-synchronize our rhythm to the beating of the heart, the music of our inner world, and to the heartbeat of nature which teaches us and supports us to live our healthiest, happiest, and most fulfilled life.

Eric offers the most important medicine in his practice, that of Love. His caring heart is coupled with such an in depth knowledge and comprehension of health, which is quite impressive. I love how he is utilizing the most advanced modern tools in harmony with the ancient healing arts. I highly recommend this great man of medicine.

Avasa Love

Gresham, OR

Eric helped me with some hormone issues that had been a problem for many years causing discomfort in my short cycle. He helped regulate it back to normal with the Adrenal program and bioidentical progesterone in about 6 weeks. My energy levels have improved a lot though it takes a while to heal the adrenals completely and get back to optimum weight. He’s always very caring and good to talk to and knowledgable about my health. Even through the remote calls I felt like he was a 100% present. I loved the adrenal program, conference calls but the one on one attention was really helpful to regain my balance. I’d been guessing for so long at what was going on and didn’t know what to do, and it was a relief to do the saliva testing and find out for sure what was going on and treat it objectively.

I recommend Eric to all my friends!

Nitya Rawa

 Encinitas, CA


July 20 -  August 30, 2020


  • 6 Week Online Course
  • 3x Weekly Yoga Classes
  • 1 Weekly Meditation Class
  • 1 Weekly Group Wellness Coaching


  • 6 Week Program
  • 3 x Weekly Yoga
  • Weekly Meditation
  • Weekly Wellness

Frequently asked questions

What if I need personalized care?

Dr. Eric Baumgartner and Cheserae Scala are the primary facilitators of this program and will both be available during the course of the 6 weeks and beyond for individual consultations and treatments on request. These will be charged separately and are not included in the program. Individual sessions are highly recommended, but not required. 

What if I miss one or more of the classes?

The Group Wellness Coaching classes will be recorded and made available in your online portal within 48 hours of the live class. The online course is also available so that if you miss a week, you can continue to follow along with the information.

What kind of nutrition plan is provided?

The nutrition recommendations are flexible and can work with any existing diet plans such as paleo, keto, vegetarian, etc. Recommendations are based on traditional medical wisdom and seasonal eating, including Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, as well as principles of Functional medicine for healing and restoring overall health. Dietary guidelines are presented as recommedations and the focus is on learning to listen to our innate body wisdom and restore a healthy relationship to food. Customized and personalized nutrition plans are available via individual consultation on request for an additional charge.

What happens at the end of the program?

You'll continue to have access to all the recorded material inside the online learning platform. This program is a response to the immediate demands of the current crisis, but will include many of the recommendations that are included in our annual SUMMER WELLNESS program, and so will be appropriate for future use as the seasons change again. We will be offering a FALL WELLNESS program starting in Sptember, so there will be an option to continue working with us in the future!

Our Current Healthcare Model, Though Highly Skilled at Emergency Measures, is a Far Cry From a Strategy for Prevention to The Most Common Health  problem.  

One person dies every 37 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. About 647,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that's 1 in every 4 deaths, according to the CDC in 2015. 

In 2017, ≈17.8 million (95% CI, 17.5–18.0 million) deaths were attributed to CVD globally, which amounted to an increase of 21.1% (95% CI, 19.7%–22.6%) from 2007 according the American Heart Association.  

These statistics are not to frighten us, but to inspire us into action, to shift our perspective on the causes and treatments for heart disease.  This information is asking us to listen carefully to the cry for help coming from our individual and collective heart, asking us to listen to the source of wisdom and compassion that lives within us, and to begin the Herculean task of reorienting our lives, and our world, around the true center of human values and long-lasting wellbeing: Love. 

Join us as we remember the simple truth of who we are, as we nourish our body, our heart, the Sun in our inner universe, rekindle the fire of our creativity and passion, and remember the beauty and joy that makes us shine.  

Let’s come together as a community to inspire, uplift, create, and share our light.  The world may be mad, but we can dance together and co-create the BEST SUMMER EVER.


July 20 -  August 30, 2020


  • 6 Week Online Course
  • 3x Weekly Yoga Classes
  • 1 Weekly Meditation Class
  • 1 Weekly Group Wellness Coaching


  • 6 Week Program
  • 3 x Weekly Yoga
  • Weekly Meditation
  • Weekly Wellness