Self-Mastery & Life Knowledge through Yoga and Ayurveda

This weeks interview is with Patricia Wickman, founder, director, and principal instructor for the Radiant Living Online School of Ayurveda in San Antonio TX. She delights in sharing knowledge and wisdom with her students and clients. Patricia is first of her discipline to be a part of the Preparedness Radio Network! She is a:

Registered Yoga Teacher

Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner

Certified Panchakarma Technician

Patricia can be reached at: contact [at] rlyaa [dot] com. She conducts her personal teaching and studies at:

San Antonio Yoga Center

11011 Shaenfield Rd.

San Antonio, TX 78254

Registered Yoga Teacher –– YOGA is a process of balancing all aspects of life with “mindful action.” A wonderfully beneficial tool when used properly, if misused can be harmful. Yoga is not an athletic activity and is not practiced as such. Patricia accomplished her yoga teacher training at the 250-hour level at the Soma Yoga Studio (Salt Lake City UT). She has been teaching yoga for ten years.

Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner––studied Ayurveda for three years (1,498 hours) at the Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Wellness Center (Milwaukee WI) and has been an Ayurvedic Practitioner for 6 years. Patricia has worked privately with more than 350 clients, providing them with:

Ayurvedic Body Work to provide body therapies.

Ayurvedic consultations and at-home cleansing and rejuvenating programs

Panchakarma Therapy––guided dozens of people through full panchakarma training and treatment

Her life is helping others add a dimension of self-mastery to their lives. She feels we’ll certainly need those skills and techniques as the pressures of life continue to increase and demand new personal and family behavioral and management modalities and skills. She’s sure no one will have too many means or methods to deal with the effects of future political, financial, economic, mental/emotional, moral, and perhaps even the physical aspects of the ever-changing American society. There will always be the threats of natural (i.e. weather-related or geological) disasters, man-caused disasters, and of course, the constant incidence of personal disasters….!!!

Patricia has a degree in French language and taught it for 6 years at two Universities and various elementary and middle schools. She currently lives in San Antonio, TX with her husband and two children.  Her husband is a professor at the University of Texas–San Antonio.

How to Treat Wastewater

Wastewater can be incredibly damaging to the environment if not treated properly. The process of treating wastewater is used to remove chemicals and contaminants and allow for the water to be reused or disposed of in a way that minimizes harmful impact on the environment. There are several different ways to treat wastewater depending on the type of chemicals and contaminants you are dealing with. Here are a few examples.

Sludge Dewatering

Large wastewater treatment plants use sludge dewatering to properly separate sludge into its liquid and solid components, although will often not treat the individual components directly. These components must be processed accordingly, as there may be contaminants or pollutants present. Sludge dewatering allows you to minimize volume and weight so the separated elements can be treated in the most economical way possible. Many other types of wastewater treatment use sludge dewatering in their treatment process. 

Effluent Treatment Plants

Chemical and pharmaceutical companies use effluent treatment plants to purify water and get rid of chemicals in the manufacturing of drugs. Effluent treatment plants use drying and evaporation to get rid of pollution, as well as filter out non-toxic materials, debris, or polymers from drugs being manufactured. Ensuring a proper wastewater treatment is critical to the safe manufacturing of pharmaceuticals. 

Sewage Treatment Plants

Household sewage is treated through domestic wastewater treatment plants. The sewage is filtered several times using physical, chemical, and methods to remove contaminants. Some materials is safely disposed of, and the resulting water is treated to remove waste and toxins. After being sanitized, the remaining water can be reused for other purposes. 

Wastewater treatment is essential to maintaining a safe and sanitary environment. There are several methods that leave minimum impact on the environment. Be sure to consider the best method of treatment and disposal when preparing to treat your wastewater.